Business Glance 10-14-12
Know Yuma: Inside & Out
The area's winter visitors and their economic impact on the community will be the topic of the next in a series of business forums, Know Yuma Inside & Out.
The forum will be held from 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday in the council chambers of Yuma City Hall, One City Plaza. Members of the business community are invited to attend free. Continental breakfast will be available.
The series is sponsored by the Yuma Sun in partnership with the city of Yuma, Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, Yuma Visitors Bureau and Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp.
Seminar on municipal bonds
Alan Willenbrock, an investment professional for more than 25 years, will present a seminar on municipal bonds from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Arizona Western College.
The seminar will be preceded by registration and lunch at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15 for Arizona Society of CPA members and non-CPA staff, $20 for nonmembers.
Topics will include features of municipal securities, adding municipal bonds to an investment portfolio, municipal bond investment strategies and case studies.
Willenbrock is a vice president, portfolio manager and financial adviser with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
Financial planning workshop
Yuma Investment Group Wealth Management will present a workshop on financial planning to reach retirement goals 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Yuma Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive.
Topics will include the importance of financial planning, retirement options, what to consider when planning for retirement and other information. To reserve a seat, call 329-1700 by Monday.
Worker safety training
OSHA worker safety training workshops this month will be Oct. 24 at Yuma Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive, presented by Joe Ornelas, Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health trainer.
The morning session will focus on excavation and trench safety from 9 a.m. to noon. Flammables and fire safety will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m.
To register, contact Diane Robinson at 373-1138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
International trade seminar
Learn more about the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program during a seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp. board room, 899 Plaza Circle (off Redondo Center Drive), Suite 2.
The event is free To reserve a seat, call GYEDC at 782-7774 by Oct. 26. Those attending are encouraged to bring a lunch as the seminar will work through the lunch hour.
Guest speakers will be Eric Nielsen, director of U.S. Commercial Service Arizona, and Kevin O'Shea, STEP program manager with the Arizona Commerce Authority.
Topics will include the STEP program, assistance available to businesses through the program, goods being exported and international contacts, and export assistance available through the U.S. Commercial Service. There will also be a roundtable discussion regarding the export landscape in the Yuma area.
Events, ideas sought for Arizona SciTech Festival
Events and ideas are being sought for the upcoming Arizona SciTech Festival to be held in February and March with a series of expos, workshops, conversations, exhibitions and tours held in diverse neighborhoods throughout the state.
The festival is a statewide celebration to excite and inform Arizonans of all ages about how science, technology and innovation affects their everyday lives and will expand their economic future. Spearheaded by Arizona Science Center, the Arizona Technology Council Foundation and Arizona State University, the festival is a grassroots collaboration of more than 350 organizations in industry, academia, arts, civic, community and K-12.
Nov. 10 is the deadline to post event ideas for 2013 festivities at http://azscitechfest.org/collaborator-portal.
For more information about available sponsorships, contact festival director Jeremy Babendure at 1-480-250-7764 or email@example.com.