ArizonaUpcoming Events

Below you will find a list of all upcoming events by Arizona Commerce Authority and their partners. To have your event included, please submit a request using the Submit an Event form.

Business Continuity Planning .. Can Your Company Survive a Disaster?

Hosted by: Arizona MEP

June 3, 2020

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 N 7th Ave, Phoenix AZ / First Floor Conference Center

If you are a typical manufacturing company, you are focused on keeping your customers and employees happy, managing profitability and cash flow, and chasing new business.

You manage some risk with various forms of insurance – fire, casualty, works comp, liability – but you don’t think much, if at all, about major catastrophes. Ever think, “That could never happen to me”?


How about
               - A broken water main that floods your shop
               - An electrical fire in the middle of the night
               - A cyber attack that destroys all your records
               - Your major supplier shuts down without warning


Chances are you don’t have a plan in place to keep your business running. Come to our workshop and learn

               - What is a Business Continuity Plan?
               - What are the critical functions to address
               - What documentation to have in place
               - Who should take action and how
               - How do I handle employees, customers, vendors, media?
               - And much more


You will take away an outline of a Business Continuity Plan, templates for collecting critical information, and a list of references and resources to help with your preparation…just in case.     



Time:  8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Cost:  $49.00 (Pastries and Coffee provided)

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ISO 9001:2015 Standard & Internal Process Auditing Combined Overview Seminar June 2020

June 11, 2020

Arizona Commerce Authority 100 N. 7th Ave., First Floor Conference Center

Come join us for this full-day workshop on the ISO 9001:2015 / AS9100D Standard and how to conduct process audits in a simple format to get the most out of your internal audit program.


Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: $300.00/person



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How to Leverage Arizona Based Resources to Find Qualified Employees - Gilbert

June 17, 2020

Arizona@Work, 735 N. Gilbert Rd, Ste 134, Room 4, Gilbert, AZ

Statistics say there are over 500,000 manufacturing jobs going unfilled right now in our country.  Is your business booming but now you are wondering how to find the people to do the work?  You are not alone.  Our workshop will help you to think of outside the box and show you resources to help you fill your openings. 


Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Cost:  $49 (Coffee, pastries & fruit provided)


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Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA): Protecting Customers, Company and Brand

Hosted by: Arizona MEP

September 9, 2020

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 N 7th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85007 / First Floor Conference Center

Lowering the risk of a product recall not only makes good business sense, but all manufacturers involved in the production of food, including both human and animal food, must now comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The FSMA regulation focuses on a preventive approach to food safety. It deals with the requirements of current good manufacturing practices, hazard analysis, and risk-based preventive controls.

Join us for this workshop and we'll help you identify areas of your business that meet the new FDA FSMA requirements and which ones may need enhancement.



Time:  8:30 AM-11:30 AM (registration from 8:00 - 8:30)

Cost:  $49.00.00 

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Human Capital and the Continuous Improvement Process

September 23, 2020

Arizona Commerce Authority 100 North 7th Ave., First Floor Conference Center


Would you build a house without a sturdy foundation? When we speak with growth companies about how they value robust organizational structures, the first response is typically, “We don’t want to introduce anything into our organization that makes us look like big, old-fashioned companies.”

By simply dismissing anything that appears to be ‘big company focused’, are you eliminating fundamental best practices that work for all organizations.

Come to our workshop to find out more about the six organizational structures. Download the flyer below to read more on these structures.


Time:  8:30 am - 11:30 am

Cost:  $49.00/person


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Cross-Generational Management: Engaging the Millennial Workforce

October 7, 2020

356 - 358

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 N 7th Ave., Phoenix AZ / First Floor Conference Center

Being a manager is never easy; understanding the dynamics and motivations of different generations makes it that much harder!  By 2025, the U.S. will have 4-5 generations in the workforce, all expecting the work environment and engagement they signed up for.


In this session, we’ll learn about the differences between generations, and how those differences impact employee engagement, productivity, and retention. 


Join us as we explore the ways to integrate your company’s senior employees with the younger generation to enhance overall performance.


Time:  8:00 am - 10:30 am (8:00 - 8:30 is registration)

Cost:  $49.00 per person (coffee, fruit and pastries provided)


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