Chandler Business Spotlight: YoYo Factory

By: Sally J. Clasen When Benjamin “Benny” McPhee and Hans “YoHans” Van Dan Elzen go to work they “walk the dog” and “pop the clutch.” But their tricks of the trade are all in the name of the toy business. In 2004, the two yo-yo enthusiasts and professionals (both have won multiple national and…

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Chandler Local Bite Spotlight: The Kind Bean

By Angela Muniz Kindness matters in life. It also matters in business, say Clay and Jen Novick, husband/wife owners of The Kind Bean, a neighborhood café they opened in 2017 that serves coffee, specialty drinks, grab-n-go breakfast and lunch, and handmade sweets. The self-proclaimed foodies, who met…

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6 Chandler Spots for Beer-To-Go

By Michelle Jacoby Nothing ends a day of social distancing better than a cold beer enjoyed at home. Thankfully, a good brew isn’t out of reach thanks to a slew of Chandler breweries and restaurants offering pickup or curbside delivery of your favorite suds that can be brought home and served with…

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Chandler, AZ Virtual Backgrounds

Celebrate Your #ChandlerAZ pride with Your Own Chandler Video and Conference Call Background Keep Chandler close and celebrate your love for our community and create your very own Chandler, AZ background for your next video call. Whether you are looking for the perfect setting for your next virtual…

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Three Square with Kristen Drathman

By: Sally Clasen Kristen Drathman knows the lyrics to most songs from the ’70s and ’80s, but it’s the sounds of the future she’s hoping to perfect. Drathman is the youth music director at Chandler Center for the Arts, where she’s led a summer music camp for the last 10 years for kids age 7 to 14…

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