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!

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.

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. 

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.

The Sustainable Living Forum - Waste Water
May
24
5:30 pm17:30

The Sustainable Living Forum - 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. 

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?

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

The 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. 


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.

The Sustainable Living Forum- Clean Air
Mar
22
5:30 pm17:30

The Sustainable Living Forum- 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. 

Solutions to Rural Development Webinar
Mar
15
10:00 am10:00

Solutions to Rural Development Webinar

Part Two of the series will introduce three rural communities and highlight the various of programs and projects they are utilizing in their downtown cores to foster a stronger sense of place, create an entrepreneurial culture for retaining and attracting business interests, and targeting promotions and events to attract various audiences to downtown throughout the year. 

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.

Effective Social Media Marketing - Workshop
Feb
28
11:00 am11:00

Effective Social Media Marketing - Workshop

  • Cottonwood Recreation Center

Effective social media and marketing skills are critical to the success of any business. Local First Arizona offers this Effective Social Media Marketing workshop to supply you simple tools to build your business and strengthen your presence on social media to connect with a broader audience and create a destination for community.

LFA Business Webinar: Insider's Tips to Put Your Local Business in the Spotlight
Feb
28
10:00 am10:00

LFA Business Webinar: Insider's Tips to Put Your Local Business in the Spotlight

For locally owned business, standing out against heftier rivals with bigger budgets is a real challenge. How can you leverage the power of public relations to get your story out there? Tony Felice, Felice + Whitney Agency, presents PR basics and insider tips to help you generate more exposure for your business.

The Sustainable Living Forum - Artisan Local Food Movement, City of Gastronomy
Feb
22
5:30 pm17:30

The Sustainable Living Forum - 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.