The holiday season is right around the corner, but don't worry, we're here to help with your shopping plans. The 2017 Flagstaff Holiday Shopping Passport is here! Shop in your favorite downtown businesses from Black Friday until New Years Day, and enter to win great prizes!
Skip the online and big box shopping this holiday season! Let Local First Arizona help you find meaningful and unique holiday gifts and holiday celebration needs at independently owned businesses. Shop local this season and explore Verde Valley retail locations with the Verde Valley Holiday Shopping Passport.
Join Local First Arizona and Clarkdale Kayak Company and Boat House Bar & Grill for an evening networking opportunity and the drawing of the 9 Verde Valley Holiday Shopping Passport winners!
Tempe Small Wonders Map Launch and Tour! Celebrate with us as we head out to House of Tricks, and Pedal Haus Breweryl, plus more stops to be announced! Starts at 6PM, open to both businesses and community members! Raffle prize giveaway at each stop!
This webinar will be led by Kimber Lanning, founder of Local First Arizona. Combining her experience as a small business owner and founder of the nation's largest local business coalition, Kimber will help you find new ways to position your business in these quickly changing times.
Consider the possibility that for your business to truly flourish, you don't have to do everything by yourself. Join in for our first webinar of the season, and learn how to get your business out of your brain so that you can delegate responsibilities and get back to building your business!
Join Local First Arizona and Peace Surplus for an evening networking opportunity with fellow independent businesses and local leaders on Wednesday, February 21st from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
You won't want to miss our next Member Gathering at the iconic Taliesin West! Built in 1937 by world-renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin was more than a winter home. It was a place for creativity, learning, and still houses archtecture students to this day. Discover this historic landmark through tours and enjoy starlight on the Garden Room Lawn.
With 800 million active users per month, Instagram is a social media juggernaut. In this webinar, Quinn Tempest - digital strategist and designer based in Downtown Phoenix - will cover the fine balance between art and strategy on effective Instagram accounts
Join Local First Arizona and Thumb Butte Distillery for an evening networking opportunity with fellow independent businesses and local leaders on Wednesday, March 14th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Join Local First Arizona, Small Batch Wine and Spirits, Rainbow's End and The State Bar at the Old Town Square in Old Town Cottonwood for an evening networking opportunity and movie screening of The Big Short with fellow independent businesses, our community banks and credit unions, and local leaders on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
In recognition of Community Banking Month, local businesses and community banks and credit unions are coming together in collaboration to shed some light on the importance of banking locally. Refreshments and networking are paired with an energetic presentation on LFA news, events, and our statewide initiatives, with specific data and statistics on community banks and what they contribute to a healthy, local economy.
For(u)m brings together four representatives from the Valley's top affordable housing organizations to see the projects they've completed, how they're integrated into their surrounding communities, and how their completion spurs surrounding investment and stabilization.
Join Local First Arizona and Threads on Main for an evening networking opportunity with fellow independent businesses and local leaders on Wednesday, December 13th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Join us for our Volunteer Appreciation hang out at Bonus Round in Phoenix! Hear final stats from 2017 and what we're planning for 2018
We’ve made some major improvements to our Local First Arizona Directory. Now members have access to an abundance of new features and statistic tools to help track their engagement. Join us with your computer as we walk you through the short process of updating your listing with this hands-on workshop.
Join us for our end of the year Holiday Party Mixer celebration at the Historic Brings Building with Tom Heath.
Get out from behind your screen and join us for our final lunch mixer of 2017! Bring your business cards and your appetite for Desert Rose Pizza and Gastropub in Old Town Glendale!
The 2017 Southwest Indigenous Foodways Gathering & Arizona Small-Scale Producers Forum will feature hands-on workshops and presentations on food, seeds, agriculture, ranching, traditional farming methods, health, culinary youth mentorship, food sovereignty and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Join us at the World Bazaar and celebrate the vibrant culture of Phoenix with vendors from around the world providing specialty cuisines, crafts, and entertainment! Enjoy delicious food, live music, and specialty holiday shopping with local immigrant and refugee-owned businesses
To commemorate their 10th anniversary, we invite you to join Gateway Bank on Friday, December 1st from 11:00am-2:00pm for a celebration of all things local featuring a vendor fair, food and refreshments, and giveaways from local businesses.
The Sustainable Living Forum an educational 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.
Local First Arizona has partnered with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to bring our Members in Southern Arizona a special Luncheon, with experts on Local Business Lending.
Join us at Univision Network Studios in Phoenix for our final evening mixer of 2017! It's going to be a party! Open to all Fuerza Local members, Local First Arizona members, and local businesses
In partnership with the City of Mesa and RAILMesa, LFA For(u)m hosts a tour to shine a light on the diverse temporary use projects, new retail and restaurants, affordable housing, creative space, and mixed-use developments that will shape the next wave of investment for this vital, historic corridor.
How are you maximizing your network? Whether it's a tap takeover, a special local thank you for your client, or even pooling resources and money to attract more customers, there are endless numbers of successful businesses collaborating - find out what they're doing and how you can too! Presented by Kimber Lanning, Local First AZ
The City of Cottonwood is celebrating Historic 89A and the Verde Valley with the annual Walkin' on Main event, November 11th, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Local First Arizona is a proud title sponsor of this Main Street event. Enjoy local Arizona wine, art, shopping, and live music all day in an outdoor setting surrounded by the charming galleries, shops and local restaurants of Old Town Cottonwood. This is a free, family-friendly, community event for all.
Join Local First Arizona and West Side Deli for an evening networking opportunity with fellow independent businesses and local leaders on Thursday, November 9th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Join Local First Arizona and Olive the Best Oils & Vinegars for an evening networking opportunity with fellow independent businesses and local leaders on Wednesday, November 8th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Arizona Fall Fest - It doesn't get any more Arizona than this. The Arizona Fall Fest is the only exclusively Arizona festival of its size returns to Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix on Saturday, November 4th.
Local First Arizona's monthly education opportunity for Southern Arizona Members. See the event to learn more.
It's Member November, and we are just not saying this because it rhymes, we are saying this because we truly appreciate all of our members. Join us for our Member November appreciation mixer hosted by Total Transit on Wednesday, November 1st. Location is to be announced.
Learn tips and tricks to increase your bottom line this holiday season.
This webinar will prepare businesses in rural communities for the intense battle for consumers' attention during the fast approaching holiday season. With consumer's short attention spans leaving you less than 8 seconds to make an impression, you must stand out during the busiest shopping season of the year or be left behind like last year's toys.
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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.
Brat Haus hosts Local First members on its iconic patio - just in time for perfect patio weather.
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.