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Are you looking to start a business? Do you have a business idea but don’t know where to start? Join The Citadel Christian Church & The Degree for “The Meet Up.”

Hello readers! For all returners, welcome back to this week’s edition of Business Briefcase. For anyone new to this segment, welcome!

Each week, we take all the business-related items in Peoria and condense the information together for readers to stay updated on all the new activity in Peoria — and there is a lot.

This week’s briefs will highlight some new businesses coming to Peoria and some existing ones as well, so let’s get to it!

First up, Madz & Me is an incoming ladies clothing company coming to the area. Recently, it applied for a business license, which should be approved very soon. The business will be run by Annette Spirlong and Maddy Sacco, a mother and daughter who love fashion. They currently sell clothing from Cinderella’s Closet, and they hope to come out with new clothing when their business license is approved. Currently, an opening date is not yet set. The shop will be run from a house and through a website. More details on this business will come in the future, so for more information, call Annette Spirlong at 623-203-2303 or email Also, check Facebook @madzandme.

Moving along, West Valley Ceramics recently was approved for a business license, and will cater to the community’s ceramics needs. This is a women-owned small business, and a traditional ceramic shop that offers greenware, bisque and finished products. It also offers a large range of glosses, acrylics, brushes and more, with hundreds of items rotating in and out throughout the season. West Valley Ceramics invites the community to purchase any items, but also allows guests to stay and paint. For those who are interested, you’ll be able to “create and learn new styles and finish a masterpiece,” according to the business’ Facebook page. All ages and experience levels are welcome, and small-group sessions are available upon request. For more information, call 623-248-0280 or email

Up next, Ask Aisi had a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, July 25, and its owners are eager to serve the community in tidying up messy places. With a motto of “Your Messy Space is My Happy Place,” Ask Aisi offers services like organizing office spaces, furniture and more. Free 1-hour organization consultation sessions are offered. Payment plans are available. Ask Aisi travels from Loop 303 to Loop 101 and from Happy Valley to the I-10. For more information or to book an appointment, call 623-404-0900 or visit

Join Wheels on Fire, a paint-your-own-pottery business located in Peoria, for the “Children’s Clay: Self Portrait Statue” event. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, youth ages 7 to 14 are invited to stop by, build a self-portrait statue with clay and learn basic hand-building skills. Students are encouraged to be unique and personalize their projects. After two weeks, students will be able to come back at their convenience — during business hours — to paint their projects free of charge. The event is $30 per student and an additional $30 per parent who wants to join their child. Wheels on Fire is located on 8643 W. Kelton Lane, Suite 102. To sign up, call 623-214-3133.

Are you looking to start a business? Do you have a business idea but don’t know where to start? Join The Citadel Christian Church & The Degree for “The Meet Up.” This networking summit will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, and is geared for young entrepreneurs ages 18 to 35. Attendees will learn practical tips and expert advice for launching a business or taking it to the next level. Citadel Christian Church is located at 8738 W. Cholla Street. For more information, email

That’s all the briefs for this week! Stay tuned for next week! Thanks for reading!