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12th Annual Rural  Policy Forum - Wickenburg, Az
Aug
9
to Aug 10

12th Annual Rural Policy Forum - Wickenburg, Az

  • Wickenburg Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Arizona Historic Preservation Conference
Jun
6
to Jun 8

Arizona Historic Preservation Conference

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.

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NAZ Business Coalition Gathering - Community Banking Month - Cottonwood
Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

NAZ Business Coalition Gathering - Community Banking Month - Cottonwood

Join Local First Arizona, Small Batch Wine and Spirits, Rainbow's End and The State Bar at the Old Town Square in Old Town Cottonwood for an evening networking opportunity and movie screening of The Big Short with fellow independent businesses, our community banks and credit unions, and local leaders.

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Tour of Phoenix Materials Recovery Facility
Apr
5
2:00 PM14:00

Tour of Phoenix Materials Recovery Facility

  • 30205 North Black Canyon Highway Phoenix, AZ, 85085 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ever wonder what happens to your recycling once it leaves your curbside bin? Meet Local First Arizona's Green Team at Phoenix’s Material Recovery Facility (aka the MRF) where you will see how recycling is sorted and processed. This eye-opening tour is free and you'll walk away with a new appreciation for recycling.  

Thanks to our friends at Recyclebank for supporting this event!  Attendees will receive bonus points from Recyclebank for attending.  The North Gateway Transfer Station is located at 30205 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix and we will meet there. RSVP via email to [email protected].

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Roosevelt Row Cleanup
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Roosevelt Row Cleanup

Spend the morning with community members cleaning up the Roosevelt Row neighborhood!  This area is home to local businesses, restaurants, galleries and residences, along with hosting First Friday and other events.  We will spend the day picking up litter to make the area more welcoming, helping out at the Roosevelt Growhouse and assisting businesses in the neighborhood with any special projects.  We'll meet at the Local First Arizona office located at 407 E. Roosevelt St.

Thanks to our friends at SoulCare by CCC, Keep Phoenix Beautiful and Recyclebank for supporting this event!  Volunteers will receive bonus points from Recyclebank for helping out!  Email [email protected] to RSVP or with questions.

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The Sustainable Living Forum Localist Food, Scraps, & Composting
Nov
16
5:30 PM17:30

The Sustainable Living Forum Localist Food, Scraps, & Composting

The Sustainable Living Forum an educational 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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LFA Business Coalition Mixer - The Highlands Center
Oct
19
5:30 PM17:30

LFA Business Coalition Mixer - The Highlands Center

Join Local First Arizona and Credit Union West for a very special evening networking opportunity and celebration of International Credit Union Day with fellow independent businesses, community members, and local leaders on Thursday, October 19th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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Flagstaff Green Business Mixer
Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Flagstaff Green Business Mixer

  • Willow Bend Environmental Education Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us at Willow Bend Environmental Education Center on October 18th as we bring Flagstaff environmentally conscious businesses together under one roof.

Come mix and mingle with other sustainable minded businesses. Learn about some of Local First Arizona's green initiatives and share yours with us as well. We can encourage each other as we learn.

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LFA Business Coalition Mixer - Armadilla Wax Works, Prescott Valley
Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

LFA Business Coalition Mixer - Armadilla Wax Works, Prescott Valley

Join Local First Arizona and Armadilla Wax Works, LLC. for an evening networking opportunity with fellow independent businesses and local leaders on Wednesday, October 11th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Local First Arizona networking mixers are a great way to meet fellow Local First Arizona (LFA) members and other independent business owners and a great opportunity to connect with LFA staff and hear more about the local movement in Arizona.

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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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The Arizona Living Economy Forum
Sep
17
12:30 PM12:30

The Arizona Living Economy Forum

Are you part of the local solution? 

The Arizona Living Economy Forum (ALEF) is a signature event for growing prosperity in our community. ALEF is bringing together visionary speakers from around Arizona to talk about what's working locally and share tools to grow a more united, prosperous community. ALEF is creating a template for how we learn from one another and become true change makers in our own communities. 

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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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Solutions for Rural Development: Raising Capital, Raising the Bar
Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development: Raising Capital, Raising the Bar

Increasing capital for a new or established business or non-profit can be a difficult and daunting task. Understanding opportunities and resources can become overwhelming and confusing when the necessity for financial growth is imperative. This month, the Solutions to Rural Development webinar series will hear from two highly experienced speakers with background and understanding in financial resources and opportunities from the realm of banks, grants, local economic development coalitions, and any local chamber of commerce.

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Old Town Arts Festival and Earth Day Celebration
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Old Town Arts Festival and Earth Day Celebration

Local First Arizona will be tabling at this year's inaugural Old Town Arts Festival, providing information on how to #Moveyourmoney. This FREE EVENT on Earth Day, April 22nd, will be full of art, events, food, entertainment and fun for the whole family.

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