Local First recruits Arizona celebrities to hype their favorite local businesses | Phoenix Business Journal
7/11/17 - To help hype buying local — though it's a pretty strong movement in the state– LFAZ asked some Arizona-based and bred celebrities to share their favorite spots.
Local First Arizona hoping to build sustainable Tucson economy | Tucson Local Media
6/30/17 - Local First Arizona has advocated on behalf of Tucson’s locally owned businesses since 2008, when the first Southern Arizona office opened.
Keep Your Money Where Your Home Is | Green Living Magazine
4/6/17 - There are many reasons for this lackluster state economy recovery, but one likely contributor that receives little attention is our collective banking habits.
Car-Free Vacations for the Urban Traveler | The New York Times
2/20/17 - [Valley Metro Light Rail's] impact has been transformative,” said Kimber Lanning, executive director of Local First Arizona, a nonprofit organization that encourages small businesses.
Local First Arizona’s For(u)m Focuses on Built Environment | Downtown Phoenix Journal
2/14/17 - Local First Arizona’s For(u)m returns for 2017 with revamped memberships, programming, and an ever-expanding commitment to a responsible built environment in the Valley.
Certified Local Fall Festival offers chance to celebrate, support Arizona businesses | AZCentral
11/1/16 - In its twelfth year, this event again has moved to a new location this year thanks to growth. The first few years were held in the Duck and Decanter parking lot before the event grew and had to be moved.
Science Happens Here awards grand prize to Safford 4th grade class | Eastern Arizona Courier
5/6/16 - The Local First Arizona Foundation and the Arizona SciTech Festival partnered to bring Science Happens Here, a new STEM education program, to rural Arizona communities.
Arizona’s independent businesses saw jump in revenue, struggle to get bank loans | KTAR
2/25/16 - A recent national survey indicated an uptick in revenue for independent businesses nationwide, and in Arizona, those numbers were even higher.
Convention this afternoon highlights local food producers | Arizona Daily Star
9/16/15 - Head to the Tucson Convention Center this afternoon for the Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection, which pairs the Arizona producers with chefs and restaurant buyers.
Building 'Real Prosperity For All' | The Daily Yonder
8/31/15 - This year’s forum, the ninth, looked at stories of success, including efforts to build a recreation economy in the Verde Valley. Restoring the river has been a collaborative effort that could inspire other communities across the state.
Independents and Independence | Arizona Public Media
6/25/15 - Millions of people will be celebrating Independence Day on the 4th of July but others are also taking part in a week-long event that focuses on independents, not independence.
Firing Locally | Edible Baja Arizona
5/9/15 - At a time when the fire department was facing budget cuts and layoffs, the idea that spending money at a local business would help keep more money in the community was a revelation for Gaudioso.
Organization Helps Arizona Businesses Buy From Other Local Companies | KJZZ
2/5/15 - The Source AZ program includes a free audit to look at where a business’s biggest expenditures are. The group then uses its database to try to find similar products sold by Arizona companies.
Arizona: Home to the World's Largest Local Business Coalition | Elevate AZ
1/27/15 - One organization, Local First Arizona (LFA), is committed to advancing that bottom-line narrative.
Kimber Lanning Receives Economic Development Leadership Award - InBusiness Magazine
10/21/14 - Kimber Lanning, executive director of Local First Arizona, was awarded the Citizen Leadership Award by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for her extraordinary commitment in promoting economic development.