Nissan offers SRP customers $3K incentive on electric vehicle

Salt River Project and Nissan North America are offering SRP customers an opportunity to buy a discounted 2018 Nissan LEAF. Customers can purchase the vehicle from a participating Maricopa County dealership with a $3,000 incentive extended to Sept. 30, according to a press release on Nissan’s newest electric vehicle model that offers a greater range […]

East Valley hospitals develop program for hip replacement recovery

Dennis Dairman enrolled in a mandatory “joint boot camp” before having his right hip replaced at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. By the time the Mesa resident returned home from the operation in March, he said he was feeling better than he had after undergoing a left hip replacement in 2001. Mr. Dairman credits […]

Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce elects Steve Byfield as board chairman

Roadhaven Resort General Manager Steve Byfield has assumed leadership of the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce as chairman of the board. “It is a true honor to be stepping into the role of chairman of this iconic institution. For more than 30 years, I’ve helped build and grow HOA’s and helped those HOA’s build and […]

Nonprofit opens furniture store to help families, veterans

Bridging AZ, a local nonprofit organization, will open GOT LEGS Furniture and Décor Store Thursday, June 28, at 2735 E. Main St. in Mesa. GOT LEGS Furniture and Décor Store will sell gently used dining sets, bedroom furniture, sofas, tables and other items, including name brands such as Kraus, Ethan Allen, Stiffel, Howard Miller clocks […]

Gateway Airport posts eighth consecutive month of commercial passenger growth

For a record-tying eighth consecutive month, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport posted year-over-year growth in passenger activity during May 2018. The milestone set also represents the busiest May in the history of the airport, according to a release. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. The authority consists of representation from […]

Goodwill store, donation center opens in Apache Junction

A Goodwill donation center retail store opened for business June 22 at 185 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. It is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Call 602-535-4267 or go to for more information. Donations and purchases support no-cost career services and fight unemployment in Arizona. Goodwill of Central […]

Abrazo Community Health Network building new microhospital in Mesa

When the new Abrazo Mesa microhospital opens, it will include a 12-bed emergency department, an operating room and eight inpatient rooms, along with additional services, according to a press release. The facility will focus on providing emergency and lower acuity inpatient procedures as part of Abrazo’s continuum of care. The facility is at 5750 E. […]

Aerospace firm expects to hire up to 125 in move to Mesa

AQST Space Systems is moving its headquarters from Puerto Rico to Mesa. The company plans to manufacture and assemble rockets for small satellites and expects to begin production by the end of 2018, according to a release. The aerospace systems technologies solutions company has secured space for headquarters operations at Falcon Field Airport and plans […]

Economic Development conference recognizes Pinal County, Millman for workplace excellence

Pinal County Government and Joel Millman were two winners of the Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence Awards at the biannual conference of the Arizona Association for Economic Development. According to a press release, Pinal County won for Medium Organization of the Year and Mr. Millman won for Workforce Practitioner of the Year. Board of Supervisors […]

Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce honors volunteers, members at annual banquet

More than 130 people gathered recently to learn who the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce would recognize for their contributions to the community in 2018. Their achievements were chronicled at an awards banquet held at Roadhaven Resort, 1000 S. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. The recipients were: Dr. Sunjung Park, Central Arizona College Professor of […]