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The year was 1996. Fountain Hills, a community that was incorporated in 1989, had a population of 15,442, large enough for H&R Block to decide to open a local office and save the residents from the inconvenience of going to Scottsdale to get their tax returns prepared.

The Clarksons have been operating the Allstate insurance agency in Fountain Hills for 45 years, but the family is more than just an insurance provider in town. They are one of Fountain Hills’ first families.

With New Year’s resolutions in full swing now that 2021 is finally underway, those seeking to get into a healthier lifestyle might want to check out the new business in town, Fountain Hills Medical Spa.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on every aspect of day-to-day life, including the world of business. From big box stores to mom-and-pop shops, in cities big and small, the impact of COVID-19 was felt by businessowners across the board.

“Eat Healthy, Live Well” is the motto and mantra of one of the newest restaurants here in Fountain Hills, Papaya’z Crepe and Juice bar.

Longtime Fountain Hills business LeBaron Cleaners has moved from its previous location on Palisades Blvd. to 13212 N. Saguaro Blvd. Suite 103.

Renovations are nearly complete at Lakeshore Hotel & Suites and General Manager Stephen Lowe said he is excited for visitors, and the community, to see what the overhaul has to offer.

Big 3 Sports Memorabilia has expanded, offering additional display space and setting up shop for Fountain Coins.

Car, motorcycle and military vehicle enthusiasts can get revved up for the eighth annual Gila River Hotels & Casinos Concours in the Hills, a Scuderia Southwest event, on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fountain Park. Organizers of the free, family-friendly 2021 event promis…

Classy-Jazzy has been a prominent business on the Avenue of the Fountains ever since Park Place was built, and now the owners of the upscale “cutique” has expanded their business space.

The We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is introducing its new roster of talented chefs that are creating inventive cuisine at Ember steakhouse, Ahnala Mesquite Room, WKP Sports & Entertainment sports bar, The Buffet, The Market and other outlets throughout the brand new casino and adjoining AAA Four…

The goal of the newest restaurant in Fountain Hills is to make sure that every customer that comes through the door has a unique personal experience that acts as a little vacation from their day.

A new business here in Fountain Hills is hoping to get the word out that they have a product that can make any surface waterproof and a garage floor any color imaginable.

On Nov. 10, WaFd Bank Arizona donated $20,000 to Extended Hands Food Bank through its WaFd Foundation granting arm. The WaFd Foundation’s purpose is to facilitate direct giving to community-based nonprofits serving low- and moderate-income individuals’ needs. Over the past 12 months, the loc…

Spooner Physical Therapy is celebrating 25 years of serving the Fountain Hills community. Since 1995, Spooner Physical Therapy leadership says the business has been the Fountain Hills community’s first stop for musculoskeletal care and rehabilitation.

Fountain Hills Barber Shop has a new full-time barber, but he’s a face winter customers will likely recognize. John Virgoni has relocated to the area and, moving forward, his chair will be accepting customers year-round.

MCO Realty has announced Erin Young has joined the company as a new real estate sales executive.

Saguaro Dockside, located on Saguaro Lake, is celebrating its grand re-opening, introducing a refurbished gift shop and beer/wine bar to go along with its signature Desert Belle boat tours.

With the 2020 election just over a month away, the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce wants to make the East Valley Chamber of Commerce Voting Guide available to all residents. The voting guide outlines information about two upcoming items on the Nov. 3 ballot, Proposition 207 and Proposition 208.

The Adero Scottsdale resort, set to debut on Oct. 15, has announced the appointment of Bryan Dillon, MCFE, CHM as its director of Chef and B. Leading culinary operations across the resort, including the signature restaurant Cielo, Dillon will oversee menu development, in-room dining and cate…

Arizona Business Advisors (AZBA) and The Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce will host a series of business roundtables, aimed at understanding the impact the pandemic has had on local businesses and how they may best emerge from it.

The Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce is planning a “New Member Parade” for Sept. 17 at 8 a.m. at the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce. This event, which is a first of its kind for the local chamber, is designed to be a unique way to showcase the new members who have joined in the year of 2020.

Anyone looking to show off their Fountain Hills pride can find “The Fountain at 50” swag on sale at BoGo Promotions. The local store is located at 11881 N. Saguaro Blvd., or items for the Fountain at 50 celebration can be found online at bogopromotion.com. There is a tab for “Fountain at 50 …

MJD Barber Shop has opened for business, bringing owner Alex Aranbayev’s two decades’ worth of experience to Fountain Hills.

Linda Fitzpatrick began her culinary career founding Wild Wife Natural Mexican Foods, Inc. about five years back, a business she’s kept running full steam ahead since moving to Fountain Hills three years ago.

Dr. Kaveh Karandish has announced that the Fountain Hills Pediatric and Internal Medicine practice has now merged with the 4C Medical Group and relocated to their office at the Fountain Hills Medical Center, 16838 E. Palisades Blvd. (Building C, suite 153).

Otis Architecture + Interiors, located at 16845 E. Avenue of the Fountains #107, has a new honor under its belt. Karen Otis and her team have been singled out for their work with BUILD’s sixth annual Architecture Awards. Otis Architecture + Interiors received two honors this year including “…

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The M. Parlor Salon is officially open for business, welcoming customers to it Park Place location at 16845 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Suite D100.

Owner Glen Roberts has seen a lot of vehicles roll in and out of The Finishing Touch Body Shop over the years and, celebrating its 40th year in town, he doesn’t expect the business to slow down anytime soon.

Allshouse Home Watch Services has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association for the second year. The NHWA was formed in 2009 in order to “establish and maintain the highest industry standards for Home Watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and …

With a newly rescheduled date for the 2020 Chamber Gala, the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce has announced the slate of nominees for the 2020 Chamber Gala Awards. Over the past few months the Chamber had open nominations for community members to nominate business professionals for a varie…

Small businesses across the country are feeling the pinch from COVID-19. From those working with skeleton crews to those forced to close through the pandemic, the coronavirus outbreak is going to be tough to recover from in more ways than one.

Most local folks know Desert Dog Offroad Adventures for their hummer and buggy tours, but owners Jay and Michelle Hoff hope customers will drop by more often now that they’ve opened a brand new storefront tailored to outdoor enthusiasts.

Aesthetic Elegance and Wellness owner Ellen Mackay said her local medical spa (medspa) offers a variety of services, including everything from Botox and Dysport to fillers, B12, Myers IV, Kybella and more. The business is located at 16810 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Suite 114, and can be rea…

Fountain Hills banks are taking measures to keep customers and staffs safe during the coronavirus crisis.