Woman serving food to customer

"at Fixin’ To Eat located at 8940 W Bell Road, Suite 101. There will be samples, entertainment and varied vendors, plus a chance to win a gift basket."

The coming week has plenty of business meetings, events to attend that are coming up quickly; make sure you mark your calendars for these important dates. 

Do you work from home and get distracted easily from the elements around you? 

A workspace dedicated to entrepreneurs, freelancers and artists will be held from  9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Nov. 1, at Collective Studio AZ.

The studio is at 8271 West Lake Pleasant Parkway, Suite 104. The free event is a way for those who work from home to be around people that share the same work ethic. It is a great way for people to focus on their work and to share ideas with others.

 To be focused on your projects, it is recommended not to bring dogs or children to the workspace. It is free but please register for the event on Eventbrite.com.

For more information, call 623-363-7323 or visit facebook.com/thecollectivestudioaz.

Support local business on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 12 to 4 p.m., at Fixin’ To Eat located at 8940 W Bell Road, Suite 101. There will be samples, entertainment and varied vendors, plus a chance to win a gift basket. Find birthday and/or Christmas gifts at the marketplace. 

HomeSmart is hosting a West Valley Regional Meeting for the Arrowhead, Goodyear and Surprise offices from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov.4. The meeting will be held at the West Maricopa Association of REALTORS at 9001 West Union Hills Drive. It will allow you to meet other business partners and bounce off ideas from one another. It is free to the public but to register visit Eventbrite.com.

ASU’s Entrepreneurs + Innovation hosts “Business Builder: Getting Started” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Peoria Main Library. The event will be held in the multi-purpose room at 8463 W Monroe Street. The event will explore introductory topics for launching a new business. 

It will help new business owners to grasp basic concepts to succeed in the business industry. To register for the free event visit entrepreneurship.asu.edu.

Peoria Chamber of Commerce is holding a Biz Bites event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Giordano, 16222 N 83rd Avenue. The event will address “any business questions that you may have.” The event is free for chamber members, $15 for guests. Lunch is not included but there will be lunch specials starting at $6.95.  Register for the event at peoriachamber.com

Mayor Cathy Carlat named Lee’s Luggage and Shoe Repair her Business of the Month award. She named Bibiano’s Mexican Restaurant her Restaurant of the Month. 

Lee’s Repair shop is at CrossRoads Plaza 6750 W Peoria Avenue, Suite 108. The repair store fixes not only shoes and luggage but also briefcases, duffle bags, backpacks, purses and more.

 Bibiano’s is at 10651 W Olive Avenue, Suite 106. Lunch specials start at $4.95.

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