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Premier Business Leaders
5/7/2024 - 6/25/2024
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Empowering Women in Business - Teresa Panneton
6/13/2024
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Small Business Profit Strategies with Adrienne McGill
6/18/2024
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Lunch & Learn with FirstBank
6/25/2024
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Healthcare Summit
8/20/2024
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Southwest Valley Chamber Annual Awards Gala
9/6/2024
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Events in the month of April 2024
DateEvent
4/1/2024
There is no cost or commitment. Support groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information and as a way of supporting and encouraging each other.

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4/2/2024
Make new connections and join us for fabulous fun as we celebrate Spring at the Hats Contest & Lunch. Contest Judge, Jeffrey Hattrick, will present prizes for the best 'All About Me, Decorated by Hand, So Beautiful, Vintage and Judges Choice' Hats. Previously winning hats and hats from the Theatre's wardrobe department are not eligible for prizes. Register.

We are excited to welcome our meeting sponsor, WHAM Art Association, and learn how they support the Arts and art education here in the West Valley.

Tuesday, April 2
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria
WVW Members $34
Non-WVW Members $38
Register

Reservations close Friday, March 29.

West Valley Women, where one can experience the Art of Networking. Come join us!

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4/3/2024

Join us for this fun and informative event!

Come talk to our specialists about:
• Business accounts
• Insurance and Medicare
• Mortgages
• Wills and trusts
Plus, meet Desert Financial members who are business owners in your community and learn about
their businesses!


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4/3/2024
Network and get to know fellow Chamber members every Wednesday at The Haymaker in Goodyear starting at 12:00pm. 

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4/3/2024
 -12/18/2024

The Boardroom is a mastermind group for business owners and leaders.  It is a place to come together with like minded professionals, to learn, to empower and to equip.  Chris Aird owner of With Purpose will facilitate this monthly call.

Next group starts 4/3/2024, but new groups forming often.

We may have one start on Tuesdays in the morning.  Please let us know if that will work better for you. 

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4/4/2024
Register for our annual Entrepreneurial Training Program starting on February 1, 2024! 
Through instruction, guest speakers, and coaching the Entrepreneurial Training Program is designed to help new business owners chart their course to success.

What To Expect:

  • 7 - One hour and a half sessions including interactive group work and guest speakers
  • One-on-one consulting available
  • Feedback on your business plan/strategy

February 1: Get to Know You and Goal Setting

 

February 29: Taking your Branding to the Next Level

 

March 14: Customer Service & Building Lasting Relationships

 

March 28: Developing your Funding Options

 

April 4: Marketing & Social Media

 

April 18: Developing Small Businesses

 

May 2: Legal, HR, Workforce & Accounting


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4/4/2024
Join us at Backstreet Asia for Speed Network! Designed to build connections, ignite opportunities, and bring success to any one who attends. Hosted by Latrice Hyde, her goal for any attendee is to connect fast and succeed faster at Speed Networking

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4/4/2024
First-time Homebuyer Workshop
No Cost Workshop
Boost your confidence with a free workshop or webinar for first-time homebuyers.
What you'll learn:
-When and Why to Buy: You'll understand the benefits of homeownership and know when your ready to buy.
-Basic Concepts and Costs: We'll cover mortgage lingo, credit score requirements, how much you'll need for a down payment and more
-Steps in the process: Know what to expect before you buy your first home, from prequalification to closing day!


 

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4/5/2024
It is the 5th annual Friends of the Museum Cocktail Party held the night before the LItchfield Park Home Tour. It's a great way to see friends and support the museum at the same time.  It is held in the backyard of a Litchfield Park home and this year's theme celebrates the cowboy era of the Wigwam Resort.  The party is from 6-9 pm with gourmet food, wine/beer, and entertainment.  The ticket is $100/each, which includes the $35 Home Tour ticket for the next day.  Act fast, there are only 100 tickets. See you there.  All proceeds go to the operating budget of the P.W. Litchfield Heritage Center.  
Information and tickets: www.pwlhc.org or the day of the event. 

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4/5/2024
This event showcases this year's FIRST FTC robot, which placed 10th in the state. Our goal is to showcase our program to the community and companies, inspire people in robotics, and spread the message of FIRST Robotics.

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4/6/2024
The Lance Clements Agency is proud to host our 4th Annual Spring Shred Event on Saturday, April 6, 2024.  Bring your confidential documents to be shredded on-site.  There is no cost for the shredding and no limit to how much you can bring.  We will be accepting donations on behalf of the Canyon Ridge Elementary School PTA. Please call our office with any questions.  

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4/6/2024
 -4/7/2024

We are gearing up for the opening of the Prom Closet on April 6th & 7th and April 13th & 14th.  The Prom ClosetEvent will be hosted at the Glendale System of Care (7677 W. Bethany Home Road, Glendale) again this year.  We are looking for volunteers.  The Prom Closet’s popularity has increased each year so we need to increase our number of volunteers. We would like 40 volunteers for each session on the weekend so it will take 40 to 80 people a day to make it run smoothly.  Gather a group and serve together.

Click here to sign-up to volunteer for the event

Use as the Rotarian name: Maura Millette.
 

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4/6/2024
This is our 5th Litchfield Park Home Tour and this year the six homes are in Litchfield Greens a gated community.  This is a self-guided tour of six very different, spectacular homes with beautiful gardens.  As a special surprise, each home will showcase the art of a local artist.  Tickets are $35.  The Tour is open from 10 am to 4 pm.  Information and tickets are available online at https://pwlhc.org/home-tour/  or the day of the event. All ticketing starts at the Litchfield Elementary School parking lot on Wigwam Blvd.  Come for a fun day of touring homes and have lunch in downtown Litchfield Park.  All proceeds go to the P.W. Litchfield Heritage Center operating budget.  

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4/9/2024
Small Business Profit Strategies

During this 2-hour workshop, you'll learn proven strategies that will help you increase your profits without spending additional money on marketing or advertising that you can implement right after you leave.
 

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4/10/2024
Network and get to know fellow Chamber members every Wednesday at The Haymaker in Goodyear starting at 12:00pm. 

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4/11/2024
Gain insights into managing your finances effectively and leveraging tax for your business. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enhance your financial knowledge.

Sign up for headshots with Matt Young here: https://mattyoungphotography.com/form/southwest-valley-chamber-of-commerce-empowering-women-in-business-april

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4/12/2024
Chelsea Handler, comedian, television host, New York Times best-selling author and advocate, brings her LBB Tour to Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino on Friday, April 12.
 
Handler is a multi-faceted voice in entertainment and pop culture and has showcased her stand-up comedy across the nation. Handler has made numerous television appearances, including host of E!’s Chelsea Lately for seven years as the only female late-night talk show host on-air. Handler’s 2020 HBO Max comedy special Evolution earned a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album and her stand-up set won “The Comedy Act of 2021” at the People’s Choice Awards.
 
The comedian is bringing her LBB Tour to Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino to delight audience members with her humor and candor in a show you don’t want to miss.
 
About Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino: 
For nearly 30 years in Maricopa, Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino has been Arizona's first and only tribal casino to have an international management partner. Harrah's Ak-Chin is the only casino in Arizona that allows guests, through its Caesars Rewards program, to unlock benefits and other prizes that can be used worldwide at the entire Caesars family of casinos.
 
Harrah's Ak-Chin also boasts one of the two bingo halls within the Caesars portfolio, continuing the proud heritage of William F. Harrah, who opened his first bingo hall in Reno in 1937.
 
In addition to craps, sports betting, slot machines, video poker, video keno, statewide progressives and blackjack, Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino guests can also enjoy a variety of dining options, including the Copper Cactus Grill, Chop, Block & Brew, Oak & Fork, Agave's Restaurant and Dunkin’®.
 
Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino features 529 luxurious resort and tower guestrooms, spa and fitness center, and an outdoor swimming pool with a swim-up bar.
 
For more information about Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino, visit www.harrahsakchin.com. Must be 21 or older to gamble. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-NEXT STEP. ©2023 Caesars License Company, LLC.
 

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4/13/2024
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4/13/2024
Join the Pat's Run afterparty celebration at Pedal Haus Brewery's Tempe location!

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4/13/2024

Join us for a celebration of Day of the Child (Dia de los Ninos) and the Week of the Young Child as Friendship Park turns in to a kid's paradise! This FREE event promises some high-flying fun and learning for the entire family. Have fun with various activities, crafts, food trucks, entertainment, and learn about different types of organizations and services with lots of exhibitors!

KidFest is an event recognized by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and AzAEYC celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families.  This event is hosted during the Nationally recognized Week of the Young Child™, a celebratory effort to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

DATE: April 13, 2024

TIME: 9 AM - 1 PM

LOCATION: Friendship Park 

ADDRESS: 12325 West McDowell Rd, Avondale, AZ 85323


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4/13/2024
 -4/14/2024

We are gearing up for the opening of the Prom Closet on April 6th & 7th and April 13th & 14th.  The Prom ClosetEvent will be hosted at the Glendale System of Care (7677 W. Bethany Home Road, Glendale) again this year.  We are looking for volunteers.  The Prom Closet’s popularity has increased each year so we need to increase our number of volunteers. We would like 40 volunteers for each session on the weekend so it will take 40 to 80 people a day to make it run smoothly.  Gather a group and serve together.

Click here to sign-up to volunteer for the event

Use as the Rotarian name: Maura Millette.
 

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4/13/2024

Goodyear Lakeside Music Festival celebrates 10 years with free concert April 13 at Estrella

Goodyear is the place to be for great music, food, and vibes on Saturday, April 13, as the Goodyear Lakeside Music Festival, sponsored by Estrella, celebrates its 10th anniversary. The festival, which is free to attend, will be held at the beautiful Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater at North Lake, 10300 Estrella Parkway, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The City of Goodyear and the community of Estrella have hosted the festival since 2015 and it’s become the signature event for our entire community.

This year's festival features up-and-coming and established artists with an emphasis on Arizona talent from a variety of music for the family-friendly festival including reggae, country, rock, alternative rock, and pop.

Shop at the artisan vendor market, grab a bite to eat from one of 30 local food trucks and enjoy a cold one at the beer garden, sponsored by Saddle Mountain Brewing Company.

In addition to the great music, the festival will include family-friendly activities such as giant lawn games and a kids’ zone. This games section features giant lawn games including Jenga, chess, and checkers. Other games include Connect Four and cornhole.

Also on Saturday, April 13, seven neighborhoods at Estrella will have more than 40 new homes (models and move-in ready homes) to tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Home shoppers touring are encouraged to take pictures of themselves in at least eight kitchens of the homes they tour and then show those pictures at the Estrella booth at the music festival to receive a free glow prize.

The festival is free for all attendees. Lawn seating is first come, first serve. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Alcohol, umbrellas, and pets are not allowed. Please be sure to check the City of Goodyear events page for additional details. The festival lineup:

♦️ 4 p.m.:  The Joeys | Twangy Rock – The Joeys revive the sound and spirit of their favorite rockabilly records. They play with a fervor that makes you remember that rock was once the music of the young made for the young.

♦️ 4:30 p.m.: Summer and the Rain | Jazz, Progressive Rock – Summer and The Rain combines the organ-powered textures of jazz, the ferocity of progressive rock, and theatrical vocals of new waves to create a sound all their own.

♦️ 5 p.m.:  Matt Farris | Country – Matt Farris possesses an unparalleled passion for country music, and a heart for helping those in need. His passion for entertainment has always been apparent. The Lake Havasu City, Arizona, native has gravitated to country music with an early exchange of lullabies from country tunes sung by his mother.

♦️ 6 p.m.:  Vana Liya | Reggae – Being of Caribbean descent, Vana Liya was surrounded by soca, calypso, dancehall and reggae music. Vana's mom gave her a ukulele for Christmas and a few years later she began covering songs by some of her favorite artists.

♦️ 7 p.m.: The Black Moods | Rock – Born in Arizona and exposed to stages across North America, the Tempe-based Black Moods deliver a fresh, fiery update of a timeless sound.
♦️ 8 p.m.: Nine Days | Pop Rock, Alternative Rock – Nine Days is a power pop/rock band that was formed in New York by musicians John Hampson and Brian Desveaux in 1994. They released three albums independently before their mainstream debut album. “The Madding Crowd.”  

See you all at the Goodyear Lakeside Music Festival on Saturday, April 13.


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4/14/2024

Experience the thrill of indoor football with the Arizona Rattlers at their new home - Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale.

As a valued member of the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, you have exclusive access to a special rate to witness the hard-hitting, high-scoring action live! 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to support your local team and join the excitement. Get your tickets today!

https://fevo-enterprise.com/Southwestvalley2


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4/15/2024
 -5/15/2024

Let's Bag Hunger
All Faith Community Services Goodyear Food Bank

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4/15/2024

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4/17/2024
Network and get to know fellow Chamber members every Wednesday at The Haymaker in Goodyear starting at 12:00pm. 

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4/18/2024
Register for our annual Entrepreneurial Training Program starting on February 1, 2024! 
Through instruction, guest speakers, and coaching the Entrepreneurial Training Program is designed to help new business owners chart their course to success.

What To Expect:

  • 7 - One hour and a half sessions including interactive group work and guest speakers
  • One-on-one consulting available
  • Feedback on your business plan/strategy

February 1: Get to Know You and Goal Setting

 

February 29: Taking your Branding to the Next Level

 

March 14: Customer Service & Building Lasting Relationships

 

March 28: Developing your Funding Options

 

April 4: Marketing & Social Media

 

April 18: Developing Small Businesses

 

May 2: Legal, HR, Workforce & Accounting


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4/18/2024
 -4/20/2024

The Mesa Music Festival, happening April 18 through 20, is the premier emerging artist festival in Arizona and the nation’s largest of its kind. Presented by Visit Mesa and Amazon, this free event will include over 250 performances spanning multiple genres and is open to music lovers of all ages.
 

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4/21/2024
Come join WHAM Art for a fun, festive celebration at their annual fundraiser, Swing "FORE" The Arts. Enjoy an afternoon of fun, community, and creativity, all while making a meaningful impact on the arts in our community. Bid on fabulous items in the silent auction or take your chance with the punch drawing. 

Together, let's drive passion and support for the arts forward, one swing at a time!

Sunday, April 21
2 pm - 6 pm
Topgolf Glendale
Register.

 

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4/23/2024
Small Business Profit Strategies

During this 2-hour workshop, you'll learn proven strategies that will help you increase your profits without spending additional money on marketing or advertising that you can implement right after you leave.

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4/24/2024
YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE LIVE WEBINAR ON ACCESS TO CAPITAL FOR SMALL BUSINESSES 

Day One of the Financial Intelligence Program. During this live webinar broken up over two days, our experienced National Bank of Arizona Business Bankers, Lillian Gonzalez and Santiago Astengo, will be talking through how to gain access to capital for small businesses including a tutorial of what lenders review and what they require of you for business credit.

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4/24/2024
Network and get to know fellow Chamber members every Wednesday at The Haymaker in Goodyear starting at 12:00pm. 

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4/24/2024
Join us for Conquer Ninja Gyms Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! 

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4/24/2024
Join Bridgewater Assisted Living as they celebrate 5 years of serving the Avondale community. 

Please RSVP to Rey Espinoza
respinoza@bridgewateral.com

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4/25/2024
If you’re a business owner, answer this question:
Are you able to take a 2-week vacation without your business ceasing to function, let alone fall apart?
If your answer is “NO”,
Then you’re stuck in what we call “The Business Owner’s Trap”...
This means that you have successful businesses,
But without YOU working EVERY DAY, you pretty much don’t have a business…
This is the single biggest issue that most Business Owners Face in 2023,
As a matter of fact, 90% of Business Owners are in this position.
Maybe your business is even struggling with…
❌Poor Cash Flow
❌Wavering Profitability
❌Inability To Bring On & Retain Employees
If any of these sound familiar, we know how you feel…
You feel like burnout is just around the corner.
That’s why we created a free training called Own a Machine. Not a Job.
Go from being stuck working in a job to owning a machine…
A machine that helps improve...
✅Your Cash Flow
✅Your Profitability
✅Your Overall Business Infrastructure
If you want to finally stop working IN your business and start working ON it...
Then register for our next training by clicking below.
https://www.vistabizsolution.com/schedule

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4/25/2024
YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE LIVE WEBINAR ON ACCESS TO CAPITAL FOR SMALL BUSINESSES 

Day Two of the Financial Intelligence Webinar. During this live webinar our experienced National Bank of Arizona Business Banker, Lillian Gonzalez, will be talking through how to gain access to capital for small businesses, the different types of financing options available, and the importance of establishing and maintaining a banking relationship.

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4/26/2024



 
Southwest Valley Business Networking Event
Join us for a networking and educational event hosted by BMO. Enjoy refreshments and conversations with our business and industry experts to learn more about our community programs and discussion on best business practices

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4/26/2024
 -4/28/2024

Join Southwest Ballet Theatre for the Arizona premiere of Charles Maple’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!

Friday, April 26 — 7pm 

Saturday, April 27 — 2pm 

Sunday, April 28 — 2pm

We are excited to bring you Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, showcasing Charles Maple’s choreography, with staging and artistic direction by Anthony V. Spaulding II.  Joining dancers from the School of Southwest Ballet Theatre will be guest artists Brooke Merwin, Jorge Richard Lagunas, Alexander Patrick, Sergio Rubio, and dancers from Grand Canyon University.

Snow White takes place at Estrella Mountain Community College’s Performing Arts Center, located at 3000 North Dysart Road, in Avondale.

https://swbtballet.org/performances/sw24/ 


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4/28/2024
Goodyear PebbleCreek Rotary Foundation
Golf Tournament @ Tuscany Falls Golf Course/Goodyear, AZ
Sunday, April 28, 2024
Benefiting:  Student Scholarships, Local Projects & Charities, Polio Eradiction

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4/29/2024
The Congressman’s Office is excited to announce the 2024 Congressional Art Competition is open for the students of Arizona’s 9thCongressional District!  The Artistic Discovery Contest is a chance to recognize and celebrate the talents of students within the district.  Scholarship opportunities will be available for those who place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  This competition is open to all students within Arizona’s 9thCongressional district for those in grades 8th-12th.  All pieces submitted are judged and displayed at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum a week before the ceremony and is great opportunity for students to participate in a juried art show.  For more information, please contact Jeremiah Cota at Jeremiah.Cota2@mail.house.gov   

To see last year’s winner for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District click here.  Representative Paul Gosar (house.gov)
To see artwork from previous years submitted to the 2024 Congressional Art Competition click here.  Art Competition | house.gov
 
 

4/29/2024
 -4/30/2024

DigiMarCon Pacific Northwest 2024 is your chance to ...

– Hear from some of the most audacious and thought-provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry.
– Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
– Network with thought leaders, reunite with your peers, and build your professional network.
 
The 3rd annual DigiMarCon Pacific Northwest, the Premier Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition in the Pacific Northwest Region, returns April 29th and 30th, 2024 to The Westin Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Join your peers in-person or online for 2-days jam-packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy, and networking, also check out the next generation of technology & innovation; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech & SaaS Technology. 
 
Expand your knowledge on the following topics: Artificial Intelligence & ChatGPT, Marketing Automation, Account-Based Marketing, Behavioral & Neuromarketing, Content Marketing, Conversational Marketing, Conversion Rate Optimization, Data Science & Big Data, Email Marketing, Geo-Targeting & Proximity Marketing, Growth Hacking, Inbound & Outbound Marketing, Influencer Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Native & Contextual Advertising, Omnichannel Marketing, Paid Search Marketing, Personalization & Privacy. 
 
You’ll also learn the following: Podcast & Webinar Marketing, PR & Cause Marketing, Predictive Analytics & Attribution, Programmatic Advertising, Sales & Marketing Automation, Search Engine Optimization, Shopper Marketing, Marketing & Customer Experience, Social Commerce, Social Media Marketing, UI / UX Design, User-Generated Content, Video Marketing, Viral & Buzz Marketing, Visual & Voice Search, Web Analytics, and much more!
 
At DigiMarCon Pacific Northwest 2024, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thoughts will be challenged, and new ways of thinking will emerge. You will leave with your head, notebooks, and professional toolkit full of action items and ideas to lead and supercharge your agency/team/account to even greater success.
 
Be a part of DigiMarCon Pacific Northwest 2024 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world. Top keynotes, case studies, strategy sessions and networking!
 
See why people keep coming back year after year to this must-attend event! Register and secure your seat today.
 
For more details visit https://digimarconpacificnorthwest.com.

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4/30/2024
Small Business Profit Strategies

During this 2-hour workshop, you'll learn proven strategies that will help you increase your profits without spending additional money on marketing or advertising that you can implement right after you leave.

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