March 3rd event is “Creating A Culture of Innovation”.

Phoenix, Arizona, February 6, 2006 – CorePurpose, Inc, and the Progressive Arizona Network (PAN) today announced that noted entrepreneur and innovator, Joan Koerber-Walker, will present Creating a Culture of Innovation, March 3, 2006, at the City of Phoenix’s Travis Williams Center.  “Innovation is doing something in a new way to make life better for the people who matter. It brings growth, builds community, and gives your business a competitive advantage.” states Joan Koerber-Walker. Creating a Culture of Innovation In Your Business and Community will feature Koerber-Walker, CEO and Founder of CorePurpose, Inc. a Phoenix, Arizona based company that helps organizations grow with innovative business and resource strategies. Ms. Koerber-Walker has spent her career taking businesses in new directions. As a corporate executive, she launched new processes and programs around the world for a rapidly growing Fortune 500 company before setting out to launch her own company – CorePurpose, Inc. – in 2002. “Whether you are an intrapreneur or entrepreneur is a matter of geography” shared Koerber-Walker. “You may be in part of a company or launching your own – “preneurs” manage the business of innovation.” Highlights of the presentation include:  • Why Innovation?  • Finding the “-preneur” inside of you  • Fostering Innovation in your business or organization  • Sustaining OUR culture of innovation  “Innovation and Innovators are the key to growth in our community” shared Greg Bullock, founder of PAN. “Having an expert like Joan come and share the strategies and tactics of creating innovation and keeping it thriving is what PAN is all about.”  Program details and information: When, Where and How Much?  Date: Friday March 3, 2006  Time: 10:30-12:00pm  Location: City of Phoenix’s Travis Williams Center- 4732 S. Central Avenue Phoenix 85040, Conference Rooms # 169 & # 170  Cost and Parking: The session is offered free of charge and free parking is also available at the Travis Williams Center.  Attendance is limited to the first 125 registrants. Register via email to or call (602) 534-9287.  About the speaker  An author, speaker and life long ‘preneur, Joan Koerber-Walker is passionate about finding innovative ways to help companies grow. CorePurpose, the company she founded in 2002 was recognized in 2003 by the Arizona Technology Council as one of the most innovative new companies in Arizona. In 2004, Ms. Koerber-Walker was named one of the top women entrepreneur’s in the country as a national finalist for the Stevie™ – considered the “Oscar” for Women Entrepreneurs. In addition to her activities as CEO of CorePurpose, she serves on advisory boards at Arizona State University, Parenting Arizona and on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Technology Council and the National Speakers Association- Arizona chapter. She was awarded a BA in Economics from the University of Delaware, and an MBA (2000) from Arizona State University.  About CorePurpose, Inc.  Headquartered in Arizona, CorePurpose, Inc., is a consulting and solutions company specializing in focusing companies for greater success through high impact activities that link directly to results. Together with members of the CoreAllianceSM, CorePurpose, Inc. works with companies and organizations to align internal resources to their areas focus while offering resources for mentoring, implementation and outsourcing in non-core areas or areas where additional support is required including: HR, Sales and Marketing, Operations, IT, and Finance. For more information about CorePurpose, Inc., and to view the listing and experience of CoreAlliance Members visit:  CONTACT: CorePurpose, Inc. Joan Koerber-Walker, 480/921-3933  CorePurpose® is a registered service mark of CorePurpose, Inc.  About the Progressive Arizona Network:  The Progressive Arizona Network (PAN) is a business to business networking group that strives to provide information, association and strategic alliance opportunities to grow the business ecosystem. This group was founded in Dec. 2003 in south Phoenix. Initially it comprised of some 22 local companies. Today “PAN” is governed by a Board of 10 officers, and connects to over 350 businesses and organizations in the Metro Area. It continues to experience rapid growth, primarily in the small business sector. “PAN” is quickly becoming the premier catalyst to incubate and support new business opportunities for young entrepreneurs.

For more information, visit  CONTACT: Progressive Arizona Network (PAN) Greg Bullock, (602) 534-9287. ###

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