Welcome to another edition of the Business Briefcase, readers!

There’s a small chance you had to discard some plastic wrapping to get to this week’s edition of the paper. That’s right, folks, that means rain!

Unfortunately, I’m having to make these predictions a few days in advance, so there very well could have been no protective cover for the paper, and the weather could be dry as a bone. If that’s the case, please disregard the previous few paragraphs (For those who disregard the Briefcase Beginnings every week, carry on).

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Let’s get down to business.

Last week, the Briefcase included Spirit Halloween, at the northeast corner of Dysart and McDowell roads in Avondale. Here are some additional seasonal stores for this week’s edition.

Halloween City has made an appearance at two locations in the West Valley. The first, in Avondale, is occupying the space of the former Sports Authority in Gateway Pavilions at 10050 W. McDowell Road. The second is at The Market at Estrella Falls in Goodyear, 1785 N. Pebble Creek Parkway.

The store, which is still hiring, offers countless decorations and costumes for Halloween. Even its tagline is themed: “So much for so little, it’s spooky!”

Both stores are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
For information, visit www.halloweencity.com.

In Goodyear, Huhtamaki North America is coming to Cotton Lane Commerce Park, near Cotton Lane and MC 85.
The Finland-based food packaging manufacturing company has purchased a 750,000-square-foot facility and is expected to create 300 jobs. The company expects to be in production by late 2017.

Huhtamaki makes food packaging items such as paper and plastic cups and food containers.

Lastly, SuperGreen Solutions has recently opened in Avondale, 11435 W. Buckeye Road, Suite 104-230.

SuperGreen Solutions is a “one-stop shop” for advising, supply and installation for energy efficiency in homes or businesses. Supergreen helps clients manage heating and cooling, lighting, energy, water and air systems to help people maximize their efficiency in consumption.

SuperGreen Solutions has franchises across the United States, and two in Canada. It also operates in Australia, India, Brazil, the Bahamas and South Africa. The Avondale location is the first in Arizona.

For information, visit www.supergreensolutions.com or call 480-485-8498.

That’s all for this week, everyone. Looks like there are plenty of options for costume hunting this year, so no excuses when it comes to the costume contests!

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Take care, everyone.