The Sustainable Living Forum - Artisan Local Food Movement, City of Gastronomy
Feb
22
5:30 pm17:30

The Sustainable Living Forum - Artisan Local Food Movement, City of Gastronomy

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands 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. 

Effective Social Media Marketing - Workshop
Feb
22
5:30 pm17:30

Effective Social Media Marketing - Workshop

  • Jerome Spook Hall

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 and strengthen your presence on social media to connect with a broader audience and create a destination for community.

LFA Business Webinar: Insider's Tips to Put Your Local Business in the Spotlight
Feb
28
10:00 am10:00

LFA Business Webinar: Insider's Tips to Put Your Local Business in the Spotlight

For locally owned business, standing out against heftier rivals with bigger budgets is a real challenge. How can you leverage the power of public relations to get your story out there? Tony Felice, Felice + Whitney Agency, presents PR basics and insider tips to help you generate more exposure for your business.

7 Chef Singh Along
Mar
1
5:30 pm17:30

7 Chef Singh Along

  • Singh Farms

The 7 Chef Singh Along is a culinary event organized by the Arizona Seven, a collection of top Valley chefs dedicated to raising awareness of our world-class culinary scene and working to bring the James Beard Award back to Arizona.

The Sustainable Living Forum- Clean Air
Mar
22
5:30 pm17:30

The Sustainable Living Forum- Clean Air

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands 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. 

LFA For(u)m + AIA: Repositioning Modernism Through Sustainability & High Design
Mar
27
6:00 pm18:00

LFA For(u)m + AIA: Repositioning Modernism Through Sustainability & High Design

  • Location TBC Phoenix

In concert with AIA Phoenix Metro as part of our annual modernist celebration, Modern Phoenix Week, LFA For(u)m is proud to share the stories of those at the vanguard of this movement. Between hotels, residences, restaurants, and retail shops, the impact of the Valley's middle-century is recentralizing around the style's inherent sustainability and sleek design, allowing a new crop to highlight these practices and enhance them.

LFA Business Coalition Mixer: FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel
Apr
19
6:00 pm18:00

LFA Business Coalition Mixer: FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel

  • FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel

When you arrive at FOUND:RE Phoenix you'll find an art–filled, luxurious–yet–approachable, boutique hotel where the goal is to fill you with delight and wonder. Local First members and guests will join together poolside with wall to ground murals, cozy bar and separated gallery space. We can't wait to see you!

Sustainability Forum - Recycling and Composting
Apr
26
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Forum - Recycling and Composting

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands 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. 

LFA For(u)m: Overlay & Character Area Development
May
23
6:00 pm18:00

LFA For(u)m: Overlay & Character Area Development

  • Location TBC

With Mesa specifically seeing affordable housing, arts and culture, and small-business leading its charge, and Phoenix's arts & small-business overlay producing Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue's distinctive streetscapes, the For(u)m examines what conditions produce the unique neighborhoods we're drawn to, and how to develop within those constraints.

The Sustainable Living Forum - Waste Water
May
24
5:30 pm17:30

The Sustainable Living Forum - Waste Water

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands 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. 

LFA For(u)m: Subcontractors & Localized Supply Chains
Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

LFA For(u)m: Subcontractors & Localized Supply Chains

  • Location TBC

Though For(u)m exists as a relatively new program, it rests on a decade-plus foundation of localization. This hybrid-mixer connects the For(u)m's developers, architects, and engineers with our real-estate agents, brokers, carpenters, steelworkers, and glassworkers to build interior connections. What does it mean to build a truly localized supply chain in the building industry?

The Sustainable Living Forum - Water Harvesting
Jun
28
5:30 pm17:30

The Sustainable Living Forum - Water Harvesting

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands 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. 


LFA Business Seminar: Leveraging Your Localness
Feb
7
6:00 pm18:00

LFA Business Seminar: Leveraging Your Localness

  • Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)

Join LFA Founder, Kimber Lanning this month to learn innovative ways to make your business stand out, collaborate with other local entrepreneurs, develop key language to market effectively to a new audience, and find useful strategies to win new customers and build loyalty. 

Sustainability Forum - Social Justice
Jan
25
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Forum - Social Justice

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

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. 

Webinar: Generating Solutions for Rural Development: A 'Refresh' of the National Main Street Framework - Part 1
Jan
25
10:00 am10:00

Webinar: Generating Solutions for Rural Development: A 'Refresh' of the National Main Street Framework - Part 1

  • Online

Over the last couple of years, the National Main Street Center has developed a "Refresh" of the Main Street framework to ensure that it remains the country's most effective approach to traditional commercial district revitalization.

Timeless Phoenix
Jan
20
5:30 pm17:30

Timeless Phoenix

  • Stockyards Steak House

Join us for exclusive after-hours tours of the Tovrea Castle and Pueblo Grande Museums, with dinner from the Stockyards Steakhouse in their historic "Rose Room".

LFA Business Mixer and Chandler Small Wonders Map Launch Party
Jan
18
6:00 pm18:00

LFA Business Mixer and Chandler Small Wonders Map Launch Party

  • Peixoto Coffee

Local businesses, community members, and Localists are all invited to attend the Chandler Small Wonders Map Launch Party and Business Mixer! Our newest Small Wonders Map is here and we're celebrating with bites, drinks, music and more! Join Local First Arizona for a night on the town as we take a downtown stroll to four locations featured in the new map. 

Love Local Parade of Lights Viewing Party
Dec
17
5:00 pm17:00

Love Local Parade of Lights Viewing Party

  • Downtown Clifton Hotel

The holidays are here, and that means it's time to celebrate with friends, family, and neighbors! Join Local First and the fabulous folks of the Downtown Clifton Hotel for a one-of-a-kind viewing experience of the 22nd annual Tucson Parade of Lights. Ticket price includes reserved bleacher seating at the Downtown Clifton for parade viewing, admittance to the private viewing patio, two drinks and light appetizers. Non-alcoholic beverages and hot chocolate are also available to attendees! Proceeds benefit the Local First Arizona Foundation.

Sustainability Series - Sustainable Fashion
Dec
14
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Series - Sustainable Fashion

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands 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. 

December Kimber Lanning Presents & Volunteer Orientation
Dec
8
5:30 pm17:30

December Kimber Lanning Presents & Volunteer Orientation

  • Local First Arizona Phoenix Offices

Local First AZ Founder and Director, Kimber Lanning, presents a special discussion about the current climate of the local movement and outlines how Arizonans can reclaim the economy and create more thriving and vibrant communities across the state. After the discussion, LFA will hold a special volunteer orientation. Free to attend, guests welcome!

LFA Business Coalition Mixer - The Rialto at 191 Toole
Dec
7
6:00 pm18:00

LFA Business Coalition Mixer - The Rialto at 191 Toole

  • 191 Toole

Built in 1923, the warehouse at 191 East Toole Avenue served as a refrigerated transfer station & hub for the Union Pacific Railroad. Since then, it's had several iterations, including the first location for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and as Skrappy's, a community youth center. The Rialto Theatre Foundation has now taken the reins and is revamping the space, and is already programming 191 Toole with multiple live shows weekly.