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Daniel Wilson has been named senior vice president of operations at Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, representing the first significant restructuring of the organization under Jason Bowling, who began duties as chief executive officer May 1.

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Let’s be honest, it takes a lot to “do” digital marketing. Between platforms competing for attention, new features and user trends, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with it all. Business owners are constantly faced with choices that tug at their time and resources and since marketing planning im…

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PHOENIX — United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade, a coalition of more than 70 national and state brand enforcement experts, law enforcement agencies, academics and leading business organizations, hosted an interactive summit in partnership with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Ind…

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SIERRA VISTA — With a $4 million makeover planned, the Windemere Hotel & Conference Center is slated to become an assisted living facility set to open this fall, a representative for the building’s future owner said this week.

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BENSON — According to data from the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, Cochise County’s unadjusted unemployment rate in March 2022 was 3.0% (down from 3.8% in February and 5.4% in March a year ago).

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In Cochise County, we have the largest veteran population in Arizona per capita. About 19.9% of the state’s population of veterans reside in Cochise County. Many veterans seeking employment may need assistance to secure a job without additional financial burden on themselves and their families.

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In lush fields southwest of Paris, farmers are joining Europe’s fight to free itself from Russian gas. They’ll soon turn on a new facility where crops and waste are fermented to produce “biogas.” It’s among energy solutions being explored as the continent works to choke off funding for Russian gas amid the Kremlin's war in Ukraine. Rural gas plants that provide energy for hundreds or thousands of homes nearby won't soon supplant Russian supplies. And critics of using crops to make gas argue that farmers should instead be concentrating on growing food. But biogas use could double this year in France and it's one part of the puzzle of how to reduce Europe’s energy dependence on Russia.

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BISBEE — The mile-high town known for fun and adventure now has another Bisbee entertainment option, the Bisbee Hatchet House.

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BENSON — In February 2022, Cochise County’s estimated retail sales were down, while restaurant and bar sales and hotel/motel receipts were up, compared to February 2021 (after adjusting for inflation).

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One of the fundamentals aspects of branding your business is determining what sets you apart from competitors. It’s important to be clear about why your business is the right choice when consumers are reading, watching and hearing marketing messages from sellers on every platform.

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WILLCOX — Much to the delight of Willcox Mayor Mike Laws, his plan to say yes to all requests to grow is working.

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The Arizona Department of Economic Security Vocational Rehabilitation program offers specialized employment services to job seekers with disabilities like Sierra Vista resident Sam to help them obtain employment and achieve self-sufficiency.

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ARIZONA@WORK-Southeastern Arizona is the local workforce organization in Cochise County that, yes, assists individuals with their unemployment claims. But we are so much more.