We need you to help us push our Fall Fest “towards zero waste”!
The Arizona Fall Fest is a free and family-friendly celebration of everything local to Arizona. The festival features food from many of Arizona’s finest restaurants, a beer & wine garden, booths for local merchants and live entertainment.
Come learn about nuclear power at Arizona’s own Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant! Limited to only 10 participants.
Familiar with the big “Red Barn” thrift store on Highway 69 in Prescott Valley? Our dear friends Denise and Kent with Armadilla Wax Works are in the process of relocating to the iconic location. Join us on November 13th to celebrate the big relocation and network with fellow independent businesses in the area.
Abriremos nuestras puertas a la Primera Conferencia Anual de Fuerza Local Arizona, cuyo objetivo es acercar y motivar al empresario sobre la importancia de sus aportaciones a la economía en Estados Unidos, además de aprender como crear alianzas y obtener una correcta sustentabilidad para el desarrollo de sus negocios.
Join us for the Local First Roadshow— Holiday Market at Tohono Chul’s Holiday Nights
The 2020 Arizona Good Business Summit will bring over 500 businesses and community leaders together in Downtown Phoenix to discuss the dynamics and complexity of doing business in today’s world. We are in the midst of a time that demands leadership to create change in conventional thinking, disrupt business as usual and inspire the business community to form powerful relationships that build a stronger Arizona. Over this two day conference, experience 35+ keynotes, workshops, business trainings, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and presentations featuring more than 50 local and national experts redefining what it means to do good business.
WeekendZona is heading to Pinetop-Lakeside, October 18-20! From scenic drives, horses, and picturesque lake walks, this calm Autumn Retreat will have you falling in love with the White Mountains.
Housing affordability is critical for the growth and sustainability of any major metro area. Hear from a panel of leading experts in the field, convened by For(u)m and W. P. Carey’s Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice for the first event in the
Join us for our October member mixer with an open panel-style conversational gathering with 4 local marketing experts, brought to you by Mountain Mojo. Bring all of your advertising, design, SEO, website, social media and general marketing questions for our panel of Flagstaff marketing experts to help answer. Enjoy networking with other local businesses before and after the panel. Refreshments provided. Members and interested members are all welcome!
October’s Community Mixer is hosted by AZ Wilderness Brewing DTPHX, one of the most awarded breweries in Arizona. You can expect a good time at this event, sponsored by Hownd, with live music by Lost in the Sun, appetizers provided by AZ Wildnerness, corn hole and giant jenga, and $1 off your favorite draft beer!
We will be heading over to the Keep Phoenix Beautiful Garden to spruce it up and provide some helping hands!
Experience the Local First Roadshow at the Tucson Meet Yourself - TENWEST Pavilion for a showcase of Tucson local placemaking gems and family-friendly micro-workshops, activites, and demos.
Join Local First Arizona’s Sustainability Team for the first SustainaBREW 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you getting media attention? You should be! PR expert, Josh Weiss shares his "secret sauce" tips with you to identify and promote positive stories for your business to news media, influencers, and customers.
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.
Stardust Building Supplies makes sure building materials that can be reused get reused. Come volunteer and support their mission!
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”.
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.
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!