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If you’re an Arizona business looking for a comprehensive way to network and gather information to help grow your business then the two day VerdeXChange Arizona event May 1 and 2 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel on N. Third Street needs to go on your calendar now. You can register today and save money by going to www.vxaz2004.eventbrite.com. You can also call 855-476-9845 or email info@vxarizona.com. All guests for the event will have access to a business expo and educational breakout sessions.

Well known business experts Doug Bruhnke of Growth Nation (www.growthnation.com) and Maryanne Weiss are directors for the event which boasts more than 100 speakers. Among them is Mesa Mayor Scott Smith who was instrumental in getting Apple to come to the Valley of the Sun. He will tell that story and what can be learned from the experience. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is also scheduled to speak as well as Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez, Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino and Sedona Mayor Rob Adams. Secretary of State Ken Bennett and several members of Congress will participate.

“VerdeXchange offers a wonderful platform to collaborate and exchange ideas on boosting global competitiveness and economic prosperity while increasing trade and promoting sustainability,” states Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

With 97% of businesses in Arizona classified as small businesses it is no surprise that the state was named the #1 entrepreneurial state by Forbes Magazine. Organizers of VerdeXchange Arizona ask this question: But how do we keep our state at the top and continue to make Arizona the best place to start and grow a small business?

“VerdeXchange Arizona is an important forum for public and private sector leaders to envision the future and create the actions necessary to build great cities and communities,” states Hank Marshall, Acting Director of community and economic development for the city of Phoenix.

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