Arizona Good Business Summit Offers Solutions to Build Profit and Community

Contact: KENDALL JONES, Local First Arizona
[email protected], 480-528-6258

Arizona Good Business Summit Offers Solutions to Build Profit and Community

August 14th, 2018 (Phoenix, Arizona) - 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,” said Thomas Barr, Executive Director of Local First Arizona. “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.”

“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

  • Lin Sue Cooney - Hospice of the Valley

  • Matthew Whitaker - Diamond Strategies

  • Kimber Lanning - Local First Arizona Foundation

  • Lauren Bailey - Upward Projects

  • Stephanie Vasquez - Fair Trade Cafe

  • Enrique Feldman - Global Learning Foundation

  • Kyle McIntosh and Scott McIntosh - Mac6

  • Angela Hughey - One Community

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

Tickets are on sale now. 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: $79 - $99

About Local First Arizona

Founded in 2003 by Executive Director Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona (LFA) is a community and economic development organization working to passionately build a diverse, inclusive and prosperous Arizona economy by innovatively connecting people, locally owned businesses, and communities. LFA educates consumers about the interconnectedness of the economy, trains small businesses to be more effective and more competitive, helps larger Arizona businesses and institutions tell their story as champions of Arizona, and creates programs and events that make it fun and easy to discover local businesses and buy local. Visit for more information and a directory of more than 3,000 locally owned businesses.

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