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Conversations and Connections Virtual Networking Meeting

Take a break and network virtually with other entrepreneurs, manufacturers, and small business owners in San Juan County as we discuss various business topics and concepts for small business development. Join the Farmington Women’s Business Center, New Mexico MEP, and SBDC as we host an interactive discussion with:

Tom Taylor, a long term resident of Farmington, New Mexico. Mr. Taylor served as the minority floor leader in the New Mexico House of Representatives from 2006–2010. He represented the New Mexico State House 1st district centered on Farmington in San Juan County, from January 1999 through 2014. Taylor is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of New Mexico. He is the former owner and operator of Farmington Lumber and Hardware, and was a former mayor of Farmington. He and his wife Bev are the parents of four children.

Arvin Trujillo, Chief Executive Officer for Four Corners Economic Development, Inc known as 4CED, he leads the Four Corners region in economic and community development at both the county and regional level. Trujillo previously served as the Government Affairs Manager at Arizona Public Service Company (APS), Four Corners Power Plant, a position he held since 2010. He worked with both Tribal and non-Tribal communities in San Juan County promoting economic development and community self-reliance. Trujillo grew up in the Nenahnezad area south of Fruitland. He attended school in Kirtland, graduating from Kirtland Central High School. He has an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Oral Roberts University and completed his graduate studies in Mineral Process with an emphasis on mining at Pennsylvania State University.

Represented from NAPI – Navajo Agricultural Products Industry Farming with Navajo Pride

Navajo Agricultural Products Industry, also known as NAPI, is one of the most significant enterprises of the Navajo Nation and one of the largest employers of the Navajo people.

MISSION: Continue the legacy of Navajo farming, producing superior products, practicing stewardship and creating value for our people.

VISION: Farming sustainably across generations to cultivate a healthy Nation.

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Please register at www.wesst.org to receive Zoom meeting link.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Please notify Holly Patterson at hpatterson@wesst.org when you register for class, or no later than 24 hours prior to your class, so that WESST can make sure necessary accommodations are available. All programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

The Women’s Business Center is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Speaker(s): Dawn Facka, Regional Manager, WESST Farmington Women’s Business Center

Co-Sponsor(s): Denise Williams, Innovation Director, NM Manufacturing Extension Partnership Carmen Martinez, Director, San Juan College SBDC

Please note: THIS CLASS IS BEING OFFERED ONLINE. AN INTERNET CONNECTION AND A COMPUTER (or highly capable tablet-type device) ARE NECESSARY.  This class is offered in English.

Fee: No Cost

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