The March Business Buzz will feature Kimber Lanning, founder and executive director of Local First Arizona.
The luncheon will be held at the Payson Elks Lodge #2154 on Wednesday, March 21, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Lanning will discuss the free tools and resources that small business owners can use to reach new customers and keep existing ones.
Lanning will also discuss how to effectively use the Internet and social media applications like Facebook and Twitter to enhance a business.
The Payson Elks Club will provide lunch, including a choice of two hot sandwiches, side dish and coffee or iced tea for $8 a person.
To insure enough meals, call the Rim Country Chamber of Commerce for a reservation at (929) 474-4515.
Business Buzzes are presented by the Northern Gila County Economic Development Corporation and the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Local First Arizona is a 1,500 member, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting locally owned Arizona businesses.
Lanning is a small business owner who speaks statewide on “Being Loyal, Buying Local.”
The 20th Annual Business Showcase is Saturday, March 24 at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino.
Admission is $1 for adults.
All proceeds go toward repainting and restoring the town’s visitor center.
An article in the March 2 Roundup incorrectly stated the showcase was also on Friday, March 23.