Phoenix Mercury and BBVA Compass have teamed up for the second annual “Bright Futures Women in Business” promotion, an initiative designed to support women-owned businesses and create opportunity for a brighter future throughout the Valley.

The four-week program encourages leaders from women-owned businesses to write a short essay expressing how $2,500 in cash and $5,000 in Phoenix Mercury assets, courtesy of BBVA Compass and its 2017 “Year of Opportunity for Small Businesses” initiative, will make the future of their business brighter. Starting today through Thursday, June 15, leaders of qualifying local businesses are encouraged to submit an entry at for their chance to win.

“BBVA Compass understands the important role that small businesses play in thriving communities and we’re committed to creating opportunities and a bright future for those businesses,” said BBVA Compass Phoenix CEO Brad Parker. “We also are committed to providing a platform where women business leaders and their entrepreneurial spirit can succeed. Teaming up with the Phoenix Mercury, an organization that is equally as dedicated to their communities as BBVA Compass, was something we were eager to do.”

The winning organization will receive an on-court check presentation and recognition during the Mercury’s Woman of Inspiration game, brought to you by BBVA Compass, on Thursday, August 24 when the team hosts the Los Angeles Sparks at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.

Fans can visit to view a complete schedule of theme nights, fan giveaways and exciting promotional opportunities. Tickets to the Phoenix Mercury’s matchup against the Indiana Fever on Wednesday, May 17 are available at or by phone at 602.252.WNBA.