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Tickets are on sale now for the annual Rim Country Business Awards luncheon to be held Nov. 13. Previous winners for Large Business of the Year were the Kirschbaums of El Rancho Restaurant.

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Rim Country Business Awards luncheon to be held Nov. 13. Previous winners for Large Business of the Year were the Kirschbaums of El Rancho Restaurant. Photo by Andy Towle. |

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Home healthcare firm changes hands

Jon Hoaglund, general manager of The Caring Presence, announced his retirement recently, following Arizona PRN’s acquisition of the medical staffing and homecare company based in Tucson, with an office in the Majestic Rim in Payson.

The Caring Presence will continue to operate under that same name and the employees and caregivers will continue in their current positions.

Kent J. Linaman is now the President/CEO of The Caring Presence.

Linaman has a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Theology, with a minor in family counseling.

Cheri Johnson, the president of Arizona PRN said, “we are extremely happy to be expanding into northern Arizona with the acquisition of such a fine company. We look forward to continuing to serve the residents and families in our areas and growing our referral relationships.”

All questions may be directed to Linaman at (928) 771-0701 or Johnson at (520) 731-8000.

Rim Golf Club’s newest development, Heritage Collection at the Rim

Officials announced earlier this month that the Heritage Collection at the Rim is the the newest development at The Rim Golf Club.

The custom residences, designed by Candelaria Design and built by MB Fine Homes, along with custom homesites offered by Diamond Ventures, Inc., will offer homebuyers the quiet splendor and stunning natural landscape of Arizona’s High Country, according to a release.

Rim Premier Properties has an on-site sales office that is open and ready to show three new home plans designed for outdoor living.

“Whether you’re looking for that turn-key residence to enjoy or want to create your own custom home, The Heritage Collection at The Rim will be the final opportunity for new home products within this stunning community,” said Roxanne Charley, an associate with Rim Premier Properties. “The community offers residents the casual luxury only found in northern Arizona.”

The new homes include natural stone, reclaimed wood siding, energy efficient appliances.

“In an attempt to further enhance the natural beauty and tranquility of the High Country and the Rim Club in particular, we have created new luxury cabin residences that offer sophisticated elements of style coupled with down-to-earth convenience,” said Rob Myer, CEO of MB Fine Homes, LLC.

Mark Candelaria, owner of Candelaria Design said the Heritage Collection at the Rim features three models; the Remington, Coach House and Winchester, each with three different elevations with unique character and features.

Interested buyers can receive more information by calling Charley at (928) 474-4532.

Annual Rim Country Business Awards fast approaching

The 8th Annual Rim Country Business Awards, sponsored by Kevin Dick Investment Management Group and Crabdree Insurance & Financial Services, Inc., is currently filling tables for the awards luncheon.

The luncheon is Nov. 13 at the Payson First Church of the Nazarene, at Tyler Parkway and Highway 87. 

The luncheon will honor one finalist from each of the following groups:

Large Business

(10 full-time employees or more)

Chapman Auto Center

Home Depot

Hospice Compassus

Small Business

(Nine full-time employees or less)

Mattress Experts

Messinger Payson Funeral Home

Payson Farmers Market

Non- Profit Organization

Payson Senior Center

Pine-Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee

Tonto Rim Search and Rescue

There will also be individual awards for the following :

Jim Young Business Person of the Year, Pat Willis Service Person of the Year, Community Service Person of the Year and Life Time Achievement Award.

The keynote speaker is Rodney Glassman, former city council member for the City of Tucson, and candidate for the U.S. Senate.

Gerardo’s Firewood Bistro will cater the lunch. Lunch is $25 per person. The Rim Country Chamber of Commerce still has a few tables of seven available at $175.  

All tickets are available at the chamber on Main Street. Call chamber manager John Stanton at (928) 474-4515 to reserve a seats, while they last.

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