of Goodyear, Arizona
Immediate Release: Nov. 7, 2008
Club E Chapter forms in Goodyear:
Entrepreneurs have a new home
GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (Nov. 7, 2008) – Entrepreneurs and small business
owners now have an opportunity to come together for support and inspiration
online and on the ground in Goodyear. Peter J. Burns, III, founder of the
Institute for Entrepreneurship and Club E Network, announced this week the
newest Club E chapter and its first president, U.S. Air Force Maj. Sean Rassas,
who is stationed at Luke Air Force Base and is the owner of Ground Control
Coffee & Wine Bar in Goodyear.
began building partnerships with communities in 2007, supplementing Club E
membership features with access to workshops, seminars and small business
support and networking.
doing the same here, forming alliances with the City of Goodyear Economic
Development Department, the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce and local
institutions of higher education to leverage intellectual and financial
resources available to would-be small business owners.
a propitious time to be expanding Club E to Goodyear,” says Burns. “In an
economy like this, entrepreneurs rise to the top, but often times they need the
support, camaraderie and know-how to turn their ideas into reality.”
was first launched in 2007 in Tempe at Arizona State University with 19
students. Membership has grown to more than 7,000 nationwide, with 10 chapters
in Arizona, California, Colorado and Texas. Membership is free to anyone
interested in small business and entrepreneurship. Chapter meetings on the
ground are held monthly, featuring speakers on topics impacting small business
– everything from how to survive this economy, to unique public relations
opportunities, to building strategic alliances.
is also a key component of Club E and extends beyond the ground chapter to the
worldwide web. The Club E Network, www.clubenetwork.com,
is an online social network and web resource for entrepreneurs around the world
featuring new information video segments each day for its members.
Goodyear’s new Club E President, Rassas believes this to be a valuable resource
for small business owners. “It is essential to get together and encourage each
other and learn from one another when you have so much at stake,” says Rassas.
“I am thrilled to help launch this club in our community.”
2009, Goodyear will become the home to the Valley’s next eFactory
(www.clubefactory.com), an entrepreneur development network that features more
than just shared executive space.
location already open in Phoenix and another opening soon in Gilbert, Goodyear’s
eFactory will be a 10,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility with space
enough for more than 40 businesses. It will feature shared access to conference
space, think tank rooms and other amenities at affordable prices for the
entrepreneur. Start-up entrepreneurs and those who are seeking to expand can
choose from all-inclusive work stations or private offices that are completely
furnished with the best equipment and technology.
and educational components coupled with side-by-side camaraderie with fellow
entrepreneurs set eFactory apart from other run-of-the-mill shared executive
space, Burns said.
host seminars and workshops, convene think tanks and brainstorming sessions,
the kinds of things business owners miss when they work from home or alone in
their shop,” said Burns. “It is the connection that entrepreneurs crave which
fuels their creativity and ingenuity. We want to help ignite that spark with
Club E and the eFactory.”
Goodyear eFactory will be located in Green Street Properties’ The Shops at
Serafina at the northwest corner of Goodyear Boulevard and Estrella Park way.
7,000 people nationwide have already become Club E members, including 3,000
here in the Phoenix metro area. You can join FREE today by visiting www.clubenetwork.com. Learn more about
the upcoming Goodyear eFactory at www.clubefactory.com.