Christopher Hudson was such a loyal customer of Benny Blanco Tortillas that when the business was put up for sale three years ago, he quickly pulled out his checkbook and bought it. FOX 10 Photojournalist Joe Tillman shows us more.
Downtown Gilbert's Studio 223 has all you could want when it comes to local, handmade goods. "You can find big box stores everywhere, but it's the small businesses that really are the backbone of the economy, of the community."
State 48 is an apparel line that was created with a passion and appreciation for Arizona, and what started out in 2013 by three local guys has become a homegrown clothing line that has seen many collaborations with local sports teams and good causes around the Phoenix area. FOX 10 Photojournalist Joe Tillman has more.
FOX 10's Cory McCloskey checks out Fabulous Food, a meal delivery and catering service in Phoenix.
FOX 10's Cory McCloskey visits the canning factory for SanTan Spirits, a Valley drink company debuting a new line of vodka sodas.
FOX 10's Cory McCloskey checks out Kettle Heroes, an Arizona company owned by veterans that makes kettle corn in traditional and exotic flavors.
Rich Knowles, the owner of Papa Garlic, recently left the corporate world for the kitchen by starting his very own kettle chip company in the East Valley. He's doing so out of a shared space that is designed to help other local entrepreneurs just like him.
Scottsdale company Live Bearded is not only a men's grooming company but it's also helped many form a brotherhood some couldn't find anywhere else.
With more people moving into the Valley, some might be looking for another, more stylish way to get around, and one Phoenix company is making just that.
FOX 10's Cory McCloskey learns more about Footprint, the eco-friendly company whose name now sits on the home of the Phoenix Suns.
Years and years ago, it was pretty common for wealthy people to commission a blacksmith for tools. Today those tools are used for the fancier things, like branding steaks in restaurants for example. But Brian Reed has made a living, pounding metal for people all over the world. In this edition of Made in Arizona, we check out Brian's creations from his workshop in Queen Creek. https://www.facebook.com/ReedsBlacksmithShop/
When you think of cheese, you probably think of crackers. Some of the finest selections of crackers are made in Chandler at Urban Oven. On this edition of Made in Arizona, we go inside the kitchen to see how it all comes together. http://www.urbanoven.com
FOX 10's Cory McCloskey is making some sweet treats at DNA Chocolate in Chandler.
Westin Smith founded Lux Longboards while he was a student at Grand Canyon University. He now sells several kinds of longboards, even one that goes up to 30 mph.
FOX 10 photojournalist Joe Tillman has more on the man behind Moto's Glass, a local company that is carving out works of art for people all over the Valley.
The Phoenix company OTOjOY installs something called “looping” systems in venues, and for those hard of hearing, it makes all the difference.
FOX 10's Cory McCloskey checks out Nana K's spices, which are made in Arizona.
Rango Honey is made in Tempe, Arizona, and owner Heather Blackford says it's 100% natural.
Phoenix-based Original Elderberry Company makes berry-based syrups and soaps to help fight infections and boost immunity.
We're taking a look at the Lion Craft Company and what they're doing to help bring businesses to life.