May ConnectED Seminar: It Starts With YOU! Building a personal brand for your business
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

May ConnectED Seminar: It Starts With YOU! Building a personal brand for your business

This workshop will cover practical steps you can use to uncover your superpowers and develop a personal brand statement that clearly differentiates you and sets you apart in a noisy marketplace. Presented by local marketing expert & co-founder of Ideas Collide, Rebecca Clyde.

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series- Redecorating Your Community: How to Fight Blight
May
30
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series- Redecorating Your Community: How to Fight Blight

Blight is an issue that rural communities are constantly faced with. From illegal dumping of waste and lack of recycling options to dealing with dilapidated buildings and contaminated sites, there's a lot to do to keep towns clean and healthy. In this webinar, we will hear from three individuals who have contributed in redecorating their community from tatters to treasures.

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For(u)m: Showcasing 19th Avenue Bus Tour
Apr
25
4:00 PM16:00

For(u)m: Showcasing 19th Avenue Bus Tour

For its third bus tour, For(u)m returns to Phoenix to showcase perhaps its most established corridor yet, northbound along 19th Avenue. Taken together, the area features some of the most diverse and established communities along light rail: with an enormous immigrant and refugee population to the south, and million-dollar estates to the north and east.

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series- Straight from the Source: Solutions and Barriers to Engaging the Youth
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series- Straight from the Source: Solutions and Barriers to Engaging the Youth

Rural communities face unique and evolving challenges that, unless confronted, can be detrimental to the entire spectrum of opportunity for its residents. Specifically, when it comes to youth retention, rural communities are struggling with two major problems: 1. engaging youth with enticing opportunities and 2. retaining them post-secondary education. In this webinar, we will hear from a spectrum of panelists offering a high school, college, and young adult perspective. We will also hear from an active youth organizer who has several years of experience in working with younger populations. 

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NAZ Business Coalition Gathering - Community Banking Month - Cottonwood
Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

NAZ Business Coalition Gathering - Community Banking Month - Cottonwood

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.

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Tour of Phoenix Materials Recovery Facility
Apr
5
2:00 PM14:00

Tour of Phoenix Materials Recovery Facility

  • 30205 North Black Canyon Highway Phoenix, AZ, 85085 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ever wonder what happens to your recycling once it leaves your curbside bin? Meet Local First Arizona's Green Team at Phoenix’s Material Recovery Facility (aka the MRF) where you will see how recycling is sorted and processed. This eye-opening tour is free and you'll walk away with a new appreciation for recycling.  

Thanks to our friends at Recyclebank for supporting this event!  Attendees will receive bonus points from Recyclebank for attending.  The North Gateway Transfer Station is located at 30205 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix and we will meet there. RSVP via email to [email protected].

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March ConnectED Seminar: Building Legacy Through Your Business (Panel Discussion)
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

March ConnectED Seminar: Building Legacy Through Your Business (Panel Discussion)

  • Better Business Bureau (BBB, Phoenix) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Building a legacy is not for the faint of heart. It takes drive, passion, motivation, and a lot of visioning. Join us for a panel discussion with distinct business owners, Joe Johnston (Agritopia), Craig DeMarco (Upward Projects), and Jan Wichayanuparp (Sweet Republic), and hear their story and their path to creating legacy in Arizona.

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NAZ Business Coalition Gathering - Community Banking Month - Payson
Mar
29
5:30 PM17:30

NAZ Business Coalition Gathering - Community Banking Month - Payson

Join Local First Arizona and Desert Financial Credit Union in Payson for an evening networking opportunity in celebration of Community Banking Month. Meet fellow independent businesses, our community banks and credit unions, and local leaders on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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Food for Thought: Addressing Food Insecurity and Supporting our Local Farmers
Mar
28
10:00 AM10:00

Food for Thought: Addressing Food Insecurity and Supporting our Local Farmers

Solutions to address food insecurity are unique for every rural community, though we can learn from the creativity implemented by others across Arizona. This webinar will help you consider how to leverage your community's resources and utilize your role to increase access to healthy local foods and support your hometown farmers. 

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Roosevelt Row Cleanup
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Roosevelt Row Cleanup

Spend the morning with community members cleaning up the Roosevelt Row neighborhood!  This area is home to local businesses, restaurants, galleries and residences, along with hosting First Friday and other events.  We will spend the day picking up litter to make the area more welcoming, helping out at the Roosevelt Growhouse and assisting businesses in the neighborhood with any special projects.  We'll meet at the Local First Arizona office located at 407 E. Roosevelt St.

Thanks to our friends at SoulCare by CCC, Keep Phoenix Beautiful and Recyclebank for supporting this event!  Volunteers will receive bonus points from Recyclebank for helping out!  Email [email protected] to RSVP or with questions.

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(Tucson) March ConnectED Seminar: How to be a Community Advocate as a Business
Mar
20
11:30 AM11:30

(Tucson) March ConnectED Seminar: How to be a Community Advocate as a Business

Local business are in the perfect moment to capture a new generation of consumers. Now more than ever, people want to engage and keep their dollars with businesses that are making a social impact. Are you prepared? Join us for an in-depth look at how to be an effective community advocate as a business.

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Reunion de Fuerza Local de Febrero: Fair Trade Café
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Reunion de Fuerza Local de Febrero: Fair Trade Café

¡No se pierda nuestra primera reunion de Fuerza Local de 2018! Se llevara acabo en Fair Trade Cafe, ubicado en el centro de Phoenix. La dueña, Stephanie Vasquez, soñaba en tener un negocio donde se muestra arte de artistas locales, donde se junta la comunidad, y lo mas importante: donde se sirve cafe bueno y responsable. Venga a conocer este maravilloso negocio.

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: How to Avoid Burnout And Help Others Succeed
Feb
28
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: How to Avoid Burnout And Help Others Succeed

Being part of the STP (Same Ten People) in your hometown can be taxing. You serve on multiple committees, Volunteer and work in addition to running a household. While you enjoy being involved in your community, inevitably, you start to burn out. While time management tools can help keep us organized, what keeps us motivated and engaged? Join us to learn what successful people are doing to avoid burnout and find the ever elusive "balance" in life. If you are telling yourself there is not time for this webinar, that is affirmation that you need this more than anyone! Please join us!

 

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February Business Webinar: The Art and Strategy Behind Effective Instagram Marketing
Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

February Business Webinar: The Art and Strategy Behind Effective Instagram Marketing

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

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