Bill's Newscast: Chick-Fil-A Is Coming to PV

06 November 2015  
Chick-Fil-A hopes to hire more than 40 people

Prescott Valley’s Crossroads Center is getting another shot in its economic development arm.  The Center off Highway 69 is already home to Sam’s Club, Cracker Barrel and the Men’s Wearhouse. Now a 45 hundred square foot Chick-Fil-A restaurant will be built next to the Carl’s Jr. restaurant.  Project Manager Ryan Robinson explains what the time frame is for this project. Robinson describes how the Crossroads Center was chosen for the new restaurant. Also at the Center, construction is underway on the new Ross Dress for Less retail store, which will located across from Sprouts.  

Prescott top named one of 10 best cities in the nation for Veteran entrepreneurs

Prescott is the only Arizona city on the top 10 list of best places in the nation for veteran entrepreneurs.  The new study was commissioned by the United Services Automobile Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes.  They identified areas that offer a robust veteran owned and small business environment.  Criteria included veteran owned and small businesses per capita, retirement tax climate and health resources.  Prescott, which is number 5 on the list, is described as a city that boasts the highest rate of veteran-owned businesses on the list at nearly twice the national average.  It also has strong job growth, higher than average veteran wage growth and higher than average numbers of small and very small businesses per capita.  The list is available online at usaa.com.

PVPD part of Hopeline grant to help family violence victims

The Prescott Valley Police Department Family Violence Unit has received a grant to replace damaged or lost cell phones.  As part of the nationwide Hopeline grant, the Department was recently awarded 30 cell phones from Verizon Wireless company.  Phones are often damaged or lost when a victim is attempting to get away from an abusive relationship.  Phone service can be also be interrupted if a victim is facing financial hardships in a difficult transitional period.  Detective James Tobin says the unit is expected to issue phones to victims in the upcoming weeks.  Each Verizon Hopeline pre-paid phone has voice mail capability and can be used for up to 3 thousand anytime minutes and 9 thousand text messages.  Hopeline supports programs and initiatives across the nation that aim to end domestic violence.

The Humboldt School Board will be setting a vision for the District

Questions the Board will be discussing on the vision involve the critical skills students need to be successful in the workforce, key shifts in society that are driving a need to rethink education and what 21st Century readiness looks like.  The vision will be discussed as part of a retreat, which starts at 9 Monday morning at the District Transportation Facility on Robert Road in Prescott Valley.  Other agenda items include the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee, closeout of last year’s Board goals and discussion of this year’s goals.  No action will be taken on any of these items.    



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