Four business changes to know in Gilbert

Here are four business changes to know in Gilbert.

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Shalyn Smith opened Specialized Music Therapy on Aug. 31 at 217 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 202, Gilbert. Smith practices music therapy with patients—primarily, children—with disabilities. 480-518-4381. www.specializedmusictherapy.com

Smile Loft Dentistry opened Nov. 18 at 652 E. Warner Road, Ste. 101, Gilbert. The practice centers on general dentistry. 480-581-8020. www.smileloftaz.com

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Sonoran Valley Home Care, formerly Nurse Next Door, opened under its new name Aug. 18 at 3530 S. Val Vista Drive, Ste. 102, Gilbert. The company offers companionship, personal care, meal preparation, homemaking, transportation, Alzheimer’s support, dementia support and respite care for seniors, people with disabilities and children. 480-569-2575. https://sonoranvalleyhomecare.com

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Desert Fitness underwent a merger and reopened Sept. 1 as Fitness 1440 at 4658 S. Higley Road, Gilbert. The gym includes personal training, group fitness classes and training, cardio equipment, a functional turf area, outdoor training, towel service and 24-hour access. It also has a Sweat Angel program through which it gives money to a local charity for every Facebook check-in. 480-422-7320. www.fitness1440.com
By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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