Kimber Lanning's March 2013 Speaking Schedule

Local First Arizona Director Kimber Lanning is always on the move, traveling around the state to spread the word about the benefits of supporting local businesses and why it's so important for our communities and economy. Check out where she'll be this month, maybe you'll get to hear from her!

To request to have Kimber speak at your event or in front of your group, please email [email protected] with as much advance notice as possible.

The Role of Arts & Culture in a Healthy Urban Environment When: Wednesday, March 13, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N 3rd St Phoenix, AZ 85004 The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Local First Arizona and Phoenix Center for the Arts will present the Role of Arts & Culture in a Healthy Urban Environment. The event will feature Ben Cameron, a nationally renowned arts advocate. Guest panelists include Matt Lehrman, audience development expert, former director,, Tim Sprague, urban architect, Habitat Metro, and Greg Esser, entrepreneur and arts organization, Roosevelt Row.

Valley Hotel and Resort Association Luncheon When: Wednesday, March 20, 12:00 p.m. Where: Hyatt Regency Phoenix Join the Valley Hotel and Resort Association as we welcome Kimber Lanning, Founder and Executive Director of Local First Arizona, a statewide non-profit working to strengthen Arizona's economy. Lanning will discuss the quickest path to economic recovery for the state, which includes a broad based look at everything from manufacturing to restaurants, retail and tourism. Find out how your own personal spending habits are impacting your economy.

Casa Grande Main Street Luncheon When: Thursday, March 21, 12:00pm Where: Private Event Joint meeting for Casa Grande Main Street and Chamber of Commerce. The event goal is to to equip the business community with the knowledge and tools to make the most of the summer market by reaching out to our locals in new and exciting ways. How to effectively communicate the “buy local” message to their customer base.

Gold Canyon Business Association Meeting When: Tuesday, March 26, 5:30 p.m. Where: Gold Canyon Community Church, 5810 S Alameda Rd Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona (LFA) will be our guest speaker on March 26th. Please mark your calendar, Kimber will energize you in ways to promote local first ideals. Bring your friends and neighbors to hear how they can support business here in Gold Canyon.

Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club Meeting When: Thursday, March 28, 7:00 a.m. Where: McCormick Ranch Golf Club "The primary focus of this organization is to do business with local merchants vs. businesses with out of state businesses.  This is of more signifance than we realize.  She will show us why this is the case."