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Arizona & Mexico Town Halls

Participants will hear from guest speakers and build important recommendations that can play a crucial role in the Arizona and Sonora region.

Cross-Border Connecting

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Arizona & Mexico Town Hall Series


Cross Border Connecting

Strengthening Regional Economies:
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

Thursday, May 30, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Conference Center @ Rio, Tempe, AZ

Click here for the Brief Agenda

Back by popular demand: Arizona Town Hall will be hosting its fifth Arizona & Mexico Town Hall in Tempe, AZ.

Participants build professional networks while providing important recommendations that can play a crucial role in shaping the regional development strategy for the Arizona-Sonora megaregion.

Active participation by each participant during discussions is essential. Participants spend the bulk of their time in facilitated discussions designed to build consensus for future actions. 

Dress for the event is business casual.

Click here to register online.

The last day for cancellations and refunds is Friday, May 17, 2024.

Registration is $50 and includes participation in the program, materials, and food.
Scholarships are available.

Opening Program Speakers

  • Host: Linda Elliott-Nelson, Chair, International 
  • Moderator: Sandra Watson, President & CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority
  • Stephanie Bermudez, Founder, Startup Unidos 
  • Imelda Hartley, Owner, Happy Tamales 
  • Alicia Buckhanan, CEO, A & S investment Group 
  • Laura Espinoza, Founder, Association of Women of Bacanora and Maguey of Mexico 

Lunch Program Speakers

  • Host: Marisol Vindiola,  Sr. Sales Digital Marketing Manager, Orange 142
  • Moderator: Colin Diaz, President & CEO, Tempe Chamber of Commerce 
  • Jorge Mendoza Yescas, Consul General of Mexico in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Monica Villalobos, President & CEO, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Marisol Flores-Aguirre, Director, Southern Arizona Office, Office of Governor Katie Hobbs
  • Jennifer Smith, Community Services & Economic Development Director, City of Douglas 
  • Isabel Georgelos, Director, Women's Business Center, YWCA Southern Arizona 

Special Thanks to Partners

Town Hall Reports

2019 and Earlier

Interested in supporting this program series? Click here to read and download the partnership benefits and contact us for any inquiries.

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