KRUE Industrial success story: Mike Obbema on the power of partnerships

KRUE Industrial success story: Mike Obbema on the power of partnerships

Success stories
"We build and maintain partnerships with the people who build and maintain everything else." Starting a business in the maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) industry, the single biggest challenge we faced was changing customers' views about how MRO can be performed. We've learned that our business model is sound and that once put into practice, our customers quickly become our best salespeople ...
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Local First Arizona: Empowering local businesses

Local First Arizona: Empowering local businesses

Success stories
Empowering local businesses When I started Local First Arizona (LFA), I wanted to be a voice for independent business owners like myself who were struggling to compete because we didn't have a level playing field. I'm also a small business owner, and in that capacity I was watching way too many bright, young people leave Arizona. I really wanted to explore that, and I had a hunch that local businesses played a key role. At the time, there was this sort of burgeoning underground culture. I thought that if we could just connect to all of that, people would in turn feel more rooted here the way I do and maybe that would lead them to stay ...
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