Business Glance 02-17-13
Vendors sought for winter visitor event
The Yuma Sun is planning an inaugural thank you party for the area's winter visitors and is seeking vendors to participate.
It's open to anyone who wants to sell their goods and services and to express their appreciation to the winter visitors for their business. Vendors might be insurance or investment agents, real estate, home improvement, restaurants, health care and other businesses.
The Winter Visitor Thank You Party is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Yuma County Fairgrounds.
Cost of a booth is $99. For more information, call John Courtis at the Yuma Sun at 539-6822.
Know Yuma Inside & Out
The next session of Know Yuma Inside & Out will focus on Yuma's agriculture industry. It will meet from 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday in the Yuma City Council Chambers at Yuma City Hall. The free event includes a continental breakfast.
Guest speaker will be Kurt Nolte, executive director of the Yuma County Cooperative Extension and regional vegetable production specialist. He will present an overview of the area's agriculture industry and a recap of the current season. He will also provide preliminary information from the University of Arizona's study on the economic impact of agriculture in Yuma County.
The Know Yuma series provides business people with information about the Yuma area. The meetings are hosted by the Yuma Sun in partnership with Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp., Yuma Visitors Bureau, Yuma County Chamber of Commerce and city of Yuma.
Somerton chamber to meet
The Greater Somerton Chamber of Commerce will hold its next meeting from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at Taco Salsa Restaurant, 109 E. Cactus St. in Somerton. The meeting will include a free lunch. Those planning to attend are asked to confirm a reservation by calling 722-7390.
For questions about membership, call Dalia Camarillo, membership director, at 246-5682, or Shaun Cassidy, chamber coordinator, at 502-9165.
Government procurement conference
The 2013 Government Procurement Outlook conference will be held Thursday and Friday at the Yuma Civic Center. The event brings together government officials to discuss upcoming projects in design, construction, facilities management, renewable energy, information technology, communications, electronics and security.
It provides a forum for businesses to identify contract opportunities with federal, state, municipal and local governments and subcontract opportunities with prime government contractors.
For more information, and to register, call Sheila Martin at 1-602-300-2682 or visit â€¨http://2013yumagovprocurementconference.eventbrite.com.
Social media workshop
WebSocial Business Solutions, a social media marketing firm in Yuma, is offering a free workshop for all businesses or individuals wanting to learn about social media.
The event, “How to embrace social media marketing in 2013,” will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Yuma Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive.
Profit Mastery workshop
The two-day workshop, Profit Mastery: Get Control of Your Business,” will be presented from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Arizona Western College Entrepreneurial Center, 1351 S. Redondo Center Drive.
Target audience is anyone involved in nonprofit management whether as a board member or staff person. The DVD-based program includes all the material from the acclaimed program by Business Resource Services, a Seattle-based financial performance company.
Topics will include overcoming common organizational and business problems, understanding your financial position, using tools to take active control and making effective pricing decisions, evaluating cost patterns, making your organization or business bankable, avoiding crash crunches, planning for transition and putting it all together.
Cost is $349. To reserve a seat, call the AWC Small Business Development Center at 317-6151.