Our first northern Arizona mixer in Flagstaff was a huge success! Thank you so much to everyone at The Lite Company for hosting us, especially to the owners, Kathie and Mike Knapp and their family and amazing staff. Additionally, we would like to give a huge shout out and thanks to Salsa Brava, a locally-owned and operated Flagstaff restaurant. They provided the taco bar and kept everyone full and satisfied during the event. Last but certainly not least, we would like to thank Alexis Knapp for offering her photography services to us for the evening. She captured the event so beautifully! We had nearly 50 local business owners, community organizers, and local business people join us for this event. During the event, we had a presentation by Kimber Lanning, founder of Local First Arizona, on some of the background of the organization and what it means to be a part of the Local First movement. Meg Williams, Northern Arizona Director, discussed upcoming events happening in Flagstaff, including National Independents Week, which runs from June 29-July 6 and our amazing Localist festivities planned for July 4th at Criollo Latin Kitchen during Art Walk! Local First Arizona also announced its upcoming Rural Policy Forum, which is held August 7 and 8 in Globe/Miami and will be an opportunity for all rural Arizona community leaders to join the conversation on economic development in rural Arizona.
Local First Arizona is also proud to announce a new partnership with the Flagstaff Independent Business Alliance and other local businesses, forming a coalition called Flagstaff Shop Indie. This coalition organized the Flagstaff Shop Indie Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt in April, and will be partnering on promotions for several events coming up this year. Stay tuned to Flagstaff Shop Indie on Facebook for more info!
We're also happy to announce that the FIBA and Local First Arizona partnership is now official. FIBA is a proud member of Local First Arizona and we are now proud members of FIBA! We'll be joining FIBA at their summer festivities and partnering on Independents week promotions, too!
Flagstaff Independent Business Alliance Brandy's Restaurant & Bakery Tepa Burger/Local Alternative Manufacturing PS Printing Flagstaff Sports Exchange QC Office Cliff Castle Casino Hotel Fizzy Bella Bath Boutique Glenn Leest Mountain Sports Flagstaff Chris Jamison Music The Noise Satchmo's The State Bar Seven Day Auto Repair Mission & Hope Cottage Corinne Finney Interiors, LLC Olive Oil Traders Dwyer Financial Flagstaff Foodlink Flagstaff Arts Council Lavelle McCoy - Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Carol Thompson - Northern Arizona University Hospice Compassions