Business Glance 2-24-13
The Yuma County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Yuma City Hall, One City Plaza. The sponsor is the city of Yuma.
A donation will be accepted at the door. For more information, call the chamber at 782-2567.
Business women meet
The Yuma chapter of the American Business Women's Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Radisson, 1501 S. Redondo Center Drive. The event includes dinner, networking and a program. Cost is $20 at the door for members and guests.
Reservations are needed by Monday. Contact hospitality chair Brooke by phone at 246-3034 or email at email@example.com.
This month's program is titled “Prosper your business on a shoe-string budget.”
Winter visitor thank you
The Yuma Sun is throwing an inaugural thank you party for the area's winter visitors in appreciation for their contributions to the community.
The Winter Visitor Thank You Party will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Yuma County Fairgrounds. Admission is free.
The event will feature a number of booths by local businesses and food vendors and an opportunity to network with other winter visitors. Pin your hometown on the giant map. First 500 guests will receive a free ice cream cone and T-shirt or hat.
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. Thursday and Friday 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.
Public speaking seminar
When speaking in public, do you have trouble organizing your thoughts, speaking inaudibly or stumbling through your speech? If you are a speaker who occasionally “ums” your way through a presentation, a public speaking seminar can help boost your confidence.
The two-day seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6-7 at the Arizona Western College Entrepreneurial Center, 1351 S. Redondo Center Drive. Cost is $176.
To register, call 317-61506 or visit www.azwestern.edu/continuinged.
Southwest Ag Summit
The 2013 Southwest Agriculture Summit will be held March 6-7 on the Arizona Western College campus in the Shoening Conference Center and Ag/Science Building. Last year's event attracted 900 participants from Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California and Northern Mexico.
The summit will kick off with a registration breakfast on March 6 and continue with a general session, golf tournament and welcome reception that evening. March 7 activities will include both breakfast and lunch keynote speakers as well as informative breakout forums and conclude with the Harvest Dinner. A trade show will display the latest in agriculture technology and services.
For more information about the summit, call Brenda at 783-9355 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For golf tournament information, call Jeanette at 344-1926
The summit is hosted by Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association, Yuma County Farm Bureau, University of Arizona-Yuma and the Arizona Western College Foundation.
Vehicle tax help source
Now that tax season is here, EZ Vehicle Fee Recap is once again available from the Arizona Department of Transportation's Motor Vehicle Division to help you prepare your 2012 income tax return. The free EZ Vehicle Fee Recap Program allows Arizona vehicle owners to view their own report of registration fees and taxes paid in the prior calendar year.
For more information, visit www.azdot.gov.