Business Briefs


Rim Country Health and Retirement director certified

The Rim Country Health and Retirement community would like to recognize Marie Mennen’s accomplishment in becoming, activity director certified, which entails an individual meeting the National Certification Council for Activity Profession standards to direct an activity staff and program.

Mennen, the activity director at Rim Country Health and Retirement for more than five years, came to Rim Country with her husband Bill and son David from Austin, Texas.

She is a native of Wilmington, Del. and is retired from the U.S. Air Force.

“This experience of working at Rim Country Health and becoming a certified activity director has been one of the most rewarding opportunities of my life. I never visited a nursing home until I moved to Payson, and have just fell in love with the residents and staff,” she said.

Good Samaritan Society-Majestic Rim reaching out to businesses

During today’s economic times, the Good Samaritan Society-Majestic Rim of Payson is asking businesses to work together to stimulate and support the local economy.

“We would like to offer an idea that could create a win-win situation for our residents, local merchants and Majestic Rim,” said Helen Fritz, marketing and resource development director.

Fritz is asking businesses to offer a discount to their new and existing residents.

“This would give Majestic Rim residents an incentive to frequent your establishment since they would be saving money,” she said.

The Majestic Rim is a 62-plus retirement community located at 310 Tyler Parkway. For more information, call (928) 848-2770.

Colorz Salon expands into full service spa

After only a year at their new location on Highway 260, Colorz Salon has expanded its line of services and retail space.

After adding two more stylists, two aesthetician, a permanent makeup technician, massage therapist and tanning beds, the salon was bursting at the seams. Instead of uprooting the business, owner Cheryl Chance busted out a wall to an adjoining suite and expanded.

“When people walk into Colorz Salon these days, they are going to find that we’ve got it all,” said stylist Raylene Phillips. “Our quaint little salon has suddenly exploded into a full service salon and spa. We offer about anything you need in the way of looking and feeling good.”

Today the salon offers waxing, a variety of facials, brow and lash tinting, chemical peels, infrared body treatments, tanning, spa pedicure and manicures, massage, hair extensions and all types of hair services.

Colorz Salon is located at 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 6. Call (928) 468-6466 to make an appointment.

Crabdree Insurance & Financial Services adds new associate

The former president of Coldwell Banker Insurance Brokerage Company, Timothy M. Matthews, has joined the Crabdree team.

Matthews joins the team as a senior associate and producer. Matthews has more than 35 years experience in the insurance industry.

He was most recently a senior vice president with Marsh & McLennan’s insurance brokerage in Newport Beach, Calif.

He lives in Pine with his wife Carol.

Scott Crabdree, president of Crabdree, said he is excited to welcome Matthews to the team.

  Business Buzz luncheon

Join chamber members and business owners at the Aug. 20 business buzz luncheon and learn about remaking Northern Gila County’s Rim Country communities into desirable destination locations.

The Northern Gila County Economic Development Corporation and the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce present “Extreme Makeover in Rim Country: Creating a Sense of Place.”

The luncheon will be held at the Best Western Payson Inn, 801 N. Beeline Highway on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The talk is $10 for chamber and NGCEDC members and $12 for all others.

Lunch will be provided by Gerardo’s Italian Bistro.

Speakers include:

• Daniel Cleland, The Cleland Group, LLC —

Payson Event Center

The Cleland Group LLC specializes in the development of themed and special event facilities and custom created environments throughout the Southwest.

• Angela D. Dye, Principal/President ASLA, A

Dye Design — Main Street vision, Payson

townwide landscaping and signage master


Founded in 1998, A Dye Design’s community-defining projects include downtown redevelopment, transit centers, campus design, streetscapes, plazas, neighborhood traffic calming, parks, urban living, living/green rooftop gardens and public open space.

• William D.H. Francis, Pinnacle Design, Inc. —

Sawmill Crossing

Pinnacle Design provides interior architecture and landscape architecture services.


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