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Gilbert man’s ‘tweener homes’ help house-hunters de-stress

BY Paul Maryniak, GSN Executive Editor Norma and Andy Ramirez were full of dread at a time when they should have been brimming with excitement. They had made a decision to sell their Chandler home and...

Gilbert piano man builds business with unique strategies

By Emily M. Dean, GSN Contributor While many piano stores in the U.S. are struggling to find their customer base, business is booming at Gilbert’s family-owned My First Piano. My First Piano, located in Gilbert Town...

New Gilbert development retains a piece of EV history

GSN NEWS STAFF   The homes may cost a lot, but people who buy into the blooming Heirloom at Morrison Ranch subdivision in Gilbert won’t just get nice amenities. They’ll get a piece of Gilbert’s past. Camelot Homes...

Gilbert considers several electric scooter options

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert is considering several options for electric scooters – including a pilot program open to all scooter companies that want to do business in town. Staff is expected to bring...

Icecreamery goes mobile, drops Gilbert store

By Cecilla Chan GSN Managing Editor Handcrafting a batch of ice cream for a golf course when the mercury is hitting triple digits is no problem for Nitro Live Icecreamery. Founder and CEO Felicia Vandermolen and her...

Gilbert couple expands their restaurant franchise

By Cecilla Chan, GSN Managing Editor Keith and Allison Colson loved eating at Teriyaki Madness so much that the Gilbert couple purchased the existing franchise location at San Tan Village. “Two words: spicy chicken,” Allison Colson...

Gilbert barber gives charity a cut of profits

By Cecilla Chan, GSN Managing Editor In many ways, Nico’s in Gilbert is a traditional barbershop with its hot lather, steamed towels and straight-edged razors, down to the iconic red-white-and-blue pole. But there’s a twist to...

Gilbert PI’s cases run a gamut of challenges

By Cecilla Chan, GSN Managing Editor The Phoenix girl was in her early teens when her mother sold her to sex traffickers. Three or four years down the road, law enforcement agents busted a sex-traffic ring...

New Ocotillo store getting golfers into swing of things

By Colleen Sparks, GSN Staff Writer A couple with a knack for running businesses is having fun helping people get into the swing of things at their new Ocotillo golf shop. Brigid and John Hornacek opened...

Gilbert firm goes mall out for skin care

By COLLEEN SPARKS, GSN Staff Writer Finding the perfect mix of moisturizers, serums and cleansers to clear up acne, reduce wrinkles and otherwise achieve healthy skin usually requires scientific experimentation. Now, family-owned skincare company Skin Actives...