West Valley businesses, community leaders, and residents! Please join Local First Arizona on September 13 for this great event:
"Barnaby Street Shoppes, retail incubator, is pleased to announce that Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona's founder and Executive Director, will speak with West Valley businesses and community leaders at Birt's Bistro, Bookstore & Catering on the Benevilla campus.
Ms Lanning will focus her address on Harvesting A Stronger Community. Local First Arizona is a non-profit organization 'working to strengthen communities and local economies by supporting, maintaining and celebrating locally owned businesses throughout the state of Arizona.'
In addition, the culinary team at Birt's Bistro, Bookstore and Catering on the Benevilla campus has created a delightful selection of menu items for those wishing to nosh throughout the evening."
The event is free and open to the public. Here is the agenda for the evening:
5:00pm - 6:45 pm: Welcome, Artist Reception and Seed Sowing Networking. Mingle, enjoy the artwork of Surprise resident, Randy Jackson, and listen to the live music of Fossil Fuel. Complementary appetizers thanks to Birt's Bistro, Bookstore & Catering. Plus, they've created a delicious selection of food and libations for purchase. Order while networking and enjoy throughout. All food and drink purchases support Benevilla's services in the community.
7:00pm - 8:00pm: Local First Arizona Presentation. Kimber Lanning will lead a lively discussion concerning how locally owned businesses can support one another, involve residents, cultivate a thriving economy and benefit from Local First Arizona's services.
8:00pm: Discussion. More Seed Sowing Networking and next step discussions. Businesses wishing to join Local First Arizona will be able to do so.