Pinetop-Lakeside and Local First Arizona Present Series of Small Business Workshops

pinetop lakesideThe Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce and the Ad and Promotions Committee for the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside will host Local First Arizona Director Kimber Lanning for a series of small business workshops. Kimber Lanning will present two workshops on September 4 and 5, 2014, titled “How to Leverage Your Localness” and “Social Media Strategies for Small Businesses.” In “How to Leverage Your Localness,” Lanning will discuss the tools that local businesses can use to best market and promote themselves to a local and regional audience. In “Social Media Strategies for Small Businesses,” Lanning will cover the basics and best strategies of using social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter as a promotional tool not only for businesses but for tourism as well. pinetop_8"These seminars will help Pinetop-Lakeside's local business owners gain valuable skills that will promote entrepreneurial success and help build a sustainable local economy and drive tourism," said Lanning. "The social media and marketing skills that will be offered in these workshops will help local businesses attract customers from all over the state, which will ensure business growth and job creation for the Pinetop-Lakeside region."

Kimber Lanning is the founder and Director of Local First Arizona, a statewide non-profit organization working to strengthen communities and local economies through growing, supporting, and celebrating locally owned businesses throughout the state of Arizona. She will be presenting these workshops based on her previous work in the Pinetop-Lakeside community, and on her background as an entrepreneur, economic development specialist and founder of Local First Arizona. Each workshop is open to the public, and the Pinetop-Lakeside business community is invited to attend.

More information on attending these seminars:

  • When: On September 4th at 6:00pm, Kimber Lanning will present “How to Leverage your Localness.” On Sept 5th at 8:30am she will present “Social Media Strategies for Small Businesses.” Each seminar will be approximately 1.5-2 hours in length.
  • Where: Both workshops will be held at The Gathering Place at 4756 Buck Springs Rd, Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona 85935.
  • Additional Information: Seminar registration is $10 per person per workshop (cash or check only). Call the Chamber of Commerce office to reserve a space at 928-367-4290. Refreshments will be served. More information about these workshops can be found at