LFA Webinar: Find Your Digital Voice: Impact Your Business on Social Media with Simple, Powerful Strategies
May
23
10:00 am10:00

LFA Webinar: Find Your Digital Voice: Impact Your Business on Social Media with Simple, Powerful Strategies

Cut through the online clutter with a clear digital voice for your business. Learn simple, powerful strategies to find your digital voice and create successful customer engagement online. Cost: $8, open to all current LFA members.

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

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

  • Benedictine University

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.

Northern AZ Prop 206 Lunch and Learn - for ALL Employers
May
24
11:00 am11:00

Northern AZ Prop 206 Lunch and Learn - for ALL Employers

  • Yavapai College, the Verde Valley Campus

Local First Arizona, the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, and Yavapai College Regional Economic Development Center (YCREDC) presents:

Proposition 206 Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act
for ALL employers - Small, Medium and Large

If you missed it the first time around, be sure to join us for this FREE "Lunch & Learn"! If you have employees you can't afford to miss this presentation. Proposition 206 goes into effect July 1st and it will affect many of our businesses and members. 

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. 

Southern AZ Business Coalition June Mixer at Bisbee Breakfast Club
Jun
7
6:00 pm18:00

Southern AZ Business Coalition June Mixer at Bisbee Breakfast Club

  • Bisbee Breakfast Club

ABOUT OUR HOST:

Since 2005, the original Bisbee Breakfast Club has been serving up great breakfasts, tasty lunches, homemade pies and desserts to locals and visitors alike in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Now with three additional locations in Tucson and one in Mesa, it’s now easier than ever to put "a bit of Bisbee" in your day.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Our networking mixers are an excellent way to meet fellow members and connect with LFA staff.  Meetings are held once a month from 6 – 8 p.m.  The first hour is dedicated to networking, and at 7 p.m., We begin with a brief presentation about Local First, share events, updates and news you can use within the organization and the local movement. We also hold a drawing for door prizes, which can be donated by members, (minimum value $25, please). 

Mixers are open to Local First members only; guests may attend with an existing member or at the invitation of LFA staff.  As a courtesy to our host, you must RSVP.  For more information email our membership coordinator, Lore Contreras at [email protected]

Are you a current member of Local First Arizona?

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. 

LFA For(u)m: Craftsman Expo
Aug
22
3:00 pm15:00

LFA For(u)m: Craftsman Expo

  • The Shop

Though For(u)m exists as a relatively new program, it rests on a decade-plus foundation of localization. This expo connects the For(u)m's developers and architects with our engineers, carpenters, steelworkers, glassworkers, designers, and others who physically build out our best creative developments. What does it mean to build a truly localized supply chain in the building industry, built on local craftsmanship?


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!

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!

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.

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. 

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!