Headlines: Tucson business forum; Pima college charity fashion show

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Current and aspiring business owners in the Old Pueblo, learned Wednesday what they need to open up shop.

Tucson city council member Richard Fimbres held a Tucson Means Business forum.  It concentrated on opportunities for current business owners who want to work with the City of Tucson and information for those hoping to get started.

"It's important that we stimulate our economy by stimulating the business community to invest more in Tucson.  And also very important because the small business community and this new practices that we initiated will put more Tucsonans back to work," said Ward 5 council member Richard Fimbres.

Presentations included green business certification and benefits, business licensing and fees, and small business enterprise benefits and certification.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Pima Community College students hit the runway Wednesday for a good cause.

Fashion design students showed off their latest creations in a holiday show at the west campus.

Visitors were encouraged to donate to "Wings for Women," an organization serving local homeless women and children.

Organizers say the show was a fun way to support students as well as families in need.

"We haven't received any grants as of yet so we depend on the community donations to help these women with clothing food transportation," said Nadia Valle from Wings for Women.

There will be an even bigger fashion show in May, again, to benefit Wings for Women.