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AWCI-AZ Annual Meeting

  • 19 May 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 E Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85040
  • 18



  ************Social distancing in effect - Limited seating available************

Join us in May to for a programs update, how to protect yourself against fraud in the workplace and IT security in the new normal.

Attend this informative meeting to hear about our innovative member programs:  Workforce Registry, Apprenticeship and Borrowed Worker.  The board has been working hard to develop valuable member benefits and increase ROI for your AWCI-AZ membership.  

We are excited to announce our partnership with West-MEC where we will be holding our apprenticeship classes at their Deer Valley facility starting August 3, 2021.

Additionally, we have two guest presenters discussing internal and digital security threats business owners need to be prepared to address to protect your company and your data.


G. Ross Dietrich, Managing Partner, Price Kong & Co., CPAs, P.A.

The “F” Word: Avoiding Fraud in the Workplace

The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a major blow to the economy. As a result, high unemployment, healthcare bills, and other stressors could make your business vulnerable to employee fraud.

Ross will discuss how to prevent, recognize, and react to workplace fraud.

Topics Include:

  • How it Happens – the Fraud Triangle
  • The Impact on a Business
  • Examples of Fraud
  • Policies and Procedures for Fraud Prevention
  • Actions to Take When Fraud is Uncovered
  • Q & A


Brett Helgeson, President, CEO and Managing Partner, Adopt Technologies

    IT Security in the New Normal

    Topics Include:

    • Recap of major events
    • State of security update
    • Improving your security posture
    • The new normal
    • IT security with flexible remote work
    • Q&A

    In a world of ever-increasing surveillance we are less safe than ever.

    60% of businesses that suffer a cyber-attack go out of business within six months. That's a stark reminder of how vulnerable we are.

    43% of cyber-attacks target small business.

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