The start of a mobile barbershop business

By Ari Koslow/El Inde The COVID-19 pandemic hit a large number of businesses around the country hard, forcing many of them to close down temporarily or even shut down for good. However, there were some people who were able to make the most out of these unforeseen circumstances. Ari Koslow has the story.

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Managing El Charro

By Chloe Russell/El Inde To his coworkers and customers, Omar Salazar stands out from the rest of the crowd. His management style helps grow and develop good relationships with his employees. At El Charro Café in downtown Tucson, Omar is a key component in the family business. Consistently lending a helping hand for over a…

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A veggie roaster’s journey towards his passion

By Paige Balota/El Inde The Heirloom Farmers Market is home to many local small businesses that have flourished, becoming essential stops for members of the Tucson community. One of those business owners, Kris Young, is striving to make a difference. He is a family man, one who cares deeply for his wife and three sons….

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Taking students’ safety into her own hands

Nicole Ochotoreno, dubbed as “Mama Bear” by University of Arizona students, has been making sure students have a safe ride home each night for the past four years. Nicole’s story goes back to her childhood. She was in an auto accident at nine years old and was bullied constantly for her facial injuries. She has…

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