Dining for Dreams
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Dining for Dreams

You are invited to savor the unique culinary talents of two graduates of the Fuerza Local Business Accelerator Program at Fuerza Local Community Kitchen. Guests will enjoy a meal with flavors from Venezuela and El Salvador and learn how this program has helped turn the dreams of these entrepreneurs into a reality.

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Arizona Good Food Expo
Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

Arizona Good Food Expo

  • Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort (map)
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As the state’s only all-local food expo, the Arizona Good Food Expo puts the spotlight on locally-grown and produced food. Exhibitors can market their products while forging wholesale connections and contracts. Buyers can find new local ingredients and products for their restaurants, kitchens, groceries, or cafeterias.

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2019 Rural Policy Forum
Aug
7
to Aug 9

2019 Rural Policy Forum

The Local First Arizona Foundation and Arizona Rural Development Council are excited for the opportunity to bring the 2019 conference to Apache County, Aug. 7-9, 2019. Join us, along with over 300 rural leaders and stakeholders, for capacity-building sessions, receptions, hands-on workshops, and keynote presentations.

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Sustaining Community with Friends of the Verde
May
15
5:30 PM17:30

Sustaining Community with Friends of the Verde

Friends of the Verde River has been working tirelessly to restore habitat, sustain flows and promote community stewardship to support our beloved Verde River system. Let’s take some time to pause and thank their team for their continuous involvement and support of the greater Verde Valley community and it’s businesses.

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Dining for Dreams
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Dining for Dreams

You are invited to Fuerza Local’s bi-annual Dining for Dreams event! Savor the unique culinary talents of three students of the Fuerza Local Business Accelerator Program at our newly-opened commercial kitchen. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal featuring Puerto Rican food with Mexican dessert & drinks.

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Continuing the Conversation: Addressing Blight in Rural Arizona
Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Continuing the Conversation: Addressing Blight in Rural Arizona

Arizona offers numerous advantages to film and television producers who choose to work here. As your partners in production, the state’s numerous film offices and Film Resource Coordinators ensure you have access to our Reel Savings Program, amazing locations, permits, as well as, the crew and talent you require to ensure your project will be successful. Learn more about the services we provide filmmakers in Arizona – the Right Choice, Right Next Door!

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: Understanding your Opportunity Zones
Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: Understanding your Opportunity Zones

Last December, federal lawmakers created the federal Opportunity Zones program for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains towards community, business, real estate, and economic development activities in America's lowest-income communities. 

This webinar provides a comprehensive background and expert analysis of the new program, as well as recommendations fOR cities, philanthropies, advocates, and private sector representatives interested in equitable development outcomes throughout our nation's 8,761 newly designated Opportunity Zones to think about now. 

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series - Culture and History as an Economic Driver
Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series - Culture and History as an Economic Driver

History and culture are two of the many aspects that make living in small-town Arizona so wonderful. Residents can enjoy the magic of Route 66 or the ruins of ancient civilizations right in their backyards. This history that contributes to making our homes so special can be leveraged in healthy ways as an economic driver. Join us, this month, as we learn about organizations and places across the state that use their historic assets to generate revenue for the community and educate on the past. 

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Fuerza Local Community Kitchen Tour and Meeting
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Fuerza Local Community Kitchen Tour and Meeting

FUERZA LOCAL COMMUNITY KITCHEN AT EL RANCHO DEL SOL APARTMENTS

July 17, 2018 | El Rancho Del Sol Apartments | 6 - 8 pm 710 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85203

Come tour the beautiful commercial kitchen!
We will discuss requirements, pricing and much more.

For any additional questions please contact: Livier at livier@localfirstaz.com or at 520-223-7263.

 

Please register at : https://goo.gl/forms/277iZpGWu1tz6emf1

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series -  Strengthen Everything You Write
Jun
27
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series - Strengthen Everything You Write

Marketing and advertising are more than being able to know the ins and outs of social media, knowing how to capture your audience with the right message is the key. Whether you are a business owner, board member, or event planner it is critical to never forget how important writing is for gathering buy-in of your products or ideas. Join us this month as we learn key tips on how to strengthen our written communication for optimum success.

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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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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series- Straight from the Source: Solutions and Barriers to Engaging the Youth
Apr
25
10:00 PM22:00

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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Arizona Gives Day
Apr
3
12:00 AM00:00

Arizona Gives Day

At Local First Arizona Foundation, we're working every day to create an Arizona economy that is sustainable, resilient, and celebratory of diverse cultures. To achieve this vision, the Local First Arizona Foundation focuses on a wide range of strategic initiatives that target systems of inequity and build prosperity for all Arizonans. 

These initiatives and programs don't exist without support from our partners, donors, and Localists. On Arizona Gives Day on Tuesday, April 3, make a gift of any size to Local First Arizona Foundation to show your support for an Arizona economy that works for everyone. 

Schedule your Donation Today

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