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SIERRA VISTA — Melany Edwards-Barton was selected to be the permanent chief executive officer of the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce late last year after working in the area as a realtor with Haymore Real Estate.

Southeast Arizona business owners will have an opportunity on Jan. 16 to learn about cross-border trade at a seminar being put on by the Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation.

What is the most valuable thing you own? For the average American, what is the largest retirement tool? Many studies show that the largest asset on most family’s balance sheets is their home.

Dear M & M: What are some things I can do to perform better in 2020? –Doug

The last 10 years have been an incredible stock market run. It is officially the longest bull run in stock market history. Ask anyone who has invested in the market during this time and they’ll be eager to tell you about their massive returns.

So this is the time of year that we all take a little pause from the hustle and bustle to gather with family and friends to give thanks while celebrating the year’s accomplishments.

High Lonesome Vineyard in McNeal was awarded Best in Class for their 2017 Tannat and earned Bronze for their 2018 Picpoul Blanc during the AZCentral Grand Wine Competition, held at Kierland Commons in Scottsdale in November. The Grand Wine Awards, known as the “Academy Awards” of Arizona win…

When you think of a millionaire, what do you picture? A big house? Fancy Cars? Extravagant vacations to Europe?

If you’ve attended any of my recent social media workshops, you heard me talk about the power of live video to connect on a deeper level with your audience and boost your business’ bottom line.

The Cochise County Council for CASA gave the Department of Child Safety 241 $50 gift cards. This provided for every child involved with the Department in Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties to receive a $50 gift card to help brighten their Christmas season.

BIBSEE — The eclectic, historic mining town of Bisbee has made it on many Top 10 lists and now it is on one which could bring a $500,000 makeover and be the focus of the Small Business Revolution (SBR), an online show sponsored by the Deluxe Corporation.

Social media changes every day … that’s not an exaggeration. As we close out 2019, let’s look toward, and prepare for, the social media trends that small business owners should know about if they want to stay relevant and grow their audiences.

Col. Tony Boone, who was formerly the Garrison Commander on Fort Huachuca, retired from the U.S. Army in 2017 and immediately stepped into his current role as economic development director for the City of Sierra Vista.

Three attempts to defraud local electric cooperative members within a 24-hour period have been reported to the Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative.

On Tuesday, over 25 nonprofit organizations across the 4 branches received donations from the Bootheel Foundation and a total of $29,000 was awarded, an increase of 16% from last year’s donations. “Western Bank’s ‘Bootheel’ Foundation is proud to contribute to these organizations. Each one o…

BISBEE — Shop owners in Old Bisbee could not have asked for better weather, other than maybe a little less wind, for the Small Town Holiday shopping event on Saturday, which brings many visitors to town for the kickoff of the holidays in Bisbee.

SIERRA VISTA — Thanksgiving is a day for family and friends. In recent years, though, the day has turned into an early springboard for Black Friday, as big box stores like Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy and others opened Thursday evening, which some argue takes away from spending time with frien…