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Consciousness Calendar July 1 to 16: Featured Is A Presentation To Help Local Business Grow In Arizona But Also Featured Are Celebrations Of Women, Networking Events, Art Tours And Neighborhood Workshops


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

July 1, 2015 - Starting a business can be difficult enough. However, maintaining and growing that business is an entirely different thing and Arizona’s economic climate and policies present their own unique set of challenges for local business owners when it comes to accomplishing that.

In order to help aspiring businesses that are already operating or for those who are looking to start a business in the near future, BeAz is holding an event titled Growing a Local Business in the Arizona Economy July 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at ThirdSpace, 1028 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix

The event will focus on educating business owners on policies that have been enacted at the state level and how they affect local businesses. The event will also feature speeches from local business owners like Julie Meeker of Mother Bunch Brewing and a special guest from Local Arizona First.

ThirdSpace will be offering food and drink specials for those who choose to attend and guests are encouraged to stay after for drinks.

This event is free and open to the public but those who plan on attending are encouraged to register at
. For more information, visit the event Facebook page at

Thursday, July 2

Echale Ganas Arizona from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m at Rita’s Mexican Food, 1402 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix. This event is put on by Arizona Latino Network and is designed to encourage people to interact, mingle and share stories with one another. There will be special discounts on drinks and wings as well. This event is open to the public and those attending are encouraged to invite others. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at

Friday, July 3

Artlink First Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m. in Downtown Phoenix. This event encourages Phoenix residents to head downtown and to take a self guided tour of art throughout the city. Art galleries, art spaces and studios all participate in the event. There is also a free trolley for the event that takes patrons from Park and Ride locations to various destinations. This is a free event and is open to the public. For more information, visit the event’s website at

Saturday, July 4

RAD Monthly Meeting at 2:30 p.m. at Giant Coffee, 1437 N. First St., Phoenix. Relegalize All Drugs (RAD) will be holding their monthly meeting which focuses on trying to end the War on Drugs. This event is open to anyone who would like to join. For more information, contact the organization via email at or visit the event page at

Monday, July 6

First Monday at Coach’s Corner Grill from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Coach’s Corner Grill, 333 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. First Monday is designed to be a laid back networking event that is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. Just bring business cards and enjoy free appetizers. There is a cash bar for those would would like to drink. Those would would like to attend need to RSVP at For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at

Thursday, July 9

Maravillosas:A Celebration of Women in our Community at 6 p.m. at Luna Culture Lab, 803 E. Washington St., Phoenix. This event is being held in order to help honor women leaders of the community and to raise money for community betterment. This event is open to anyone who would like to attend. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at

Friday, July 10

One N Ten Youth Center Grand Re-Opening from 5 to 7 p.m. at One N Ten, 3660 N. Third St., Phoenix. This event is being held in order to celebrate the re-opening of One N Ten. Staff and volunteers will be on hand. Those who want to attend are free to mix and mingle and learn about what One N Ten will be working on in the future. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at

Sunday, July 12

Fossil Springs Trash Clean Up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fossil Spring Trailhead. The Wild Stew volunteers will be heading up this trash clean up event which will be geared toward cleaning up the Fossil Springs area after the Fourth of July weekend. This will be a reasonably easy hike and volunteers of all ages are encouraged to contribute. Those attending can also bring swimsuits to take a dip after the trash clean up is complete. Those attending need to bring plenty of water due to the heat. For trip details and all other information, visit the event page at

Thursday, July 16

The Neighborhood College, a collaboration of workshops and hands-on learning experiences put together by the city of Phoenix will host a Landlord/Tenant Workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. at the NSD West Facility, 3325 W. Flower St, Phoenix. The event will provide information on rights, responsibilities and guidelines of landlords and tenants under the Arizona Residential Law, including the eviction process, security deposits, tenants in foreclosure, maintenance issues and more. For more information, visit

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