How can banks handle illegally legal marijuana business?

Where would you put your money if you weren’t allowed access to a bank? In a safe? Under the mattress? Maybe a friend can hold onto it for you? Now, let’s say you’re operating a successful business and the money is flowing in at a generous rate. Putting cash like that in a safe, under …

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HomeSmart CEO flies in supplies to help hurricane victims

A local businessman took one step further than most when he decided to help islands in the Caribbean after being devastated by Hurricane Irma. Matt Widdows, CEO of HomeSmart International, flew his plane to the islands from Sept. 12 to Sept. 17, delivering medical supplies, generators and cold sodas to those in need. “I knew …

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Ballet makes dudes better athletes? The Bar Method says, ‘yes’

When you picture someone being light on their feet like a ballerina, you probably wouldn’t think of a football player. But you’d be surprised.   The Bar Method, located within Arcadia near 44th Street and Indian School Road, is offering bar classes for bros to tone their muscles and strengthen their mental focus just in time for football season …

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Here are the best music venues in the Valley

Arizona is rich in music history. There are venues dating back to the early 20th century featuring artists before they became household names. Those venues have gotten a few facelifts and touch-ups over the years and many more have joined the scene. It’s not easy to pinpoint one theatre as the place to see music. If you’re …

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Local food and drink to share bill at Lost Lake Festival

Lost Lake Festival won’t only be known for inviting big names like The Killers, Chance the Rapper and Major Lazer to Phoenix, but also for feeding the appetites of Arizona foodies.   The festival will feature four major food and drink zones – Phoenix Flavors, Brewpark, The Lava Pit and Nectar of the Gods.   Nationally recognized for its pizzas, Pizzeria Bianco’s …

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Local record label does something different in music industry

Often considered the “extra band member who just deals with the business end,” 80/20 Records has represented Arizona local bands for the past eight years. The local record label does something different than most labels, which is where its namesake comes from. While most labels only give 20 to 50 percent of the earnings to the …

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Stone Grindz Chocolate becomes sweet local business

LINK Chocolate. It can be found almost anywhere – from convenience stores to the movie theater. Where did that chocolate come from? How it was made? What it was made with? Kasey McCaslin is a local chocolatier who says she believes these questions matter. It began with a love of food and nutrition. McCaslin teamed …

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