Kelly Moss GENEX

"Kelly Moss of Litchfield Park has been hired by cattle genetics organization GENEX." 

Hello, readers! And welcome back to Business Briefcase. First, you may be interested in hearing about Kelly Moss of Litchfield Park.

Moss has been hired by cattle genetics organization GENEX. Moss recently completed a two-week training program at the company’s headquarters in Shawano, Wisconsin. The training program, which emphasized qualifications Moss needs as a territory sales manager, provided further knowledge on cattle reproductive anatomy and physiology, heat detection, synchronization, semen handling, artificial insemination and dairy genetics. For more information about GENEX, visit genex.coop.

Moving along, time is running out to nominate individuals for the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Southwest Valley Awards Gala, otherwise known as The Swaggies. The nomination deadline is Friday, May 10. Businesses, organizations and individuals will win awards in the categories of Excellence in Business, Emerging Business, Spirit of the Chamber, Community Impact and Icon Award. To be nominated, however, they must be a member of the chamber, and in good standing.

“The awards gala includes a lively and fun reception, delicious dinner and always some surprises,” said John Safin, president and CEO of the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce. “We’re glad Sean McLaughlin from CBS 5 is back as our emcee. This is a ‘must attend’ event for the community.”

The awards, open to the public, will be at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, at The Wigwam. For more information on nominations or the event, or to RSVP, visit southwestvalleychamber.org, call 623-932-2260 or email info@southwestvalleychamber.org.

Let’s bring back Business Builders, why don’t we? This month’s session is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at 14455 W. Van Buren Street, Suite C-102 (In Building C, adjacent to the library). Robert Theobald, the small business ombudsman for the Arizona Commerce Authority, will be the guest speaker. The focus of this month’s event is “Free Resources for Small Business Owners: Arizona Commerce Authority’s Small Business Services.” Beyond Theobald, time is allotted for each entrepreneur to give a 30-second introduction, and an hour for a networking and business mixer.

Attendance is free, but space is limited. Light refreshments will be provided, and it is recommended that guests bring business cards. For more information or to RSVP, visit developgoodyearaz.com.

The InnovationHub is a partnership between the city of Goodyear, Entrepreneurship + Innovation at ASU and the Maricopa County Library District that — in addition to Business Builders — offers free resources like one-on-one business mentoring and the ASU Startup School.

Finally, MeTime Body Spa, Tanning and More is set to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, May 17. MeTime is located at 13291 W. McDowell Road, Suite E6. For more information, contact 623-932-2260 or info@southwestvalleychamber.org. You can also visit MeTime on Facebook @metimebodyspa or metimeaz.com.

That’s all the briefs for this week. Thanks for reading!

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