Glendale Chamber of Commerce - Event Information

Event Name:Biz Build Up Featuring Secretary of State Katie Hobbs
Event Type(s):Member Event
Chamber Event
Description:Join the West Valley Chamber Alliance, comprised of the Buckeye, Glendale, Peoria, Southwest Valley, Surprise Regional, and Wickenburg Chambers of Commerce, for this special Biz Build Up featuring Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. This FREE, virtual event will feature a compelling presentation from Secretary Hobbs and plenty of time for questions. 

But make sure and register TODAY because this complimentary webinar is only available to the first 100 people to register! Make sure that you provide your correct email address in your registration because the Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before the event to access the webinar.

The Arizona Secretary of State's office is charged with a number of important state functions, including serving as acting governor when the governor is absent from the state.The Secretary of State also works hand-in-hand with the business community. Their office is tasked with recording the partnerships of those who do business in Arizona and register trade names, trademarks and issue certificates of registration. Another important duty of the office is trustworthy, secure elections. One of the goals of their office is to register more voters and encourage them to become engaged in their elections. But even with this wide array of duties, their commitment to the public remains the same: to provide us all with efficient, friendly customer service.

Participants will learn:
  • What a day in the life of a Secretary of State looks like
  • Overview of the general election ballot initiatives
  • Insight on Governor Ducey's Executive Order for improving voter safety
  • Voter statistics and lessons learned from the primary election
  • Explanation of trade names and trade marks

Katie Hobb's Bio:
Secretary Katie Hobbs has led a life of service. Beginning as a volunteer at her church and continuing with her job as a social worker and chief compliance officer at one of the largest domestic violence centers in the U.S., the focus of her life has been to help others to gain security, to be heard, and to create better lives.

That fundamental motivation inspired her to run for Secretary of State, after serving in the Arizona House of Representatives and Arizona Senate as minority leader. Now, she brings her years of experience to the Office of the Secretary of State to ensure that it runs productively, and that Arizona elections are secure, fair and efficient.

Secretary Hobbs has a Bachelor of Social Work from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University. She has been a professional social worker since 1992. Prior to being elected to the legislature, she worked in the areas of domestic violence, behavioral health, and homelessness.

She has been honored with dozens of awards for her service. Most recently, she was named the League of Cities and Towns Legislative Champion for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018).

Secretary Hobbs met her husband at church in 1992. They live in Phoenix with their two kids, Hannah and Sam, and their dog and cats.
Event Date:8/18/2020
Event Time:1:00 PM - 2:00 PM MST
Location:ZOOM Virtual Meeting - link will be emailed to those registered
Contact Person:Aubrie Herman
(phone: 623-937-4754)
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West Valley Chamber Alliance

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs