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Downtown Small Business Gathering Event Scheduled for April 18

2018 Downtown Small Business Gathering
Registration  is open for the Downtown Small Business Gathering, produced by the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Scottsdale’s Economic Development and Tourism & Events Departments and Experience Scottsdale. This will be the final program of the year at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West in Downtown Scottsdale.  This session will feature Craig DeMarco, Founder of Upward Projects, where he will share his story and some best practices in marketing strategies for locals and visitors. The discussion will be followed by an interactive training session with Jennie Jerome who will take a deep dive into posting images, content and analytics tracking on social media.


This series of workshops is aimed at bringing together stakeholders in Scottsdale and highlighting initiatives and programs supporting the growth of small and entrepreneurial businesses.

7:30 a.m. Registration, Networking and Coffee

8  a.m. Opening Remarks from Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane

8:05 a.m. Welcome from Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce

8:10 a.m. Update from Danielle Casey, Economic Development Director,

                                City of Scottsdale

8:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation from Craig DeMarco, Founder of Upward Projects

9 a.m. Interactive training with Jennie Jerome for interested businesses

10 a.m. Event conclusion

Featured Participants:

  • Craig DeMarco, Founder - Upward Projects
  • Jennie Jerome, Strategic Thought Partners - The Strategic Artisan