Posts in Local First Arizona
New Program Launches to Encourage Sustainable Local Businesses

Local First Arizona announces a new program for businesses looking to implement sustainable practices into their business model. The Local First Arizona Green Business Program is a certification process for Arizona’s locally owned businesses, large and small, seeking to operate with environmental sustainability in mind.

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Taste a Bit of FLAVOR at Flagstaff’s First Annual Food and Wine Festival

Inspired by events like Devour in Phoenix and Savor in Tucson, Local First Arizona introduces a new event for wine enthusiasts, called FLAVOR Food and Wine Festival. Taste a bit of FLAVOR with Arizona’s best wineries, restaurateurs, and entertainment on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Warner’s Nursery, located at: 1101 E Butler Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

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Fuerza Local Arizona and Interise Launch Initiative for Latino Businesses to Close the Latino Entrepreneurship Gap

Fuerza Local, a program of Local First Arizona Foundation, and Interise, a national economic development nonprofit, announced the launch of a pilot program, called Accelerate Latinx, powered by Interise and Fuerza Local, known locally as Nivel Ejecutivo, (Translation: Next Level Executive).

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Arizona Good Food Expo Celebrates Ten Years of Successful Local Food Relationships

For ten years Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection has been forging new relationships between farmers and food buyers and is now getting a refresh as Arizona Good Food Expo. This year’s event boasts all-local and locally grown food and specialty beverage producers from around the state and will be held Monday, August 26, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort followed by a reception at Different Pointe of View from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Discover Something Local and New this Independents Week (June 29 - July 7)

Local First Arizona honors independent businesses with a statewide campaign, called Independents Week, or “Indie Week”, from Saturday, June 29 - Sunday, July 7, 2019. Arizonans can participate in the campaign by using a Golden Coupon at hundreds of participating local businesses to receive a 20 percent discount throughout the week. Discover Something Local & New this Independents Week!

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Arizona Food and Farm Forum Cultivates Prosperity in 2019

Cultivating prosperity for local farmers and food artisans is the goal of this year’s Arizona Food and Farm Forum, returning to the Town of Gilbert on April 30 - May 1 at the Farm at Agritopia. The event is set to draw farmers and ranchers, community and government leaders, restaurateurs, food access advocates, distributors, and investors from around the region to connect on strategies to increase opportunity for Arizona’s agricultural industry.

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