Event Details Wed Jul. 11 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm JULY'S SPARK:*Networking Crawl starting at K'e, onto Slickables, ending at Desert Eagle Brewing.SPARK is hosting a summer social–and you’re invited!Meet your local community of independents, boost your network, get out of the home “office,” and raise a glass to your fellow freelancers at our summer networking happy hour. Business cards and your best elevator pitch are optional but encouraged. We’ll build our professional networks as we look to: Collaborate with other freelancers Find new clients Talk shop Have fun! Regardless of industry, we all share similar experiences as independent business owners! We try to ensure everyone leaves with insights and connections that will help their business thrive. Agenda 5:30-6 pm Intros & Pizza @ K'e (pizza & soft drinks on us). 6-6:30 pm Collab Match & Dessert @ Slickables (cookies on us). 6:30-7 pm Networking & Craft Beer @ Desert Eagle Brewing Co. (beer or soft drinks on your own). Join us at K'e: A Place to Grow Small Business in downtown Mesa for the start of our Freelancers Networking Crawl. K'é provides in-person and virtual classes and workshops for small businesses. We'll then progress to Slickables and then Desert Eagle Brewing both in the same block, next door and in walking distance. There is ample free parking in downtown Mesa. Regardless of industry, we all share similar experiences as independent business owners! We try to ensure everyone leaves with insights and connections that will help their business thrive. We host meetups for freelancers by freelancers: we invite you to bring your expertise, questions, and elevator pitches to the table to workshop and discuss. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month to meet other entrepreneurs in the area, get inspired, and to network. SPARK is built on the premise that we’re stronger together than we are on our own. Check out the national conversation at #FreelanceSPARK or send a friend to one of our events across the country! Quick tips: Yes, this event is for freelancers of all industries. We're all connected by our efforts to succeed in the gig economy. No, this event will not be taped- it's a meetup! SPARK Phoenix is brought to you by: Freelancers Union Freelancers Union is a membership organization that provides benefits, resources, and advocacy for 375,000 independent workers nationwide. To learn more or join, visit freelancersunion.org. Membership is free.