Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Chandler Small Business Development Workshop

Designed to Assist Small and Minority Businesses
WHEN:        Thursday, June 9, 2011
TIME:         7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
PLACE:      Chandler City Hall (Council Chambers) 88 E. Chicago St.
COST:        No Cost to Attend…Please RSVP by Friday, June 3, 2011
7:30 am Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome/Introductions
       Jay Tibshraeny, Honorable Mayor- City of Chandler
       Patty Craig, Vice President/Business Relationship Manager - BBVA Compass
       Brad Ness, Director of Member Services - Chandler Chamber of Commerce
8:20 am City of Chandler Update
       Christine Mackay, Economic Development Director- City of Chandler
8:30 am Trends in the Economy - U.S. and Arizona
        Kathleen Lee, Director, Research & Strategy – Greater Phoenix Economic
9:05 am Where to Get Help Owning & Operating a Business
        Jim Pipper, Business Development Specialist – U.S. Small Business
9:40 am Marketing Your Business for Today and Tomorrow: Creating a
        Scalable and Sustainable Marketing Strategy
        Lori Marsh, Owner – Brand It Marketing, LLC
10:15 am BREAK
10:30 am How to Use Community Events to Build a Business Reputation
        Tyler Hurst, Writer – Gangplank
11:05 am It’s a Jungle Out There: How to Navigate it, Tame it, and Make
         Business Fun Again
         Joel Strom, Business Consultant, Speaker, Author – Joel Strom
          Growth Management
11:50 am Wrap-up/Final Comments
12:00 pm Adjourn
For more information or to register, go to www.chandleraz.gov/ed , then click on Small Business center.
Please RSVP by Friday, June 3, 2011
Food and beverage are not allowed in the city Council Chambers, so please arrive prior to the beginning of the program to enjoy the continental breakfast.

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