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.
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.
This month’s Community Mixer is at Match Restaurant & Bar which is located within the FOUND:RE Hotel in Downtown Phoenix. Known for their unique cocktails and craft beers, we’re sure this location won’t disappoint. We look forward to seeing you there!
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.
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!
Join Local First at Southern Rail in Uptown Phoenix. Meet local entrepreneurs, LFA staff, and support this local eatery. Bring plenty of business cards and your best 30-second intro!
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.
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.
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.
Learn strategies for success to drive new revenue and prepare your current customers for the Tempe Streetcar construction. Be proactive, be prepared, and discover a network of small businesses to collaborate and learn from at this free event.
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.
Tap into your local bank! This month we’re joining forces with Downtown Flagstaff Business Alliance and Mother Road Brewing to host us at their brewery and taproom with great beer on tap and conversations with our community banks.
Celebrate local businesses and community banking with us at The Newton, a local multi-tenant destination in the heart of Uptown Phoenix. Meet local entrepreneurs and our local banks and credit unions at the First Draft Book Bar.
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.
March ConnectED Workshop: Welcome to the World of Millennials - aka Your Next Big Market of Customers
How are you marketing to the largest generation? Millennial buying power is $200 billion, and Millennial Marketing experts want to show you how you can reach new customers without tearing your hair out. This month’s quarterly ConnectED workshop will give you the tools to capture Gen Y into your business.
Have you been to downtown Mesa recently? We invite you to join us for a curated stroll to (re)discover local businesses that are popping up along Main Street. Enjoy refreshments and a chance to meet business owners along the way.
Starshine Communities and Local First Arizona are hosting a Collaboration & Cocktails event for local businesses this February. Local entrepreneurs from across the valley are encouraged to attend.
We’re back! Join us for an update on Local First Arizona in the Verde Valley, reconnect with members, and learn how youth engagement can help expand your business.
Kick-off 2019 with Local First at 414 Pub & Pizza in Tempe. Meet local entrepreneurs, LFA staff, and support this local eatery on Mill Ave. Bring plenty of business cards and your best 30-second intro!
Experience a unique opportunity to dine with Co-founder of New Belgium Brewing, Kim Jordan, while tasting delicious fare from Conceptually Social, one of Phoenix's up and coming restaurants serving delicious food and building community.
Get the Most out of your Membership: We'll walk you through the ins and outs of your business membership with Local First Arizona. Learn how to navigate all the resources at your fingertips and put your best foot forward!
Join us for our final member luncheon of 2018 at the iconic Duck and Decanter in Phoenix. We’ll be gathering on their newly renovated patio enjoying the weather as well as meeting new and returning members. Bring plenty of business cards!
We often plan marketing in huge tidal waves: large launches, huge social media campaigns and big advertising spends. The truth is, the most powerful marketing is consistent marketing, in tiny little actions every day. In this ConnectED workshop, entrepreneurs learn how to maximize efficiency to make big gains in cash flow through small, attainable actions for the coming year.
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.
A look inside of the Arizona Sunrays facility is worth a thousand words. From their builder to materials, Julie and her AZ Sunrays team looked to local vendors to complete their dream facility.
Give yourself a break with us and check out Hula’s new location in uptown Phoenix! We’ll be lunching and networking in the Tiki Room with local entrepreneurs from around the valley. Bring plenty of business cards, and be ready for your 30-second intro.
Cracking down on operating expenses is always top of mind for entrepreneurs. One area where you may literally be sending money down the drain is through your water usage. Join this free webinar with the experts at Water Use It Wisely to find applicable tips that will save you money, and save water.
Phat Scooters is on the rise around the country. Check out this homegrown, Tempe-based business at their headquarters for brews, local business connections, and more!
From solo-preneurs to growing companies, learn how to video on a shoe-string budget to build your brand in the digital age.
Join us at Arizona Humane Society for a filled night! We’ll be mingling while meeting adoptable dogs & cats, making pet training toys, and learning what AHS does everyday for Arizona’s pets.