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Walter Holm: A pillar of produce

Walter Holm

My dad’s biography recounted in Peplow’s 1958 History of Arizona, Pollock’s 1964 Arizona’s Men of Achievement and the Produce New’s July 1964’s “Who’s Who in the Produce Business” describe his beginnings and growth in the fresh produce business. Since biographical references offer factual “sound bites” and little humanity, I shall tell about Walter Holm the man and my father with ... Read More »

Panda Express now open


Panda Express, the fastest growing Chinese restaurant chain in the country is now open and serving delicious food to Santa Cruz County. Panda Express the creation of restaurateur Andrew Cherng employs 17,000, with more than 1,000 restaurants in 37 states is a welcome addition to the local landscape of eateries. Located next to Chase Bank on Mariposa Avenue, the restaurant ... Read More »

Downtown McDonalds now open


Local food icon in Downtown Nogales has now reopened for business. The location was shutdown earlier this year for a short period of time in order to build a brand new location with a variety of modern advances. Following is a excerpt from a previous article: It’s been a year and a half since LeAnn Richards acquired the Nogales McDonalds ... Read More »



Associate Members • Agencia Aduanal Martinez • Agencia Aduanal Mayer • Agri-Packing Supply, Inc. • AMHPAC • Associate Brokerage Co. • Atlas International CHB • Baugh Supply Chain Cooperative • Bay Area Produce, Inc. • Bernardi & Associates, Inc. • C & R Fresh, LLC • C.M.M.V., LLC • Capin-Vyborny • Carcione’s ... Read More »


By Luis F. Parra, Esq. A challenge to the Nogales Produce Distribution Industry is Rio Grande Valley’s fast-growing food import market as well as the recent announcement by Mexican Secretary of Transportation of Mexico’s plan to complete a highway through the Sierra Madre that began in 2005 and is now projected to be completed by the end of 2012. Earlier ... Read More »


Even though Thanksgiving has come and gone, some Holiday observations are in order. Surfing the web recently, I came across an interesting word picture: Imagine the population of the world reduced proportionately to a village of 100 people. Eighty folks in the village would live in poverty. Seventy wouldn’t be able to read or write. Half of the village would ... Read More »

Patty Garcia celebrates Fifth year Anniversary with SCC Recorders Office

Patty Garcia fifth year anniversary

Patty Garcia recently celebrated her five-year anniversary with the Santa Cruz County Recorders Office, where she received a plaque and recognition at a Board of Supervisors meeting. Garcia is a local of Santa Cruz County and a graduate of Nogales High School. “I initially applied and was hired on a temporary basis but within two weeks, I was asked to ... Read More »

Horne ford and education

Horne Ford dealership delivers a very rare and unique purchase

For the last two months, Horne Ford and the Ford Motor Company helped support local schools through a partnership with General Mills popular Box Tops for Education® (BTFE) program. Ford, the first automotive company to partner with General Mills on its Box Tops for Education® (BTFE) initiative, kicked off a two-month program on October 3rd, which aims to generate $1 ... Read More »

Expo Proveeduría, Nogales 2011


“Expo Proveeduría, Nogales 2011”, a business expo hosted in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico on the 16th and 17th of November 2011. The purpose of the expo was to connect large “maquilardas” and established manufacturers in the state of Sonora with possible providers of goods, commercial or business. The event focused on connecting local and regional businesses and forge new relationship that ... Read More »

119 years in mercantile

The Escalada Brothers, above, in front of the downtown Nogales store circa 1928. Louis, Manuel and Jose Escalada, right circa 1953. Tila Escalada, below, inside the store still attending customers after 119 years since it’s opening.

In the late 1800s two young men, Manuel and Leocadio Escalada embarked on a long voyage across the seas looking for the land of opportunity. The travelers were only boys, Manuel was only 15 and Leocadio was 13. Their family, which included eight siblings, suffered hard times and were encouraged by their parents to across the vast ocean to seek ... Read More »

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