Trusted brand story strategist and story marketer, Park Howell, presents a highly interactive “how to” workshop to re-ignite within you the one true superpower well all posses – storytelling - to help you nudge the world in any direction you choose.
Join us to celebrate the completion of the study with food, drink and merriment. We will also be discussing opportunities and next steps for supporting local producers and making healthy local foods more accessible to all who live in the Copper Communities.
LFA Southern AZ Collaboration Success Mixer at Catalina Craft Pizza co-hosted by Catalina Brewing CO
The Catalina Craft Pizza serves all local ingredients and award winning craft beers from Catalina Brewing Company. Jeff Bridge and business partners Brian V & Hank Rowe are collaboration success for Local First Arizona. We look forward to spotlighting our hosts during our Mixer on September 6th.
The Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection brings together local food producers prepared to transact at a wholesale level and introduces them to wholesale food buyers at restaurants, hotels, etc. from across the state.
Join Local First Arizona and da Vinci Realty for an evening networking opportunity with fellow independent businesses and local leaders on Wednesday, July 12th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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The Arizona Living Economy Forum (ALEF) is a signature event for growing prosperity in our community. ALEF is bringing together visionary speakers from around Arizona to talk about what's working locally and share tools to grow a more united, prosperous community. ALEF is creating a template for how we learn from one another and become true change makers in our own communities.
Find out what makes Credit Union West one of the Top Companies to Work for in Arizona! Meet local entrepreneurs, grow your network, and help welcome the newly designed Credit Union West branch in Glendale!
Cracking down on operating expenses is always top of mind for entrepreneurs. One area where you may literally be sending money down the drain is through your water usage. Find out how to both save money and water in this month's free webinar, with experts from Water - Use It Wisely.
At Local First Arizona, Ambassadors are one of the most powerful ways to help us mobilize local communities across the state. Become an Ambassador in Verde Valley!
Join Local First Arizona and Armadilla Wax Works, LLC. for an evening networking opportunity with fellow independent businesses and local leaders on Wednesday, October 11th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Local First Arizona networking mixers are a great way to meet fellow Local First Arizona (LFA) members and other independent business owners and a great opportunity to connect with LFA staff and hear more about the local movement in Arizona.
Join us at Willow Bend Environmental Education Center on October 18th as we bring Flagstaff environmentally conscious businesses together under one roof.
Come mix and mingle with other sustainable minded businesses. Learn about some of Local First Arizona's green initiatives and share yours with us as well. We can encourage each other as we learn.
Join Local First Arizona and Credit Union West for a very special evening networking opportunity and celebration of International Credit Union Day with fellow independent businesses, community members, and local leaders on Thursday, October 19th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Join Local First Arizona and Olive the Best Oils & Vinegars for an evening networking opportunity with fellow independent businesses and local leaders on Wednesday, November 8th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Join Local First Arizona and Threads on Main for an evening networking opportunity with fellow independent businesses and local leaders on Wednesday, December 13th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Culinary Dropout invites local business and nonprofits to join us for a special mixer! Meet entrepreneurs, gain new connections, and find out how to find the perfect business-nonprofit partnership to boost your bottom line and your community.
You're doing good for your community, but how strong are your partnerships? In this webinar, learn successful partnership strategies (both long-term and short-term) that have positive impacts on both your business and the community. Open to both businesses and organizations.
Local First invites you to Pedal Haus Brewery for good conversation and great food. Lunch locally with us in Tempe this August. Bring plenty of business cards to pass around while you make new local connections.
Local First Arizona and Fuerza Local present the 8th graduating class of the Business Accelerator program. A total of 60 businesses will walk away with a certificate of completion, demonstrating their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the 6-month program.
As we progress into a world driven by technology the need for broadband access is hardly an option, it is a necessity. This month, our webinar covering various issues in the rural development process, will hear from four highly experienced and knowledgeable professionals advocating for broadband access in rural communities around the state and the nation.
Attendees will learn:
- Steps communities can make to ensure they are fiber ready
- Alternative solutions
- How to work regionally or within a county
- How to leverage any and all existing resources
- Unique factors of costs to broadband deployment on tribal lands
Regional Food Producer Forum is intended to open the space for current and potential small-scale food producers to convene, acquire knowledge in growing, processing, and selling, and share best practices between rural communities.
Local First Arizona partners with Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) for our July Member Mixer! Don't miss your opportunity to network with members, win raffle prizes, and meet furry friends!
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, strengthen your presence on social media, connect with a broader audience, and create a destination for community.
Join Local First Arizona and Granite Mountain Brewing for an evening networking opportunity with fellow independent businesses and local leaders on Wednesday, July 12th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Join us at Cocina 10 this month to meet other local businesses from around the valley. Register to save your seat!
Join Local First Arizona for our Annual Indie Week Pub Crawl in Downtown Phoenix! Enjoy $5 libations at 5 local stops. Team up and compete in our scavenger hunt. Bring your friends or make some along the way, either way we're celebrating our 'Independents'!
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.
Increasing capital for a new or established business or non-profit can be a difficult and daunting task. Understanding opportunities and resources can become overwhelming and confusing when the necessity for financial growth is imperative. This month, the Solutions to Rural Development webinar series will hear from two highly experienced speakers with background and understanding in financial resources and opportunities from the realm of banks, grants, local economic development coalitions, and any local chamber of commerce.
Join us for a presentation and discussion on what collaboration can look like with the structure of a Co-op, and how we can elevate the value of our foods from various regions of Arizona by collaborating.
Think video marketing is too hard for your business to do? Think again! Join us online for an in-depth overview of video marketing, tools and tips to get you started today!
¿Eres dueño de negocio y te interesa aprender sobre cómo venderles tus productos o servicios a agencias de gobierno? Acompáñanos al Entrenamiento Empresarial mientras aprendemos de oficiales de adquisiciones de Maricopa County sobre los requisitos para ganar contratos con el gobierno.
Have you been to SMoCA? The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art invites you to bring your curiosity, (and business cards!), this June to explore the galleries and connect with members in a unique space. Open to all local businesses. Sponsorships available. Email [email protected] for details.
Looking to navigate your Local First Arizona membership? Discover how to utilize your benefits and the local business network. Great for both new and renewing businesses looking to get more connected.
Join Local First Arizona and 3 Kings Kasbar in Old Town Cottonwood for an evening networking opportunity with fellow independent businesses and local leaders on Wednesday, May 10th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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.
Bourbon Jacks hosting Local First Arizona business members in Chandler! Bring your appetite and plenty of business cards! Reserve your seat now!