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Is your networking group the right-fit group for you? Looking for a new start? Try Tucson Connect, a Business Networking Referral Group. 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, March 3rd, 2020
7:30am to 9:00am


Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
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.



Our promise: old-fashioned values, explanations in plain language, and you get what you are promised. The Affinity for Design Phoenix, A Symbol of Our Clients Overcoming their Challenges. The phoenix is about overcoming and rising to the challenge to become powerful and to succeed. The symbolism fits so many of our clients. Small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient, and the persistent. It’s for you! Affinity for Design is more than a graphic design agency, we are an engaged marketing partner with website, on-line marketing, and content strategies for your marketing!

Bobbi Still

March 3rd, 2020

Nancy Jones is the Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team, she is certified to facilitate, speak, train and coach individuals and groups in the areas of leadership development, professional skills and personal growth. Trained and mentored by John Maxwell and mentors of his world-class faculty, she is equipped with the tools, resources and experience to help you and your team improve your productivity, performance and profitability.

Nancy Jones


I am a native Tucsonan, attended TUSD schools, Pima and UA. Have lived in a variety of places but, happily, always return to Tucson. I have a variety of interests including digging in the dirt, dining out as much as possible, snow skiing 30-45 days a year, donating my time to various entities including ABA (Arizona Builder’s Alliance) NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) and THE EVENT 2020 and, in my spare time, working diligently for ARCpoint Labs of Tucson and not necessarily in that particular order!

Colleen Edwards

February 7th, 2020
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.

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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

Colleen Edwards, with ARCpoint Labs spoke with us about Pre-Employee Screening and Workman’s Comp. 

We learned about what shouldn’t be asked when interviewing a potential employee as well as drug-testing regulations when in comes to Workman’s Comp!

Some of the things we walked away knowing more about:

  • What is an MRO?
  • How to ensure you receive the 5% discount on your Workman’s Comp insurance
  • Best Interviewing Practices

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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