Small Business Retirement Plans

Tips to avoid extra taxes and maximize deductions By Paul Breslau, Breslau Insurance & Benefits Inc.   Many small business retirement plans are needlessly paying taxes because of inefficient 401(k) plan design or no plan at all. Are you falling victim to extra taxes?   Large employers typically have a 401(k) plan because it is a relatively low-cost employee benefit that a large business is expected ...

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Beyond Bookkeeping

Business Bookkeeping Resolution offers accounting, payroll, tax preparation and advisory services By Heather Maxwell, Executive Director, Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce   The mission of Business Bookkeeping Resolution is to empower business owners to be more successful and more in control of their business finances without taking their focus away from core and revenue-generating activities. Edina Hali ...

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Fine Farriers

Pieh Tool Company carries on a family legacy in horseshoeing and blacksmithing   By Eric Newman When Bill Pieh, founder of Centaur Forge Farrier and Blacksmith Supply, passed away in 2000, his youngest daughter, Amy, took it upon herself to continue the family legacy. Though the family sold Burlington, Wisconsin-based Centaur in 2002 – 42 years after its founding in 1960 – she is still a mainstay in th ...

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Rock Of All Ages

Students from 6 to 86 find their inner tunesmiths at Rhapsody School of Music   By Madison Rutherford Upon entering Rhapsody School of Music in Anthem, patrons will immediately notice the kaleidoscope of colorful electric guitars that grace the left wall. Hang a right to head down a narrow hallway lined with practice rooms where various brass, string, percussion and piano lessons take place. On a recen ...

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Classroom View

Anthem art teacher Kyra Kalageorgie leads by example   By Niki D’Andrea Kyra Kalageorgie is surrounded by sharks. Sharks with open mouths and sharp teeth, pointed noses rippled with scars, and big, dark, expressive eyes that seem to follow her every move. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. The sharks are in several of her paintings, which hang on the walls of the room in the Anthem charter school ...

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Field Goals

5 ways to coach your sales staff like a winning sports team   Special to 85086 Sales is a highly competitive field. People who sell for a living often face many rejections before receiving a “yes.” Coaching can be helpful to struggling salespeople, as shown by a recent Forbes article that reported many salespeople who quit cited a lack of coaches and mentors as one of the top reasons they bolted. Some ...

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Winter Gala Is Coming

2018 Business Award nominees announced   By Heather Maxwell On Saturday, December 8, the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce will once again roll out the red carpet for nearly 400 area business owners, leaders and residents for the 15th annual Business Awards ceremony. The black-tie-optional Winter Gala will be held in the Ironwood Ballroom at the Anthem Golf and Country Club, 2708 W. Anthem Club Drive. Va ...

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Off the Soundtrack

Musical Theatre of Anthem stages non-musical The Giver   By Kenneth LaFave For most of the year, Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is exactly what its name indicates: a company devoted to producing shows such as Cats and Les Misérables. The MTA opened its 2018-19 season with Footloose, and will close it with Sweeney Todd. But for a sliver of days between November 29 and December 2, it will drop the music ...

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Pet Project

Animals can get the ultimate “spaw” experience at The Groomery by PetSmart Special to 85085 An upscale, full-service pet grooming salon is coming to Anthem on September 8. The Groomery by PetSmart is a new, innovative store concept focused exclusively on providing pet grooming services such as baths, haircuts, blow-outs, paw maintenance and de-shedding treatments. The Groomery also offers pampering “spaw” s ...

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A Cool Business

AZ Perfect Comfort offers a wide range of HVAC systems and services AZ Perfect Comfort is a full-service air conditioning and heating company that installs and services a wide range of climate control and related systems including central air conditioners and heat pumps, water heaters, air purifiers, air cleaners, humidifiers, ventilators and other indoor air quality systems. The husband and wife team of Jo ...

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