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Collaborative Connections E26

It is important for all of us to find a community that we love. It is essential to our well-being and helps us thrive. During Collaborative Connections E26, host, Kelly Lorenzen highlights some of the very best resources in the Tempe community.

Denise Hart, Jill Buschbacher, and Karen Nowicki joined Kelly on-air for an enlightening conversation about Tempe, small businesses, collaboration efforts, trauma, leadership, and more.

If you live in Tempe, check out this episode and hear all of the resources that are available for you. Including the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, The City of Tempe, and Phoenix Business RadioX.

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Karen Nowicki, Phoenix Business RadioX

Karen Nowicki is a successful author, speaker, and creator of Deep Impact Leadership™ and SoulMarks Coaching™. She is a two-time recipient of the prestigious national Choice Award® for her book and personal development retreat. Karen was crowned the first-ever “Mompreneur of the Year” Award in 2010 for the southwestern states. She was recognized for her leadership, business acumen, and work-life balance.

Phoenix Business RadioX

In addition to working with private coaching clients, Karen is also the Owner & President of Phoenix Business RadioX. The Business RadioX Network amplifies the voice of business – serving the Fortune 500,000, not just the Fortune 500. Phoenix Business RadioX helps local businesses spread the word about what they’re doing to serve their market, profession, and community.

Denise Hart, Tempe Chamber of Commerce

Denise Hart, Community is Everything

Denise Hart served as the Interim President, CEO, and Vice President of Marketing for the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. She provides strategic direction, vision, and management for overall Chamber and marketing operations. Before joining the TCC she was President and CEO of Apache Junction Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. There she led marketing divisions at Festival Companies, Vestar, The Mills Corporation/Simon Property Group, and NIKE. She has more than 20 years of leadership and marketing experience. Denise is also the past chair of the Tempe Tourism Bureau Board of Directors. She was the 2016 Tempe Business Woman of the Year and a graduate of Tempe Leadership – Class 31.

Tempe Chamber of Commerce

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce represents nearly 650 businesses with over 70,000 employees. TheTempe Chamber has been dedicated to sustaining Tempe’s quality of life and keeping our community and economy vibrant. The Tempe Chamber is the recognized voice of business. They make a bottom-line impact for the community. TCC advocates for a favorable business climate through interactive public policy engagement and providing ongoing representation in government at local, state, and federal levels.

Through more than 65 annual events and programs attended by more than 8,000 business professionals, the Tempe Chamber provides a place for its members to connect with other business leaders and the community. They facilitate network development among our members through training workshops, committees, mixers, and conferences. Their programs and events build relationships and develop leadership skills while serving the greater community. By creating active and engaged leaders, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce ensures that our region has a bright future.

Jill Buschbacher, City of Tempe

Jill Buschbacher, Community is Everything

Jill has worked in the workforce and economic development in the Valley for the last 20 years. Including Maricopa County, the City of Phoenix, and now the City of Tempe. She is a member of the Arizona Association for Economic Development and past Chair of the AAED Professional Education Committee. Jill is also a graduate of the Aspen Institute’s Sector Skills Academy. She is also a certified Arizona ED Pro. She has experience serving a variety of industries and especially enjoys helping clients connect with local resources and business connections.

In her current role, Jill manages Tempe’s Business Retention and Expansion Program, entrepreneurship, and small business services. She leads a commute solutions initiative with major employers. Over the last year, Jill has led the city’s efforts to assist small businesses hardest hit by the pandemic, coordinating closely with Tempe Chamber, Tempe Tourism, and Downtown Tempe Authority.

City of Tempe

Tempe makes waves as a technology and business magnet, an inclusive, caring community, and a hub for recreation and adventure. The City of Tempe’s Economic Development Department’s mission is to lead the region for sustainability, entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth. They are fueled by the diversity of the community and enhance the competitive position by attracting, retaining, and growing high-quality jobs and investment.

Contact Information

Kelly Lorenzen, CEO of KLM Consulting., klmconsultingandmarketing.comLinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube

Denise Hart, Interim President and CEO of Tempe Chamber of Commerce., tempechamber.orgLinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube

Karen Nowicki, Owner & President of Phoenix Business RadioX.,, Facebook, Instagram

Jill Buschbacher, Economic Development Program Manager of City of Tempe.,, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube

Listen to Collaborative Connections live on Phoenix Business RadioX on the third Thursday of every month at 1:00 PM MST to hear amazing stories from phenomenal people that are impacting our community. Listen Live Here

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