Celebration, Connection, Discovery: Fall Fest Celebrates All Things Arizona


The Arizona Fall Fest, a free and family-friendly celebration of all things uniquely Arizona, will be hosted at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, Saturday, November 4, from 10am–4pm. Formerly known as the Certified Local Fall Festival, this will be the 13th annual festival hosted by Local First Arizona. While the name of this local […]

Taste All That Arizona Has To Offer


Arizona Fall Fest is November 4 The Arizona Fall Fest, a free and family-friendly celebration of all things uniquely Arizona, will be hosted at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, Saturday, November 4, from 10am–4pm. Formerly known as the Certified Local Fall Festival, this will be the 13th annual festival hosted by Local First Arizona. […]

Save The Date & Get Ready To Go Local!


The  (LFA) Certified Local Fall Festival is right around the corner, and Valley residents are invited to celebrate “local” community. The 12th annual Certified Local Fall Festival is a free family-friendly event for all ages and an annual celebration of all things local to Arizona. This year’s festival will feature more than 100 vendors with […]

Connecting Arizonans To Local Businesses


New studies show that when Arizonans support local and independently owned businesses, up to four times more money stays and circulates in the local economy to support local job creation, strong schools and local services and vibrant and diverse communities. In addition, a thriving local business scene contributes to a community’s strong sense of place, […]

BALLE 2015 Injects New Energy Into Localist Movement


– By Kathryn M. Miller An enthusiastic crowd officially kicked off the BALLE 2015 Conference the evening of June 10 at the majestic Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Phoenix, led by the Valley’s own localist rock star, Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona (www.localfirstaz.com). Although the conference was well underway with local tours and an opening […]

Local First Mixer At DC Ranch


Are you interested in finding out how to become a part of the growing Local First Arizona (LFA) business community? In partnership with DMB Associates, along with media sponsor CITYSunTimes, Local First is holding a “Get to know Local First” mixer on January 16 at Regale! on Market Street in DC Ranch from 6-8pm. This is a special […]

Keep Your Money Where Your Home Is


Celebrate your local “Independents” By Kathryn M. Miller – As our nation celebrates declaring its independence this month, there is another quieter movement towards independence taking place. It is a national campaign with grass-roots development; and it is gaining momentum. Independents Week takes place July 1-7, facilitated nationally by the American Independent Business Alliance, and […]