Timeless Phoenix
Jan
20
5:30 pm17:30

Timeless Phoenix

  • Stockyards Steak House

Join us for exclusive after-hours tours of the Tovrea Castle and Pueblo Grande Museums, with dinner from the Stockyards Steakhouse in their historic "Rose Room".

Webinar: Generating Solutions for Rural Development: A 'Refresh' of the National Main Street Framework - Part 1
Jan
25
10:00 am10:00

Webinar: Generating Solutions for Rural Development: A 'Refresh' of the National Main Street Framework - Part 1

  • Online

Over the last couple of years, the National Main Street Center has developed a "Refresh" of the Main Street framework to ensure that it remains the country's most effective approach to traditional commercial district revitalization.

Sustainability Forum - Social Justice
Jan
25
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Forum - Social Justice

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living Magazine, Laura Tanzer, Mrs. Green’s World, Borderlands 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 Business Seminar: Leveraging Your Localness
Feb
7
6:00 pm18:00

LFA Business Seminar: Leveraging Your Localness

  • Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)

Join LFA Founder, Kimber Lanning this month to learn innovative ways to make your business stand out, collaborate with other local entrepreneurs, develop key language to market effectively to a new audience, and find useful strategies to win new customers and build loyalty. 

Sustainability Series - Artisan Local Food Movement, City of Gastronomy
Feb
22
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Series - Artisan Local Food Movement, City of Gastronomy

  • 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. 

7 Chef Singh Along
Mar
1
5:30 pm17:30

7 Chef Singh Along

  • Singh Farms

The 7 Chef Singh Along is a culinary event organized by the Arizona Seven, a collection of top Valley chefs dedicated to raising awareness of our world-class culinary scene and working to bring the James Beard Award back to Arizona.

Sustainability Series - Clean Air
Mar
22
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Series - Clean Air

  • 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. 

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

Sustainability Series - 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. 

Sustainability Series - Waste Water
May
24
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Series - Waste Water

  • 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. 

Sustainability Series - Water Harvesting
Jun
28
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Series - 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. 


LFA Business Mixer and Chandler Small Wonders Map Launch Party
Jan
18
6:00 pm18:00

LFA Business Mixer and Chandler Small Wonders Map Launch Party

  • Peixoto Coffee

Local businesses, community members, and Localists are all invited to attend the Chandler Small Wonders Map Launch Party and Business Mixer! Our newest Small Wonders Map is here and we're celebrating with bites, drinks, music and more! Join Local First Arizona for a night on the town as we take a downtown stroll to four locations featured in the new map. 

Love Local Parade of Lights Viewing Party
Dec
17
5:00 pm17:00

Love Local Parade of Lights Viewing Party

  • Downtown Clifton Hotel

The holidays are here, and that means it's time to celebrate with friends, family, and neighbors! Join Local First and the fabulous folks of the Downtown Clifton Hotel for a one-of-a-kind viewing experience of the 22nd annual Tucson Parade of Lights. Ticket price includes reserved bleacher seating at the Downtown Clifton for parade viewing, admittance to the private viewing patio, two drinks and light appetizers. Non-alcoholic beverages and hot chocolate are also available to attendees! Proceeds benefit the Local First Arizona Foundation.

Sustainability Series - Sustainable Fashion
Dec
14
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Series - Sustainable Fashion

  • 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. 

December Kimber Lanning Presents & Volunteer Orientation
Dec
8
5:30 pm17:30

December Kimber Lanning Presents & Volunteer Orientation

  • Local First Arizona Phoenix Offices

Local First AZ Founder and Director, Kimber Lanning, presents a special discussion about the current climate of the local movement and outlines how Arizonans can reclaim the economy and create more thriving and vibrant communities across the state. After the discussion, LFA will hold a special volunteer orientation. Free to attend, guests welcome!

LFA Business Coalition Mixer - The Rialto at 191 Toole
Dec
7
6:00 pm18:00

LFA Business Coalition Mixer - The Rialto at 191 Toole

  • 191 Toole

Built in 1923, the warehouse at 191 East Toole Avenue served as a refrigerated transfer station & hub for the Union Pacific Railroad. Since then, it's had several iterations, including the first location for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and as Skrappy's, a community youth center. The Rialto Theatre Foundation has now taken the reins and is revamping the space, and is already programming 191 Toole with multiple live shows weekly.

LFA For(u)m: Preservation & Teardown Culture
Nov
17
6:00 pm18:00

LFA For(u)m: Preservation & Teardown Culture

  • Synagogue Beth Hebrew

LFA For(u)m  discusses the prevailing wisdom of Phoenix's "lack of history," and how that mentality has created a culture of demolition across the metro area. A journalist, an artist/academic, an architect, a government official, and a developer share how this culture came to be, the policies which undergird it, the consequences of these efforts, and how to overcome through expanding what preservation means, and embracing history to build sense of place.

Featuring panelists from ASU Herberger Institute, Jones Studio, Investigative MEDIA, the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, and Levine Machine.

Complete information & registration here.

Prescott Small Wonders Map Sign Up Reception
Nov
9
5:30 pm17:30

Prescott Small Wonders Map Sign Up Reception

  • Prescott Winery

One of Local First Arizona's initiatives is to drive tourism throughout our state.  The Small Wonders maps allow an opportunity to showcase the many amazing independent businesses, fabulous restaurants, unique experiences, and small wonders of individual communities. We are hosting Reception for Prescott's local businesses who are interested in bringing the impact of the Small Wonders map to the Prescott community.