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The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office in collaboration with the Department of Economic Security (DES), Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and the Governor’s Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment (GCBVI) proudly announces the launch of a web based information and referral service.  The database of resources, located at EYEKNOW.az.gov, provides information on products and services from local, regional and national providers that are available to people in Arizona who are blind, visually impaired, or have combined hearing and vision loss.

This web based information and referral service is the next evolution of the print based “Arizona Resource Directory for Persons Who Have Vision, Hearing or Combined Hearing and Vision Loss” developed and distributed by DES/RSA.  Visitors to EYEKNOW.az.gov will be able to search for resources specific to the blind, low vision or combined hearing and vision loss populations.  Arizonans can research options in a variety of categories including education, products for daily living, employment, recreation and advocacy.

The information at EYEKNOW.az.gov will be available to be printed for distribution to individuals without web access who can benefit from the information, products and services.

Check it out here:

https://eyeknow.az.gov/

 

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September 22, 2016 – Zoom Thinking

Click the video for a special message from our presenter, Jon Ward!

Zoom Thinking: Tools and Tactics to Empower Your Mind

Learn how to improve your creativity, problem solving, planning and decision making with the techniques of Zoom Thinking, as developed by Jon Ward.
The techniques taught can be used by entrepreneurs, policymakers, and researchers.

Join us to learn the core Zoom skills:

Finding Neutral: Being relaxed and non-reactive in the presence of a data mass

Noticing:  Becoming aware of “the feeling of the thought”

Condensation: Summarizing ideas with the least words possible

Situational Awareness: Recognizing and observing contexts

Creative Ignorance: Refusing to know what you know

Jon Ward is a a branding and marketing consultant, focused on entrepreneurial companies that serve a social purpose. He has over thirty years experience in branding and marketing, and is currently an adjunct consultant to the Sheffield Group. His past clients have included Pinnacle West, Del Webb, and Robert Kiyosaki of “Rich Dad” fame.

To register:

http://www.azlibrary.gov/events/1800

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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.

Join us for an Upcoming Event!

Building Your Brand

TomFulcher

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

Transportation Research Webinar

The Transportation Research Board will be hosting an upcoming webinar on how to use the Research in Progress Database.

The webinar will be August 16, 2016 from 2:00pm to 3:00PM ET and provides users of TRB’s Research in Progress (RiP) Database with the latest information about RiP’s search and data entry interfaces. The RiP Database is a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on current or recently-completed transportation research projects. This webinar is an update from a webinar held on August 6, 2015.

Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee for attending the webinar.

You can go to the following website to submit your registration: http://www.trb.org/Calendar/Blurbs/174599.aspx.
Webinar Presenter

  • Janet Daly, Transportation Research Board

Moderated by: Elaine Ferrell, Transportation Research Board

Webinar Outline

  1. General guidance on using the RiP Database
  • Search the RiP Database by various fields
  • Browse project records by subject category
  • Use a look-up for searching by index terms, individuals, organizations or location
  • Subscribe to receive e-mail notification of new RiP records in specific subject areas
  • Export records
  • Guidance for individuals from state departments of transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation, and University Transportation Centers
  • Enter a new project record into the RiP Database using the data entry interface or bulk import tool
  • Locate records from their organization
  • Update or delete an existing record for their organization in the RiP Database

The first 30 minutes of the webinar is for presentations and the final 30 minutes is reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Locate records in the RiP Database
  • Submit a new project record using the data entry interface

Modify or delete an existing project record from their organization

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

Explore Arizona

Summer hikes can be a fun way to enjoy scenic views and explore new areas.

Arizona has hundreds of hiking trails throughout the state, from the forest trails in the San Francisco Peaks, to the famous red rocks in Sedona, not to mention the Grand Canyon! No matter what your fitness level, you are sure to find one that will meet your needs. Whether you are looking for a challenge, or just a nice relaxing walk beside a creek, the Digital Arizona Library (DAZL) has a number of resources highlighting Arizona’s most exciting hikes. And remember to wear a hat and  bring plenty of water!

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To see some great reading, head on over to the DAZL blog…

http://www.azlibrary.gov/dazl/blog/1823