The Town of Payson Economic Development & the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a FREE ”Lunch & Learn” for business owners in Rim Country.
**Open to the first 75 businesses**
RSVP to [email protected]
"Leveraging Small Business to Drive Tourism"
Where: Gila County/Payson Public Library
When: Monday, September 24, 2018
11:00 AM - Doors open - networking
11:30 AM - Lunch served
12:00 PM - Keynote Speaker Kimber Lanning, Executive Director and founder of Local First Arizona and the Local First Arizona Foundation, will discuss with us the key to “Leveraging Small Businesses to Drive Tourism”.
RSVP to [email protected] - only 75 seats will be available!
More about Kimber Lanning
You don't want to miss the opportunity to hear one of the best in the business. Kimber is an entrepreneur, business leader, and community development specialist who works to cultivate strong self-reliant communities and inspire a higher quality of life for people across Arizona.
Lanning has grown Local First Arizona into a widely respected organization that is leading the nation in implementing systems and policies to ensure a level playing field for entrepreneurial endeavors of all sizes. With over 3,000 business members and four statewide offices, Lanning leads a team of 20 who work on a diverse array of programs ranging from healthy local food access, entrepreneurial development in under served communities, and rural community development, each of which plays a part in building sustainable and resilient local economies.
Lanning is consistently recognized and has received numerous awards for her diverse work and extensive leadership. In 2014, Lanning was recognized as the Citizen Leader of the Year by the International Economic Development Council, a pivotal moment in recognizing the use of Localist policies as a force for economic development. Her work in promoting adaptive reuse in Phoenix’s urban core was recognized by the American Planning Association, who presented Lanning with the Distinguished Citizen Planner Award in 2013. Lanning has also been named one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Arizona” (Arizona Business Magazine, 2011), was the recipient of the Athena Award by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in 2013, and was the 2014 Leader of the Year in Public Policy (Arizona Capitol Times).