NOVEMBER 14, 2012

How many businesses have announced closings or layoffs since Obama won a second term?

Do elections have consequences? If you have been paying attention to the financial markets, you might think so. However, stock prices are not the only thing taking a hit. It appears that the job market is also suffering. The following major corporations have announced layoffs in America (links take you to news stories about the layoffs – with details from the companies): (The Blaze).


Loss of Prop. 116

PHOENIX – "Arizona’s small business job creators experienced a very discouraging and disappointing election night. As the prospects for repealing and replacing the federal health-care law faded, we also learned that Proposition 116 had failed — attracting only 43.5 percent of the vote in Arizona.

NOVEMBER 14, 2012

Scottsdale wants to connect shoppers with local businesses on Small Business Saturday

Scottsdale is encouraging small businesses and consumers to connect through the newly-created Small Business Saturday Scottsdale Facebook page. The page was created for Scottsdale’s recognition of Small Business Saturday, a national push encouraging people to “shop small” on Nov. 24.

Business to Business

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Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing, locally owned and operated, for an appointment by Nov. 30, 2012 and receive a video inspection on your sewer/septic mainline at no charge. “There is a reason they call us Mr.” 602-258-0599.

At Desert Dog Spa, they love pets, they appreciate your business and they look forward to fulfilling your grooming needs Tues. through Sat., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Set an appointment by calling 480-595-2231 and find them at 6554 E. Cave Creek Rd.

Rancho Madera, in the heart of Cave Creek, offers two one-story floor plans and one two-story plan. Prices range from the low 290s to 340s. Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 6231 E. Mark Way, Cave Creek Call 480-422-0655 or visit

Saba’s Mediterranean (located in The Galleria on Hum Road in Carefree) is the place to go in the North Valley for authentic Middle-Eastern fare that will make your taste buds sing with delight. For more info and reservations call 480-575-6574.

At Morris, Hall & Kinghorn, P.L.L.C., they find many estate plans contain errors that could result in beneficiaries losing a portion of their inheritance. To schedule your free consultation visit or call 888-804-5340.

Locally owned and operated, Black Mountain Transportation serves North Scottsdale, Carefree, Cave Creek and Desert Mountain. Ask about their airport flat rate – 15% off your first airport ride if you mention their ad in this issue. Call 480-251-6727.