Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Chandler and Gilbert areas.


Three health care practices that have opened in Gilbert

Forefront Dermatology opened an office April 5 at 875 N. Greenfield Road, Ste. 108, Gilbert. It offers general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology care along with related laboratory services.

2 businesses now open in Gilbert

A Big O Tires franchise opened March 15 at 3273 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert. The national tire franchisor sells tires and offers a full array of auto maintenance and repair services.

Maricopa County

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors cuts property tax rate in new budget

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a tentative $3.4 billion budget for fiscal year 2021-22 with significant health and human services spending and a cut to the county's property tax rate.


Downtown Chandler's ImprovMania to relocate to new location

ImprovMania, currently located at 250 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, will relocate to 51 E. Boston St. in downtown Chandler. The new facility is expected to be up and running before the end of 2021, according to Chandler City Council documents.

Optional masks, 3 feet social distancing and more part of Chandler USD's 2021-22 COVID-19 mitigation plan

Mask usage, social distancing requirements and rules around large gatherings will change throughout Chandler USD for the upcoming school year.

Tom Blodgett and Alexa D’Angelo contributed to this report.