The patio at 32 Shea is the perfect place for any social gathering, or in our case, networking event. Just last week, Local First Arizona hosted its second evening mixer of 2015 under blue skies with great drinks and delicious buffet spread. Kicking off our mixer was Membership 101 Info session highlighting membership benefits and more for both current and prospective local entrepreneurs. We hold Member 101 Sessions before each evening mixer as well as a monthly online version. Click here to register for our next online session. The staff at 32 Shea served delicious appetizers and as members were able to mix and mingle, getting to know each other and talk about their businesses. Kimber Lanning, LFA Founder and Executive Director, spoke to the group about upcoming events including the Devoured week's Palette to Palate, Tianguis Spring Festival, and the BALLE Conference: What's Working Locally, which Local First Arizona is proudly hosting this June!
It wouldn't have been a Local First mixer without highlighting great successes in the local movement, including City of Tucson shifting $5M into Alliance Bank, a local bank here in Arizona. Shifting even just 10% of what is being spent at national chains to local businesses and enterprises will spur both job growth and increase wages.
After announcements and introductions were complete, names were drawn for the door prizes, including gift certificates from Let it Roll Bowl, Booksmans Entertainment Exchange, Good Works Auto Body Shop, a beautifully framed mirror from Studio ADT, as well as four coveted tickets to the upcoming Great American Beer & BBQ festival.
We had a great time chatting with new, seasoned, and potential members. If you missed this mixer, be sure to attend our March Member Mixer hosted by InfusionSoft. Click here to RSVP.
Many, many thanks to our February evening mixer host, 32 Shea, for their hospitality to fellow Local First members.
Thank you to all those that attended:
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