Business Briefs offer local businesses a chance to get the word out about grand openings, announcements and other events that might be of interest to Maricopa residents.

Allstate Grand opening

Insurance Agent Minerva Hendrix is holding the grand opening for her Allstate Insurance office today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Allstate office is in the Bashas’ Shopping Center in suite C9.

Rudy’s Poker Run inaugural event

Bikers are wanted to help start a Cinco de Mayo tradition in Maricopa. Rudy’s Poker Run is a motorcycle ride that starts in Ahwatukee and goes through Gilbert, Queen Creek, Florence and ends in Maricopa at Ramsey’s American Grill.

Along with three bands and a big party at the end, the Maricopa Chamber of Commerce will host a vendor village at Ramsey’s where local businesses can host a booth.

For more information for Rudy’s Poker Run registration and sponsorship email Dawn Cater. For exhibitor information at the ‘Vendor Village’, email Terri Kingery.

Solutions for Building on Business Seminar

The Maricopa Chamber of Commerce will present keynote speaker Joan Koerber-Walker, CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association, to talk about solutions for building on business fundamentals. The event will be at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for members $30 for non-members. To register, visit

Ramsey’s American Grill welcomes new chef

Chef David Martinez is the new chef at Ramsey’s American Grill in the Fry’s shopping center on John Wayne Parkway. Martinez said he is excited to work in a community with a small town feel and is anxious to making his mark in the community. “There’s nothing better then a blend of roasted chilies and fresh garden vegetables,” he said, noting how he wants to contribute a Mexican concept to the menu. Chef Martinez will display his work Wednesday through Sunday evenings at Ramsey’s.

American Family Insurance Grand Opening

Sandy Ramirez is announcing the grand opening of American Family Insurance in Maricopa April 23. AFI is at 21300 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 110, behind Walgreen’s. Hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information call (520) 494-2121 or visit

New Shuttle Service

Maricopa Shuttle and Limo Service is open for business. It offers shuttle services to and from Sky Harbor Airport, downtown Phoenix and other select cities. For more information, call 520-568-0123 or Toll Free: 877-568-0123 or e-mail Mr. Peace.

Hair salon open for business

PureHues Hair Salon is open for business in the Villages at El Dorado. Arizona licensed cosmetologist Carol Brines operates Tuesday through Saturday by appointment only.

PureHues Hair Salon serves customers with auto-immune diseases, chemical sensitivities, and it is a place for those who are concerned with health and the environment.

PureHues is located at 21044 N. Sansom Dr., Maricopa. For more information contact Carol Brines at (480) 861-0290, or visit

League Poker Night

US Bar Poker offers poker games every night. It is a free poker league that gives away 3-4 seats to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas each year to Maricopa residents. They have the chance to play for free and win millions of dollars. For more information on league poker, contact Chris Kirkpatrick at (802) 578-2394, or visit

High Life Limousine Service celebrates second anniversary

The High Life Limousine Service – Pinal County’s first owned and operated limousine service, based in Maricopa – just celebrated its second anniversary. It provides transportation services for any occasion or transportation to Sky Harbor Airport. For information, contact Rick Lueck at (520) 568-6455.


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