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

Arizona Good Food Expo

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  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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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May ConnectED Workshop: Get Back in the Driver's Seat! Leadership for Local Businesses
May
26
6:00 PM18:00

May ConnectED Workshop: Get Back in the Driver's Seat! Leadership for Local Businesses

Enrique Feldman specializes in perfecting leadership within business owners. His expertise lies in pulling entrepreneurs out of the daily grind, thinking more innovatively and connecting more profoundly with your employees to improve, even expand your business. This month’s ConnectED workshop will focus on learning skills and techniques in strategies on self-care, company culture, and putting you back in the driver seat to success.

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May Member Gathering at Local First Arizona HQ! (Metro Phoenix)
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

May Member Gathering at Local First Arizona HQ! (Metro Phoenix)

Celebrate the locally owned businesses in Arizona! This month we’re inviting you to our Local First Arizona offices downtown for an open house style event. Join us for a 30-min. business workshop with Gordon Parkman who will use his four decades of experience to show you how to plan for success in your business.

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Sustaining Community with Friends of the Verde
May
15
5:30 PM17:30

Sustaining Community with Friends of the Verde

Friends of the Verde River has been working tirelessly to restore habitat, sustain flows and promote community stewardship to support our beloved Verde River system. Let’s take some time to pause and thank their team for their continuous involvement and support of the greater Verde Valley community and it’s businesses.

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Jane's Walk -  Inspire a Better Downtown Phoenix
May
1
5:30 PM17:30

Jane's Walk - Inspire a Better Downtown Phoenix

Local First Arizona's For(u)m program is teaming up with the Urban Phoenix Project to lead our 8th annual "Jane's Walk: Phoenix". We will be getting back to the basics, discussing Jane's four Generators of Diversity and her concept of Sidewalk Ballet as we stroll down 2nd Avenue from the Roosevelt Neighborhood to the Downtown Core.

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April Webinar: How Businesses Can Harness the Power of Instagram Stories (Statewide)
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

April Webinar: How Businesses Can Harness the Power of Instagram Stories (Statewide)

With 1 billion active users per month, Instagram is a social media juggernaut. But the platform isn’t just about pretty pictures and hashtags; Instagram is a viable and potent promotional channel for businesses…when used strategically. In this presentation, we’ll cover how to utilize one of Instagram’s most powerful features-Stories—to engage your audience daily.

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Community Banking Month at Sense of Place
Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Community Banking Month at Sense of Place

In recognition of Community Banking Month, local businesses and key stakeholders are joining forces to shed light on the impact community banks have on business development in rural settings. Join us to learn about the power of banking locally and ways to make the transition easy and profitable.

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Doing Business With the City of Phoenix
Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

Doing Business With the City of Phoenix

Interested in expanding your client base and revenue stream to include the City of Phoenix? Don’t miss your opportunity to work and learn from Phoenix representatives on everything from what the city purchases to becoming a vendor for preferred products and services.

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