We happened upon Hensley Beverage Company's website recently, and found that they had a nice post about being a member of Local First Arizona! We thought that they put it very well what it means to be a Local First Arizona member:
"...As we adjust to a new age that fosters outsourcing and a worldwide economy, we cannot forget the value of supporting businesses in our own backyard. It is of significant importance to keep not only the economic growth alive in our state, but to foster the relationships and feelings of community that breed trust, quality of life, and product reliability here in our Arizona communities.
Hensley is a member of Local First Arizona (LFA) and one of our executives is a proud member of the board of directors. The mission of this organization is to promote, support, and celebrate a vibrant and sustainable Arizona economy.
As part of Hensley's effort to build our local economy, we are proud to sell the finest wines Arizona has to offer from Arizona Stronghold Wines and others including Caduceus, Dos Cabezas, Page Spring Cellars and Sand Reckoner- all wines grown from Arizona soil.
We also support our state by distributing craft beers, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages brewed, manufactured or owned in our fine state..."
Hensley is a beverage distributor serving the greater Phoenix & Prescott Valley areas for nearly 60 years. The company is one of the largest beverage distributors in the nation with thousands of retail accounts and is the largest distributor of Arizona Wine in the state. Hensley employs 700 people and currently distributes over 750 beverage brands.