Time To Get Down To Business


What a great weekend this is going to be — it’s finally that time of the year when we don’t have to mind our own business.

In fact, it’s a very good thing that we mind someone else’s.

This Saturday and Sunday, the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its 18th Annual Business Showcase. This year, the extravaganza will be held both inside and outside of the Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Company building on the Beeline Highway.

There will lots of giveaway items and you can sign up for the many drawings that the businesses will hold.

Please bring the kids, meet-and-greet a new “Mr. Businessman” (Ray Stevens) to town and say hello to our many friendly, established business owners who have been “Taking Care Of Business” (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) for years in the Payson area.

Trust me, when you leave this year’s Business Showcase, I know you won’t be murmuring, “Too Much Monkey Business,” (Chuck Berry) but rather, your lips will be singing, “It’s A Pleasure Doing Business With You.” (Tim McGraw)

Now let’s get to this week’s music trivia question.

In the fall of 1986, Hank Williams Jr., who was joined by Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and Reverend Ike, scored a No. 1 country hit with the song, “Mind Your Own Business.”

This collaboration was actually a remake of the same country song that was a top 10 hit in 1949.

This week’s music trivia question is: Who was the original artist of “Mind Your Own Business?”

Was it: A) Tennessee Ernie Ford, B) Eddie Arnold, C) Hank Williams Sr. or D) John Stanton?

If you are caller number five and have the right answer, you’ll win a $20 gift certificate to Loot Resale, courtesy of Liz Nordquist, owner.

This cozy little resale store, located between the Candle Factory and the Garden of Eden in the Swiss Village, opened shop this past November. Liz says, “We specialize in gently used and uniquely new women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, accessories and house wares.”

Let’s see how we did with last week’s St. Patrick’s Day music trivia question, which was — of the following four songs, which was NOT a hit for Irish-born Van Morrison: A) Brown Eyed Girl, B) Domino, C) Blue Money or D) My Wild Irish Rose?

The correct answer was D) My Wild Irish Rose.

Congratulations to this past week’s music trivia winner, Marianne Collins, who was thrilled to win a Best of Van Morrison CD. She told me that both she and her husband are “HUGE Van Morrison fans.”

A little about this week’s winner: Marianne was born and lived the first nine years of her life in Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1970, her family moved to Phoenix.

In 1985, she met her husband, Jerry, while the two were “hanging out” in a local video arcade, playing the game, “Duck Hunt.” Marianne admitted that at first, Jerry didn’t seem to care for her — he didn’t like her finishing his sentences for him. (Imagine that!)

But four months later, the two began to date and then tied the knot in January 1987. Marianne said, “He’s my one and only!”

Marianne has worked most of her life in the accounting field, while Jerry has spent his in explosives and small-engine repair.

After living briefly in Prescott, the couple moved to the Rim Country in 1995. Marianne calls her West Barranca Road, Mesa del neighborhood, “The best a woman could ask for.”

Her interests are reading, going to the movies and cruising the area neighborhoods for garage sales.

When it comes to music, Marianne has an eclectic taste, but particularly enjoys classic rock and any music with a good dance beat. Her favorite artists are Pink Floyd, ACDC and the Moody Blues.

See you at the Business Showcase — where it will be perfectly alright to request you favorite “Cockamamie Business” (George Harrison) tune!

DJ Craig — Phone: 468-1482



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