122934aWe had a fantastic time at our monthly local business mixer on Thursday, November 13th at Granite Mountain Brewing. There was no shortage of beer and fun at this three-barrel brewery, everyone enjoyed their specialty American-style ales and craft beers.  El Gato Azul, Prescott’s favorite creek side tapas restaurant, partnered to host this event and provided delicious treats to enjoy. Natural Healing Garden, Prescott’s premier massage and healing center, also partnered to host and ensured us all a bit of relaxation in the massage chairs. We talked about some great upcoming local events including:

Buy Local Month is quickly approaching. 'Tis the season to shop local! This holiday season, make an impact with your holiday shopping by supporting local businesses.  Help us kick off this event in Flagstaff November 28th through December 24th with out Shop Indie This Christmas Challenge. You'll find unique gifts for your loved ones and keep money in the local economy to build vibrant communities we're proud to call home.

FFFF FB Profile badgeThe Food and Farm Finance Forum is right around the corner. Being held in Clarkdale January 15th and 16th this event will be an exciting way to educate yourself about how to expand and enhance your local food business and connect with other key players in the local food movement. Hosting several speakers with high levels of experience as well as smaller break out sessions this event will be educational, interesting and fun.

Local First Arizona is so excited to welcome Kelsey Melvin to the northern Arizona office. Kelsey is an Americorps VISTA volunteer who joined Meg Williams Jamison in the new Cottonwood-based office in November. As our northern Arizona outreach specialist, she will complete a year of service with Americorps and will be with Local First Arizona until November 2015.


Check out who attended:

Granite Mountain Brewing

El Gato Azul

Natural Healing Garden

Prescott Councilmember Jean Willcox

Zucker Architecture

Health Source


Lincoln Hospitality Group

Suzanne Morse

Prescott Farmers Market

Man at Leisure

Ability Remodel

Whiskey Row Screen Printing

Prescott Brewing Company

Prescott Chamber of Commerce

Prescott Good Governance

Peter Pierson Freelance Communication

Yavapai College Performing Art Center

Yavapai College Music Department