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City of Goodyear, Arizona

Communications Office


For Immediate Release: April 14, 2010




Goodyear's Small Business Breakfast Series presents

Negotiating Skills for Business



GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (April 14, 2010)  Learn new skills and key negotiation techniques to help you stay competitive and handle any business situation. Join us for Goodyear's Small Business Breakfast Series presentation, "Negotiating Skills for Business," from 7 to 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 27, at Goodyear City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. FREE. Advance registration required.


Guests will discuss negotiating from the perspective of property owners, business owners and tenants, and brokers and bankers. The keynote speaker is Bennett Shelsky, attorney with Faith, Ledyard, Nickel & Shelsky, PLC. Panel presenters include Fredrick Lake of MidFirst Bank, Vince Evans of Gateway Commercial, Andrew Roediger of Marion Partners, Tom Fulcher of AZ SBDC Analyst, the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce and local financial institutions.


Learn from experts how to make better deals on your major contracts, as well maximize your position in all your minor everyday agreements. Topics will include: key principles of negotiations, preventing or resolving disputes and conflicts, negotiating to benefit your business, special tactics and counters, and negotiation philosophies.


"We want our local businesses to thrive," said Goodyear Councilmember Joanne Osborne. "This breakfast seminar will offer new ideas that can help our business people stay sharp and be competitive during these challenging economic times. Knowing what to say is important. Knowing when and how to say it can be even more critical for successful negotiations."


This month's Small Business Breakfast is presented by the City of Goodyear and sponsored by MidFirst Bank.


This event is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. To RSVP or for more information, call 623-882-7781.





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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749