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Plaza Co. President Sharon Harper, Scottsdale Community College Interim President
Christina Haines, M.Ed. Among Event Keynote Speakers
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – It’s an organization that aims to connect local students with some of the city’s most successful corporate leaders — and it will welcome two of the region’s most notable women in business and education at its upcoming November BUSS Foundation Breakfast.
Business United for Scottsdale Schools will welcome Business Keynote Speaker and Plaza Companies President and CEO Sharon Harper and Educational Keynote Speaker Christina Haines, M.Ed., who currently serves as the interim president of Scottsdale Community College at its November breakfast.
The event is slated for 7:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 at SkySong in Scottsdale (1301 N Scottsdale Road; Synergy II Room) and is complimentary to attendees.
“At its core, BUSS is about ensuring that we continue to flood the local workforce pipeline with prepared, educated students,” said Chris Casalena, BUSS Board President. “It’s about establishing that critical connection between education and economic development, and we’re honored to have some of the brightest names and organizations from the community leading the charge.”
Scottsdale Charros, the Scottsdale Unified School District, the City of Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce and Scottsdale Community College are all part of the nonprofit BUSS initiative, which provides a range of opportunities for students from pre-kindergarten through higher education who wish to learn more about appealing to employers, post-graduation.
“Our objective with BUSS is two-fold,” said Kim Hartmann, BUSS Board Member & SUSD Governing Board Member. “First, we want to help local students get a leg up once they enter the job market, and second, we want to serve as a resource for employers and business owners who are looking for well-qualified, well-trained workers.”
Both objectives will undergo discussion at November’s BUSS Breakfast, which is open to the public and will also cover other topics relating to education, business and how they go hand-in-hand. To register to attend November’s upcoming BUSS Breakfast, visit ScottsdaleChamber.com. For more about the BUSS Foundation, visit BUSSFoundation.org.