LFA Biz Seminar: Story Marketing: How to Own Your Story to Grow Your Brand
Aug
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

LFA Biz Seminar: Story Marketing: How to Own Your Story to Grow Your Brand

Trusted brand story strategist and story marketer, Park Howell, presents a highly interactive “how to” workshop to re-ignite within you the one true superpower well all posses – storytelling - to help you nudge the world in any direction you choose.

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LFA Southern AZ Collaboration Success Mixer at Catalina Craft Pizza co-hosted by Catalina Brewing CO
Sep
6
5:30pm 5:30pm

LFA Southern AZ Collaboration Success Mixer at Catalina Craft Pizza co-hosted by Catalina Brewing CO

The Catalina Craft Pizza serves all local ingredients and award winning craft beers from Catalina Brewing Company.  Jeff Bridge and business partners Brian V & Hank Rowe are collaboration success for Local First Arizona. We look forward to spotlighting our hosts during our Mixer on September 6th.

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The Arizona Living Economy Forum
Sep
17
12:30pm12:30pm

The Arizona Living Economy Forum

Are you part of the local solution? 

The Arizona Living Economy Forum (ALEF) is a signature event for growing prosperity in our community. ALEF is bringing together visionary speakers from around Arizona to talk about what's working locally and share tools to grow a more united, prosperous community. ALEF is creating a template for how we learn from one another and become true change makers in our own communities. 

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LFA Business Coalition Mixer - Armadilla Wax Works, Prescott Valley
Oct
11
5:30pm 5:30pm

LFA Business Coalition Mixer - Armadilla Wax Works, Prescott Valley

Join Local First Arizona and Armadilla Wax Works, LLC. for an evening networking opportunity with fellow independent businesses and local leaders on Wednesday, October 11th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Local First Arizona networking mixers are a great way to meet fellow Local First Arizona (LFA) members and other independent business owners and a great opportunity to connect with LFA staff and hear more about the local movement in Arizona.

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Flagstaff Green Business Mixer
Oct
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

Flagstaff Green Business Mixer

  • Willow Bend Environmental Education Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us at Willow Bend Environmental Education Center on October 18th as we bring Flagstaff environmentally conscious businesses together under one roof.

Come mix and mingle with other sustainable minded businesses. Learn about some of Local First Arizona's green initiatives and share yours with us as well. We can encourage each other as we learn.

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LFA Business Coalition Mixer - The Highlands Center
Oct
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

LFA Business Coalition Mixer - The Highlands Center

Join Local First Arizona and Credit Union West for a very special evening networking opportunity and celebration of International Credit Union Day with fellow independent businesses, community members, and local leaders on Thursday, October 19th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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August Biz Webinar: Why Business-Nonprofit Partnerships Make Cents
Aug
9
10:00am10:00am

August Biz Webinar: Why Business-Nonprofit Partnerships Make Cents

You're doing good for your community, but how strong are your partnerships? In this webinar, learn successful partnership strategies (both long-term and short-term) that have positive impacts on both your business and the community. Open to both businesses and organizations.

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Rural Development Webinar: Can You Hear Me Now? Strategies for Rural Broadband Access
Jul
26
10:00am10:00am

Rural Development Webinar: Can You Hear Me Now? Strategies for Rural Broadband Access

As we progress into a world driven by technology the need for broadband access is hardly an option, it is a necessity. This month, our webinar covering various issues in the rural development process, will hear from four highly experienced and knowledgeable professionals advocating for broadband access in rural communities around the state and the nation. 

Attendees will learn:

  • Steps communities can make to ensure they are fiber ready
  • Alternative solutions
  • How to work regionally or within a county
  • How to leverage any and all existing resources
  • Unique factors of costs to broadband deployment on tribal lands
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Social Media Workshop: "Effective Social Media Marketing"
Jul
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

Social Media Workshop: "Effective Social Media Marketing"

  • Terra Cotta Room - Camp Verde Community Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Effective social media and marketing skills are critical to the success of any business. Local First Arizona offers this "Effective Social Media Marketing" workshop to supply you simple tools to build your business, strengthen your presence on social media, connect with a broader audience, and create a destination for community.

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Sustainable Living Forum - Water Harvesting
Jun
28
5:30pm 5:30pm

Sustainable Living Forum - Water Harvesting

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands 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. The goal of the series is to inform and empower guests on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 

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Solutions for Rural Development: Raising Capital, Raising the Bar
Jun
28
10:00am10:00am

Solutions for Rural Development: Raising Capital, Raising the Bar

Increasing capital for a new or established business or non-profit can be a difficult and daunting task. Understanding opportunities and resources can become overwhelming and confusing when the necessity for financial growth is imperative. This month, the Solutions to Rural Development webinar series will hear from two highly experienced speakers with background and understanding in financial resources and opportunities from the realm of banks, grants, local economic development coalitions, and any local chamber of commerce.

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Entrenamiento Empresarial – Adquisiciones con el Gobierno
Jun
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Entrenamiento Empresarial – Adquisiciones con el Gobierno

¿Eres dueño de negocio y te interesa aprender sobre cómo venderles tus productos o servicios a agencias de gobierno? Acompáñanos al Entrenamiento Empresarial mientras aprendemos de oficiales de adquisiciones de Maricopa County sobre los requisitos para ganar contratos con el gobierno.

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LFA Business Mixer: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)
Jun
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

LFA Business Mixer: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)

Have you been to SMoCA? The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art invites you to bring your curiosity, (and business cards!), this June to explore the galleries and connect with members in a unique space. Open to all local businesses. Sponsorships available. Email Michael@localfirstaz.com for details.

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Southern AZ Business Coalition June Mixer at Bisbee Breakfast Club
Jun
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Southern AZ Business Coalition June Mixer at Bisbee Breakfast Club

Our networking mixers are an excellent way to meet fellow members and connect with LFA staff.  Meetings are held once a month from 6 – 8 p.m.  The first hour is dedicated to networking, and at 7 p.m., We begin with a brief presentation about Local First, share events, updates and news you can use within the organization and the local movement. We also hold a drawing for door prizes, which can be donated by members.

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