Join the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and the Maricopa Association of Governments as we gather the Valley’s leading voices and discuss pathways for the business and education communities to work together to strengthen and grow our economy.

As Arizona’s economy continues to grow, the business community has identified a common theme: Arizona needs a qualified workforce that is prepared to handle the challenges and opportunities facing our great businesses. In the coming years, developing a diverse workforce through multiple pathways—including career and technical education (CTE) programs—will be critical in increasing Arizona’s global competitiveness.

Keynote Speaker will be Bill Symonds, director of the Global Pathways Institute and professor of practice at Arizona State University. The Global Pathways Institute was created in 2014 to help lead a national movement to find effective solutions to our national failure to prepare many young people to lead successful lives.

The event will also include a distinguished panel of experts:

  • Mike Eilola, Vice President of Americas for Aerospace Integrated Supply Chain, Honeywell
  • Mike Romano, UTI-Avondale Campus President, Universal Technical Institute
  • Diane McCarthy, Director of Business Partnerships and Legislative Affairs, West-MEC
  • Dede Schmallen, Associate Vice President of Organization Development, HonorHealth
WHERE: Sheraton Grand Phoenix | Encanto Ballroom
340 N. 3rd Street | Phoenix AZ 85004
WHEN: Thursday, March 3, 2016
7:00 – 7:30 a.m. | Check-in and networking
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Breakfast and program
MEDIA: Media are welcome to attend at no charge, courtesy of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Contact Jill Brownley at to set up an interview with the keynote speaker or panel experts.
COST: Individual tickets: $55 | Table of 10: $650
QUESTIONS: Contact or 602.495.2182.
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Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Representing 2,400 businesses across Metropolitan Phoenix, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is Arizona’s oldest and largest Chamber. The Chamber supports the growth and development of business by offering networking and marketing opportunities, money-saving programs and a voice in government, keeping its members informed, connected and prosperous. The Chamber also enhances members’ success by promoting economic development, entrepreneurship and a connection to the community.

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce supports business growth and drives economic development in the region by helping members stay connected and prosperous, growing the economy through Phoenix Forward, our collaborative economic development partnership, and advocating for pro-business policies.