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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Surprise Seeks Input from Businesses on Most-Wanted Virtual Education and Events


Calling all Surprise businesses - the city’s Economic Development Department wants to hear from you! Cast your vote on what types of virtual education classes you want to see us offer, as well as what mixers and fun events we can host online to create networking connections.

This effort is part of the city’s overall modification and ramp-up of virtual small business services due to COVID-19. The City of Surprise Economic Development Department and its startup program, the AZ TechCelerator, want input from the business community on what learning opportunities would help them most.

From Monday, August 31 through Friday September 11, Surprise business owners are invited to weigh in on which business education topics spark their interest the most, including marketing, accounting, grant writing, and more. 

The Surprise Economic Development team is also interested in receiving feedback related to virtual social event types to ensure local businesses have opportunities to connect with one another, including through online mixers and structured networking events.  

Take the survey here: 

For questions, please contact the Surprise Economic Development Department at 623.222.3300 or

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