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September 14, 2016 – Using Census Data/Tools for Business Planning and Market Analysis: Introducing Census Business Builder

Using Census Data September 14

This hands-on training will provide an introduction to Census Bureau Economic Programs and related Business Concepts, the American Community Survey demographics and the latest Business tool: Census Business Builder.   A new Web application,Census Business Builder: Regional Analyst Edition now available in beta, allows users to build a region from one or more counties and create a report for the entire region and the individual business sectors within the region.  This second edition of Census Business Builder follows the successful launch of Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition, which provides statistics for a single type of business and area on the same demographic and economic characteristics as the new edition.

Who should attend? Small business owners, consultants, Small Business Development Training Centers, financial institutions, micro lending organizations, and any organization that targets small businesses and economic development.

Seating is limited.  Registration is required. Training will be hands on, please bring your laptop.  Wi-Fi access available.  Free parking on site.

About presenter Pauline Nuñez:

Pauline Núñez develops and conducts training programs on U.S. Census Data for state/local government, tribal nations, Congressional Districts, nonprofit, health care, and economic development organizations throughout South Central Texas, the Texas-Mexico borderlands and Arizona. She has over 25 years’ experience in community development micro lending, grant writing, marketing and business development for small businesses and non-profit management.

To register for the 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. session, click here.

To register for the 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. session, click here.

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Join us for an Upcoming Event!

Building Your Brand

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Presented by Tom Fulcher

Learn what you need to know about creating a powerful brand for your small business, why you need one, and what the outcomes can be. Large businesses in the USA have been built on developing quality brands, with reputation and build confidence for customers. You can do the same for your small business, without the huge budgets required by large corporations.

Mr. Fulcher is the founder of The Idea Gardener® llc, a business development and marketing consulting organization and has over 25 years of management experience with start-ups, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

To register: http://www.azlibrary.gov/events/1801

Summer Reading for Teens

ReadingAZLogoTeens, are you looking to add a little local adventure and excitement to your summer reading lists?

Create a free Reading Arizona account and explore the many books about the mysteries and Wild West history of Arizona. Browse the collection by category or keyword to find titles about haunted ghost towns, ruthless outlaws, and persistent pioneers. You can even click on the book covers to “Favorite” the titles and create your own custom reading list.

You can find more information at DAZL, the Digital Arizona Library, or follow one of the links below to get started.

Books for Teens:

Nina Rhoades, The Girl from Arizona, Boston: Lathrop, Lee and Shepard Company, 1913.

Ann I. Goldfarb, Light Riders and the Morenci Mine Murder, Two Cats Press, 2012.

John Wilson, Written in Blood, Vol 1, Orca Book Publishers, 2010.

John Wilson, Ghost Moon, Vol 2, Orca Book Publishers, 2011.

Harold Bell Wright, When a Man’s a Man, Chicago: Book Supply Company, 1916.

Libraries and Learning

Pew Research Center just released the results of their survey on Americans, Libraries, and Learning. Did you know that 76% of adults say libraries serve the learning and educational needs of their communities either “very well” (37%) or “pretty well” (39%)? To learn more, check out the survey:

http://www.pewinternet.org/files/2016/04/PI_2016.04.07_Libraries-and-Learning_FINAL.pdf

STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings

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The National Academy of Sciences has just released a report: Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings. The report discusses the features of productive STEM programs and identifies ways to evaluate and sustain them.

On February 12, members of the report’s authoring committee will be holding a report briefing discussing their recommendations.

The briefing will be webcast Friday February 12, 9am-12:30pm ET (7am-10:30am Arizona time)

To view a copy of the report (PDF free to download, but registration required) or register for the event, click the link below:

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/BOSE/STEM_Programs_in_Out-of-School_Settings/index.htm?utm_source=All+DBASSE+Newsletters&utm_campaign=ed0e052302-Feb_12_Out_of_School_Settings&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e16023964e-ed0e052302-275277145

This is an outside event; please follow links above for more information.

Congratulations to Maricopa Public Library!

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Secretary of State Michele Reagan presented the Maricopa Public Library with a check for $9,425 to use towards virtual reality technology programs.

For some background, Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants are administered by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a Division of the Office of the Secretary of State. To learn more:

http://www.azlibrary.gov/libdev/funding/lsta

Congratulations to Yuma County Library District!

Secretary of State Michele Reagan presented the Yuma County Library District with a check for $20,000 to use towards promoting digital literacy. For some background, Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants are administered by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a Division of the Office of the Secretary of State. To learn more:

http://www.azlibrary.gov/libdev/funding/lsta