Greenlee DreamBuilder kicks off Feb. 22

The 2022 Graham County cohort of Dreambuilder graduated at Eastern Arizona College. Pictured are, back, from left, SBDC's Sandra Udall-Robinson, Sage Romero, Martha Quezada, Nona Black, Kristie Tingle, Desiree Schnell, Ivon Hansen, Tiffany Faunce and SBDC's Tavia Raley; front, Clara Ochoa and Elieth Salazar-Alpizar - David Bell Photo/Gila Valley Central

Contributed article

MORENCI — The Eastern Arizona College Small Business Development Center is inviting the public to the Greenlee County DreamBuilder kick-off meeting Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 6-8 p.m. at the Morenci Club.

DreamBuilder, funded by Freeport-McMoRan and created by the ASU Thunderbird School, is a unique online business training program designed for women to assist them in starting or growing their own business.

The kick-off meeting is designed to introduce the program and start those interested on the first few courses. While the program is designed for women, men are welcome to attend.

The online courses walk the user through the basics of starting a business while simultaneously building a business plan. The online courses are supplemented with weekly workshops under the direction of Business Analyst Torey Cranford at EAC starting in February and ending in May.

This first meeting is free, and the supplemental course series starts March 1 and costs $50. Successful students will receive a certificate of completion during our graduation ceremony in May.

Registration for the kick-off meeting is encouraged and can be completed online at, by calling 928-428-8590 or by e-mailing