A Tucson maker of temporary tattoos and several other Southern Arizona businesses and leaders have been named economic "champions" by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Andy Herr and his dad, Wendell Herr, of Dental Prosthetics Inc., confer on a diagnostic model in a work area in the Tucson office. The company also has a Mesa location.
Three generations operate Don's Hot Rod Shop: Don Toia Sr., left, grandson Don III and son Don Jr. The Toias have been selling high-performance auto parts since the 1970s. They are next to a 392 Chrysler Hemi Engine.
Howard Tuller and his father, Morton, have been in their family-owned trophy-shop business since 1955. Here they stand in their East 22nd Street location. Howard runs the day-to-day operations at two stores while Mort, 91, comes in to help out with trophy assembly.
In honor of Father's Day, the Star takes a look at some local father-son business partnerships to learn how they make it work.
Do you have a multigenerational business in the Tucson area or elsewhere in Southern Arizona?
Construction fencing runs down East Congress Street as work on the streetcar continues in downtown Tucson. Many businesses have suffered a dramatic decline in business.
The owner of Hydra Leather and More, a fashion clothing store, is trying to increase business by posting signs in her window offering discounts to construction workers in the area.
Looking west down East Congress Street, the construction on the streetcar tracks downtown stretches from Toole Avenue to Stone Avenue. Many businesses are in "survival mode."
The day that Zulema Toledo opened ZT Boutique in its new spot on North Fourth Avenue, a chain-link fence went up in front of it.
Downtown businesses will have to wait another two weeks for a new tool to help redevelop downtown -a central business district that will allow for their taxes to be abated.