We're big fans of the farmers market scene, really. But sometimes, Saturday mornings just have to be spent sleeping in, and it's not like we can go two weeks without getting our local food fix.
Enter, Edible Exchange Market.
- The Edible Exchange Lets Small Businesses Barter for Their ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's latest "employer sanctions operation"/illegal-immigrant roundup resulted in the arrest of about one-quarter of a Glendale small business' employees yesterday.Sonoran Concrete was the small business raided in operation number 68, and 18 people were arrested for allegedly using fa ... More >>
Former Arizona House Speaker Kirk Adams -- who's facing off against fellow Republican Matt Salmon in Arizona's Fifth Congressional District primary -- got the stamp of approval from former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.A nod from Palin might scare the neighborhood liberals, but if history tells us any ... More >>
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We can thank crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter for two things. One, the digitalization of businesses hitting you up for money, and two, a few really cool local businesses. It's a double-edged ... More >>
A Worsley TV ad, part of a $10K ad buy, according to the Worsley campAs disgraced ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce recycles old signs from last year's historic recall election, his GOP primary rival Bob Worsley is running $10,000 ad buys on cable TV and racking up endorsements from Mesa Mayo ... More >>
There's a new business-to-business food program here in town using the good old fashioned bartering system to feed small business owners and provide valuable services to food producers.
It's called The Edible Exchange and it's an offshoot of the The Barter Group, a longtime local company that fac ... More >>
As I anticipated in a blog item late last year, the Arizona version of the Utah Compact, called the "Arizona Accord," was introduced to the public at the state Capitol yesterday. It argues for a rational, humane approach to immigration reform.The accord's statement of principles, which you can read, ... More >>
Where does America go from here, Karl? Hey, maybe we could invade some Middle-Eastern country unnecessarily and kill a bunch of people. Oh, snap, we already did that.The first thing that sprang to mind when I got the above flier in my e-mail in-box announcing that "Bush's Brain" Karl Rove will be sp ... More >>
â€‹If Tiger Woods winds up in Wickenburg for rehab over his apparent sexual compulsion and pill addiction, local businesses are ready.
As the rumor mill seems to suggest, Tiger would be checking into the Meadows Rehabilitation Center in Wickenburg just after New Year's, and despite be ... More >>
Deputies are taking boxes of files from the Chicanos Por La Causa buildings at 11th Street and Buckeye Road as the group's supporters prepare for a possible anti-Sheriff-Joe-Arpaio demonstration. (See update below -- a demonstration is now looking less likely).
A regional conference of Chicanos Por ... More >>
Valley residents have often bemoaned the gentrification of Mill Avenue. Up until the late 1990s, the Tempe strip was a cultural mecca of mom-and-pop shops and rock clubs. But when corporate entities started moving in, landlords started raising the rent on retail spaces, forcing small business off Mi ... More >>
By Michele Laudig
Here's a real head-scratcher. The seemingly successful Soma Cafe, at Tatum and Shea, unexpectedly closed its doors over the weekend.
According to one of my colleagues (who was a Soma regular to the point that it was like his second office), there was a note on the door yesterday ... More >>
Three years ago, Mayor-elect Phil Gordon promised to make it easier for small businesses to renovate old buildings. But the problems faced by one indie restaurateur show that, if anything, it's harder than ever