Arizona Good Food Expo
Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

Arizona Good Food Expo

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As the state’s only all-local food expo, the Arizona Good Food Expo puts the spotlight on locally-grown and produced food. Exhibitors can market their products while forging wholesale connections and contracts. Buyers can find new local ingredients and products for their restaurants, kitchens, groceries, or cafeterias.

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Morning Coffee with Local First Arizona
Sep
12
8:00 AM08:00

Morning Coffee with Local First Arizona

Local First Arizona is excited to produce a morning coffee for business professionals in the legal and financial industries. Join us with our partners at OneAZ Credit Union and Cities West Media to hear from unique guest speakers about trends in marketing and business development relevant to your industry. You'll want to join if you are a business professional in the Metro Phoenix area looking to expand your network, build partnerships, and gain information.

This event is open to members of Local First Arizona, business professionals associated with OneAZ Credit Union or Cities West Media, and any interested businesses looking to engage with these groups. While all businesses are welcome, the content and focus of the event will be curated to legal and financial professionals.

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FLAVOR, the Northern Arizona Food and Wine Festival
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

FLAVOR, the Northern Arizona Food and Wine Festival

Taste a bit of FLAVOR at the first annual food and wine festival in Northern Arizona, hosted in partnership with Local First Arizona and Over the Rainbow Butterfly Garden. Celebrate Arizona's vintners and independent restaurants on September 14th from 1 pm - 7 pm, on the beautiful garden grounds at Warners Nursery.

  • Ticket holders will receive wine and beer tasting tickets and samples of delicious local food.

    - 35 General Admission entry tickets include 6 tasting tickets and commemorative tasting glass and a free reusable water bottle

    - $50 VIP Admission tickets include 10 tasting tickets and a commemorative tasting glass, plus reusable water bottle. VIP ticket holders have access to a VIP section with live music and passed samples from local vendors to avoid standing in line.

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September Community Mixer: Pedal Haus Brewery Tempe
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

September Community Mixer: Pedal Haus Brewery Tempe

September’s Community Mixer is hosted by Pedal Haus Brewery on Mill Ave. in Tempe! This locally owned brewpub features handcrafted European-style beers right in the heart of Tempe. You can look forward to sampling some brews and snacking on some pub grub appetizers in the modern atmosphere Pedal Haus is known for.

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Be the Rising Tide: Diversifying Your Workforce
Sep
19
7:30 AM07:30

Be the Rising Tide: Diversifying Your Workforce

Join us for a brand new series with partners Conscious Capitalism as we dive deeper into the how, why, and who we do business for. This event will feature two speakers and a Q&A session from Local First Arizona and Conscious Capitalism to dive deeper into the community impact these businesses have created in Arizona.

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Sustainability Series: SustainaBREW
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Sustainability Series: SustainaBREW

Join Local First Arizona’s Sustainability Team for the first SustianaBREW event focused around the sustainability of local beer at the AZ Wilderness Brewery.

Come listen to a panel discussion from the Nature Conservancy, Sinagua Malt, Rhiba Farms and AZ Wilderness talk about how they have all collaborated to save millions of gallons of water, support a circular economy and minimize GHG emissions — while enjoying special discounts on sustainable beer.

This event is free and open to the public.

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August Community Mixer at the Arizona Heritage Center
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

August Community Mixer at the Arizona Heritage Center

The Arizona Heritage Center is excited to host our August Community Mixer for Local First AZ members. The mixer will be held in the grand front lobby of the museum, but members will also have access to museum exhibits. Tour Arizona’s history or stop in to one of the two featured exhibits, “A Place For All People” and “I Have a Name”.

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Flagstaff Member Mixer: Team Building in Business
Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

Flagstaff Member Mixer: Team Building in Business

Learn all about creative team building skills and showcase the importance of positive morale in business with our guest speaker, Sharon Tewsbury-Bloom. Experience performances and open demonstrations by Momentum Aerial Studio as they showcase their newest studio addition.

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Volunteer Meet & Greet
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Meet & Greet

On August 6th, Local First Arizona is hosting a Volunteer Meet & Greet at Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company in Downtown Phoenix. If you’re interested in volunteering at awesome events and meeting amazing people, this is definitely something you don’t want to miss!

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Close the Revolving Door: How to find the right candidate, and keep them hired. (Statewide Webinar)
Jul
30
10:00 AM10:00

Close the Revolving Door: How to find the right candidate, and keep them hired. (Statewide Webinar)

If you've had a hard time hiring, you're not alone. Maybe you've been able to fill a position, but not keep it filled, which costs you more time and money in the long-run. This month, we're bringing together three experts working to help find the right person for your job - and how to keep them there too.

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 Flagstaff Member Mixer - Energy Savings & Sustainability in Business
Jul
18
5:00 PM17:00

Flagstaff Member Mixer - Energy Savings & Sustainability in Business

Join us this month at the Local First Mixer in Flagstaff, held at the historic Museum Club on Route 66, with a Q&A Panel on Energy Savings and Sustainability in Business.

Included in this informative panel are the City of Flagstaff Water Conservation department, the Sustainability Specialist, plus the Azulita Project and Local Firsts' Sustainability Specialist! Bring all your energy savings questions, a guest or two and business cards for mingling!

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'Basically Annual' Phoenix Independents Bowl
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

'Basically Annual' Phoenix Independents Bowl

Strap on your bowling shoes and hit the lanes at Let It Roll Bowl for the 7th ‘Basically Annual’ Phoenix Independents Bowl, an all local bowling tournament comprised of members of Phoenix's best bands, businesses, and independent minded citizens. The 7th Phoenix Independents Bowl will be held on Sunday, July 7th at Let It Roll Bowl, one of the only independently owned bowling alleys in Phoenix. All ages; $25 per bowler.

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Indie Week Bar Crawl in Downtown Phoenix
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Indie Week Bar Crawl in Downtown Phoenix

Grab your friends and join Local First Arizona for our annual Independents Week Bar Crawl! We’re hitting five local stops for $4 drink specials on Saturday, June 29th in Downtown Phoenix. Ready to see how local you can go? Compete in our scavenger hunt to solve clues and win local prizes! Free to attend, 21+ only.

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Casa Grande Indie Week Passport
Jun
29
to Jul 6

Casa Grande Indie Week Passport

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Casa Grande is making it easy to Shop Local this Indie Week with their Shopping Passport! Independents Week is an annual opportunity to recognize our small business owners and the many valuable contributions these local businesses make to our communities. Celebrate with a trip to Casa Grande!

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Urbanized: Cocktails, Conversation and Community
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Urbanized: Cocktails, Conversation and Community

Join us at Film Bar on June 27 at 6:30pm for a screening of Urbanized, a documentary featuring architects, city planners, politicians and others trying to bring a fresh approach to dealing with the advantages and disadvantages of urban living. Discussion and cocktails to follow at Sazerac Phoenix!

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Be the Rising Tide: Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing
Jun
27
7:30 AM07:30

Be the Rising Tide: Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing

Join us for a brand new series with partners Conscious Capitalism as we dive deeper into the how, why, and who we do business for. This event will feature two speakers and a Q&A session from Local First Arizona and Conscious Capitalism to dive deeper into the community impact these businesses have created in Arizona.

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June Community Mixer at Dorian
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

June Community Mixer at Dorian

This month’s Community Mixer will be held at Dorian in Scottsdale. Themed after the famed Dorian Gray in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, this restaurant offers a unique atmosphere with a chill vibe. Sample rosé wine (it’s never too late to celebrate Rosé Day!), enjoy hors d’oeuvres and happy hour drink prices.

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Flagstaff Member Mixer: Summer Welcome
Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

Flagstaff Member Mixer: Summer Welcome

Join us for our Flagstaff Welcome Summer Member Mixer at the Extreme Adventure Course on June 13th! Flag Extreme has offered free demo's of their courses, and Mother Road Brewery will be offering their local brews onsite. RSVP below, and please invite 2-3 local businesses who would be interested in learning more about the organization!

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