Stories tagged: "business"


(Photo courtesy of Bukola Somide)
Arizona Tech Entrepreneur Talks About Building the Future of STEM

The Copper Courier spoke with Bukola Somide about her growing list of innovative inventions that aim to create more equitable access to science education.

Larry White in front of a Lo-Lo's restaurant
More Than Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles: Larry White’s Big Plans to Carry on His Family’s Legacy

The Copper Courier sat down with the owner of Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles to talk about his family’s legacy of food in Phoenix, and his plans for the future.

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic
After a Year of Stagnation, Cost of Living in Phoenix Catches up With Wage Increase

While wages increased at an average pace in 2020 and 2021, inflation stagnated one year and nearly doubled the next.

Michelle Eisen, fourth from right, a barista at the Buffalo, NY, Elmwood Starbucks location, the first Starbuck location to unionize, announces to the local Starbucks Workers United, employees of a local Starbucks, who were gathered at a local union hall to cast votes to unionize or not, a delay in the vote, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz. The NLRB delayed the vote due to an appeal by Starbucks. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Two Arizona Starbucks Are on the Path to Unionize

The nationwide wave of support for labor unions has hit 70 Starbucks stores in 21 states, including locations in Mesa and Phoenix.

Photo courtesy of Reg Madison Photography
Nearly Two Years Into the Pandemic, Theaters and Performers Adapting to the ‘New Normal’

For the first time in almost two years, theater companies are finding ways to make sure the show goes on.

Courtesy of Big Dill Marketing
Copper Food Truck Friday: Valley Trucks to Check out for Meals on the Go

Amid Arizona's third wave of the pandemic, we're highlighting some of the mobile food and beverage options available around the Valley.

Courtesy of The Flower Shop AZ
7 Questions With Greta Brandt of The Flower Shop AZ About How the Cannabis Industry Has Changed

Seven months after recreational marijuana sales first kicked off, things have changed for Arizona dispensaries.