AEA has new logo, Chipotle update, FOX-9 newscasts and more
Comings and Goings
Something new has come to AEA Federal Credit Union. In celebration of the financial institution's 70th year of serving Yuma and La Paz counties, it has unveiled a new logo that is now appearing on correspondence with members and on the branch offices.
Internally, AEA has retooled its online home banking site, is launching additional checking account options and will be releasing its smartphone-compatible mobile banking service soon.
Building permits have been issued for Chipotle Mexican Grill, which will be taking up 2,400 square feet in a multitenant building at Yuma Palms Regional Center that is nearing completion, reported Alan Kircher, city of Yuma deputy building official. The new building is at 1525 S. Yuma Palms Parkway near Red Lobster.
Also, the restaurant's application for a liquor license was approved by the Yuma City Council when it met last week.
In other city building activity, Kircher reported:
• A certificate of occupancy was granted for a tenant improvement for AgriTrend 3337 E. 33rd Place in the Ramster Industrial Park. The project included a 2,200-square-foot alteration.
• Permits were issued for tenant improvements to Hospice Compassus, 1025 W. 24th St., that include a 6,000-square-foot expansion.
• Permits were issued for restroom and breakroom renovations at Shaw Industries.
Derek Gurney, general manager of Outback Steakhouse, 328 E. 16th St., has been honored by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce as the Member of the Month for March.
Evening news broadcasts, including local news, are coming soon to Fox 9 TV and ABC-5, confirmed Paul Heebink, general manager of KECY, which carries both stations as well as Telemundo-3 and CW-6. He said he expects the broadcasts to start by mid-March at 6:30 and 10 p.m. on ABC-5 and at 9 p.m. on Fox-9 Mondays through Fridays.
Anna Chaulk is the new managing editor and anchor. Three additional reporters have also been hired: Mauricio Marin, Vanessa Herrera and Eduardo Santiago, as well as technical director Dylan Casiano.
Heebink said the station's owner, NPG News-Press & Gazette Company, has made a big commitment to bring news to the Yuma-El Centro area, including an investment in state-of-the-art technology for this market area.
Aiello Eye Institute has taken over the office and practice of ophthalmologist Dr. Thomas Podolsky, who recently retired. The office is located at 1881 W. 24th St., Suite C.
Aiello Eye Institute also has an office in Yuma at 275 W. 28th St. and one in the Foothills at 11551 S. Fortuna Road, Suite E. All three offices can be reached by calling 782-1980.
The practice includes Dr. Patrick D. Aiello, a cataract and laser surgeon, and optometrist Dr. Clarissa Glover-Danque.
A reader asked why there are far more used than new vehicles on the sales lot at Zamora Kia of Yuma, 2841 W. Pacific Ave.
The answer, responded owner Willy Zamora, is that there is a lot of demand for new Kias and the manufacturer is struggling to keep up. But things may be looking up. Zamora said he had received six new cars last week, the most he's received in one load in a year.
On another note, he said the dealership's service department was ranked No. 1 on the Customer Service Index for the western region in 2011.
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