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Legislators score big on small business legislation

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Nearly three-quarters of Arizona’s legislators received a perfect score on pro-small business legislation according to the Arizona Small Business Association.  Of the 11 priority bills ASBA promoted, 54 legislators voted with ASBA every single time.  The Arizona Small Business Association had an exceptionally productive session with all 11 of ASBA’s priority bills becoming law. State… Read More →

Jack Lunsford will be interim CEO for ASBA

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The Board of Directors of the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) named Jack Lunsford to serve as Interim CEO. Lunsford is the former president and CEO and co-founder of WESTMARC. Besides managing The Lunsford Group consulting business, Lunsford has recently served as Special Assistant for Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and president and CEO of the… Read More →

Rick Murray leaving ASBA for Scottsdale tech firm

Rick Murray, chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association.

Rick Murray, the Chief Executive Office of the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) since 2012, has announced he will be leaving to take a senior level positon with Bolste, a Scottsdale-based technology company. “I have had the great honor to work with thousands of small businesses in Arizona and, hopefully, helped advance the economic development… Read More →

ASBA hosts free event for business owners

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), in collaboration with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Networking Phoenix and The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the AZ Small Biz CollaborMIX on May 24th, in recognition of Small Business Month. This will be the second event of the month ASBA has hosted in dedication to… Read More →

SBA hosts AZ Small Biz Con on May 5

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) is celebrating Small Business Week with its Arizona Small Business Conference (AZ Small Biz Con) on May 5th. Officially proclaimed by President Barack Obama on April 29th, Small Business Week will take place from May 1st – May 7th. AZ Small Biz Con will be recognizing the 2016 Small Business Administration… Read More →

ASBA hosts 2016 Small Business Administration Awards

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) will be hosting the 2016 Small Business Administration Awards at its 23rd Annual Enterprise Business Awards Luncheon, part of the Arizona Small Business Conference on May 5th. The event will be at the Arizona Biltmore at  2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix 85016 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The luncheon… Read More →

SB-1425 boosts state’s equity crowdfunding law

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) is spearheading the effort to pass legislation complementing last year’s intrastate crowdfunding legislation. Currently allowed in 28 other states, the Reg D 504 exemption will allow businesses to raise up to $1 million without going through the Securities Exchange Commission. This bill differs from the current crowdfunding law in… Read More →

ASBA adds 3 members to board of directors

Arizona Small Business Association seeks new CEO

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) added three new members to its board of directors for the upcoming year: Kerry Stratford, The Caliber Group, Kristi Gauthier, Clark Hill and Patrick Lopez, MPG Automotive. Stratford is the President of Caliber Group, a strategic brand marketing, interactive and public relations firm based in Arizona with offices in both… Read More →

Dawn Nagle will lead Metro Phoenix Export Alliance

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In partnership with the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), Metro Phoenix Export Alliance (MPEXA) has hired Dawn Nagle as Director. Nagle will oversee the MPEXA initiatives, identifying exporting pathways for Arizona businesses. She brings a strong background in exporting, previously serving as Trade Commissioner with the Canadian Consulate in Phoenix and many years in global technology… Read More →

Brelby Theater Company wins FirstBank contest

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Brelby Theatre Company, a Glendale-based company that produces professional live theatrical shows and operates classes and workshops, has been named the winner of the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest.” Brelby Theater Company representatives learned they won on Friday morning when representatives of FirstBank arrived at the theater with an oversized check and balloons.  The… Read More →

Vote now to decide FirstBank ‘Elevator Pitch’ winner

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FirstBank, which has 17 banking locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area, announced the five Arizona finalist companies of its the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest” where it will award one Arizona-based winner with $20,000. The five companies are: Pinspiration Co+Hoots Brelby Theatre Company Cake Art Studio Nancy’s Jewelry and Clothing The public is invited… Read More →

Nov. 8 is deadline for FirstBank ‘Elevator Pitch’ contest

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FirstBank, which has 17 banking locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, is reminding Arizona businesses that the November 8 deadline for its a new competition is fast approaching. The competition, called the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest” will award one winner with $20,000, courtesy of the bank. Contest participants are asked to submit a… Read More →

FirstBank launches ‘Elevator Pitch’ contest in Arizona

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FirstBank, which has multiple banking locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, announced a new competition for businesses in Arizona. The competition, called the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest” will kick off on Tuesday, October 12 and, only a few weeks later, award one winner with $20,000, courtesy of the bank. Contest participants will be… Read More →

Enterprise University announces fall course line-up

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Enterprise Bank & Trust (EBT), focused on the financial needs of privately-held businesses, their owner’s families, executives and professionals, announces its fall 2015 Enterprise University (EU) course schedule and new course location. This fall’s EU courses will be held at the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), engaging even more business community members. EU provides free educational seminars on a… Read More →