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Upcoming Classes & Events

US Small Business Administration

Resource Seminar for Arizona Veteran Entrepreneurs
Presented by: James Pipper, U.S. Small Business Administration

Please join us for a FREE workshop from the US Small Business Administration.

In this workshop, you will learn about Special Veteran Services and Programs available from the U. S. Small Business Administration:

  • Starting your business – Business Development Plan
  • Financing Your Business
  • SBA Loan Clinics – Special two hour training classes held the first Wednesday of every month to explain the SBA loan process, eligibility and which lenders are making loans
  • Growing Your Business – Funding for expansion
  • Contracting Opportunities – Service Disabled & Veteran Owned Businesses
  • Counseling – Veteran Business Development Officer, SCORE, SBDC, Women’s Business Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Center

Pre-registration is required. Please register online with EventBrite. If you have any issues, please call (602) 745-7230 or email Seating is limited so register right away!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Rio Vista Recreation Center
8866 W. Thunderbird Rd.
Peoria, AZ 85381

Lakeside Conference Room
0900 to 1100 - Please arrive promptly

Event Agenda

0900 – 0905 – Pledge of Allegiance / National Anthem –
Garland Miller / Military One Source

0905 – 0915 Opening Remarks by Host: City of Peoria  

0915 – 0945 – Veteran Business Owners Presentations –
Sonoran Technology & Assured Engineering – Paul Smiley / Patrick Ramirez

0945 – 1015 – Business Mentorship Presentations –
SCORE, SBDC & VBOC – Jay Gladney, Jeff Swenson, Margaret Evangelista 

1015 – 1030 – Legal Issues – Business Ownership -
HPS Law Group – Burt Skiba / Brint Hiatt

1030 – 1050 – Financing / Capitalization Overview –
Tim Collins / Chris Flowers 

1050 – 1100 Q & A



About Peoria SUPPORT Services

Email Notifications

Sign up for Peoria SUPPORT email alerts to receive notifications about upcoming free seminars and events that benefit citizens in the community and updates to the Community Resource Guide.

You can also sign up for Not-for-Profit grants email alerts to receive the latest news on Not-for-Profit grant opportunities, For more information on the grants visit the Not-for-Profit Grant webpage.

Community Resource Guide

The cities of Peoria and Surprise have collaborated to create a Community Resource Guide, which provides contact information for nonprofit agencies that assist individuals with basic needs and services. This guide is intended to provide general information and is not considered to be all-inclusive.

Resources in this guide include:

  • Peoria City Programs
  • Basic Needs/Financial Assistance
  • Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse Programs in Peoria
  • Dental Services
  • Employment Resources
  • Family Services
  • Food Assistance
  • Health and Welfare/Medical Assistance
  • Housing Assistance
  • Legal/Financial Services
  • Referral Services
  • Senior Services
  • Services for Persons with Disabilities
  • Shelters - Emergency/Domestic Violence/Homeless Assistance Services
  • Transportation Services
  • Veteran Services
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Youth/Teen Programs

Download the Community Resource Guide


City Contact

Neighborhood & Human Services Department
Community Assistance Division - Human Services
9875 N. 85th Avenue, 1st floor Peoria, AZ 85345
Phone: (623) 773-7250


Collaborative Impact Workshops

Did you miss one of our recent workshops? Not to worry, you can learn about the non-profits we partnered with in the videos below: