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Is your networking group the right-fit group for you? Looking for a new start? Try Tucson Connect. This is networking with a new perspective. Unlike other business networking groups, we do not insist on tracking leads/referrals or absences. What we do offer is an atmosphere where Connect members can really take the time to learn about one another so as to provide the best possible support.

Tucson Connect is focused on making your networking experience enjoyable with insightful speakers, interactive discussions, and opportunities to develop relationships with quality business professionals that are decision makers.


Cactus Rose Restaurant
in the Double Tree Hotel
445 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Tuesday, January 21st, 2019
7:30am to 9:00am


Tuesday, February 4th, 2019
7:30am to 9:00am


speakers make

us great

Something magical happens when we share ideas of like-minded business owners who are up to big things.

Tucson Connect is genuinely interested in introducing new people and learning new things, so our events include guest speakers who are recognized as leading authorities with insightful information aimed at professional and personal development.

Members are also encouraged to share their expert insights in the latest developments in their industry to strengthen our network.


Elizabeth Lopez CPA

Elizabeth has been in accounting for over 30 years, receiving her CPA designation about 20 years ago. Within the last 5 years, she has earned an MST (Master’s of Science in Taxation). Elizabeth serves a wide range of clients; from individuals with only tax preparation needs to payroll processing to tax planning and asset acquisition. She uses a customized fee structure based on the client’s needs and level of service. Elizabeth is committed to using the tax code in favor of her clients so that they keep as much of what they earn as possible and only pay the actual taxes due.

2020 Payroll and Overtime Laws

January 21st, 2020

Let’s celebrate the holiday at Tucson Connect with a good old fashioned Gift Exchange. Top 3 reasons to attend: FREE Mimosa's or Bloody Mary's (1 per person - first 30 people to purchase tickets)! , Holiday Fun, and the Gift Exchange. (Don't forget Friends and Networking!) Okay, so that's 5 reasons to attend, how many more do you need?!

Tucson Connect Holiday Party!


The New Year has just begun! Businesses are starting to make their big 2020 plans! They are strategizing over challenges they may face in achieving their goal and how to overcome them. In the next meeting, we will be discussing 7 top 2020 Business Challenges! We will also be discussing speaker selection for the upcoming year!

Top Business Challenges for 2020

January 7th, 2020

Susan Pisano is the founder and President of East End Business Consulting Inc., a premier accounting and business consulting company providing financial clarity and expert business advice. Susan is involved in making sure all client needs are met. Clients are visited personally to ensure accuracy and satisfaction. Before creating East End Business Consulting Inc., Susan served as the CFO for several different industries being responsible for all administrative and financial decisions.

Susan Pisano

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Connect was created by three Tucson business owners who wanted to bring a new concept to networking.

Bobbi Still, Affinity for Design, co-founder says,

“I wanted to belong to a networking group devoted to helping my company grow with other like-minded business owners. I visualized a networking atmosphere where individuals were being supported, not tracked for their performance in growing the group. That is why I am proud to say, Connect does not have a membership fee, rather, a marketing fee dedicated to marketing your business to others.”

I believe that an impactful agenda focused on relevant business topics and quality activities will attract other like-minded business owners. Together we will learn and grow!





  • Speaker and Venue
  • Full Breakfast Buffet
  • Limited to 30 Seats

Our last meeting

Tucson Connect discussed Top Business Challenges for 2020.

We went over goals and strategies for 2020, we discussed topic line up and issues business owners face for the new year.

Some of the things we walked away knowing more about:

  • 7 Top Business Challenges for 2020
  • Discussed speaker selection and topics for the upcoming year
  • Discussed goals and how how to achieve them with different speakers

Our members

make the


I promise to serve the greater good by bringing people and resources together to create value that no single individual can build alone.

I will act with utmost honesty and integrity and pursue my work in an ethical manner.

I will safeguard the interests of Tucson Connect members, customers, and the organization in which we operate.

I will take responsibility for my actions, and I will represent the performance and risks of my industry accurately and honestly.

I will be accountable to my peers with respect to what I cause or contribute via both words and actions and be accountable for my conduct.


Bobbi Still


Mike Gietl

Amanda Giroux

Amanda Giroux


Jose Garcia


Susan Pisano

Elizabeth Lopez CPA

Elizabeth Lopez

ann coraggio

Ann Coraggio


Jennifer Delaney


Ruth Whaley


Erica Hoffman

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