Entrepreneur of the month

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Toyota Entrepreneur of the Month

Donnie Morales had been an air-conditioning technician for years before he decided to start his own business in 1991. He had been in the cooling and heating business since 1988, when at 26 years old he graduated as a technician in air conditioning from Mountain States Technical Institute in Phoenix. Morales says he was drawn […]




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Toyota entrepreneur of the month

David Farca created his business, Touch of History, in 1997 with a lofty goal in mind: to become the “most renowned source of fine furniture, architectural, and design services in the Southwestern United States.” Born in Mexico City, Farca came to Phoenix a decade ago. He had sold a medical equipment company in his native […]




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Toyota entrepreneur of the month

Ricardo Aleman will tell you fate had a lot to do with starting his small business. As a 19-year-old truck driver, Aleman took up smoking cigars; years later, at 28, he decided this expensive habit was something he could make money at. As luck would have it, Aleman met a roller (a professional who hand […]




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Toyota Entrepreneur of the Month

Toyota Entrepreneur of the Month

Alex Corona is general manager at Corona Ranch, a unique rodeo and hacienda-style banquet facility that has been a fixture in Laveen for about 30 years. Founded as a family business, the Coronas have worked hard to preserve the specialty of their venue. “We originally started the facility to perform our Mexican charreada,” Corona says. […]




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Toyota Entrepreneur of the Month

Eddie Barron learned about the tile business while he was growing up. As a kid, he watched his dad come and go, figuring and installing materials. Although his father wanted a different life for his son, Eddie felt it was a natural thing to follow in his dad’s footsteps. “My father’s been doing this for […]




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Toyota Entrepreneur of the Month

Alvarez & Cortazar Real Estate Advisors 461 N. Dean Ave., Chandler, AZ. 85226 Phone: (480) 961-0004 Ricardo Cortazar, 31, of Alvarez & Cortazar, serves on the Grand Canyon Minority Suppliers Development Council; the firm is also a member of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Business Council. His partner, Marty Alvarez Sr., […]




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