Arizona

'Independents Week' Promises Summer Fun, Local Savings

'Independents Week' Promises Summer Fun, Local Savings
Annual week long celebration of local businesses includes 20% discount Golden Coupon, staycation contest, events, and more

Phoenix, Arizona (June 3, 2015) - In recognition of National Independents Week, Local First Arizona will honor locally owned and independent businesses across the state from Saturday, June 27, through Sunday, July 5. The nationwide Independents Week campaign, coordinated by the American Independent Business Alliance and known as “Indie Week,” takes place during the week of Independence Day with the purpose of enlightening consumers to the importance of supporting local businesses. Read more »

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Join the Human Rights Campaign for Special Events Featuring Jim Obergfell

Join the Human Rights Campaign for Special Events Featuring Jim Obergfell

Join the Human Rights Campaign and Competitive Arizona for these special events with Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in historic US Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges. Learn about the impact of the Court decision and hear about next steps for LGBT equality in Arizona.

Press Conference
June 8, 2015 10am
​Phoenix City Hall
200 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Presented by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Q&A for youth with Jim Obergefell immediately following the press conference

Special Reception
June 8, 2015 7:00-8:30pm
​Hosted by Competitive Arizona 
Shadow Rock United Church of Christ
Fellowship Hall, 12861 N 8th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029

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Location

Phoenix City Hall
200 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: 6022618709

Join the Human Rights Campaign and Competitive Arizona for these special events with Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in historic US Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges. Learn about the impact of the Court decision and hear about next steps for LGBT equality in Arizona.

Press Conference

June 8, 2015 10am
​Phoenix City Hall
200 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Presented by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Q&A for youth with Jim Obergefell immediately following the press conference Read more »

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Location

Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281

Mark your calendars for this year's LIVE Dancing with The Bars competition.

Our 2015 Cast will be ready to Rock the Stage for an evening of fantastic performances, music, and charity. This year's event will benefit Aunt Rita's Foundation - the Arizona organization that raises and equally distributes funds to Central Arizona programs that prevent HIV/AIDS or assist those living with HIV/AIDS. We are so excited to have the opportunity to support this Foundation with this amazing event!

Tickets for the show will be on sale on May 1, 2015.
VIP - $40, Premium Seating | Pre-Party Access
General Admission - $25

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Location

Orpheum Theatre
203 W. Adams St
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Local First Arizona has created a distinct event to welcome BALLE conference attendees to Phoenix and you are invited!  Join us for Phoenix Sparks, where you’ll hear from an amazing lineup of Arizona’s most diverse and passionate local thought leaders who will speak on what inspires them to enrich and cultivate their community.  Each speaker will  get 20 slides and have 5 minutes on the historic Orpheum Theatre stage. Speakers include: Read more »

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Phoenix Sparks Presented by Local First Arizona

Phoenix Sparks Presented by Local First Arizona

Local First Arizona has created a distinct event to welcome BALLE conference attendees to Phoenix and you are invited!  Join us for Phoenix Sparks, where you’ll hear from an amazing lineup of Arizona’s most diverse and passionate local thought leaders who will speak on what inspires them to enrich and cultivate their community.  Each speaker will  get 20 slides and have 5 minutes on the historic Orpheum Theatre stage. Speakers include: Read more »

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Whether it’s advocating for fair legislation and elected officials that protect our interests, working towards equal business and employment opportunities, ensuring we preserve culture and faith, or improving education and outreach, as diverse leaders within Arizona we know there are many challenges facing our communities and our diverse state.​

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The Arizona Diverse Leaders Forum is an opportunity to explore issues that impact the communities we represent and discuss long-term strategies that will strengthen all of Arizona’s emerging communities.  By connecting Arizona’s diverse communities, leveraging our resources, and collectively advancing our unique goals, we are better equipped to build a stronger and more equal Arizona.​ Read more »

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Location

Arizona Grand Resort
8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85044

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization,, is proud to announce the awardees for the 11th Annual HRC Arizona Gala Dinner – Aiken Schenk Law Firm and Lambda Legal as the Corporate Equality Award recipients, Bobbi Lancaster as the Individual Equality Award recipient, and the City of Tempe as the recipient of the Community Action Award.

Each will be honored at the 11th Annual HRC Arizona Gala Dinner at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa on Feb. 28 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets can be obtained at HRCArizona.org. Read more »

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Location

St. Mary's Food Bank
  • Meet in a safe space to discuss issues related to the changing landscape of Arizona.
  • Learn best practices to ensure your business or organization is providing opportunity for everyone.
  • Learn how we can continue making Arizona a competitive place to live, work, and play.

Everyone is welcome to attend who want to discuss how to provide opportunity for everyone in this changing landscape. 

  • Faith Based Leaders
  • Conservative Leaders
  • Evangelicals
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Networking Is Our Business at The Gladly

ONE Community is proud to launch a new series of networking events after listening to our business members!

"Networking Is Our Business" will be a premier networking lunch that features opportunities to connect with like-minded business professionals and entrepreneurs!

February's Featured Topic:  The State of LGBTQ Arizona

In partnership with Arizona State University, Univision, and the Raul H. Castro Institute, ONE Community proudly released the first annual State of LGBTQ in Arizona report in November 2014.  You won't want to miss this interactive overview which includes demographics, civic engagement, healthcare, purchasing power, buying power and media and entertainment.

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