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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us in Wickenburg, August 9th and 10th for the 12th Annual Rural Policy Forum, a gathering of rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners, tribal communities, and other rural stakeholders who are interested in sustaining rural communities.
This is an opportunity to hear strategies from national experts as well as learn about success stories from around Arizona that give rural leaders like you the tools, resources and relationships they need to face current challenges.
Join Local First Arizona and Alliance Bank of Arizona in Flagstaff for an evening barbecue, hosted by our very own community bankers! Network with fellow independent businesses and local leaders on Wednesday, July 25th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
July webinar will take businesses into the depths of target marketing - identify who your key audience is, where they like to get their info, and top trends happening in social media.
Get ready to connect with local members and an incredible digital marketing team as we sneak inside and behind the scenes of the innovative space at DigitalWire360!
This June McDowell Market hosts members in their adaptive reuse, collaborative space. Join us for an indoor summertime block party with local businesses all along the McDowell corridor.
Hotel Vendome is a popular spot for guests and locals alike to spend their afternoons and evenings and is conveniently located in the heart of Prescott’s downtown historic district: featuring 21 historic guest rooms and a cozy Craft Beer & Wine bar.
Join Local First Arizona for its first mixer in Globe/Miami. Learn all about the local movement taking place in Arizona and throughout the country. Bonus: Local business owners can learn how to join the largest local business coalition in North America!
Join Local First Arizona for our next luncheon at Craft 64, Scottsdale's premier venue for local craft beer, great wine and artisan wood-fired pizza. Connect with members in a casual setting. (Members pay for their own lunch ($18) and you can add a beer flight to your lunch for $11)
Co-sponsored by Local First Arizona. Arizona State Historic Preservation Office and Arizona State Parks and Trails present the 16th annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference, this time arriving at the midcentury modern hotel gem, Hotel Valley Ho, in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale.
This workshop will cover practical steps you can use to uncover your superpowers and develop a personal brand statement that clearly differentiates you and sets you apart in a noisy marketplace. Presented by local marketing expert & co-founder of Ideas Collide, Rebecca Clyde.