Arizona Good Business Summit Offers Solutions to Build Profit and Community


A new event will help businesses establish their unique legacy in Arizona by focusing on doing well and doing good. The Arizona Good Business Summit, presented by Local First Arizona, will take place on January 30, 2019, and will be hosted at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix. For entrepreneurs, small businesses and long-lasting enterprises, this event will feature national and local leading experts presenting effective strategies to bolster Arizona businesses as a force for good.

The Arizona Good Business Summit was created as a way for businesses to stand out from their competitors and grow their businesses while also having a positive impact on the community. We’ve confirmed some of Arizona’s premier business leaders and experts to share their experiences. Together, we’ll show business owners that it is possible to increase profits while building a legacy as a purpose-driven business here in Arizona.
— Thomas Barr, Executive Director of Local First Arizona
Adam Goodman presents at previous Local First Arizona event.

Adam Goodman presents at previous Local First Arizona event.

“The Arizona Good Business Summit is a manifestation of one of the state’s best kept secrets: we have a dynamic community of purpose-based businesses who see capitalism as a force for good,” said Adam Goodman, President and CEO of Goodman Interior Structures and presenter at this year’s Good Business Summit. “Local First Arizona is leading this movement and I recommend business leaders attend for networking, inspiration and opportunity.”

In addition to Goodman, other featured speakers and panelists for the 2019 Arizona Good Business Summit include:

  • Heidi Jannenga - WebPT

  • Yaniv Masjedi - Nextiva

  • Matthew Clyde - Ideas Collide

  • Catherine Alonzo - Javelina

  • Courtney Klein - Seedspot

  • Lin Sue Cooney - Hospice of the Valley

  • Matthew Whitaker - Diamond Strategies

  • Kimber Lanning - Local First Arizona Foundation

  • Brian Mohr - Conscious Capitalism Arizona

  • Enrique Feldman - Global Learning Foundation

Kim Jordan

Kim Jordan

Kim Jordan, co-founder of New Belgium Brewing, will be the keynote speaker of the Arizona Good Business Summit. Jordan has developed expertise at the intersection of business, the environment and community to create one of the most respected craft breweries and innovative businesses in America. Her lifelong commitment to developing healthy communities has informed New Belgium's culture through progressive policies like employee ownership, open-book management, and philanthropic giving. In more than a quarter century as an entrepreneur, Kim has spoken to thousands of people in the business, nonprofit, and academic worlds about how to create a vibrant and rewarding work culture that enhances the bottom line.

All event speakers and a full agenda will be released on a rolling basis and published to the event page at

Early bird tickets for the Arizona Good Business Summit are on sale now through October 15, 2018. Early bird tickets are $59 for Local First Arizona business members and $79 for general admission. After October 15, Local First Arizona members can purchase tickets for $79 and general admission tickets will be $99. Posted prices exclude any ticketing fees. Tickets can be purchased at

Event Details:

Arizona Good Business Summit
January 30, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: $59 - $99