ASBA Assembles Team of Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Posted by: David Drennon, VP, Marketing + Business Development
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ASBA ASSEMBLES TEAM OF ENTREPRENEURS
Group Increases Focus on Southern Arizona Business Needs
(Tucson, July 27, 2011) – The Arizona Small Business
Association (ASBA) is enhancing its approach to innovative business solutions
by establishing a team of entrepreneurs to support its mission in the Southern
Arizona region. To propel business
success, the working group will provide valuable guidance and assistance to
ASBA, its 3,000 Southern Arizona business members, and its more than 10,000
member businesses across Arizona. ASBA’s
focus is to help small businesses and entrepreneurs grow with tools to work
smarter, significant group discounts to save money, and public policy advocacy
to protect their businesses.
"Assembling this team of leaders from the region’s small business community
will aid ASBA in its ability to foster our members’ growth and innovation,”
says Donna Davis, Chief Executive Officer of ASBA. "We continually
identify best practices and resources to offer and actively keep a pulse on
public policy issues at the state and federal levels.”
ASBA’s team for Southern Arizona includes:
Other team members will be added in the coming weeks, and
the group will find support from ASBA’s regional board of directors’ members
from Southern Arizona:
- Mark Banister, Founder, CTO and inventor of Medipacs pump
system and unique polymer actuator materials.
- Michael Berman, Director of Manufacturing for Tempronics,
and engaged in the state’s nanotechnology cluster.
- Stacey Collins, Development and IT Director at Abby Office
Centers, who is also on the board of Downtown Tucson Partnership.
- Kay Daggett, a well known champion of film industry and
small business, and currently with the City of Sierra Vista.
- Mike Munday, a serial entrepreneur and owner of Tech News
Frontiers and Sci-Tech Reports, digital platforms covering innovation
enterprise in Arizona.
- Vice Chair Joe Higgins, serial entrepreneur of Abtech
Industries, Gotta Go Wireless and Talking Trash Waste Removal, and co-host of
"Wake-Up Tucson” on KVOI.
- Doug Martin, President and General Manager of Good News
- Brad Specht, Client Associate with Wells Fargo Advisors.
"With our team of business leaders in Southern Arizona, we are positioned to
approach old and new challenges in fundamentally different ways,” says Joe
Higgins, Vice Chairman, ASBA Board of Directors. "We are serious about an aggressive approach
to get business back on track which will fuel the creation of jobs, grow our
economy, and increase opportunities for Arizona entrepreneurs.”
ASBA offers members a variety of resources to assist their small businesses
rebound and emerge stronger from the recent downturn.
Learn more about ASBA member benefits at www.asba.com or by calling 602.306.4000 or
About ASBA – The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) is a dynamic,
growing community dedicated to entrepreneurial development and business
advancement. With 10,000 member businesses, ASBA provides services at
every stage of business growth. Offering resources to fulfill
critical business needs, ASBA members enjoy access to the only state
guaranteed-acceptance group health plan, and significant group buying
power. ASBA’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator provides professional
leadership mentoring coupled with business education. With 41% growth
during the recent economic downturn, ASBA is Arizona’s leading, most
experienced trade association. Discover
more at www.asba.com. Join ASBA.