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Rim Country’s Rock N Yard – 2014 Success Award Winner

April 25, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014, Rim Country’s Rock N Yard was recognized as a 2014 Success Award Winner by the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network in the annual Success Award program for small business success. The Arizona Small Business Development Center Network is Arizona’s largest and most accessible statewide source of assistance for small businesses in every stage of development. Each year the Network highlights and honors some of Arizona’s brightest small business successes for the vital role that they play in our state’s economy. Rim Country’s Rock N Yard worked with the Mohave Community College Small Business Development Center to achieve a higher level of success. Read their story below: Rim Country Backhoe and Trucking, Inc. is a family owned business, which began 23 years ago on a promise by a truck boss of “two weeks work” hauling aggregate on a road construction job outside of Payson, Arizona. That was 1991, when Adam and Katherine embarked on their dreams to start a family owned and operated business. They Greene’s worked hard to earn a reputation through honesty, hard work and quality service. They enhanced and broadened their abilities in the excavating, transportation, landscaping and retail industries. These different venues …

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Flying Leap Vineyards, Inc. – 2014 Success Award Winner

April 22, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014, Flying Leap Vineyards, Inc. was recognized as a 2014 Success Award Winner by the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network in the annual Success Award program for small business success. The Arizona Small Business Development Center Network is Arizona’s largest and most accessible statewide source of assistance for small businesses in every stage of development. Each year the Network highlights and honors some of Arizona’s brightest small business successes for the vital role that they play in our state’s economy. Flying Leap Vineyards, Inc. worked with the Microbusiness Advancement Center Small Business Development Center to achieve a higher level of success. Read their story below: Three former military pilots founded Flying Leap Vineyards, Inc. in 2010. These lifelong best friends with diverse backgrounds in the wine and farming industries – Mark Beres, Marc Moeller and Thomas Kitchens entered the Arizona wine business with a goal of developing a new brand based on local, self-sourced viticulture and high quality, small-batch winemaking. Flying Leap Vineyards is an Arizona domestic farm winery based in Santa Cruz County. The company specializes in customer and community service, and has extensive experience in operating wine tasting, fine art and retail sales operations …

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Darling Geomatic – 2014 Success Award Winner

April 21, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014, Darling Geomatics was recognized as a 2014 Success Award Winner by the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network in the annual Success Award program for small business success. The Arizona Small Business Development Center Network is Arizona’s largest and most accessible statewide source of assistance for small businesses in every stage of development. Each year the Network highlights and honors some of Arizona’s brightest small business successes for the vital role that they play in our state’s economy. Darling Geomatics worked with the Microbusiness Advancement Center Small Business Development Center to achieve a higher level of success. Read their story below: Mary Darling, principal owner of Darling Geomatics, didn’t dream of becoming a million dollar business owner. She evolved into the position serendipitously as the consulting firm she was working for grew too fast and lost it all. Darling started as a sole proprietor growing her business from scratch in 1997. After two years, her husband Richard joined the effort and they formed an S-Corporation. The couple cross trained each other, Mary with her wildlife biology background taught Richard how to identify endangered species of owls, desert tortoises falcons and more, while Richard, a land surveyor, …

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triARC Architecture and Design – 2014 Success Award Winner

April 18, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014, triARC Architecture and Design was recognized as a 2014 Success Award Winner by the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network in the annual Success Award program for small business success. The Arizona Small Business Development Center Network is Arizona’s largest and most accessible statewide source of assistance for small businesses in every stage of development. Each year the Network highlights and honors some of Arizona’s brightest small business successes for the vital role that they play in our state’s economy. triARC Architecture and Design worked with the Maricopa Community Colleges Small Business Development Center to achieve a higher level of success. Read their story below: Three partners began triARC Architecture and Design in 2006 enjoying immediate success and began to hiring staff. Their business continued to soar in 2008 when the economy came to a halt giving them a false sense of security. In 2010, the recession hit triARC and billings plummeted. The decision was made for one partner to leave in May of 2011 since the business could not sustain all three. In September 2011, partners Jill Hamblen and Marlene Seitz met Maricopa Community College SBDC Business Analyst Michael D’Hoostelaere in a business-mentoring program. At …

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Gila Valley Polaris – 2014 Success Award Winner

April 17, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014, Gila Valley Polaris was recognized as a 2014 Success Award Winner by the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network in the annual Success Award program for small business success. The Arizona Small Business Development Center Network is Arizona’s largest and most accessible statewide source of assistance for small businesses in every stage of development. Each year the Network highlights and honors some of Arizona’s brightest small business successes for the vital role that they play in our state’s economy. Gila Valley Polaris worked with the Eastern Arizona College Small Business Development Center to achieve a higher level of success. Read their story below: Who could have guessed that a first date on a Polaris quad would turn into a marriage and eventually purchasing and owning their own Polaris dealership, but that is exactly how things turned out for Lance and Terri Shupe, owners of Gila Valley Polaris in Safford. “Our first date was literally me on the back of Lance’s quad, running out through the desert and him showing off doing wheelies” says Terri. Since that date, the Shupe’s have had a long history throughout their life together with Polaris off-road vehicles so their eventually having …

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Pizzicletta – 2014 Success Award Winner

April 16, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014, Pizzicletta was recognized as a 2014 Success Award Winner by the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network in the annual Success Award program for small business success. The Arizona Small Business Development Center Network is Arizona’s largest and most accessible statewide source of assistance for small businesses in every stage of development. Each year the Network highlights and honors some of Arizona’s brightest small business successes for the vital role that they play in our state’s economy. Pizzicletta worked with the Coconino Community College Small Business Development Center to achieve a higher level of success. Read their story below: Pizzicletta is the first business Caleb Schiff has owned and the only kitchen he has ever managed. He wanted a restaurant to be a size that would enable him to succeed by giving him the ability to oversee all aspects of a fledging business. Schiff wanted to have hands not only in the dough, but the hiring, bookkeeping, purchasing, and all the while having attention to detail. He wanted to know his way around every physical and fiscal nook and cranny. The simple menu and overall size of Pizziclettta allowed him to do just that, and equally …

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Thompson-Wimmer – 2014 Success Award Winner

April 15, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014, Thompson-Wimmer, Inc. was recognized as a 2014 Success Award Winner by the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network in the annual Success Award program for small business success. The Arizona Small Business Development Center Network is Arizona’s largest and most accessible statewide source of assistance for small businesses in every stage of development. Each year the Network highlights and honors some of Arizona’s brightest small business successes for the vital role that they play in our state’s economy. Thompson-Wimmer, Inc. worked with the Cochise College Small Business Development Center to achieve a higher level of success. Read their story below: Unmanned Aviation and Global Security are Thompson-Wimmer’s core corporate pillars. They are committed to providing smart solutions to the challenges faced in unmanned aircraft technology integration and pioneering methodologies in global security. Guided by their strong commitment to excellence within these arenas, Thompson-Wimmer Inc. desires to lead the way to a safer global culture and more robust global economy. As a small business located in Sierra Vista, Arizona they are well adept in performing research and training for industry and government clients. According to Brian Wimmer, Owner, Thompson-Wimmer, Inc. is a leader in innovative services that …

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