Flooded out businesses, property owners can get SBA loans

Alfred Armstrong

Parts of Tempe were submerged in the September floods.

Business and property owners that were damaged by tape-record rainfall and flooding on Sept. 8 can easily grab low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Little Firm Administration.

The SBA approved Gov. Jan Brewer’s disaster status application for Maricopa, Pinal, Pima, Gila, Yuma, Yavapai and Yuma counties after the storms deluged the claim location very early last month.

Businesses and nonprofits can easily grab low-interest loans of up $2 million to fix or switch out damaged property and equipment. Homeowoners can easily grab loans up to $200,000 and renters up to $40,000, according to the SBA.

The storm poured as considerably as 5 inches of rain on Section for the Valley establishing an all-time record.

The state’s 11-member congressional delegation likewise wrote the SBA backing Brewer’s request.

“This will certainly allow Arizona businesses and family members to rebuild adhering to the recent flooding that caused considerable damage to our community,” said U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.

The SBA is establishing up help facilities along with loan counselors in Phoenix, Mesa and Glendale.

Mike Sunnucks writes concerning residential and commercial actual estate, government, law, sports Firm and office issues.

New Smooth(ie) Wine Comes to Valley

There is not anything much better compared to finding brand-new means to take pleasure in wine!

But, a smoothie?


Luci’s Healthy and balanced Marketplace has actually introduced unique, revitalizing “Luci’s white wine Smoothies” in recent months. Offered in 2 flavors – Orange Crème and Strawberry Chocolate Crème – the cocktails are gain by mixing lotion white wine along with ice and expenditure merely $5.99 each. The smoothies are earned from Wineheart’s Vinoleche, which is likewise Offered in many flavors by the bottle at Luci’s. And a bonus – they are Offered in dairy products or non-dairy products varieties!

Luci’s Healthy and balanced Marketplace is a café, coffee bar and marketplace that features high quality normal and normal product and services from reputable regional and neighborhood vendors, featuring meats, seafood, dairy, cheeses, snacks, entrees, white wine and beer, supplements, cosmetics, infant care, puppy care, cleaning, presents and more.

Top of the Phoenix lists: Public Relations Agencies

Tempe-based Zion & Zion gained it 4 in a row as the No. 1 on the People Relations Firms list, published this month by the Phoenix Firm Journal.

The listing was placed by variety of neighborhood People relations employees. Zion & Zion showed 28 PR employees, while runner-up LaneTerralever owned 28 and Allison+Partners owned 22.

Click the image over to notice a slide prove to of the the best 5 People relations Firms in the Phoenix area.

The complete lists are readily available to print edition subscribers. Inspect out page 27 in today’s paper. The listing is additionally readily available online at www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/topic/lists. Non-subscribers will certainly notice the list’s best five. Subscribers will certainly notice the complete listing along with 27 PR firms.

For a complete year’s worth of Phoenix Firm Diary research, Inspect out our 2014 Schedule of Lists. It’s readily available in print and data download formats.

To contain your Firm on a survey With one or much more of our 110-plus lists, call me at dbrown@bizjournals.com or phone call 602-308-6511.

On set with “The Trigger”

Making a film is never ever merely regarding the finished product. Especially in the indie world, a film set serves as an area to do homework, build a network, grab recognized, develop a core team, and even grab a workout. (Hey, everyone that happens to be on set moves the furniture once the Director says to!)

Recently Snowbird Ghosttown LLC (aka Christopher Bradley) teamed up along with Brian Kiefling of Madu Productions to create “The Trigger.” The film explores the instinct to save each others from the dark globe of alcohol addiction and recovery, sometimes at the expense of our own lives. It is written and directed by Christopher Bradley, and stars Slade Pierce and Julia Severance.

The discussions between Snowbird Ghosttown and Madu started at this year’s Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival in June. Bradley wanted to job quickly, along with a objective of obtaining the rest of the pre-production job finish in merely 5 weeks. They ran in to snags, and it was durable to offer the cast and crew enough notice to take time off from their day jobs. In fact, because they had to begin filming a bit later compared to hoped for, filming spilled over in to the initial week of the school year. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem, however the lead actor, Julia Severance, had to film in short bursts each afternoon prior to going house to do her school work.

Another of the consequences of a short pre-production period was that locations didn’t necessarily have actually time to fully commit. At one point, Kiefling and Bradley found themselves scouting locations for the exact same day’s scene, however were able to magically pull every little thing together. As is regularly the case on an independent set, most cast and crew job a full time task in addition to filming, so making the filming book should have actually seemed love an workout in theoretical mathematics. Plus, because it was a SAG/AFTRA set, the quantity of paperwork alone was as thick as the script. Each day.

The film had the normal catastrophes we hear regarding on set: they lost the sound guy because of an injury in the initial weekend of filming, they had to reduce one of the lead’s shooting book since she had to go to school, they had to rent much more equipment compared to expected, they lost a location, and they were functioning on open sets, which gained it every one of the much more challenging.

But through it all, passion perseveres. As Kiefling said, “once the job is done, there is still job to be done.” The objective for “The Trigger” is next year’s festival circuit, then locking down distribution. The crew really came with each other for this one, and a few newcomers actually shone. Marlon Hawkins that served as the Second AD, particularly garnered respect. Even once the initial AD was off set, Hawkins gained a seamless transition and did wonders once he was left in charge on some quite challenging days.

One thing runs constant on indie film sets, and it’s the quantity of effort everyone puts in. They job a normal job, after that come and job on set for 8 or 12 hours. They put every one of their focus in to the film for the three weeks they’re filming. And once I ask each Producer just what they’ll do as quickly as they wrap, they every one of offer the exact same one word answer that Kiefling did: “Sleep.”

They’re on Instagram at thetriggermovie and Facebook under “The Trigger.” Examine out the 2 to preserve up to date as the film moves in to post-production.

Grumpy Cat sees her first Grump-o-Lantern today, and was not happy (Video)

Famed sculptor Ray Villafane, right, shows off his Grumpy Feline pumpkin carving along with the famous kitten and her human Tabatha Bundesen.

Grumpy Feline came face to face along with her Grump-o-Lantern likeness today at a Surprise PetSmart, and not surprisingly, she was not impressed.

Surprise-based sculptor Ray Villafane, dubbed the Picasso of pumpkin carving, was tasked along with turning Grumpy Cat’s cute, frowny face in to a pumpkin carving. The docile Feline merely looked at the carving and laid her head spine down on her bed after the unveiling.

“My target was to make Grumpy Feline smile,” said Villafane, that induces artistically-carved pumpkins at his Villafane Studios.

Friskies gave the design, and the time-lapse, step-by-step video of the hour-long carving procedure can be seen here.

The exclusive grumpy Halloween stencil is offered to download here. Followers are encouraged to discuss photos of their job through social media utilizing #Grumpkin.

“This is yet another interactive point we can easily do along with the fans,” said Tabatha Bundesen, that describes herself as Grumpy Cat’s human.

The famous grumpy cat, that lives in Morristown northwest of Phoenix, is now 2.5 years old and her family is reaping the incentives of her famous frown. Her real name is Tardar Sauce, and her owner said she’s actually not grumpy at all.

“Grumpy Feline was born a star,” Bundesen said. “It’s amazing.”

It’s been a wild ride since a Reddit photo and YouTube video of the petulant Feline turned in to an internet sensation in 2012 and a fast-growing firm for the owner’s family.

Tabatha and her brother and firm manager Bryan Bundesen have actually due to the fact that quit their jobs and job complete time for the family business, Grumpy Feline Ltd.

It’s Bryan’s initial time spine in Arizona due to the fact that he took the original photo and video and place it online.

Hayley Ringle covers technology and startups for the Phoenix firm Journal.