Category: Work + Thrive

Wildcat Weekend

Getting the most out of a college-town vacation in Tucson, AZ |By Mish DeCarlo |Photos by Brielle Farmer Immediately after landing at Tucson International Airport, a sign welcomes you with the words “Welcome to Tucson. Home of the Wildcats.” On my first trip to the city, I giddily pointed the sign out to my mom,… Read more »

Tucson Neighborhood Guide

A sunset in Barrio Viejo in Tucson, AZ

With a range of price points, home styles, and locations, there’s a dream Tucson neighborhood for everyone. Find yours. Neighborhood? District? Home cluster? It’s hard to decide exactly how to draw the lines around where people live. But let’s not get hung up on terminology. If you’re wondering where to live in Tucson, we’ve got… Read more »

Work Smart: Professional Development Guide

Aspiring entrepreneurs talk at a Startup Tucson event in Tucson, AZ

Take advantage of these professional development networks in Tucson, Arizona |By Mish DeCarlo We all have to work, and we all want to thrive. Tucson is becoming increasingly attractive for young professionals due to reasonable housing costs, a steadily growing economy, and connected communities. Tucson offers many resources for professionals and entrepreneurs that encourage growth,… Read more »

Developing Roots in Tucson

Downtown Tucson with colorful lights taken at night.

Doing our part to make our city the best place to work and live | By The Chamber Edge Phenomenal outdoor experiences, an impressive arts and cultural community, exceptional higher education programs, diversity in housing communities and growing industry sectors are common drivers for bringing people to Tucson. In fact, Tucson’s been getting more national… Read more »

Tucson’s Atomic Ranches

A flat-roof, brick home in the San Rafael Estates neighborhood of Tucson, Arizona

|By Louie Christensen |Photography by Brielle Farmer If you haven’t noticed, the Midcentury Modern look is back. Homes from this magical era are being splashed across architecture and lifestyle magazines, and home renovators and interior designers have caught on. Far from the glitz and glamor of the Hollywood hills (and it’s astronomical real estate prices)… Read more »

Local Business Spotlight: Carly Quinn Designs

Carly Quinn poses in a paint-splattered apron in front of tiles and paints at her studio, Carly Quinn Designs, in Tucson, Arizona.

| By Sarah Burton | Video by Amanda Oien & Brielle Farmer While going to school for a degree in fine arts, Carly Quinn was in need of a job and ended up working part time for a local artist making tile. What began as a way to pay the bills soon had her undivided… Read more »

Timeless Turquoise

Mac’s Indian Jewelry has stood the test of time Mac and Karen McPherson of Mac’sIndian Jewelry began selling authentic Native American jewelry from a table at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet in the mid 1970’s. Now, nearly 50 years later, their son Shane and his wife Danielle are continuing the family legacy, searching out unique,… Read more »

Local Business Spotlight: Active Fun at Arizona Zipline Adventures

|By Christian Wlach |Video by Kristen Brockel, Christian Wlach, and Brielle Farmer Emily Goff, along with two other Tucson-area locals, started Arizona Zipline Adventures (AZA) in 2016. Goff, who grew up on a cattle ranch in Oracle, AZ, saw the business as an opportunity to bring life back into a once-thriving community.  AZA is located… Read more »

Building a Community

Employees and residents come together to make the small town of La Posada | By Andrew Schaeffer To those looking in from the outside, La Posada might just seem like a senior living facility. However, on this sprawling one-acre campus in Green Valley, a friendly small town community is thriving. One of the largest employers… Read more »

New on the Block

Glass and concrete glass building against a cloudy sky with branches framing the top.

| By The Chamber Edge| Photo by Brielle Claire Photo The fact that major companies have chosen the metropolitan Tucson area as their home shows signs of more good things to come for our community. Caterpillar Surface Mining & Technology Division | Caterpillar announced their plans to relocate their Surface Mining & Technology Division to… Read more »