Denims & Diamonds is the newest retailer in downtown Lake Havasu City. Owner Tina Nicholson opened the women’s apparel shop Sept. 4.

While Western wear shoppers will appreciate the shop’s many offerings, other clothing trends are also well-represented. A wide choice of footwear includes sandals and over-the-top embellished short and tall boots. Purses and jewelry round out the store’s inventory.

“I’m still moving things in,” Nicholson said. “I had a shop – Glitz – that was 900 square feet. This store is 3,000 square feet, so I have quite a bit more room.”

Tucked away in the back of the store is a nail salon where Nicholson offers manicures and pedicures.

Denims & Diamonds is at 2039 McCulloch Blvd. It is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 928-680-6900 or 661-319-5080 for details.

City Clerk recognized for her contributions

Municipal City Clerk Kelly Williams recently earned the Master Municipal Clerk designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Inc.

The designation is earned by city clerks who complete education requirements and have record of significant contributions to their local government, their community and state, according to a press release issued by the city.

Williams was born and raised in Lake Havasu City, graduated from Lake Havasu High School and Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and has been employed with the city for the past 20 years.

Arizona job gains outpace losses

In Arizona from September 2018 to December 2018, net private industry employment rose by 28,961. The information was part of a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is a division of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Other highlights of the report:

• Making up the 28,961 net gain were 154,603 gross jobs gained and 125,642 gross jobs lost.

• The professional and business services industry had both the most gross jobs gained and lost.

• Opening establishments added 27,911 jobs statewide, while closing establishments lost 24,578.

Submit your business news items to Pam Ashley at pashley@havasunews.com or call 928-453-4237, ext. 230.

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