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Greater Tucson Leadership visit to Nogales creates positive image

Nogales, AZ—The Greater Tucson Leadership (GTL) organization visited Nogales last Friday for an up-close and positive view of the economic potential and impacts the City of Nogales and the entire border has on the Tucson region and the State of Arizona. “There are still many people in other communities north of here that have a negative perception of Nogales and ... Read More »

Women told us what they wanted

BY Heather Dodge Over the years it became increasingly clear that most women prefer gynecologists and obstetricians who, like themselves, are women. National statistics bear this out. Now Mariposa Community Health Center in Nogales offers the full range of expert services by all women OB/GYN providers. Dr. Pilar Baquero and Dr. Erica Simon, plus their excellent team of assistants, are ... Read More »

Tooth truths tidbits & a commencement address

CONTRIBUTED Teeth function like rebar in concrete, reinforcing your jaw-bone.  Losing a single tooth results in a 40% to 60% loss of this bone.  The lower jaw, otherwise known as the mandible, is a horseshoe shaped bone with a dual hinges.  Located slightly in front of your ears, one can sometimes hear the clicking and popping of a damaged joint ... Read More »

Hospitalists program

BY DAVID RAMIREZ MATUS For several years the Carondelet Health Network has adopted a new and revolutionary system of servicing patients through its Hospitalists program. These are hospital-based physicians that manage the care of patients during their stay. The hospitalists manage the inpatient stay from admission through discharge, overseeing and coordinating the care, dealing with medical records, answering any questions, keeping ... Read More »

From humble beginnings

BY DAVID RAMIREZ MATUS James “Jimmy” Edward Chamberlain was born on the Yerba Buena Ranch near Kino Springs just outside of the city of Nogales. With the odds stacked against him and only a fifth grade education, Chamberlain, at the young age of 14, set out to move into the city to look for work. Chamberlain had settled down working for the Puchi ... Read More »

Pioneers, business & melons

BY DAVID RAMIREZ MATUS The story of one of the pioneers of local produce business starts in the early 1930’s when Al Harrison and his brother, Robert, owned a wholesale company named Harrison Brothers in the Los Angeles, California area. Harrison struggled to acquire decent quality fruits and vegetables, which a large majority was being transported from Florida to California through ... Read More »

What’s available locally

CONTRIBUTED Mexico is a country that enjoys plenty of sunshine, precipitation, fertile soil and a variety of growing regions and microclimates, making it an ideal place for the cultivation of a huge variety of fresh, high-quality fruits and vegetables. Search for suppliers currently carrying produce you’re interested in. Beans: One of the longest-cultivated plants, have been grown for six thousand ... Read More »

U.S. – Mexico Trade Reached $460 Billion

CONTRIBUTED U.S. – Mexico Trade Reached a Record – Breaking of $460 Billion in 2011 It has now been 18 years since the NAFTA began to expand trade across the North American region, providing a substantial boost to its competitiveness in the global economy, and strengthening the relationships between Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Since NAFTA entered into force, ... Read More »

Young but experienced

BY JOSEPH WRIGHT When Charlie Sandoval Sr. and his son Charlie “Chach” Jr. started the company MACC Produce, L.L.C. 2 years ago, the idea was to make it a family business. They wanted the name to represent just that. MACC stands for Mary(Charlie Sr.’s wife), Andriena(their daughter), Chach, and Charlie. A creative little anagram that came together pretty well. Although ... Read More »

Action needed

CONTRIBUTED What does international business mean for Santa Cruz County, is a question that most of us do not ask ourselves very often.  Especially if we are not in the business where wes ee it as a trade that has been around our entire lives and something that is commonplace, as we drive by the hundreds of local warehouses, and ... Read More »

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