Arizona Business Council Announces Open Registration For Its Inaugural Conference Series – Raising Capital To Grow Any Business In Arizona

The Arizona Business Council (ABC) is a not-for-profit organization that serves as a business catalyst to Arizona businesses and their desire to grow and expand their operations and to become more operationally efficient. Through ABC’s Business Catalyst Program, companies are provided an in depth analysis and strategy planning session which is facilitated by a carefully selected group of professionals, business leaders and executives that come from ABC’s membership.
Arizona Business Council Is Launching The First Of Many Educational Conferences, Which Will Convene Business Leaders, Policymakers, Investors And Successful Business Veterans To Discuss Key Financing and Growth Issues Facing Arizona Businesses Today

Phoenix, Ariz. – April 28, 2016 – Arizona Business Council today announced that registration is open for Raising Capital To Grow Your Arizona Business, the first-ever conference designed by and for business owners and executives in the forefront of business growth, innovation, and expansion in the Valley of the Sun. The conference will be held May 16, 2016 at ASU SkySong in Scottsdale, Arizona. Admission is free of charge and available to attendees who register on or before May 6, 2016 on a first come, first served basis.

Registration for this event can be found at

The conference will host 6 distinguished panelists and well known guest speakers, including business leaders, investors, and inventors. Keynote speakers include Craig Weiss, former President, CEO, and Executive Chairman of NJOY USA, which raised over $160 million in capital, including $70 million in its last round valuing the company at more than $1 billion; and Lee Benson, Founder and CEO of Able Engineering and Component Services and Able Aerospace, which he grew to over $100 million in sales. Able Engineering recently sold to Textron Aerospace, a division of Textron, Inc., a multi-billion dollar NYSE listed company.

“We are very excited about the level of enthusiasm we have received from speakers, sponsors and attendees for this unique conference,” said Bill Miller, president of Arizona Business Council and managing partner of ClearGrowth Capital. “We look forward to bringing together the many business owners and leaders in Arizona for a meaningful discussion of real world solutions and key issues facing companies in Arizona today around financing and growth.”

Panel topics include:

  • The benefits and pitfalls in raising capital
  • Financing alternatives and how they apply to your company
  • Breaking through the $10 million sales barrier
  • Dealing with investors and new partners
  • Getting prepared for the big exit

Conference panelists include Rick Lieberman, Chairman of the Securities and Corporate Law department at Jennings Strouss; Ralph Tapscott, CEO of Republic Bank; Robert Semple, CPA, SEC Auditor, and Senior Partner with Semple Marchal, Cooper; and Thurston “TJ” Jennings, former NY investment banker with JP Morgan Securities and Vice President of Capital Strategies with the Arizona Commerce Authority.

We also give special thanks to our sponsors for this event which include EventInterface and the Phoenix Business Journal.

For more information and to register for the conference, please visit

About Arizona Business Council:

Arizona Business Council (ABC) is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to help Arizona based business owners grow and improve their companies, typically in the $2 – $10 million sales range. Our membership consists of over 60 influential business leaders that volunteer their time, expertise, and talents to help businesses reach their full potential.

ABC’s Business Catalyst Program is designed to help business owners identify and overcome the obstacles to growth and provides a comprehensive roadmap for success, and an extended network of new partners and resources from a carefully selected panel of business professionals. We believe that strong Arizona companies are essential to creating a strong Arizona economy, and have created our community in support of that.


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