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SBA LOANS

The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that federally backed loans hit another record in Arizona. Through August, the SBA backed 1,814 7(a) loans worth $395.9 million used for capital. In fiscal 2005, the Arizona SBA office provided guarantees for 2,057 commercial loans worth $828.7 million. Only 93 microloans for less than $35,000 were made this […]




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TEENS IN BIZ

The  SBA also is teaming up with Junior Achievement Worldwide to serve teenagers who want to become business owners. The two organizations have created and updated online resources for young entrepreneurs. The Web site for teen entrepreneurs is www.mindyourownbiz.org.  




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LULAC HOSTS ARTS AWARDS

LULAC Council 1057 in Tucson announced the 1st Annual LULAC Latino Arts Awards will be dedicated to the memory of the late Albert Soto for his dedication to arts advocacy and promoting opportunities for Latino artists. The 1st Annual LULAC Latino Arts Awards will be held Oct. 22 2 to 6 p.m. at El Casino […]




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NAWBO MENTORING

The National Association of Women Business Owners, Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter is hosting a peer-to-peer mentoring program for the sixth year in a row. Designed to help NAWBO members attain new heights of performance for their businesses, this program promotes learning that is geared toward the objectives of each individual who is being mentored. The Mentoring Program runs from […]




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U.S BANK HELPS HACIENDA

The U.S. Bancorp Community Development and Investment Corporation, U.S. Bank in Arizona and investment partner Phoenix Community Development and Investment Corporation, a subsidiary of the City of Phoenix, recently announced that theyclosed a $6 million New Markets Tax Credit transaction to inject capital into the Hacienda Skilled Nursing Facility’s campus expansion at 1402 South Mountain […]




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MAC CREATES SUCCESS

MAC CREATES SUCCESS

The Mesa Arts Center welcomed more than 265,000 visitors during its first full year of operation, with total revenues of $4.4 million. MAC affiliate groups and renters realized an additional $2.6 million in ticket sales, bringing the total impact of the center to $7 million. Civic leaders say the center, located at 1 E. Main […]




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Job recruiters to look over fall crop of students

The job market is on an upswing this fall, with companies big and small seeking out students for jobs, internships, co-op and graduating senior positions. Still, career advisors warn that finding a job is always a competitive situation. They offer three tips to improve a jobseeker’s chances: • Recruiters are looking for ambitious team players […]




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Aiming high

Aiming high

Alan Castillo Who: President of Castillo Technologies, LLC Product/services offered: Castillo Technologies provides systems engineering and design, networking, product procurement, IT support services, help desk, CCTV, telecommunications and cabling and project management. Business buzz: In January, the Chandler-based company announced that it had been awarded a federal contract to provide services for the U.S. Navy, […]




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