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March ConnectED Workshop: Welcome to the World of Millennials - aka Your Next Big Market of Customers
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

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.

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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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ConnectED Seminar: The Power of Tiny Marketing Actions (TMAs)
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

ConnectED Seminar: The Power of Tiny Marketing Actions (TMAs)

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.

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Solutions for Rural Development: How Rural Communities Can Get Film Ready
Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development: How Rural Communities Can Get Film Ready

Arizona offers numerous advantages to film and television producers who choose to work here. As your partners in production, the state’s numerous film offices and Film Resource Coordinators ensure you have access to our Reel Savings Program, amazing locations, permits, as well as, the crew and talent you require to ensure your project will be successful. Learn more about the services we provide filmmakers in Arizona – the Right Choice, Right Next Door!

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: Understanding Your Opportunity Zones
Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: Understanding Your Opportunity Zones

Last December, federal lawmakers created the federal Opportunity Zones program for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains towards community, business, real estate, and economic development activities in America's lowest-income communities. 

This webinar provides a comprehensive background and expert analysis of the new program, as well as recommendations for cities, philanthropies, advocates, and private sector representatives interested in equitable development outcomes throughout our nation's 8,761 newly designated Opportunity Zones to think about now. 

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September Member Webinar: Saving Water, Saving Money
Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

September Member Webinar: Saving Water, Saving Money

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.

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Free Lunch & Learn with Kimber Lanning
Sep
24
11:00 AM11:00

Free Lunch & Learn with Kimber Lanning

  • Gila County/Payson Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kimber will be the Keynote Speaker at the FREE “Lunch & Learn” event hosted by the Town of Payson Economic Development & the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce for business owners in Rim Country. Kimber will be discussing the key to “Leveraging Small Businesses to Drive Tourism”.

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series - Culture and History as an Economic Driver
Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series - Culture and History as an Economic Driver

History and culture are two of the many aspects that make living in small-town Arizona so wonderful. Residents can enjoy the magic of Route 66 or the ruins of ancient civilizations right in their backyards. This history that contributes to making our homes so special can be leveraged in healthy ways as an economic driver. Join us, this month, as we learn about organizations and places across the state that use their historic assets to generate revenue for the community and educate on the past. 

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series- Redecorating Your Community: How to Fight Blight
May
30
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series- Redecorating Your Community: How to Fight Blight

Blight is an issue that rural communities are constantly faced with. From illegal dumping of waste and lack of recycling options to dealing with dilapidated buildings and contaminated sites, there's a lot to do to keep towns clean and healthy. In this webinar, we will hear from three individuals who have contributed in redecorating their community from tatters to treasures.

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May ConnectED Seminar: It Starts With YOU! Building a personal brand for your business
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

May ConnectED Seminar: It Starts With YOU! Building a personal brand for your business

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.

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series- Straight from the Source: Solutions and Barriers to Engaging the Youth
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series- Straight from the Source: Solutions and Barriers to Engaging the Youth

Rural communities face unique and evolving challenges that, unless confronted, can be detrimental to the entire spectrum of opportunity for its residents. Specifically, when it comes to youth retention, rural communities are struggling with two major problems: 1. engaging youth with enticing opportunities and 2. retaining them post-secondary education. In this webinar, we will hear from a spectrum of panelists offering a high school, college, and young adult perspective. We will also hear from an active youth organizer who has several years of experience in working with younger populations. 

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March ConnectED Seminar: Building Legacy Through Your Business (Panel Discussion)
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

March ConnectED Seminar: Building Legacy Through Your Business (Panel Discussion)

  • Better Business Bureau (BBB, Phoenix) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Building a legacy is not for the faint of heart. It takes drive, passion, motivation, and a lot of visioning. Join us for a panel discussion with distinct business owners, Joe Johnston (Agritopia), Craig DeMarco (Upward Projects), and Jan Wichayanuparp (Sweet Republic), and hear their story and their path to creating legacy in Arizona.

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Food for Thought: Addressing Food Insecurity and Supporting our Local Farmers
Mar
28
10:00 AM10:00

Food for Thought: Addressing Food Insecurity and Supporting our Local Farmers

Solutions to address food insecurity are unique for every rural community, though we can learn from the creativity implemented by others across Arizona. This webinar will help you consider how to leverage your community's resources and utilize your role to increase access to healthy local foods and support your hometown farmers. 

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(Tucson) March ConnectED Seminar: How to be a Community Advocate as a Business
Mar
20
11:30 AM11:30

(Tucson) March ConnectED Seminar: How to be a Community Advocate as a Business

Local business are in the perfect moment to capture a new generation of consumers. Now more than ever, people want to engage and keep their dollars with businesses that are making a social impact. Are you prepared? Join us for an in-depth look at how to be an effective community advocate as a business.

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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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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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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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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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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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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar ~ Economic Trail Blazing: How to Harness Backyard Ecotourism
Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar ~ Economic Trail Blazing: How to Harness Backyard Ecotourism

“Solutions for Rural Development” is a webinar series that addresses a number of topics pertaining to development issues, specifically in the context of rural communities. Topics rotate on a monthly basis with new speakers, examples, and ideas coming from all corners of the state. 

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LFA Business Webinar: Saving Water, Saving Money
Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

LFA Business Webinar: Saving Water, Saving Money

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. Find out how to both save money and water in this month's free webinar, with experts from Water - Use It Wisely.

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LFA Biz Seminar: Story Marketing: How to Own Your Story to Grow Your Brand
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

LFA Biz Seminar: Story Marketing: How to Own Your Story to Grow Your Brand

Trusted brand story strategist and story marketer, Park Howell, presents a highly interactive “how to” workshop to re-ignite within you the one true superpower well all posses – storytelling - to help you nudge the world in any direction you choose.

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August Biz Webinar: Why Business-Nonprofit Partnerships Make Cents
Aug
9
10:00 AM10:00

August Biz Webinar: Why Business-Nonprofit Partnerships Make Cents

You're doing good for your community, but how strong are your partnerships? In this webinar, learn successful partnership strategies (both long-term and short-term) that have positive impacts on both your business and the community. Open to both businesses and organizations.

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Rural Development Webinar: Can You Hear Me Now? Strategies for Rural Broadband Access
Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Rural Development Webinar: Can You Hear Me Now? Strategies for Rural Broadband Access

As we progress into a world driven by technology the need for broadband access is hardly an option, it is a necessity. This month, our webinar covering various issues in the rural development process, will hear from four highly experienced and knowledgeable professionals advocating for broadband access in rural communities around the state and the nation. 

Attendees will learn:

  • Steps communities can make to ensure they are fiber ready
  • Alternative solutions
  • How to work regionally or within a county
  • How to leverage any and all existing resources
  • Unique factors of costs to broadband deployment on tribal lands
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Social Media Workshop: "Effective Social Media Marketing"
Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

Social Media Workshop: "Effective Social Media Marketing"

  • Terra Cotta Room - Camp Verde Community Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Effective social media and marketing skills are critical to the success of any business. Local First Arizona offers this "Effective Social Media Marketing" workshop to supply you simple tools to build your business, strengthen your presence on social media, connect with a broader audience, and create a destination for community.

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Sustainable Living Forum - Water Harvesting
Jun
28
5:30 PM17:30

Sustainable Living Forum - Water Harvesting

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part 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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