Dyer: Was an employee promoted at your business? We want to know

The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent newspaper welcomes news from local businesses. Let readers know about employee promotions, achievements, honors or recognitions, new products or services, changes in ownership and management or new hours, etc. News can be in print and at the website at apachejunctionindependent.com. I’ve been asked several times recently about where to e-mail […]

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, […]

More than 400 building permits issued in 2018 for work in Gold Canyon area

2018 was a banner year for the issuing of building permits in the ZIP code of 85118, which includes the community of Gold Canyon, according to data from Pinal County. It was the only year to break 400 permits issued, according to county records for 2014-18. Building permits are required for much of the work […]

Dumpsters pose potential for tragedy in winter

Commercial dumpsters hold the potential for tragedy during the winter, and Waste Management of Arizona advises all business owners to check them periodically for signs of use other than the disposal of trash. Dumpster lids should be kept closed and/or locked when the bin is not in use or scheduled to be serviced, according to […]

Los Gringos Locos owners sell Apache Junction restaurant

Los Gringos Locos, 280 S. Phelps Drive in Apache Junction, has been sold, its owners said in a release. Patty Smith, Jodi and Jeff Ehrlich, and Debra and Gary Nine opened Los Gringos Locos in December 2002. “During the past 16 years it has been our pleasure to serve you great Mexican food. At the same […]

Shea Homes closes on 15 acres at The Estates at Eastmark

Shea Homes Arizona recently purchased 15 acres at the southwest corner of Ray and Signal Butte roads in Mesa, with 39 home sites planned for phase two of The Estates at Eastmark community. Shea is the fourth homebuilder to announce plans to build in this development, joining Richmond American, Taylor-Morrison and Ashton Woods, all which […]

Best Hardware True Value in Apache Junction celebrating 39th anniversary

Best Hardware True Value, 237 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, is celebrating its 39th anniversary. The store opened in 1979 with owners Louis and Sue Deadmond, along with their sons Vince and Olen. “The store grew and became a successful Apache Junction landmark. Vince and Olen bought the store and several of their kids have […]

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 […]