'Business Is Hoppin'' At Showcase


Business owners and service providers plan to have some old-fashioned fun at the Sock Hop-themed 15th annual Business Showcase and the public is invited to join them.

Presented by the Tonto Apache Tribe, Mazatzal Casino and Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, the showcase, themed "Business is Hoppin'," will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Tonto Apache Gym, with no admission charged.


Though PostNet will not have a booth at the event, the company is a major sponsor of the Business Showcase.

The showcase is a place for Rim Country residents to learn about all the products, services and technology available in the area.

Attendees get a chance to visit with business owners and service providers and take home materials and information.

There will also be prizes and food.

Area companies make the showcase possible through contributions and participation. Grand patron sponsors are the Payson Roundup and Weather Masters Heating and Air Conditioning, a division of Aire Serve.

Contributing sponsors include Bison Homes, Chase Bank, ERA Young Realty, Healthy Woman Program --PRMC, Payson Care Center, Payson Regional Medical Center, PostNet and Rim Country Gazette. Chase Bank is also sponsoring a booth for the Payson Fire Department.

"Bison Homes with Spur Creek Log Homes is a new participant this year," said Chamber Director Tina Bruess. Another new addition is the Healthy Woman Program from the hospital. "We also have some alternative health care providers this year."

Also providing assistance as "Friends of the Showcase" are Computech, Desert Schools Credit Union, Four Seasons Motor Sports, Majestic Mountain Inn and Towne Bank. While Towne Bank will not have a booth, it is sponsoring one for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Additional participants in the April 14 event are Arizona Spectrum Wireless, Arizona State Credit Union, Avon/ Kristine Thomas, Big Brothers Big Sisters (sponsored by Towne Bank), Breezees-Something Different, Chapman Auto Center, Creative Communications, Dove's Nest Computer Solutions, ForeverLawn, Freedom Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Heating, Gila Community College, Gila Community College/Small Business Development Center, Gila County Payson Jeep Sheriff's Posse, Healthy Perspectives, Jackson White Law Offices, Majestic Rim, Mary Quigley Interior Design, Payson Area Habitat for Humanity, Payson Fire Department (sponsored by Chase Bank), Payson Police Department (sponsored by Rich Stockwell/Rim Country Rotary), Plant Fair, Rim Country Health and Retirement Community, RTA Hospice and Palliative Care, Rye Creek Grill, Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, Time Out, Inc., Tonto Search and Rescue (sponsored by Payson Roundup), United Methodist Church/SonShine Club and Whisper Creek Log Homes.

For more information, call the Chamber at (928) 474-4515.

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