Sustainability Forum - Recycling and Composting
Apr
26
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Forum - Recycling and Composting

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part series of speaking events, where experts in the community will share their thoughts and encourage discussion  about a different topic each month. The goal of the series is to inform and empower guests on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Sips on 7th Street
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

Sips on 7th Street

  • Mother Bunch Brewing

The Phoenix Public Transit Department would like to extend an invitation to all Local First Localist members to join us on a unique and fun way to celebrate late-night weekend bus service in Phoenix, by taking the bus up and down one of the hottest food corridors in the Valley – Seventh Street.

May Business Luncheon: O.H.S.O. Brewery
May
3
11:30 am11:30

May Business Luncheon: O.H.S.O. Brewery

  • O.H.S.O. Brewery

Welcome to O.H.S.O. Brewery - Outrageous Homebrewer's Social Outpost (O.H.S.O.) is a restaurant, local nano-brewery and dog-friendly social hot-spot. Join Local First Arizona for a fun, casual networking event; bring plenty of business cards!

World Bazaar & Phoenix Community Market
May
6
10:00 am10:00

World Bazaar & Phoenix Community Market

  • 19th Ave & Camelback Park-and-Ride

The World Bazaar & Phoenix Community Market is back for the third time and bigger than ever! Join us on Saturday, May 6, from 10AM – 2PM at the 19th Ave & Camelback Park-and-Ride as we celebrate the vibrant culture of Phoenix with vendors from around the world providing specialty cuisines, crafts, and entertainment!

LFA For(u)m: Overlay & Character Area Development
May
23
6:00 pm18:00

LFA For(u)m: Overlay & Character Area Development

  • Location TBC

With Mesa specifically seeing affordable housing, arts and culture, and small-business leading its charge, and Phoenix's arts & small-business overlay producing Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue's distinctive streetscapes, the For(u)m examines what conditions produce the unique neighborhoods we're drawn to, and how to develop within those constraints.

Sustainable Living Forum - Wastewater
May
24
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainable Living Forum - Wastewater

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part series of speaking events, where experts in the community will share their thoughts and encourage discussion  about a different topic each month. The goal of the series is to inform and empower guests on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 

LFA For(u)m: Subcontractors & Localized Supply Chains
Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

LFA For(u)m: Subcontractors & Localized Supply Chains

  • Location TBC

Though For(u)m exists as a relatively new program, it rests on a decade-plus foundation of localization. This hybrid-mixer connects the For(u)m's developers, architects, and engineers with our real-estate agents, brokers, carpenters, steelworkers, and glassworkers to build interior connections. What does it mean to build a truly localized supply chain in the building industry?

Sustainable Living Forum - Water Harvesting
Jun
28
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainable Living Forum - Water Harvesting

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part series of speaking events, where experts in the community will share their thoughts and encourage discussion  about a different topic each month. The goal of the series is to inform and empower guests on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 


April LFA Business Webinar: Accessing Capital for Your Local Business: Where to Begin, Available Resources, and How the Process Works
Apr
25
10:00 am10:00

April LFA Business Webinar: Accessing Capital for Your Local Business: Where to Begin, Available Resources, and How the Process Works

Looking for a loan? Having a hard time sifting through the process on your own? Join loan expert, Jared Shintaku of Pinnacle Bank to smooth out your loan process worries in this one-hour online session

Flagstaff Earth Day
Apr
22
11:00 am11:00

Flagstaff Earth Day

  • Heritage Square

Local First Arizona will be tabling with Coconino Federal Credit Union to #Moveyourmoney at Flagstaff's Earth Day event. Stop by for live entertainment, vendors, community service, and much more. 

Tucson Earth Day Festival
Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

Tucson Earth Day Festival

  • Childrens Museum Tucson

Join Local First AZ and Vantage West CU at the Tucson Earth Day Festival at the Childrens Museum Tucson.  Come see how recycling dollars within our own community builds economic sustainability for Tucson.  The first 500 folks will receive one of our "Smart Money" reusable totes filled with great ideas and goodies for keeping it local.

Case Studies & Cocktails
Apr
20
5:30 pm17:30

Case Studies & Cocktails

  • Hotel Congress

Celebrate Earth Month with USGBC Arizona and the Tucson Emerging 2030 District, a new group focusing on energy and water efficiency in Tucson. Learn about the work that the 2030 team is doing, and how you can participate to make Tucson a green leader in the state

#MoveYourMoney: Tucson Big Short Film Screening
Apr
20
5:30 pm17:30

#MoveYourMoney: Tucson Big Short Film Screening

  • Casa Video Film Bar

For Community Banking Month this April, Local First Arizona is hosting a FREE film screening of The Big Short at Casa Video Film Bar in Tucson. The Big Short spotlights the role Wall Street and big banks played in the 2008 Financial Crisis.  Get info from local banks and credit unions and be entered to win up to $100 in Downtown Tucson Gift Cards.

LFA Business Coalition Mixer: FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel
Apr
19
6:00 pm18:00

LFA Business Coalition Mixer: FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel

  • FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel

When you arrive at FOUND:RE Phoenix you'll find an art–filled, luxurious–yet–approachable, boutique hotel where the goal is to fill you with delight and wonder. Local First members and guests will join together poolside with wall to ground murals, cozy bar and separated gallery space. We can't wait to see you!

Big Bank Breakup at Borderlands
Apr
12
5:00 pm17:00

Big Bank Breakup at Borderlands

  • Borderlands Brewing

Has your #bigbank treated you badly?  Its time for a #bigbankbreakup.  Join us for a special happy hour at Borderlands Brewing.  Share your breakup story to get $1 off of a beer.  Ready for a healthy relationship with the local financial institution next door?  We'll have information on hand to introduce you to a local bank or community credit union that really cares about your financial needs.  We'll also have fun giveaways and prizes throughout the event.

Local First AZ Live: Move Your Money
Apr
10
10:30 am10:30

Local First AZ Live: Move Your Money

  • Online - Facebook

Are you curious about what it takes to move your money to a local bank or credit union, or how this simple action has an impact on your local community? Kimber Lanning, Founder & Executive Director of Local First Arizona, will join you on Facebook Live to answer all of your questions and equip you with the information you need to make the switch.

Phoenix Children's Festival
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Phoenix Children's Festival

  • Cityscape Phoenix

The mission of the Phoenix Children’s Festival is to provide a family friendly event filled with fun and entertainment, and provide parents with vital information regarding the health, welfare and education of their children.

LFA For(u)m + AIA: Repositioning Modernism Through Sustainability & High Design
Mar
27
6:00 pm18:00

LFA For(u)m + AIA: Repositioning Modernism Through Sustainability & High Design

  • AIA Arizona Offices

In concert with AIA Phoenix Metro and Modern Phoenix Week, LFA For(u)m discusses the impact of the Valley's midcentury architecture, and the recent reclamation of the style's inherent sustainability and sleek design, allowing a new crop of architects, designers, developers, and business owners to highlight these practices and enhance them.