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McDonald’s to offer special perks for teachers

Payson McDonald’s will honor teachers with special perks on Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, May 5.

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Instant art aspect drew woman to photography

At her core, Jeannie Herford hasn’t changed.

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Gas prices low

Station owner cites gas war

After months of paying amongst the highest gas prices in the state, Payson drivers now pay some of the lowest.

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Finally! Builder unveils plans for hotel

Plans to build a new three-story hotel next to Walgreens were unveiled Wednesday.

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Building a marketing plan on a shoestring budget

Any successful business owner understands the importance of marketing, but most small businesses don’t have the money to invest.

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Rim Country Cleaners locked out

Only dry cleaner in town shut

Rim Country’s only dry cleaner has closed and many of the 1,500 customers feel taken to the cleaners themselves.

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THAT booming brewery begins bruising battle

Microbrewery in Pine faces possible restrictions by state

Since tapping their first beers four years ago, THAT Brewery in Pine has experienced rapid growth, distributing kegs everywhere from Tucson to Flagstaff and opening a second location in Cottonwood last year.

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Ever wonder #whatTheHeck’sAHashtag?

What is a hashtag? A woman asked last week in a packed room of small-business owners, glancing around the room nervously to see if it would be met with quizzical “how can you not know” looks.

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2015 Best of Winners- Places and best overall business and business person

On Monday night nearly 400 people crowded into the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino ballroom for the unveiling of the Best of the Rim. Some 1,700 people filled out ballots to select their favorite Rim Country businesses, people and places. They cast nearly 90,000 ballots in 70 different categories.

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2015 Best of Winners - Shopping and Dining

A list of the best places in Rim Country to shop and grab a bite to eat as chosen by our readers.

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2015 Best of Winners - People

The 22 winners in the People category.

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Chevron gets a facelift and beer growlers

New owners spent $600,000 to create a distinctive business

It is the only place in town you can pick up a beer growler and a tank of gas.

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Rim Country’s building boom falters

Payson financial figures suggest slowdown in once sharply recovering construction sector

Rim Country’s economy cooled a bit in November and December, according to Payson’s latest financial tracking report.

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Trident making wine from whatever’s at hand

The second winery in Gila County has started bottling wine for sale, but it’s not the typical made-from-grapes type of wine.

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Costly business mistakes

Chamber session to help block blunders

From opening without a business plan to posting boring posts on Facebook and failing to do basic marketing, several upcoming free seminars will address some of the most common mistakes small-business owners make in Rim Country.