Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: Leveraging Your Localness
Jan
24
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: Leveraging Your Localness

This webinar will be led by Kimber Lanning, founder of Local First Arizona. Combining her experience as a small business owner and founder of the nation's largest local business coalition, Kimber will help you find new ways to position your business in these quickly changing times. 

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Graduación del Acelerador de Negocios de Fuerza Local (Accelerator Graduation)
Jan
24
5:00 PM17:00

Graduación del Acelerador de Negocios de Fuerza Local (Accelerator Graduation)

Celebramos a la novena generación del Acelerador de Negocios de Fuerza Local. Vengan y conozcan a los nuevos empresarios de Fuerza Local y sus negocios. ¡Los alumnos han dedicado 6 meses de entrenamiento para sus negocios en el programa Acelerador de Negocios de Fuerza Local, aprendiendo sobre financias, mercadotécnica, como manejar su negocio, y mucho más! 

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January Business Webinar: How to Get Your Business Out of Your Brain
Jan
30
10:00 AM10:00

January Business Webinar: How to Get Your Business Out of Your Brain

Consider the possibility that for your business to truly flourish, you don't have to do everything by yourself. Join in for our first webinar of the season, and learn how to get your business out of your brain so that you can delegate responsibilities and get back to building your business!

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(Metro PHX) February Member Gathering: Taliesin West (Frank Lloyd Wright's Desert Home)
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

(Metro PHX) February Member Gathering: Taliesin West (Frank Lloyd Wright's Desert Home)

You won't want to miss our next Member Gathering at the iconic Taliesin West! Built in 1937 by world-renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin was more than a winter home. It was a place for creativity, learning, and still houses archtecture students to this day. Discover this historic landmark through tours and enjoy starlight on the Garden Room Lawn. 

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LFA Business Mixer- Bisbee
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

LFA Business Mixer- Bisbee

Join Local First Arizona and event sponsors, Central School Project and Ana's Seasonal Kitchen, for an evening networking opportunity with fellow independent businesses and local leaders on Thursday, February 22nd from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Central School Project.

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February Business Webinar: The Art and Strategy Behind Effective Instagram Marketing
Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

February Business Webinar: The Art and Strategy Behind Effective Instagram Marketing

With 800 million active users per month, Instagram is a social media juggernaut. In this webinar, Quinn Tempest - digital strategist and designer based in Downtown Phoenix - will cover the fine balance between art and strategy on effective Instagram accounts

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: How to Avoid Burnout And Help Others Succeed
Feb
28
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: How to Avoid Burnout And Help Others Succeed

Being part of the STP (Same Ten People) in your hometown can be taxing. You serve on multiple committees, Volunteer and work in addition to running a household. While you enjoy being involved in your community, inevitably, you start to burn out. While time management tools can help keep us organized, what keeps us motivated and engaged? Join us to learn what successful people are doing to avoid burnout and find the ever elusive "balance" in life. If you are telling yourself there is not time for this webinar, that is affirmation that you need this more than anyone! Please join us!

 

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Reunion de Fuerza Local de Febrero: Fair Trade Café
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Reunion de Fuerza Local de Febrero: Fair Trade Café

¡No se pierda nuestra primera reunion de Fuerza Local de 2018! Se llevara acabo en Fair Trade Cafe, ubicado en el centro de Phoenix. La dueña, Stephanie Vasquez, soñaba en tener un negocio donde se muestra arte de artistas locales, donde se junta la comunidad, y lo mas importante: donde se sirve cafe bueno y responsable. Venga a conocer este maravilloso negocio.

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NAZ Business Coalition Gathering - Community Banking Month - Cottonwood
Apr
11
to Apr 12

NAZ Business Coalition Gathering - Community Banking Month - Cottonwood

Join Local First Arizona, Small Batch Wine and Spirits, Rainbow's End and The State Bar at the Old Town Square in Old Town Cottonwood for an evening networking opportunity and movie screening of The Big Short with fellow independent businesses, our community banks and credit unions, and local leaders on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

In recognition of Community Banking Month, local businesses and community banks and credit unions are coming together in collaboration to shed some light on the importance of banking locally. Refreshments and networking are paired with an energetic presentation on LFA news, events, and our statewide initiatives, with specific data and statistics on community banks and what they contribute to a healthy, local economy.

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For(u)m: Peter Kageyama "Love Where You Live"
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

For(u)m: Peter Kageyama "Love Where You Live"

LFA For(u)m is proud to welcome back our Rural Policy Forum keynote, Peter Kageyama, author of the critically-acclaimed book "For the Love of Cities," and its followup, "Love Where You Live." The books each delve into the psychological connections of people to place, especially as they manifest through community-driven social investment. "For the Love of Cities" was named an urbanism "Top 10 Book" in 2012 by Planetizen. What causes people to emotionally connect to where they live?

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Leveraging Your Listing: Local First AZ Directory Workshop
Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

Leveraging Your Listing: Local First AZ Directory Workshop

We’ve made some major improvements to our Local First Arizona Directory. Now members have access to an abundance of new features and statistic tools to help track their engagement. Join us with your computer as we walk you through the short process of updating your listing with this hands-on workshop. 

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Southwest Indigenous Foodways Gathering & Small-Scale Producers Forum
Dec
6
to Dec 9

Southwest Indigenous Foodways Gathering & Small-Scale Producers Forum

  • Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2017 Southwest Indigenous Foodways Gathering & Arizona Small-Scale Producers Forum will feature hands-on workshops and presentations on food, seeds, agriculture, ranching, traditional farming methods, health, culinary youth mentorship, food sovereignty and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Verde Valley Holiday Shopping Passport
Nov
24
to Jan 1

Verde Valley Holiday Shopping Passport

Skip the online and big box shopping this holiday season! Let Local First Arizona help you find meaningful and unique holiday gifts and holiday celebration needs at independently owned businesses. Shop local this season and explore Verde Valley retail locations with the Verde Valley Holiday Shopping Passport.

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The Sustainable Living Forum Localist Food, Scraps, & Composting
Nov
16
5:30 PM17:30

The Sustainable Living Forum Localist Food, Scraps, & Composting

The Sustainable Living Forum an educational 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. 

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For(u)m: Mesa On the Line Bus Tour
Nov
15
3:00 PM15:00

For(u)m: Mesa On the Line Bus Tour

  • 29 West Main Street Mesa, AZ, 85201 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In partnership with the City of Mesa and RAILMesa, LFA For(u)m hosts a tour to shine a light on the diverse temporary use projects, new retail and restaurants, affordable housing, creative space, and mixed-use developments that will shape the next wave of investment for this vital, historic corridor.

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Seminar: Creative Collaborations to Grow Your Business
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Seminar: Creative Collaborations to Grow Your Business

How are you maximizing your network? Whether it's a tap takeover, a special local thank you for your client, or even pooling resources and money to attract more customers, there are endless numbers of successful businesses collaborating - find out what they're doing and how you can too! Presented by Kimber Lanning, Local First AZ

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Walkin' On Main - A Celebration of Historic 89A & the Verde Valley
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Walkin' On Main - A Celebration of Historic 89A & the Verde Valley

The City of Cottonwood is celebrating Historic 89A and the Verde Valley with the annual Walkin' on Main event, November 11th, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Local First Arizona is a proud title sponsor of this Main Street event.  Enjoy local Arizona wine, art, shopping, and live music all day in an outdoor setting surrounded by the charming galleries, shops and local restaurants of Old Town Cottonwood.  This is a free, family-friendly, community event for all.

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Southern Arizona Member November Appreciation Mixer Sponsored by Total Transit
Nov
1
5:30 PM17:30

Southern Arizona Member November Appreciation Mixer Sponsored by Total Transit

  • Yun Gee Park Gallery and Atelier (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's Member November, and we are just not saying this because it rhymes, we are saying this because we truly appreciate all of our members. Join us for our Member November appreciation mixer hosted by Total Transit on Wednesday, November 1st. Location is to be announced.

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: How to Leverage Your Business for the Holiday Season
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: How to Leverage Your Business for the Holiday Season

Learn tips and tricks to increase your bottom line this holiday season.

This webinar will prepare businesses in rural communities for the intense battle for consumers' attention during the fast approaching holiday season. With consumer's short attention spans leaving you less than 8 seconds to make an impression, you must stand out during the busiest shopping season of the year or be left behind like last year's toys.

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