Peoria Forward

Peoria Forward steps up to help small businesses during crisis

May 6, 2020

Peoria Forward, a collaborative program between the City of Peoria and ASU’s Entrepreneurship + Innovation department, was able to quickly jump into action recently to help small-business owners whose livelihoods

Peoria Forward Skill Building Resources

March 18, 2020

At ASU, we define entrepreneurs and creatives broadly and inclusively. Complementary industry areas feed and provide one another with fresh, new perspectives; the integration of multiple industries can lead to exciting innovations.

The Spring 2020 Community Innovation Summit

March 3, 2020

Over two days, the best creative minds of the West Valley worked together to build real-life solutions to challenges within their community as part of the Community Innovation Summit on

Getting her start, developing a passion into a business

February 3, 2020

From childhood, Aisi Ellis knew that just like her family, she had an entrepreneurial spirit. Her story as an entrepreneur began early by selling Jolly Ranchers to her classmates. She

Exploring the future of entrepreneurship in the West Valley and how to get involved

January 15, 2020

Forward-thinking leadership and a focus on entrepreneurship has helped the City of Peoria usher in a series of high-profile developments, new jobs and a more vibrant community over the last

From Teacher to Founder, Moving an Innovative Solution Forward

December 18, 2019

Allison Atkins has an extensive background in education teaching, coaching and as a district administrator, and she is currently a faculty member at Arizona State University. While studying as a

Peoria Awarded Best of the West: Excellence in Innovation

December 10, 2019

The City of Peoria won the Excellence in Innovation award for the Peoria Business Concierge Program at WESTMARC’s 2019 Best of the West award event. Launched in November 2018, the

Spreading the Word, How to Sell Through Involvement

November 25, 2019

Nick Suwyn has had technology and computer programming as a part of his life since childhood. Nick has always been able to equate himself with teaching through leadership roles like

Building a Business, How to Work with Cities and Local Resources

September 12, 2019

Shelley Bade has lived in Arizona since 1984, and is originally from the Pacific Northwest. She has been a resident of Peoria since 1993 and has always had a fascination for the