Wear a Localist shirt, get $1 admission to the Arizona State Fair every Wednesday!
Did you know that 90% of child related in-home accidents can be prevented through the use of child safety devices? Arizona Childproofers was started in 2003 due to a growing need for child safety and has become a great resource for parents – because you never know when or what the little one is going to uncover, discover, or creatively play with next.
Financial literacy and education is a critical life lesson, one that can have a big impact throughout life. Recent studies show that Americans have a “low level” of financial literacy – struggling to understand basic principals. Desert Schools Federal Credit Union wants to change this by preparing students early in their life. By partnering with Brass MEDIA Inc., Desert Schools is subsidizing the use of The Money Side of Life website – a new digital platform that offers personal finance curriculum for young adults.
Join Local First AZ and Get Your PHX at Grand Central Coffee for tours of the coffee bar and adjoining party spaces, (which I bet you've not yet seen before). Enjoy complimentary bites and cash bar for local libations and fresh brews. With decor reminiscent of an old Victorian train station —when times were slower, more polite and refined— Grand Central Coffee Company is owner Steven Rogers’ answer to the present day impersonal dystopia created by the Internet.
After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living Magazine, Laura Tanzer, Mrs. Green’s World, Borderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part series of speaking events, where experts in the community will share their thoughts and encourage discussion about a different topic each month.
On September 11th, just off the banks of the Santa Cruz River, over 100 community members gathered to share ideas about what’s working in Arizona. Leaders from industries ranging from fashion to tech, academia and nonprofits met with community members to have a discussion about local businesses and our community’s economy at the first ever Arizona Living Economy Forum.
If you’re looking for new art to decorate your home, office, or business, consider local artist Joey Melinda Morgan who brings to life her artwork using mixed media and digitally manipulated images printed on metal, as well as three dimensional patina metal designs. Joey is an abstract digital artist who was born in and still currently lives in Phoenix.