WeekendZona is heading to Pinetop-Lakeside, October 18-20! From scenic drives, horses, and picturesque lake walks, this calm Autumn Retreat will have you falling in love with the White Mountains.
Familiar with the big “Red Barn” thrift store on Highway 69 in Prescott Valley? Our dear friends Denise and Kent with Armadilla Wax Works are in the process of relocating to the iconic location. Join us on November 13th to celebrate the big relocation and network with fellow independent businesses in the area.
Taste a bit of FLAVOR at the first annual food and wine festival in Northern Arizona, hosted in partnership with Local First Arizona and Over the Rainbow Butterfly Garden. Celebrate Arizona's vintners and independent restaurants on September 14th from 1 pm - 7 pm, on the beautiful garden grounds at Warners Nursery.
Ticket holders will receive wine and beer tasting tickets and samples of delicious local food.
- 35 General Admission entry tickets include 6 tasting tickets and commemorative tasting glass and a free reusable water bottle
- $50 VIP Admission tickets include 10 tasting tickets and a commemorative tasting glass, plus reusable water bottle. VIP ticket holders have access to a VIP section with live music and passed samples from local vendors to avoid standing in line.
Learn all about creative team building skills and showcase the importance of positive morale in business with our guest speaker, Sharon Tewsbury-Bloom. Experience performances and open demonstrations by Momentum Aerial Studio as they showcase their newest studio addition.
If you've had a hard time hiring, you're not alone. Maybe you've been able to fill a position, but not keep it filled, which costs you more time and money in the long-run. This month, we're bringing together three experts working to help find the right person for your job - and how to keep them there too.
Join us for our Flagstaff Welcome Summer Member Mixer at the Extreme Adventure Course on June 13th! Flag Extreme has offered free demo's of their courses, and Mother Road Brewery will be offering their local brews onsite. RSVP below, and please invite 2-3 local businesses who would be interested in learning more about the organization!
Friends of the Verde River has been working tirelessly to restore habitat, sustain flows and promote community stewardship to support our beloved Verde River system. Let’s take some time to pause and thank their team for their continuous involvement and support of the greater Verde Valley community and it’s businesses.
With 1 billion active users per month, Instagram is a social media juggernaut. But the platform isn’t just about pretty pictures and hashtags; Instagram is a viable and potent promotional channel for businesses…when used strategically. In this presentation, we’ll cover how to utilize one of Instagram’s most powerful features-Stories—to engage your audience daily.
Tap into your local bank! This month we’re joining forces with Downtown Flagstaff Business Alliance and Mother Road Brewing to host us at their brewery and taproom with great beer on tap and conversations with our community banks.
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.
At every Locals' Night, Local First Arizona partners with one independent business to host a curated experience for the community. Join us at Rainbow’s End for FREE Dream Catcher Workshop during December’s Locals' Night!
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!
At every Locals' Night, Local First Arizona partners with one independent business to host a curated experience for the community. Join us at Stone and Sage Apothecary for FREE non-needle gem acupuncture and gem facials during November’s Locals' Night!
On Tuesday, November 13th, Good Karma Tuesday will benefit Local First Arizona and the Local First Arizona Foundation! Ten percent of all sales will be donated to the organization, contributing to the expansion of Localism and the funding of the Fuerza Local Business Accelerator Program in Flagstaff.
At every Locals' Night, Local First Arizona partners with one independent business to host a curated experience for the community. Join us for a Write On! Workshop at Bright Side Bookshop during October’s Locals' Night!
Be among the first to see the locally-curated guide to all the best food, drink, and experiences of the Verde Valley while enjoying the company of fellow independent businesses and local leaders.
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.
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.
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”.
At every Locals' Night, Local First Arizona partners with one independent business to host a curated experience for the community. Join us at Mountain Sports Flagstaff during September's Locals' Night!
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.