October Local Business News Roundup

  newspaperLooking for a little reading material to get up to speed on the localism movement? Here we have collected an assortment of the major headlines featuring Local First Arizona and the local movement across the country from the past month. Check out the major headlines, and click on the links to read the whole story!

Local First Arizona in the News  Check out these news stories that feature Local First Arizona:

Local First Arizona releases second edition of Verde Valley "Small Wonders Map', Verde Independent Local spending comes back over and over again, Peoria Times Buying local: It makes a difference, Nogales International Get a Booth! 5 Reasons You Must Attend Fall Events, Scott's Marketplace Blog We are all stakeholders, Nogales International Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb and Craft Beer Fest this Saturday, Sierra Vista Herrald 10/25-27: Wild West Weekend in Prescott, Arizona Republic Diversity Champions - Carlos Velasco & Francisco Cervera, Phoenix Business Journal (page 24) Phoenix chamber names Athena Award winners, Phoenix Business Journal MORE DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA’S 9TH ANNUAL CERTIFIED LOCAL FALL FESTIVAL, LocalRevibe Vernon Avenue Pocket Park to Open in Phoenix This Fall, Phoenix New Times Localist Leaders Making Headlines, BALLE 2013 ATHENA Finalist: Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Gilbert Now A Hotbed Of Locally Owned Shops, Restaurants, KJZZ Phoenix needs a course correction to be great, Arizona Republic Emphasizing Local, LocalRevibe

Localist News Here are a great assortment of news stories to get you up to speed on how the localism movement is progressing here in Arizona and across the country: 

If Every Family Spent $100 of their Halloween Budget at a Local Business, We Could Give Our Communities a Real Treat, Independent We Stand Main Street Comeback: How Independent Stores are Thriving (Even in the Age of Amazon), Yes! Magazine The Economy of Smallness: Making Economic Exchange a Loving Human Interaction, Yes! Magazine Fred Clements: Improve the economy—buy local, Bicycle Retailer Megastores Want to Be Like Mom-and-Pop Shops… Sort Of, Harvard Business Review Michigan retailers promote ‘buy nearby’ with 1st ‘Get Caught Blue-Handed’ day, Independent We Stand The indie bookstore resurgence, CNN Money Get Inspired: 5 Great Localist Videos, BALLE Farm to School Census - Arizona, USDA When buying local means not local to me, Nogales International How to Democratize the US Economy, The Nation The Truth About New Economic Development, U.S. News Social Networks Importance to Community Economic Development, Axiom News Community Resilience As Economic Development, Shareable Michael Porter: Why business can be good at solving social problems (VIDEO), TEDtalks Governments that buy local boost regional economy, Business In Vancouver Welcome to Commonomics: How to Build Local Economies Strong Enough for Everyone, Yes! Magazine 10 insights on the Ego-2-Eco Economy Revolution, Otto's Blog Liking Your Neighbors Could Help Prevent You From Having a Stroke, The Atlantic

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