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.
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.
WeekendZona is heading to Clarkdale, June 21-23! Sip, paddle, and sip some more as we experience a refreshing taste of historic charm. Wine tastings, concerts, and scenic trips down the Verde will have you falling in love with this Verde Valley community.
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.
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.
In recognition of Community Banking Month, local businesses and key stakeholders are joining forces to shed light on the impact community banks have on business development in rural settings. Join us to learn about the power of banking locally and ways to make the transition easy and profitable.
WeekendZona is heading to the Heart of the Sonoran Desert, March 8-10. From picnic lunches at the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to native stories told around a fire with a glass of wine in hand, this trip is sure to ignite your love for Ajo.
Graduación: Duodécima generación del Acelerador de Negocios/ 11th Generation Business Accelerator Program Graduation
Acompáñenos a celebrar el esfuerzo y la dedicación de los alumnos del programa. Todos los miembros de Fuerza Local están invitados a compartir en la celebración y crear conexiones con otros negocios.
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!
WeekendZona is heading to Pinetop-Lakeside to experience the breathtaking autumn colors in the White Mountains, October 12-14.
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.
Congratulations to the 10th generation of the Business Accelerator Program! Join us in celebrating the hard work and dedication of the 46 students. All Fuerza Local and Local First Arizona members are invited to celebrate and create connections with other businesses.
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.
Discover the arts, culture, and heritage of Douglas with this affordable, weekend getaway trip!
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.
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Join us in celebrating the hard work and dedication of the 12 students that have gone through the program in Tucson. All Fuerza Local and Local First Arizona members are invited to celebrate and create connections with other businesses.
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.
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.
May 18-20: Explore Arizona and experience the elements of Camp Verde--Earth, Water, Sky--with this all-inclusive weekend getaway trip.
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.
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.
Solutions for Rural Development Webinar - 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.