Avondale Edge

EP 09 – The BLVD and Beyond

Restaurants, retail and recreation! Learn why some call The BLVD an overnight success twenty years in the making! In this episode of Avondale Edge, Carey Pena of Inspired Media 360 speaks with Mayor Kenn Weise, Council Member Mike Pineda, and Economic Development Director Ken Chapa about the vision behind Avondale’s development.

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EP 08 – Discover Avondale

Avondale is home to many unique attractions – from historic hiking trails and birding destinations to beloved community events. In this episode, an Avondale Parks and Recreation staff member takes us through the City of Avondale to learn about Monument Hill, Tres Rios Nature Preserve, Goodyear Farms Cemetery, and Western Avenue.

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EP 07 – A City of Innovation

From enterprising companies to education of all levels, Avondale is a city that innovates. In this episode, learn about: OnePointOne, a company literally taking farming in a new direction. PhotoCentric, a 3D printing business making it easier to utilize new tech. Littleton Elementary, a school district utilizing Swivl to merge education for students online and in-person.

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EP 06 – Foodies Flock to Avondale

Avondale is home to a growing Mom and Pop restaurant scene. Diversity, culture, and community support are helping the city to quickly become one of the best foodie spots in the Valley. From Eric’s Family Barbecue to The Pasta Factory and Barrio Queen to Trapper’s Sushi, there’s a flavor for everyone in Avondale.

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EP 05 – Champions Race in Avondale

It’s a city where champions are crowned. For three consecutive years, NASCAR has selected Phoenix Raceway in Avondale as the prestigious Home of the NASCAR Championship Weekend. Avondale is host to both a Spring and Fall race series, which bring race fans from all over the country to this racing destination.

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EP 04 – Brewing Success in Avondale

Two breweries have found the mix for success in an unlikely place – an industrial complex off the I-10 in Avondale. Meet the owners of two very unique small businesses. One spent their life savings to open a brewery. The other mortgaged their home to make mead. These two small business success stories are happening in an unlikely place–– an industrial complex off the I-10 in Avondale.

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EP 03 – How Avondale Thrived Through The Pandemic

When the pandemic closed the doors and dining rooms of local businesses, the Avondale economic development team got to work. Looking back more than a year later, were the efforts enough to keep businesses thriving? The pandemic hit faster than most people could’ve imagined, but the Avondale Economic Development team immediately got to work to support local business owners.

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EP 02 – The Hottest Housing Market

Homebuyers are moving to Avondale in record numbers. This hot market strikes balance between small-town community feel and big city amenities. This episode features a brand new master planned housing development, Alamar, by Brookfield Residential. The community is attracting homebuyers from around Arizona and across the country.

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EP 01 – A City With Edge

A city determined to create its own destiny finds its edge with the fastest growing housing market, booming business, and innovative industry. See why Avondale is the city to watch. Packaging a unique blend of big-city amenities with small-town warmth, Avondale is the keystone business community in Metropolitan Phoenix’s flourishing West Valley with proximity to freeways, airports and neighborhoods combined with competitive pricing.

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Avondale Edge Video Series Launch Q&A with Carey Pena

Join this virtual conversation about Avondale Edge, a nine-part video series produced in partnership with well-known Valley media personality Carey Pena and her company, Inspired Media 360. The series explores the tremendous growth and momentum in Avondale, and features stories about local businesses, innovative companies moving to Avondale, the exciting NASCAR Championship Weekend taking place at Phoenix Raceway and much more.

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