PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - September 16, 2010) - GPE Companies and BCA (Business Clubs America) of Phoenix will host an extraordinary lunch event featuring international billiards champion, Ewa Mataya Laurance on September 28, 2010, at Talking Stick Resort starting at 10:30 AM. Ms. Laurance is one of the most visible superstars in the history of pocket billiards. Known as The Striking Viking, she took the billiard world by storm since she moved to the US from her native Sweden. The Master of Ceremonies for the event is FOX 10 Sports Anchor, Jude LaCava.

The BCA September Signature event experience includes a direct conversation with Ewa Laurance as she translates championship billiard strategies to winning business best practices. Arizona company leaders and community members gather to share in a unique presentation that incorporates Ewa's astounding billiard skills to make salient business points. The event is guaranteed to be extremely entertaining and educational for all business professionals.

"We are excited to be the hosts of an international champion at the September BCA event who can uniquely share and demonstrate winning tactics that cross-over from precision billiards to every day business," said David Genovese, president of GPE Companies.

Ewa is the current International and World Cup Trick Shot Champion, the holder of multiple World and US Open 9-ball titles, and has also won the Swedish, European and US National Championships in her incredible career. A former # 1 ranked player in the world, Ewa has received Player of the Year honors, been named WPBA Sportsperson of the Year. She is a member of both the prestigious Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame and the Women's Professional Billiard Association Hall of Fame.

"Five times a year, BCA Phoenix produces a signature event which entails bringing a professional speaker in to educate, motivate and entertain over a luncheon," said Jerry Wright of BCA Phoenix. "These are always great events and are guaranteed to be well worth your time to attend."

Seating is limited and registration is required. Attendees will have a chance to personally greet Ewa Laurance in an open networking session beginning at 10:30 AM. Lunch will be served. 

To register for the event, visit Members of the BCA Phoenix and invited guests attend at no charge. Talking Stick Resort is located at 9800 East Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256. 

About BCA Phoenix - Business Clubs America (BCA) is a national business development organization that focuses on building relationships, increasing sales, and promoting member businesses within each locally managed market. Hosting multiple events both large and small, providing warm referrals and facilitating face to face introductions, differentiates BCA from other typical networking associations. To learn more about how you can become a member or inquire about BCA events, please call 480-205-6821 or visit

About GPE Companies - Founded in 1973, GPE Commercial Advisors and GPE Management Services are premier providers of award winning, full service Commercial Real Estate and Property Management solutions for local business, office, medical, dental, retail and industrial properties in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area. GPE Commercial Advisors was recognized as one of the top leasing firms in 2009 by CoStar Power Broker Awards; both entities are ranked in the top ten of their class by 2010 Ranking Arizona. For more information, please call (480) 994-8155 or visit

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