Blogs: Small Business

MoonshotAZ Pioneer Pitch

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS February 21, 2020 The sharks are back, and every entrepreneur in the Verde Valley should take notice. The debut local version of Shark Tank made a big splash last year, and the stage...
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Sedona Mountain Bike Academy is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver level

Mountain biking in Sedona has some special challenges: steep drop-offs, boulders, and prickly pear cactus to name a few. Sedona Mountain Bike Academy was created as a platform for certified mountain bike instructors to offer lessons, clinics, and adventure among...
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Sedona Cedars Resort is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Conservationist/Bronze level

Sedona Cedars Resort has been locally owned since 1982. Managers Alicia and Rick Schneider are avid recyclers. “I hate seeing things go to landfill,” says Alicia Schneider. They use Cottonwood’s Buy-Sell-Trade Facebook group to find new homes for their discards....
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Absolute Bikes has received Conservationist/Bronze Sustainable Business Certification

The employees at Absolute Bikes Sedona don’t walk the talk, they bike it. Manager Nate Cain commutes from Cottonwood on his e-bike which he charges at home with solar power. Similarly, the service manager commutes from West Sedona on his...
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Southwest Wine Center is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver level

The Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College (Clarkdale campus) exemplifies the integration of social, economic, and environmental practices at the heart of sustainability. It is a central part of the Viticulture and Enology program at Yavapai College, created to support...
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First Annual Local Holiday Shopping Bazaar

The city of Sedona and the Sedona Chamber of Commerce are hosting Merry Midpoint for the celebration of the halfway completion of the road improvement project in Uptown Sedona. The Shops at Pinon Pointe are bringing the holiday cheer with...
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Sedona Heritage Museum Receives Arizona Historical Society Grant

The Sedona Heritage Museum recently received a grant from the Arizona Historical Society (AHS) for the continuation of their effort to digitize Sedona Red Rock Newspapers from its first issue in 1963 to present. “Currently these newspapers exist on microfilm...
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Layla’s Bakery-Cafe received Conservationist/Bronze Sustainable Business Certification

Owners Amy and Javier Franco opened Layla’s Bakery-Cafe, named after their daughter, in 2018. Javier is a professionally-trained pastry chef and Amy is experienced in managing the front-of-the-house. Their baked goods are made with mostly organic flours. They support local,...
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Chamber Partnership

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS October 11, 2019   The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau Annual Partner Meeting, set for October 16 at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, is a perfect time to consider...
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El Portal Sedona Hotel is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Conservationist/Bronze level from the Sustainability Alliance

It’s easy to feel at home in El Portal Sedona Hotel. Owners Steve and Connie Segner have created a charming, healthy space to welcome guests and their dogs. The building is made from natural materials wherever possible. Recycled wood from...
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Another Sedona Success Story

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS September 6, 2019   One of Sedona’s most dynamic spiritual counselors is celebrating a new achievement – recognition as one of the 2019 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies in the US, and the 100th fastest growing...
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Red Rock Gelato Celebrates One Year in Sedona

The Shoppe credits tremendous local community support for becoming a fixture in West Sedona Thanks to the tremendous support from the local community, Red Rock Gelato has become a fixture in West Sedona. The philosophy of “Our community is our...
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