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Trish Soto - Safeguard Business Systems

Trish Soto – Safeguard Business Systems

It is with great pleasure that I extend my warmest greetings to all. I am a proud Tucson native, the Account Manager at Safeguard, and a firm advocate for community strength. I am honored to have the opportunity to connect with such a vibrant and dynamic community through the Marana Chamber of Commerce. For over…

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Marana Little League

Marana Little League

Community Marana Little League is a non-profit organization that has proudly served the area of Northwest Marana since 1987. Our league offers softball and baseball for youth ages 4-14 in the Spring and Fall. Our boundaries include the neighborhoods of Gladden Farms, San Lucas, Saguaro Bloom, Rancho Marana, Avra Valley, and Picture Rocks. We participate in…

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Diana Madaras - Madaras Gallery

Diana Madaras – Madaras Gallery

“I cannot adequately express my gratitude for this amazing life. Thank you for supporting the Gallery and giving me the freedom to express my deep love for the Southwest through my art.” Message from Diana: When I arrived in Tucson 47 years ago, I had no idea I would become an artist. Now, I’m not…

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Ron Beaton - Tucson Grill Cleaning Company

Ron Beaton – Tucson Grill Cleaning Company

As Guest Editors, we’re excited to share the story of Tucson Grill Cleaning Company – a passionate, expert team dedicated to elevating your grilling experience. BBQ ADVENTURE  Our journey began with a love of barbecue, quickly recognizing the need for specialized grill cleaning and repair beyond routine maintenance. 10 years on, we’re not just cleaning grills, we’re rejuvenating…

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Jynnifer Dodson - The Patch Boys of Greater Tucson

Jynnifer Dodson – The Patch Boys of Greater Tucson

As we step into the period just beyond the New Year, our focus shifts to embracing the opportunities and aspirations that come with a fresh start. It’s a time to assess our goals, and set the tone for the months ahead. In the spirit of renewal, consider giving your living space some attention and care!…

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Elisa Montoya - Magnolia Street Soap Mill

Elisa Montoya – Magnolia Street Soap Mill

Hi ya’ll! I am Elisa Montoya, soapmaker and owner of Magnolia Street Soap Mill. The idea to start a home-based business was born in 2015 in my hometown of Del Rio, TX. I had a friend interested in natural hygiene products and was on the hunt to find a castile bar of soap in my small town. The…

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Nick and Sarah Thorne - The Ranch Baseball llc Legends Tucson

Nick and Sarah Thorne – The Ranch Baseball LLC/Legends Tucson

Innovating Youth Baseball in Marana As former college athletes deeply rooted in Marana, Sarah and I have always valued the impact of sports on youth development. This shared passion led us to create Legends Tucson, introducing the dynamic and innovative SpeedBall program to our community. Our experiences in competitive sports have given us unique insights…

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Matt Duffy - StretchLab

Matt Duffy – StretchLab

My greatest calling in life has always been helping people and I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside my family in doing just that. We have had the tremendous opportunity to open the first three StretchLab locations in Tucson. StretchLab specializes in customized one-on-one assisted stretching. I have a personal training background and my wife…

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Kitrisha Rasmussen - Three Keys Tattoo

Kitrisha Rasmussen – Three Keys Tattoo

Three Keys Tattoo is an all-female tattoo and piercing shop here in Marana. Family run, our goal is to give our clients a fun and relaxing experience, where art comes first. You are your own best work of art, after all. We consist of our senior artist, Kitrisha Rasmussen, a jr. artist, Daisy Bustamente-Lopez, and…

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Brian Platt - The Pasta Shop Restaurant

Brian Platt – The Pasta Shop Restaurant

Opening The Pasta Shop was a journey that began when I was just a teenager, scrubbing pots and pans in the kitchen of The Contessa, an Italian eatery that used to be located just a quarter mile away from The Pasta Shop now. It was there that I discovered my love for the culinary arts.…

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