Local First Arizona highlights Buy Local Month at Flagstaff's Green Drinks. Green Drinks is an international movement where education, networking and brainstorming about making our communities more sustainable collide. For the December gathering in Flagstaff, Local First Arizona will be the presenter, along with other independent business groups. We'll be talking about how you can buy local this season, and throughout the year, in Flagstaff, and beyond! Join us at the Hotel Weatherford to find out how Localists are buying locally this holiday season. You can check out our Buy Local Month webpage anytime to get an exclusive look at what our members are offering this season anytime: www.localfirstaz.com/buy-local/
Flagstaff Green Drinks - Buy Local Month Wednesday, December 4 5:30pm-7pm Hotel Weatherford, Zane Grey Ballroom 23 N. Leroux St., Flagstaff
Flagstaff Shop Indie this Christmas
Shopping locally this holiday season will not only fill your sleigh with perfect gifts, you’ll be helping Flagstaff's economy and could win prizes. Fourteen independent downtown businesses are promoting a “Shop Indie This Christmas” challenge aimed at boosting foot traffic and the festive spirit of local shopping.
The challenge is a “shopping crawl” where businesses invite you to stop by and get to know them and possibly win a shopping spree. No purchase is necessary. Pick up a sticker ornament from each shop and decorate a Christmas tree map. When your tree map is decorated with an ornament from each business, you become eligible for a chance to win one of three shopping sprees from participating stores valued at $1,400, $700 and $350. The “Shop Indie This Christmas” challenge is from Friday, November 29 through Tuesday, December 24.
The campaign is part of Support for Independent Retail, an international organization that focuses on encouraging families to visit more of their community shops in the holiday season.
“The Christmas Shopping challenge is a great way for our local business community to work together, for customers to get to know our businesses and to generate an increased awareness of the diversity in our downtown retail area during these holiday shopping days," said Lamberson, organizer of the event.
The 14 participating Flagstaff retailers include: Arizona Hand Made, The Artists Gallery, Aspen Sports, Full Circle Trade & Thrift, Gallery One 13, Mountain Sports, Peace Surplus, Rainbow’s End, Sage Brush Trading Company, Ski Haus, Splendid Things, Vino Loco, West of the Moon Gallery and Zani Gifts.
For information, contact Lisa Lamberson at 928-699-7388 or email [email protected].
Flagstaff Independent Business Alliance & Friends of Flagstaff Future
Friends of Flagstaff Future and Flagstaff's Independent Business Alliance (FIBA) have joined forces yet again this month to promote shopping locally this holidays season. FIBA is a voluntary, cooperative effort of independent, local businesses who use education, networking, advocacy and citizen involvement to help the Flagstaff community prosper and contribute to a diverse, healthy and stable economy. They will also host a holiday party on Monday, December 9th, from 5:30-8pm at the Green Room, at 15 N. Aggasiz St., for FIBA members and guests. The event is free for all. Members get two free drink tickets and there will be door prizes and many networking opportunities.
Flagstaff Area Member Holiday Events and Deals
Historic Brewing Company's Naughty and Nice SantaCon Pub Crawl Saturday, December 14, 3pm-onward
Santa themed pub crawl featuring craft beers from Historic Brewing Company. Dress like Santa or your favorite holiday character and come spread some holiday cheer. Also, bring a canned good for holiday food drive. Santa costumes are highly encouraged, even if it’s just a hat. The party is going to start at Mother Road Brewing at 3:00pm where you can bring your canned good, get discounted pints of beer, and start the merry making. Schedule of stops and beer specials will be handed out along with naughty holiday songbooks. Stick around to watch the holiday parade at 6:00pm!
Flagstaff Jean Company promotes quality over quantity and prides themselves in helping their customers look and feel great in their clothes! Join them for a 25% Off Sale on all Miss Me Merchandise and 20% off all Winter Sweaters on Black Friday! Find your outfit to get cozy with this winter!
Brandy's Restaurant & Bakery is a 16-time "Best of Flagstaff" award winner for being a hotspot for breakfast and lunch. Surrounded by local art, guests enjoy delicious made-from-scratch pancakes and pastries, colorful variations of classic eggs dishes, exciting sandwiches on house made bread, a full espresso bar and don't forget their 13 oz. mimosas. Take advantage of Brandy's "Give Love. Give Food. Give Brandy’s." deal where buying a $50 gift card gets you a $5 gift card for free! Purchase your gift card online or in person today!