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  1. A year and a half after facing one of the largest challenges of our lifetimes, the economy is beginning to bounce back. Retail sales are jumping, unemployment is down, and there’s a feeling of relief that the worst times are behind us. The Federal Reserve of Philadelphia predicted in February that US output would grow […]
    Oct 8, 2021
    4 min read
  2. Seizing on increasing public preference for supporting local businesses, Vantage West has unveiled a new ad campaign that distinguishes us from for-profit financial institutions and demonstrates our support for other local businesses.  According to a recent survey from the Financial Trust Index, just 38% of Americans trusted national banks. In contrast, nearly 60% trusted credit […]
  3. It’s 10am on a Tuesday, a mere month into the worst pandemic seen in a generation, and Alexis Carbajal stands in a parking lot, sweating nervously. Just three weeks earlier, Alexis and his partner Juan Ayala decided to close down their popular Puerto Rican food truck, Phoenix Coqui. They opened the truck in 2017 to […]
  4. It was the year 2000, the turn of the millennium, when Joyce Feickert and Marv Kirchler finally bought the farm. More specifically, the couple purchased a 1920s farmhouse to renovate into the new home of Hem & Her Bridal Design Studio, the business they’ve run together for more than 20 years. Over the next two […]
  5. When they arrived in Tucson from Los Angeles, artist Mel “Melo” Dominguez found that they needed to find a sense of community. That’s when they met Melissa Brown-Dominguez. They found voices like those of their community missing from the local arts scene. To provide representation to those they felt were underrepresented, they opened Galeria Mitotera, […]
  6. In an increasingly cashless society, person-to-person—or P2P—payment systems offer people the ability to send money to their friends, family, colleagues, acquaintances, landlords, and anyone else they might need to pay—online, instantaneously. Consumers use P2P for paying rent, pitching in for gas money, travel, birthday cash, splitting restaurant bills, and more. The P2P concept isn’t new, […]
    May 28, 2021
    2 min read
  7. After noticing his neighborhood fall into disrepair, David Garcia decided to take matters into his own hands and created Barrio Restoration, an initiative that aims to clean up neighborhoods in Tucson with the help of his community. Watch the story of David’s heroic quest to make Tucson a place where we take pride in our […]
    Apr 19, 2021
    1 min read