1. Walking into the Phoenix office of Goodmans Interior Structures, you’re introduced to a sensory explosion of translucent glass doors, sculptures, art, and books. Employees freely traverse the floor, some at standing desks, others convening around the numerous common areas. One would be forgiven for mistaking the furniture company for a tech startup. According to CEO […]
    Mar 4, 2019
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  2. Jennifer Radler, co-owner at Popcycle, joined Karla on this week's Thrive Tucson. Popcycle opened in 2008 with the goal of promoting local art made from recycled materials, and now has two in-house brands made by its co-owners. Jennifer describes what it's like to work with her sisters, shouts out the wonderful community on 4th Avenue, and shares her advice for other women thinking of starting their own businesses.
  3. Paloma Rodarte and Ludwig Van Castro of Frostings Event Design and Rentals joined Karla on this week's Thrive Tucson. Since opening in 2004, Frostings has provided full-service event design and production for a variety of social and corporate events. They’ve also made their materials and designs available to the public through their Frostings Studio, located in downtown Tucson.
  4. Community Spotlight Host Frank Powers headed down to the Rillito Park Heirloom Farmers Market, where he wandered amongst the over 80 vendors offering fresh local produce, artisan foods, and all kinds of fun. Along with being a local food mecca, the Farmers Market showcases live music, cooking demonstrations, and bike events (since the River Loop is right beside it). Frank gets the skinny on what makes the market special, and explores the importance of conscientious consumption.
    Oct 9, 2018
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  5. The past few years saw a flurry of articles breathlessly warning of the death of retail, crediting online shopping for its demise. But this narrative isn’t entirely accurate. Retail actually grew in 2017, with the industry seeing a net increase of 4,000 store openings and a 4.2% increase in sales. Curiously, it seems that the […]
  6. Community Spotlight Host Frank Powers headed down to 4th Ave in Tucson to check out 91.3 KXCI, the city’s premier community radio station. Since 1983, KXCI has served as a voice for Tucson’s music-loving creatives, and also features locally-produced mini-programs, podcasts, and syndicated news shows such as Democracy Now. Frank chats with KXCI's Executive Director/Development Director Cathy Rivers, who shared how KXCI was founded and what keeps it chugging along.
    Sep 12, 2018
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  7. Community Spotlight Host Frank Powers packed up his bags and headed to Tombstone for the second annual Doc Holli-Days, a festival that pays tribute to some of the legendary figures that helped make Tombstone, Arizona, a symbol of the Wild West. Watch as Frank learns about the Tombstone community and the stars of the festival (Val Kilmer and Dennis Quaid), while taking in the epic parade and Western-themed local wares.
    Sep 4, 2018
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