Chamber hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony for Options for Senior Living

The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce on March 7 held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Options for Senior Living. “Options for Senior Living is a no-cost service to seniors and their families, helping them navigate their options for assisted living,” according to a release. Sandy Dyk of Options for Senior Living can be contacted at 480-242-5753 […]

Garcia hired as Apache Junction Food Bank executive director

The Apache Junction Food Bank has announced the hiring of Myra Garcia as executive director. She was most recently employed by United Way of Pinal County before rejoining the food bank where she previously served as operations manager. “In her 20-year-plus business career, Myra has shown to have exactly the kind of proactive approach we […]

Wells Fargo bank offers funding to local nonprofits

Apache Junction-based nonprofits are encouraged to apply for 2019 grants using Wells Fargo bank’s new application calendar, which outlines specific timing for grant submissions per program area. Wells Fargo on March 8 announced the company donated more than $5.4 million to 415 nonprofits, schools and community organizations in 2018 to help the communities and people […]

Apache Junction Food Bank honoring legacy of past president Gerald Hundt

Gerald Hundt of Gold Canyon passed away Jan. 15 leaving a long and varied list of accomplishments on behalf of the Apache Junction Food Bank. Over a period of nine years he served the food bank as non-paid consultant, volunteer, board member and president. At a recent memorial service in his honor, current food bank […]

Larry H. Miller Dealerships acquires Berge Ford

Larry H. Miller Dealerships has acquired Berge Ford in Mesa. This brings the dealership group to nine stores in the Phoenix metro area. “We’re thrilled to continue to grow our presence with a strong brand in a market we love,” Dean Fitzpatrick, president of Larry H. Miller Dealerships, said in a release. “The Berge family […]

ProChemTech plant in North Pinal Industrial Park marks 10 years of operation

ProChemTech’s Chemical Plant No. 2 in Apache Junction has been operational for 10 years producing standard and patented products for treatment of boiler, cooling, potable and waste waters. The plant at 2475 W. Dallas Ave. also supports local Performance Chemical and Engineered Systems Divisions’ on-site service operations. It is in the North Pinal Industrial Park, southwest […]

Jim Downs Insurance ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by chamber

The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 26 hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for James Downs Insurance Agency, 185 N. Apache Trail No. 10, an independent broker. The business was established in 1971 by Jim Downs. “Jim passed away in January 2018. Emily Leitzell, his daughter and agent of 19 years, and her husband Steve, […]

Concert-venue retrofit discussed for Apache Greyhound Park

Apache Greyhound Park could become an indoor and outdoor concert venue, a representative of its owner, Delaware North, and a local chamber official said recently. The facility at 220 S. Delaware Drive in Apache Junction, which once hosted live dog racing, now has TVs for simulcast races from greyhound and thoroughbred tracks, a bar and […]

20 acres in Opportunity Zone near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport sold for $2.25 million

SVN Desert Commercial Advisors recently sold 20 acres in an Opportunity Zone across from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport for $2.25 million. The property is on Ellsworth and Germann roads, according to a release. “With the expansion of ASU Polytechnic Campus and close proximity to the airport, there is a large amount of employment and new homes […]

Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce seeking CEO candidates

The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce is seeking an entrepreneurial and dynamic chief executive officer who will oversee and manage all aspects of the chamber. Compensation for the CEO position is to be a salary range of $65,000-$75,000 with potential for bonuses to be discussed annually. Salary is to be commensurate with experience and qualifications. […]