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A Dozen Tucson Companies to Receive Mentoring

Twelve Tucson companies will be the next participants in Thryve Next, a 10-week business-expansion mentoring program offered by Startup Tucson under a federal contract. Startup Tucson's Thryve Next is funded through a $1.44 million, five-year contract award issued last fall by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s ScaleUp America program, which is aimed at growing existing businesses.

City Council Member Honored

Ward 5 Tucson City Council Member Richard Fimbres was honored last week at the 80th Anniversary of Social Security Grijalva Award Luncheon, hosted by the Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans. Fimbres is a Tucson native who served 32 years in the Pima County Sheriff's Department before retiring earlier this year. He also served as the director of the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety prior to becoming a member of the Tucson City Council in 2009.

Ronstadt Center Development Project Questions and Comments Online

Two developers shared their proposals last month for the Ronstadt Transit Center Joint Development Project. Both proposals would keep the Ronstadt Center as a bus hub, while adding housing and retail spaces. Questions and comments submitted to the developers are now online and have been provided to the two proposing teams for their review and responses. Answers should be posted later next month.

Search Continues to Hire a New City Police Chief

The City of Tucson is seeking a proven leader who can inspire the confidence of the community and police officers as Tucson's Police Chief. The successful candidate will be committed to using current data-driven policing strategies and applying the principles of community policing to reduce crime and deliver a high level of police services to all residents of Tucson. Qualified candidates should apply by Aug.

Second Chance Job Fair Next Week

The Second Chance Coalition is hosting a job fair next week for people with criminal histories who want to work. The coalition, co-founded by Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Federal Magistrate Judge Charles Pyle, provides employment opportunities for those overcoming a difficult past and wanting to establish a prosperous future.

The job fair will be held next Wednesday, 1:30-4:30 p.m., at the Tucson Convention Center's Apache Ballroom.

Final Movies in the Park Tomorrow

Movies in the Park concludes for the summer tomorrow at Reid Park with a free showing of The Princess Bride at dusk. Residents are invited to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the movie at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way.

Pre-movie events begin at 5:30 p.m. with live music, jumping castles, balloon animals, and arts and crafts exhibits. Popcorn, soda, and food truck vendors also will be available for an additional charge.


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