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Dinner Benefiting Local First AZ Foundation with Vincent Stanley

  • Taliesin West 12621 North Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard Scottsdale, AZ, 85259 United States (map)

Join the Local First Arizona Foundation for a special event with Patagonia's Director of Philosophy, Vincent Stanley. Patagonia is widely recognized as a leader in operating a triple bottom line company that focuses on people and planet while turning a profit. Stanley will share the story of how Patagonia started, why they built a values-based company and where they are headed. We will also hear from the new President and CEO of Taliesin West, Stuart Graff and enjoy a special tour of the grounds.

Food will be catered by Amici Catering. Not only is their food delicious, Amici Catering is a prime example of a company embracing social responsibility in their daily practices. Learn more:

Cost: $100, or $150 and also attend the Social Entrepreneurship Summit on 9/20! Get your tickets here before they sell out:

About Vincent Stanley

Vincent Stanley, co-author with Yvon Chouinard of The Responsible Company, has been with Patagonia on and off since its beginning in 1973, for many of those years in key executive roles as head of sales or marketing. More informally, he is Patagonia’s long-time chief storyteller. Vincent helped develop the Footprint Chronicles, the company’s interactive website that outlines the social and environmental impact of its products; the Common Threads Partnership; and Patagonia Books. He currently serves as the company’s Director, Patagonia Philosophy, is a visiting fellow at the Yale School of Management, and a visiting executive at INSEAD in Fontainebleau. He is also a poet whose work has appeared in Best American Poetry. He and his wife, the writer Nora Gallagher, live in Santa Barbara.

About the Social Entrepreneurship Summit (SOCENT Summit)

Corporate social responsibility is the future of business in Arizona. From printing companies that are employee owned, to restaurants that are striving toward zero waste, to bookstores that advocate for issues they believe in and law firms that have local purchasing commitment, there are countless ways that local businesses are solving problems in our state and are setting good examples for other business owners. The SOCENT (Social Entrepreneurship) Summit will be a day to hear directly from Arizona entrepreneurs about how and why they decided to create change. Learn more:

About the Local First Arizona Foundation

The Local First Arizona Foundation (LFAF) is a non-profit sister organization of Local First Arizona, a statewide non-profit organization working to strengthen communities and local economies through growing, supporting, and celebrating locally owned businesses throughout the state of Arizona. LFAF’s mission is to catalyze the community to leverage the resources, opportunities, and information needed to build sustainable local economies throughout Arizona, resulting in a high quality of life for all.

Earlier Event: September 15
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Later Event: September 20
Social Entrepreneurship Summit