Community News: YOB Business Fair March 18, 2011

Jan 16, 2011

Are you exploring starting your own business?

Mark your calendars for the YOB Fair on March 18, 2011 at the Shrine Auditorium in Phoenix.

The YOB  Fair is designed to deliver:

  • The Tools for Success
  • The Inspiration to Use Them
  • The Contacts to Make them Work
  • The Opportunities for Growth

Keynote Speaker


Jerry Colangelo arrived in the Valley of the Sun in 1968 to take over the expansion Phoenix Suns NBA franchise as the youngest general manager in professional sports and has since guided the Suns into one of the most successful organizations in the NBA. He brought Major League Baseball to the Valley in 1998 and was chairman of the 2001 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks. Colangelo was the key element in facilitating the move of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets to the Valley of the Sun to become the Phoenix Coyotes. Colangelo was also on the founding committee for the WNBA, and the Phoenix Mercury were one of the league’s inaugural teams in 1997.


  • Educational Forums – Roundtables of Interchange and Learning
  • Mentoring and Business Counseling – Networking and Connecting
  • Vendor Exhibition Space


Friday, March 18th, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Shrine Auditorium, 552 No. 40th Street in Phoenix

Vendor Exhibition Space is available at $200 for each vendor.

If Roundtable space is also desired – a half-day package of Exhibition Space and Roundtable space for AM or PM is $300.

A full day package of Exhibition space and Roundtable space is $400.

If Roundtable space alone — Half-day is $200 and a full-day is $300.

To Register or to purchase Exhibition Space Click on Seminars and Special Events, Then Monthly View and Then March.

For Roundtable Space or further information call 602-745-7250 Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

This event is being collaboratively put together by:

the State of Arizona Commerce Authority, the City of Phoenix, Greater Phoenix SCORE, ASBA, Data Doctors, Franchise Resource Company

Growth Nation, Mojo Video Marketing,, Pivot Productions, Inc., Three Dog Marketing, Urman Enterprises, SBA and SBDC.

For more information, visit the Greater Phoenix SCORE Website

Greater Phoenix SCORE is part of SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business,” a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small businesses. As such, we invite you to get your business in the game by taking advantage of Greater Phoenix SCORE offerings for small businesses.

Greater Phoenix SCORE provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives. Greater Phoenix SCORE also offers seminars and special events, for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs. Many of these seminars are free; others are offered for a modest fee.

SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. Counselors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, management and business plan preparation. We have assisted many clients in obtaining business loans.

The Greater Phoenix SCORE office consistently ranks in the top 10 of the 370 SCORE offices nationwide. With the merger of the Phoenix and Mesa chapters we now have over 100 counselors at 14 locations around the Valley and annually provide services to more than 10,000 small business clients.

Greater Phoenix SCORE –  (602) 745-7250 Fax (602) 745-7210 – [email protected]

Greater Phoenix SCORE Officers

Maryanne Weiss, President
Rena Huber, Exec Vice Pres
George Krakora, VP Operations
Larry Grossman, VP Fund Raising
Chuck Newton, VP Administration
Steve White, VP Finance

The Executive Council

Milton D. Ericksen, Ernest Garfield, Heidi Foglesong, Jon Shaw, Martin Sours, MA, PhD., Ambassadors

Dick Weiss, Chairman, Ron Cates, Ken Colburn, Tom Fraker, Danta Fieros, Dr. Kayong Holston, Rena Huber, Barbara Kaplan, Maryann Richardson, Lon Safko, Wendy Vittori, MBA, Joan Koerber-Walker MBA

Media Personality

John Adam Kowalski

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