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Business Academy

Join other leaders in the community for the 2023 Business Academy co-sponsored by Rio Salado College and presented by Wells Fargo. Gain valuable knowledge to help you grow your business!

Exclusively for Tempe Chamber Members, the 2023 Tempe Chamber Business Academy is an opportunity for businesses and business leaders to gain the knowledge they need to grow their companies and strengthen our community. Leaders can attend individual classes or the entire series.

Academy Series

Session 1 - Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship

Janelle Elias, Vice President Strategy & Advancement, Rio Salado College

Marketing Strategy

Jim Wilkerson, My Biz Coaches

Financial Planning for Small Business Owners

Sydney Neely, Co-Owner & Financial Advisor, The Neely Group

Human Resources, Payroll & Compliance

Eric Berg, Sales Executive, ADP


Session 2 - Friday, May 5, 2023

Leadership Communication & Presentation Skills 

Melody Elkin, Speech Improvement

DE&I: Creating an Inclusive Culture

Dr. Floyd Hardin III, Executive Officer of Equity and College Relations, Rio Salado College

Cloud Technologies for Small Business

Jeff McDermott, President, American Technology Specialists

Employee Engagement and How to Measure It

Dora Garnett, Senior Consultant, Organizational Effectiveness, Slalom

Ineyne Udoinwang, Consultant, Organizational Effectiveness, Slalom


For more information and to register, contact


If you are interested in being an instructor, click here to apply for consideration for next year's program.

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Co-sponsored by

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