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Quality Plus

Gary and Rosemary Reed are the owners of Quality Plus, your hometown source for office supplies, office machine sales and service, and toner cartridge recharging.

The Reeds business philosophy is service, service, service. Their customers are their friends and neighbors, and they want to treat everyone this way.

If you need a new ribbon on your typewriter and forgot how to put it on, just bring in your typewriter when you purchase your ribbon and Gary will show you how it's done and put it on for you.

"If we don't have what you are looking for, just ask us to keep your items in stock and we will make sure we always have what you need on hand," they said.

Before you pick up that Reliable, Viking or Quill national mail order catalog, give the Reeds the opportunity to provide you with a quote on your office-supply needs. They have a free catalog with over 25,000 products and you can even see our catalog online at our website.

The Reeds deliver your office supplies to your business the next day at no extra charge. You can fax in a request for a quote to (928) 474-8170 and we will get it right back to you so you can see just how much you are saving before you place your order.

"We can recharge your toner cartridge for about half price or less," they said. "When you drop off your toner cartridge, you can usually get it back within the hour, to keep you up and running for less money."

They also stock most inkjet cartridges and our prices are very competitive. You can save even more money by using our inkjet refill kits for your inkjet cartridges. You can also save money with our generic inkjet cartridges and generic film ribbon for fax machines.

Gary has 35 years experience repairing office equipment. Though office equipment has changed over the last 35 years, Gary has kept up with all the latest technology. Gary knows when you have office equipment down it affects your business. He tries to diagnose the problem quickly.

Quality Plus is on the Beeline Highway just south of Main Street on the east side of the street at 807 S. Beeline Highway. They are open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our phone number is (928) 474-8140. Or check out their website at www.officesupplies4payson.com

Realty Executives Payson & the Pines

"Our goal is to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction in providing real estate services," said Sally Cantrill, owner/broker of Realty Executives. "Not only do we want to help people buy and sell real estate, but we want our clients to know they can call us anytime for any questions they may have on the community, real estate, or simply where to go for a particular service. We want to be our client's source for information.

"As working owners and brokers, we have a different company plan than most. As working owners, the executives we hire will share in the expenses of the corporation, giving them more of a voice as we grow."

Serving the entire Rim country, owners Steve and Sally Cantrill have the property that's just right for you.

"We offer a full line of real estate services from re-sale residential, new homes, horse properties, golf community property and commercial," Sally said.

Growth is inevitable, and with 10 executives, Realty Executives has the staff and talent to handle your needs.

"As owners of Realty Executives Payson & the Pines, we continue to grow our company," Sally said. "We want our team of executives to be the most professional, well-trained, and experienced in the Rim country.

"We continue to see a steady but controlled growth, interest in Payson as a second home market and people relocating from various areas of the United States for a more relaxed living style in an environment that brings fresh air and easy access to the metro area of Phoenix.

"We see our business as one of the top and foremost respected companies in the Payson regional marketplace. We know that the buyers and sellers want a high level of professionalism, and that is what we expect from our agents. Therefore, not every Realtor can become an Executive."

Contact Realty Executives from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Phone: (928) 474-4401.

Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of advancing the working partnership of business; to enhance the ability of its members to conduct their individual business successfully; and to improve the economic well-being of all residents of the Rim country and the surrounding area.

The chamber and its 500-plus members play a large role in Arizona Rim Country's present and future success.

"We are a unique advocacy organization, providing information about Arizona Rim Country businesses to the public seven days a week," chamber director Tins Bruess said.

Plans for 2004 include the 12th Annual Business Showcase (April 24), the 14th Annual Strawberry Festival (June 12 and 13), and the 120th Annual World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo (Aug. 20 to 22).

To find out what the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce can do for you, stop by their office at the corner of Main Street and the Beeline Highway. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., weekends. For information, please call (928) 474-4515.

Rim Country Divers

Learn to scuba dive in the high desert?

It's possible, if you hire Rim Country Divers.

Owners Mike and Sally Wicks offer scuba instruction and certification, continued education and equipment sales and rentals. "Our goal is to produce competent, safe, knowledgeable divers," Mike said. As the only dive shop in town, and with 26 years of experience in diving, he's just guy to reach that goal.

The Wicks even host scuba trips, such as a June 5 excursion to the Cay Sal Banks, situated just 30 miles north of Cuba. One of the highest concentrations of blue holes in the world and spectacular vertical walls, Cay Sal Banks offers fantastic snorkeling and exotic diving.

If you're interested in learning to scuba dive in the Rim country, contact Wicks at (928) 978-6439, or stop by 600 W. Main Street in Payson.

The Rim Internet Services

The Rim Internet Services offers fast dial-in Internet access for The Rim, the White Mountains, Phoenix and Tucson --eaturing the new, faster V.92 dial-in access with no busy signals and professional support. This past year, The Rim also has added dial-up DSL, more lines and more bandwidth.

The Rim offers Internet e-mail accounts with virus and porn protection and spam filters. The Rim features community websites with information displayed for area attractions and resources.

The Rim Internet Service business philosophy is The Fast Will Beat the Slow. We offer fast servers, fast support and fast connections and speed.

Our target markets are the homes and small businesses who want personal, professional Internet services -- fast.

During 2002, the Rim Internet Services upgraded all its equipment to the new, faster V.92 modems. Most new client computer systems come with V.92 modems installed, though we have found that most Internet providers are not going with this new faster speed. V.92 compatibility also offers the availability to receive phone calls while you're on line.

Unusual facts about our business include the fact that we offer large enough service to supply all demands, and we are small enough to offer very personal service. Our staff of six technicians and support personnel have averaged over five years of service. The staff built and runs all of our servers, and can address any problems with immediate access to servers and accounts.

The Rim Internet Services' main offices are located in Lakeside, Arizona. Since 1996, we have opened services in Show Low, Snowflake, Springerville, Heber, Phoenix, Casa Grande, Tucson and Payson. All of our dial-in accounts can access their services from any of our cities.

With the new faster speeds of V.92, dial-up services, and our reduced cost for Internet access, we foresee steady, continued growth. Most of our clients use our services because they were referred to us from an existing client. We have found that the faster we grow, the more referrals we receive. We expect to continue our growth, by maintaining very personal services within our communities, as well as opening new markets in the state within the next year.

The Rim's main headquarters is at 3100 W. Highway 260, Lakeside. Our business hours are from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday. You can reach us toll free at (888) 250-1694.

Rim Valley Real Estate

Carolyn Stanley, owner/broker of Rim Valley Real Estate, has been in real estate in the Payson area for 26-plus years and has been involved with many aspects of the community.

She has been an active member of the Central Arizona Board of Realtors for many years, and served as its president in 1993. During her years in real estate, she has served on many committees and boards of the National Association of Realtors.

When she's not busy with business and family, Stanley keeps active in civic matters. She's been very active in the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce and served as a director for three years. In 1994, she became president of the Chamber. The following year, she became a member of the Hospital Foundation Board. She has served on Payson 2000 as a facilitator and on the Impact Fee Committee of the town of Payson. Stanley is currently a board member of the Payson Area Habitat for Humanity and is a prior vice-president; she is also site-selection chairman.

At Rim Valley, Stanley said she's very proud of the level of expertise her staff offers.

"We have a variety of professionals at our fingertips," she said, "including people with engineering degrees, planning and building backgrounds, accounting, computer, medical and teaching experience."

Including Stanley and her administrative assistant, Janine Cluck, Rim Valley Real Estate has several associate brokers and agents specializing in all aspects of the real estate industry.

Stanley takes pride in being one of the few nonfranchised companies in the Rim country. She said it's her goal and that of her agents to continue serving Payson with a small-town commitment.

"We think there are a lot of people who prefer doing business with a privately-owned company and appreciate all the hard work that requires to be successful," Stanley said. "We want to be your Hometown Realtor with the personal touch."

To buy or sell land anywhere in the Rim country, stop by Rim Valley Real Estate today at 511 S. Beeline Highway. Phone: (928) 474-5203 in Payson, or toll-free: (877) 407-2788, or e-mail: realestate@rimvalley.com or visit their website at www.rimvalley.com. They are also very active exchangers.

Summit Screenprint & Embroidery

Summit Screenprint & Embroidery offers only high quality professional, casual and sports-related garments and accessories.

"No job is too small," says owner Chuck Hallock. "So our target market ranges from schools to corporations to small businesses and individual gifts."

In 2003, Summit moved its office to 207 S. Thomas in Payson. In 2004, Hallock plans to move his retail store to the Gilbert/Mesa area.

Summit is the Rim country's only "one-stop shop" for custom embroidery and screenprinting. It's been family owned and operated for two generations, and they're training a third generation now.

"The economic outlook for the county is still very good," Hallock said. "Our business continues to grow 15-20% each year. But, good service is the key."

To learn what Summit Screenprint can do for you, call Chuck Hallock at (928) 474-6402.

Tonto Basin Chamber of Commerce

The Tonto Basin Chamber of Commerce serves the area between Payson and Globe and is totally operated by eight dedicated volunteers.

In 2003, the Tonto Basin Chamber moved into its own building on Highway 188 in Tonto Basin. The chamber office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

The chamber will continue to grow and expand with the help of the volunteers who have made it a reality. It has a membership of 67 and is expecting to increase that to 75 in 2004, as several new businesses are expected to open.

Growth in the Tonto Basin area is slow, but steady and the outlook for the future is optimistic.

The Tonto Basin Chamber of Commerce can be contacted by writing to Jerry Miles, President, P.O. Box 687, Tonto Basin, Ariz. 85553. Call (928) 479-2630 for more information.

Vinrose Corporation -- General Contractors

Specializing in smaller commercial projects for your office, business or place of work, owner Vince Palandri and his crew at Vinrose are the experts to call for all your commercial or residential building, improvements or remodeling needs.

"We offer service and maintenance work, and can do repairs and monthly upkeep on your building," Palandri said. "We don't mind working nights or weekends, so as not to disrupt your work day, if needed.

"I would like all business owners and commercial building owners to know we are here to help with their projects," he said.

Contact Vinrose Corporation at (928) 474-5537 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

Waste Matters, Inc.

When you start thinking about spring cleaning, call Waste Matters to get the containers you need for your unwanted treasures.

Waste Matters specializes in noncontractual refuge removal, front-load, roll-offs, and porta-potties.

"We aim for total customer satisfaction, plain and simple," manager Mike Dewees said. "We're targeting residential and commercial construction, new or demolition."

Now under new ownership, Waste Matters has expanded its services, Dewees said.

"We have seen that our customers throughout the Rim country appreciate our honesty and commitment to service," he said. "We are locally owned and operated. We do business the old fashioned way; no contracts required."

Call Waste Matters at (928) 474-4818 for more information.

Wicks Auto Service

With more than 80 years of combined experience, the four technicians at Wicks Auto Service have the knowledge and abilities to fix all of your automotive repair needs.

"Our goal is to serve and educate our customers," owner Mike Wicks said.

To that end, his crew is current in all of the latest trends, and he expects his business to continue growing at a steady pace.

"We'll soon be opening two new bays, with up-to-date technologies and equipment," Wicks said.

Wicks Automotive, located at 600 W. Main Street, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call (928) 468-8855.

Wild Brush Art Gallery

The Wild Brush Art Gallery is the place the artists of Payson and the Rim country can find the tools of their trade. The business offers quality art supplies, custom framing, plus gallery display for fine arts, unique gift and prints and posters.

Owned and operated by Lynne and Terry Winans, the goal of the shop is to provide excellent customer service, quality craftsmanship and a warm comfortable atmosphere. Helping in providing those things was a move to larger quarters in 2004. The Wild Brush Art Gallery is now at 405 S. Beeline Highway, Suite E, next to Pioneer Title.

With more space the Winans are planning on expanding their product lines and service in 2004. New items include: picture lights, custom wooden easels, and a line of "Badger" products that include hand, sore muscle and a variety of other balms.

The couple brings customers and custom framing 35 years of expertise in interior decorating, faux finishes, special effects and furniture refinishing. The gallery has expanded into providing frame restoration, custom shadow boxes, faux finishes, needlepoint/cross stitch, ready made mats and frames and conservation, regular, non-glare glass replacement.

The couple feels the economy is regaining stability and appreciates the way the chamber of commerce continues to support local businesses and encourage outside visitors.

The Wild Brush Art Gallery, 405 S. Beeline Highway, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. Call (928) 468-8696 for more information.

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