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					                          MED WEEK
                  September 16th – 22nd of 2006


Saturday, September 16, 2006

  ▪   9:30 am – 12 noon - “ Information Power for Small Businesses”
      Learn why market research is the first step in formulating a success business
      strategy. This free workshop will give you the tools you need to: Analyze
      industry trends and market demand. Identify potential customers.
      Location: Joel D. Valdez Main Library 101 N. Stone Avenue (at Alameda Street)
      Lower Level 1 Meeting Room
      Hosted by: Tucson-Pima Public Library and the PCC Business Development
      Center

  ▪   5:30 pm – 7:30 pm - “ New Business Resources Clinic”
      Cost is $15 dollars per person. Must pay in advance.
      Location: Pima Community College Room A109
      Hosted by: SBDC



Monday, September 18, 2006

  ▪   9:00 am - Press Conference “Kick Off MED Week”
      Location: Downtown Library
      Hosted: Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona

  ▪   11am – 12:30 pm - “ Wealth Management”
      Latina Entrepreneurs New York Life.
      Location: 823 E Speedway Blvd. Tucson
      Host: Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and New York Life

  ▪   11:00 am – 1:00 pm - “Procurement Opportunities Throughout Federal
      Government Contracting and Business Development”
      We will be presenting the information you need to decide if your business might
      qualify to participate in special government procurement program that could
      potentially increase you business sale.
      Location: Pima Community College – Community Campus
      401 N. Bonita Avenue, Tucson           Room Number A109
      Host by: Pima Community College Small Business Development Center and US
      Small Business Administration
▪   1:00 pm – 2:30 pm - Planting the Seeds to Market and Grow Your Business
    Is Marketing Advertising? How to use it. How to make your business more visible.
    Inexpensive ways to market your business.
▪   Location: City of Tucson, Pioneer Building
    Hosted by: Robin Peel Marketing and Public Relations

▪   4:30 pm – 6:30 pm – How to Do Business with the City of Tucson
    Interested in doing business with the City of Tucson? Would you like to know more
    about procurement and contracting opportunities? Attend a free seminar to learn
    more about business opportunities and the certification process for MWBEs / DBEs.
    Location: City of Tucson, EEO Room
    Hosted by: City of Tucson Staff.




Tuesday, September 19, 2006


    ▪   7:30 am – 11:30 am – “Insurance for Contractors”
        Learn more about Indemnity (Hold Harmless) Agreements; How the Commercial
        General Liability Policy Works; Worker’s Compensation Issues; Builders’ Risk
        Insurance; Wrap-ups – Z10; and Additional Insured Challenges.
        Location: ABA Office – 1661 N. Swan Road Ste. 144
        Arizona Builder’s Alliance (Call (520) 881-7930 for more details) Free to
        MWBE Firms / Cost: $45 for ABA / $60 Non-Members)
        Hosted by: Wink Ames of Minard-Ames Insurance Group, and John Shearman
        of Lovitt & Touché’, Inc.


    ▪   8:00 am – 12 noon – Business Opportunity and DBE Certification for
        “Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority and Women-Owned
        Businesses (M/WBE) and Small Business Enterprises (SBE)”
        Location: Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 823 E. Speedway Blvd.
        Tucson, Az
        Hosted by: Pima Community College Small Business Development Center and
        Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
▪   8:30 am – 9:30 am - Memberships Services Development – Breakfast
    Presentation
    Location: Las Cazuelitas de Tucson Restaurant (6th avenue location)
    Hosted by: CEPHA


▪   8:30 am – 10:00 am - “ Introduction to Microsoft Word”
    In this 90 minute class you’ll learn how to start Word, explore the Word interface,
    create and save a document, add and modify text, as well as other word
    processing skills.
    Location: 4811 E. Grant Road Ste. 261, Tucson, Az 85712
    Hosted by: Arizona Small Business Association


▪   9:00 am – 12 noon - “Free and Confidential Business Counseling”
    Four appointments are available. Please call the ASBA office to book you
    appointment at 327-0222.
    Location: ASBA Office 4811 E. Grant Road Ste. 261, Tucson, Az 85712
    Hosted by: SCORE


▪   9:30 am – 11:00 am – Surety Bonds – Whether you are a Prime or Sub
    Contractor seeking contracting opportunities – this information is important to
    your business success. Learn the process when performance or bid bonds are
    required. Find out more about the Surety Bond Guaranty Program and how it can
    benefit your business enterprise. Location: City of Tucson, EEO Room
    Hosted by: U. S. Small Business Administration


▪   10:30 am – 12 noon - “Intermediate Microsoft Word”
    This 90 minute class will cover using spell checker, formatting text and
    paragraphs, using headers and footers, creating tables and other skills.
    Location: ASBA 4811 E. Grant Road Ste. 261, Tucson, Az 85712
    Hosted by: Arizona Small Business Association

▪   12:00 noon – 1:00 pm – “Identity Theft”
    This single, senseless, criminal act can ruin your credit, stall your business, and
    cause a great deal of stress. Understand what identity theft is, how it happens,
    how to protect yourself and what steps you can take if your identity is stolen.
    Location: City of Tucson, EEO Room
    Hosted by: Attorney General’s Office Staff
  ▪   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm - “Understanding Money and Credit” en Espanol
      Do you want money choices, money confidence and the good credit you and your
      family deserve? Join us in our FREE en español financial education class. Learn
      how to manage budget your money, correct debts issues and credit, save and
      establish good banking relationships and more.
      Location: South Tucson Branch Library – 1607 S. 6th Avenue ( Space is
      limited)
  ▪   Hosted by: Center for Consumer Education


  ▪   1:15 pm – 2:30 pm – “Top 10 Scams”
      Don’t become a victim! Learn about the scams and schemes that are out there
      and obtain practical strategies to protect you and/or your business.
      Location: City of Tucson, EEO Room
      Hosted by: Attorney General’s Office Staff



  ▪   3:00 pm – 5:00 pm - “The Chamber of Commerce “ Aproposed Paradigm
      Shift”
      Business Development Partnerships:
      U.S. Dept. of Commerce: Strengthening American Communities
      Chambers of Commerce as Stakeholder Centers
      Impacting Community Economic Development:
      Strategic Planning for Economic Growth: Amado Arizona as an          Example
      Collaboration as the Backbone of Healthy Economic Growth
      Converging Resources in the Chambers of Commerce
      Achieving Compliance with Federal Guidelines     Accessing Financial
      Resources
      Achieving Community Development Through the Chamber:
      Chamber Membership Outreach and Development Planning
      Chambers and Members Benefits and Rewards
      Location: Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 823 E. Speedway Blvd,
      Tucson, AZ 85719
      Hosted by: PMHDC Staff Lorenzo Almada



Wednesday, September 20, 2006

  ▪   8:00 am – 9:30 am - “ASBA’s Wednesday B-2-B”
      Leads group will be meeting. Representation is limited to one business per
      industry. Referrals are tracked and monitored for success.
      Location: ASBA Office 4811 E. Grant Road Ste.261, Tucson, Az 85712
      Hosted by: ASBA
▪   8:30 am – 10:00 am - “Protecting Your Computer from the Nasties”
    There are bunches of ugly things that go floating around trying to: corrupt,
    destroy, control, kidnap, and spy on your computer. You’ll learn how to control
    those things on your computer.
    Location: ASBA Office 4811 E. Grant Rd. Ste. 261, Tucson, Az 85712
    Hosted by: ASBA

▪   10:30 am – 12 noon - “Introduction to Digital Photography”
    In this hands on course we’ll learn how to use the FREE yet incredible powerful
    Picasa program, to transfer, organize, edit, crop and perfect your digital pictures.
    We’ll also learn how to upload to COSTCO’S online photo service so you can
    pick up your newly-edited pictures by the time you’ve finished lunch!
    ( Bring your camera, cables and related software. )
    Location: ASBA Office 4811 E. Grant Road, Ste. 261, Tucson, Az 85712
    Hosted by: ASBA

▪   4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Arizona Saves – You Can Build Wealth
    Workshops that show Arizonans how to save, reduce debt, and build wealth.
    Assistance to savers who develop a financial goal and work to meet that goal.
    No-fee savings accounts with local financial institutions. Savers Clubs for those
    who wish to participate in a group that learns about and explores different ways
    to build wealth.
    Location: City of Tucson, EEO Room

▪   4:30 pm – 5:45 pm - “Want to Expand your Market?”
    This workshop will help you uncover the latest trends that affect consumer buying
    decisions. Learn how to use market research reports, library databases, and
    census data to locate potential customers. Registration is required for this
    FREE program. To register call the Main Library at 791-4393 Monday thru
    Friday between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or send an email to BizNews@pima.gov
    Location: Tucson Pima Public Library – Joel D. Valdez Main Library
    101 N. Stone Avenue
    Hosted by: Tucson Public Library


▪   5:15 pm – 6:15 pm - Arizona Saves – For Businesses and Employees
    Help employees reduce the stress of their personal finances which is distracting
    them from maximum productivity. Workshops that show business owners how to
    include this as a benefit to their employees. No-Cost to the employer or
    employee. On-going assistance to savers who develop a financial goal and work
    to meet that goal. No-fee savings accounts with local financial institutions.
    Location: City of Tucson, EEO Room            Host: Julia Ogden
  ▪   5:30 pm – 6:45 pm - “Healthcare Answers for Small Business”
      A panel of healthcare experts will be presenting information.
      Location: ASBA Office 4811 E. Grant Road Ste. 261, Tucson, Az 85712
      Hosted by: ASBA

  ▪   5:30 pm – 7:30 pm - “How to Start a New Business and New Business
      Resources Clinic”
  ▪   This clinic ($15 per person in advance or $20 at the door)
  ▪   Location: Pima Community College, Community Campus Room A109
      Hosted by: SBDC




Thursday, September 21, 2006


  ▪   8:30 am – 10:30 am – “How To Do Business With the City of Tucson
      Interested in doing business with the City of Tucson? Would you like to know
      more about procurement and contracting opportunities? Attend a free seminar to
      learn more about business opportunities and the certification process for MWBEs
      / DBEs.
  ▪   Location: Office of Equal Opportunity Programs Pioneer Building 100 N.
      Stone Ave. Lower Conference Room Suite 109 Tucson, Arizona
  ▪   Hosted by: City of Tucson Staff

  ▪   11 am – 12 Noon - “Start, Grow and Fund Your Small Business”
      Microlending for the Small Business Entrepreneur
      Starting the microloan process, Growing revenue through microloans, Identifying
      loan repayment.
      Location: City of Tucson Resource Center, Sentinel Building, Pantano Room
      320 N. Commerce Loop
      Hosted by: Microbusiness Advancement Center


  ▪   1:30 pm – 2:30 pm - “Mercado Bi-Cultural” En Español
      Entendiendo la importancia de los aspectos biculturales en las estrategias de
      Mercado Explore, la elección del consumidor a través de la identificación
      cultural, Aprenda a identificar e investigar un mercado bicultural y Crear un
      mercado bicultural realista.
      Localización: City of Tucson Resources Center, Sentenial Building, Pantano
      Room 320 N. Commerce Park Loop
      Presentador: Microbusiness Advancement Center en Espanol
    ▪   1:30 pm - 3:00 pm – Need Help Completing That MWBE/DBE
        Certification Application (AZUCP)? Join us for a step-by-step guided tour
        and one-on-one assistance in the application process.
        Location: City of Tucson, EEO Room
        Hosted by: City of Tucson Staff

    ▪   5:30 pm MED Week Silent Auction
        Hotel Arizona

Friday, September 22, 2006

▪   8:30 am – 3:00 pm “Technology Commercialization Workshop”
    The importance of assessing technology and market. Ways to Properly Protect your
    Intellectual Property. FDA Regulatory Processes. Strategic Partnering Options and
    advantages. Working with federal labs. Cooperative Research and development
    agreements. Selling to the government. Location: Pima Community College –
    Community Campus Room A-112          401 N. Bonita, Tucson
    Hosted by: Arizona Department of Commerce, Pima Community College Small
    Business Development Center, Southern Arizona Tech Council, Southern Arizona
    Hi-Tech Clusters


▪   8:30 am - 9:30 am – “Business Development and Empowerment”              (PANEL
    DISCUSSION) A successful and strong business community is an integral
    component of the TSABCC’s mission of business development, business
    empowerment, economic evitalization, and job creation. Learn how you can benefit
    from broad-based development and entrepreneurial development programs;
    successful management and networking; procurement opportunities, and job creation.
    Location: (To be announced)
▪   Hosted by: Tucson Southern Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce (TSABCC)

    ▪   12:00 noon – 1:30 pm - 5 Weeks to Financial Fitness - Knowing how to
        manage your money is as important as knowing how to manage your health. So
        join us as we Get Fit!!, and Gain financial muscle!! Learn step-by-step exercises
        you can do to “clean up the mess,” “clear out the debt,” and strengthen your
        financial fitness.
        Location: City of Tucson
        Hosted by: Leondra Price

    ▪   1:30 pm – 2:30 pm - “Marketing Strategies and Bi-Cultural Business”
        Location: 330 N. Commerce Park Loop Suite 160 Tucson, Arizona
        Hosted by: MAC
▪   5:00 pm – 8:30 pm - MED Week “Awards Banquet”
    Location: Arizona Hotel (Ballroom)
    Hosted by: Raytheon

				
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