The Arizona Commission Corporation (ACC) has teamed with Goodwill of Central Arizona and Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio on a series of 10 "Inspire" videos aimed at Arizona entrepreneurs and job seekers, with the first video debuting on Wednesday.
The first public showing will be at 11 a.m. at the ACC’s offices at 1300 W. Washington in Phoenix.
ACC Commissioner Tom Forese, Arpaio, author Robert Kiyosaki, Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles owner Larry White, Sun’s basketball owner Anthony Canecchia and others will be available for questions at Wednesday's viewing. White will be providing refreshments at the premiere.
The videos will be available online at azcc.gov after the premiere. The videos also are slated to be shown to employment education students as well as inmates in the Fourth Avenue Jail.
Forese, who produced several pieces documenting the struggles of everyday citizens as they strove to succeed in their small businesses, is the brainchild behind the videos.
“In making these videos, I’ve had a front row seat to the best business minds who found the American Dream from their own diverse paths,” Forese said. “Whether you are 14, 40 or 80, the same opportunities are available and these stories show what is possible.”
Forese’s films have featured various Valley entrepreneurs, including Colangelo, Kiyosaki and White.
Describing his own past, White emphasized that he never gave up, even when he found himself in trouble. In fact, White said, he conceived his plan for Lolo’s while he was “sitting in a jail cell and said ‘There has got to be a better plan for life.’”