Rural Development Webinar: Can You Hear Me Now? Strategies for Rural Broadband Access
Jul
26
10:00 am10:00

Rural Development Webinar: Can You Hear Me Now? Strategies for Rural Broadband Access

As we progress into a world driven by technology the need for broadband access is hardly an option, it is a necessity. This month, our webinar covering various issues in the rural development process, will hear from four highly experienced and knowledgeable professionals advocating for broadband access in rural communities around the state and the nation. 

Attendees will learn:

  • Steps communities can make to ensure they are fiber ready
  • Alternative solutions
  • How to work regionally or within a county
  • How to leverage any and all existing resources
  • Unique factors of costs to broadband deployment on tribal lands
August Biz Webinar: Why Business-Nonprofit Partnerships Make Cents
Aug
9
10:00 am10:00

August Biz Webinar: Why Business-Nonprofit Partnerships Make Cents

You're doing good for your community, but how strong are your partnerships? In this webinar, learn successful partnership strategies (both long-term and short-term) that have positive impacts on both your businesses and the community. Open to both businesses and organizations.

LFA For(u)m: Subcontractor Expo
Aug
22
3:00 pm15:00

LFA For(u)m: Subcontractor Expo

  • The Shop

Though For(u)m exists as a relatively new program, it rests on a decade-plus foundation of localization. This expo connects the For(u)m's developers and architects with our engineers, carpenters, steelworkers, glassworkers, designers, and others who physically build out our best creative developments. What does it mean to build a truly localized supply chain in the building industry, built on local craftsmanship?

LFA Business Coalition Mixer - Armadilla Wax Works, Prescott Valley
Oct
11
5:30 pm17:30

LFA Business Coalition Mixer - Armadilla Wax Works, Prescott Valley

  • Armadilla Wax Works, LLC

Join Local First Arizona and Armadilla Wax Works, LLC. for an evening networking opportunity with fellow independent businesses and local leaders on Wednesday, October 11th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Local First Arizona networking mixers are a great way to meet fellow Local First Arizona (LFA) members and other independent business owners and a great opportunity to connect with LFA staff and hear more about the local movement in Arizona.


Social Media Workshop: "Effective Social Media Marketing"
Jul
19
5:30 pm17:30

Social Media Workshop: "Effective Social Media Marketing"

  • Terra Cotta Room - Camp Verde Community Library

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

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

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. 

Solutions for Rural Development: Raising Capital, Raising the Bar
Jun
28
10:00 am10:00

Solutions for Rural Development: Raising Capital, Raising the Bar

Increasing capital for a new or established business or non-profit can be a difficult and daunting task. Understanding opportunities and resources can become overwhelming and confusing when the necessity for financial growth is imperative. This month, the Solutions to Rural Development webinar series will hear from two highly experienced speakers with background and understanding in financial resources and opportunities from the realm of banks, grants, local economic development coalitions, and any local chamber of commerce.

LFA Business Mixer: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)
Jun
21
6:00 pm18:00

LFA Business Mixer: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)

  • SMoCA

Have you been to SMoCA? The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art invites you to bring your curiosity, (and business cards!), this June to explore the galleries and connect with members in a unique space. Open to all local businesses. Sponsorships available. Email [email protected] for details.

Southern AZ Business Coalition June Mixer at Bisbee Breakfast Club
Jun
7
6:00 pm18:00

Southern AZ Business Coalition June Mixer at Bisbee Breakfast Club

  • Bisbee Breakfast Club

Our networking mixers are an excellent way to meet fellow members and connect with LFA staff.  Meetings are held once a month from 6 – 8 p.m.  The first hour is dedicated to networking, and at 7 p.m., We begin with a brief presentation about Local First, share events, updates and news you can use within the organization and the local movement. We also hold a drawing for door prizes, which can be donated by members.

Sustainable Living Forum - Wastewater
May
24
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainable Living Forum - Wastewater

  • 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. 

Northern AZ Prop 206 Lunch and Learn - for ALL Employers
May
24
11:00 am11:00

Northern AZ Prop 206 Lunch and Learn - for ALL Employers

  • Yavapai College, the Verde Valley Campus

Local First Arizona, the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, and Yavapai College Regional Economic Development Center (YCREDC) presents:

Proposition 206 Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act
for ALL employers - Small, Medium and Large

If you missed it the first time around, be sure to join us for this FREE "Lunch & Learn"! If you have employees you can't afford to miss this presentation. Proposition 206 goes into effect July 1st and it will affect many of our businesses and members. 

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

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

  • Benedictine University

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.

LFA Webinar: Find Your Digital Voice: Impact Your Business on Social Media with Simple, Powerful Strategies
May
23
10:00 am10:00

LFA Webinar: Find Your Digital Voice: Impact Your Business on Social Media with Simple, Powerful Strategies

Cut through the online clutter with a clear digital voice for your business. Learn simple, powerful strategies to find your digital voice and create successful customer engagement online. Cost: $8, open to all current LFA members.