Green For All and University of Phoenix to Host Academy for Green Businesses in Kansas City

On Friday, Oct. 26th, Green for All and University of Phoenix are teaming up to host a free workshop designed to help Kansas City-area entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed in the green economy. During the workshop, local business owners will learn about funding and incentives for green businesses, pitching their businesses, procurement, sustainability and networking with industry and community leaders. WHAT: Kansas City Green Business Academy WHO: Khary Dvorak-Ewell, Green For All - Senior Associate Business Engagement Jeannine Lake, University of Phoenix - Territory Vice President for Missouri Representative Jason Holsman, Missouri House of Representatives - District 45 Anita Maltbia, Green Impact Zone - Director Melissa Antone, Apollo Group (University of Phoenix) - Director of Sustainability Christal Watson, Kansas City Black Chamber of Commerce - CEO Richard Mabion, Building A Sustainable Earth Community - President and Founder Chris Cardinal, Huddle Strategic Relations - Partner & Kansas Sierra Club - Board Member Donna Colding, dCm Consulting - President Phillip Yelder, City of Kansas City - Administrative Director Lazone Grays, IBSA, Inc. - CEO Linda Bailey, U.S. Small Business Administration - District International Trade Officer Dorothy Browning, Women's Business Center - Program Director Sidney King, Liberty Bank - Regional President, Kansas/Missouri Region WHERE: University of Phoenix Campus 1310 E. 104th Street, Suite 101 Kansas City, MO 64131 WHEN: Friday, October 26th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. REGISTER: The event is free and open to the public but online registration is required to attend Kansas City’s green economy continues to grow and it’s the businesses and entrepreneurs who are leading the charge. Currently ranking 17th out of 100 U.S. communities for jobs in green industries, Kansas City businesses and the community are doing their part to transition to an inclusive green economy, create green jobs and expand their sustainable resources. University of Phoenix is committed to environmental stewardship in its operations, sustainability-related degree programs and its environmental philanthropy. The University supports Green For All’s mission to help train entrepreneurs in underserved communities to advance their businesses in the green sector. University of Phoenix has partnered with Green For All since 2009 to deliver business academies. About Green For All Green For All is a national organization dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy. The organization works in collaboration with the business, government, labor, and grassroots communities to create and implement programs that increase quality jobs and opportunities in green industry – all while holding the most vulnerable people at the center of its agenda. For more information, please visit About University of Phoenix University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning can help students pursue personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit # # #
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