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Arizona Speaks - 2016 Point of View for Small Business
Arizona Speaks - 2016 Point of View for Small Business


When: Thursday, February 11
7:30AM - 9:30AM
Where: Wyndham Garden Phoenix
3600 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix  85013
Julie Armstrong

Phone: 602-306-4000




Thursday, February 11, 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

ASBA presents
Arizona Speaks - A 2016 Point of View of Small Business

For the first session in the series, ASBA has joined together with some of Arizona’s top thought leaders in business today. This will be a high-level view of the top priorities facing your small business today. Come meet the speakers and learn how your small business has a large impact on Arizona’s future.  Free parking and breakfast is included.

Top five reasons you and your business NEED to attend:

  1. Information and tips to accessing capital for your business this year
  2. Education in Arizona and how it impacts your business
  3. Inside the myths of going global and what your business may be missing
  4. Public Policy and why you need to engage
  5. How to tell your story and add $$$ to your bottom line

Charlie Berry Senior Counsel Clark Hill

Charlie Barry
Senior Counsel,
Clark Hill

Lisa Graham Keegan, Principal Partner, The Keegan Company

Lisa Graham Keegan
Principal Partner, 
The Keegan Company

Gunnar Light Managing Partner Global G Group

Gunnar Light
Managing Partner,
Global G Group

Park Howell,Founder & President Park&Co

Park Howell
Founder & President,

Jim Small, Editor, Arizona, Capitol Times

Jim Small
Arizona Capitol Times


7:30am - 7:55am
Registration and Breakfast

7:55am - 8:00am
Opening - Rick Murray, CEO, ASBA

8:00am - 8:15am
Legislative Connection - Why you should care and how to get involved
Jim Small – Editor, Arizona Capital Times

8:15am - 8:30am
Financial Outlook – Access to Capital
Charlie Berry, Senior Counsel, Clark Hill

8:30am - 8:45am
State of Education in AZ
Lisa Graham Keegan, Principal Partner, The Keegan Company

8:45am - 9:00am
Global Reach – Leadership and Management
Gunnar Light, Managing Partner, Global G Group and Vice Chair, Arizona District Export Council

9:00am - 9:15am
Tell It Your Way – Your Business, Your Story
Park Howell, Founder & President, Park&Co

9:15am - 9:25am

ASBA Business Mentor Program Graduation

9:25am - 9:30am

Close – Rick Murray, CEO, ASBA


Premier Sponsors:


Supporting Sponsors

Prism Global Marketing Solutions
Prism Global Marketing Solutions

Community Sponsors

Prism Global Marketing Solutions Prism Global Marketing Solutions

Media Sponsors



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About the Arizona Speaks Series
Arizona Speaks is a series designed to bring our members and small business owners the most up-to-date information about top issues and priorities for small business success.  In the 2016 series, 5 total sessions will address various business categories, giving owners new ideas to make a change in the way they do business for the coming year.  Topics to be addressed include; public policy, education, global initiatives, access to capital, compliance & risk management, business strategy, marketing & branding and technology. Check out our events calendar and save-the-date now for each of the informative sessions in the Arizona Speaks series.

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