As graduation season comes to a close, we'd be remiss if we didn't give a salute to our very own. Not just one but four of the astoundingly accomplished women on the Local First Arizona team tossed their caps in celebration as graduates of the 2017 class.
Although the modern recycling system was created about 40 years ago, a local company, GlassKing Recovery & Recycling, is making recycling fun and new again. GlassKing founder Blake King noticed a need for glass recycling while working for a nightclub promotion company. He saw that glass beverage bottles were often not being recycled, and being determined to do something about it, he decided to start a business that could make a positive impact. In the first six months of operation, GlassKing prevented 300,000 pounds of glass from going to the landfill. Now two years in operation, GlassKing works with over thirty businesses of all types, malls, and the City of Tempe to recycle glass across the Valley.
Arizonans have a history of migrating about the state, heading to higher elevation to cool off when it gets warm and heading south when the snow in the northern part of the state gets to be too much. We are fortunate to have an abundance of naturally beautiful and diverse landscapes to choose from - especially in Flagstaff!
Did you know that people are 80% more likely to remember an idea if they see it than if they hear it?
Entrepreneurs, teachers, students, community leaders, professors and professionals are all invited to attend these FREE public workshops on how to think and communicate visually. Participants will learn how to organize their thinking, illustrate their ideas using doodles and icons, and become better communicators.
Last month, LFA partner and long time member National Processing Solutions celebrated the grand opening of their new office location in North Scottsdale.
Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday, May 14th. Have you made a decision on how to celebrate your mom? Check out this list of Mother's Day gift ideas and adventures that are sure to surprise her with something special - while supporting independent businesses and keeping your money close to home all at the same time. From fresh flowers and chocolate bouquets, to paintings, brunch options, and even a relaxing yoga event, you are sure to find the perfect gift for your amazing mom right here in Northern Arizona.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that only 30 percent of restaurants are complying with regulation for the correct disposal of fats, oils, and grease (FOG). Most likely this is because the process is complex and often difficult to understand. Fortunately, food service businesses can get help from the Tempe Grease Cooperative, an innovative partnership between the City of Tempe and restaurants in city limits. Currently, TGC works with nearly 200 restaurants to prevent FOG from going into the sewer system.
Last week, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, in partnership with Southwest Folklife Alliance, sent invitations to every mayor, city/town council member, and city/town manager in the State of Arizona, inviting them to apply to participate in the inaugural AZ Creative Communities Institute. The AZ Creative Communities Institute (AZ CCI) offers small teams, made up of diverse members of your community, a unique opportunity to explore the many ways Arizona's creativity can be put to work for positive community impact.
Arizona may be a relatively newer state compared to the rest, but we still have a rich and vibrant history. One example is right here in Phoenix, where Sarwark’s Consolidated Auto Sales is celebrating 75 years in business in their original location.