Local Businesses Lunch at Mesa's Hidden Gem

FullSizeRenderThat old "don't judge a book by it's cover" adage certainly rings true for Blue Adobe Grille in Mesa. As the host of our recent lunch mixer, Local First Arizona members got a first-hand experience of this amazing restaurant, which is located near the heart of downtown Mesa. Don't let Blue Adobe Grille's bright blue roof and white walled exterior fool you, when it comes to fine Southwestern cooking, they're a must-have. This unexpected gem boasts incredible dishes with sophisticated flavors paired with hatch red and green chili sauces that set it apart as the one and only place to get authentic New Mexican cuisine. IMG_5616We kicked off our March lunch mixer announcing our next online webinar, titled: "It Doesn't Make Sense and It's Costing Us Millions". Open to all current Local First Arizona members, our educational webinars and seminars enhance your knowledge, capability and success to drive your local business forward. Click here for more information or to register.

Our presenter is Human Resource Essential's Stephanie Angelo, a renowned speaker and advocate for safer workplaces, and even safer homes. In our upcoming webinar, Stephanie illustrates the costs that abuse and violence can have on businesses. "Spanning from lost productivity to devastating lawsuits," this webinar provides you, an Arizona business of any size, with a better understanding of laws which, "make our workplaces safe, supportive and sought-after, and the empowerment to put it all into action." Curate the conversation by completing Stephanie's quick survey here. This anonymous 7 question survey will be incorporated into the webinar to better fit your business and time, now open until March 22nd.

IMG_5621During member introductions, Glenn and RaeAnn Hayward of Good Works Auto Repair announced they have recently accepted the coveted Tempe Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award! We are proud of Good Works for all of their work in the community, including donating hundreds of mechanic hours every year toward repairing vehicles for single mothers at no cost.

Our generous sponsor for this month's sold out mixer was Gateway Bank, who continues to bridge modern banking convenience with old-fashioned banking values. Gateway Bank is proud of the work they do and those they bank with in the community. It's the type of place where the staff knows you by name, "And where you're treated like a person, not a number." Having set their roots in Mesa, Gateway Bank is the right fit for any business or individual, no matter your location. With a large network of partnering ATMs & remote deposit service for businesses, you're never too far away to experience the Gateway difference.

We want to thank both our sponsor, Gateway Bank, our host, Blue Adobe Grille, for great company and a delicious, local lunch. Looking to join us next time? Click here for our full calendar of lunch mixers, evening mixers, webinars and seminars.

Thank you to all those that attended: Aegis Wealth Partners, LLC Afro:Baile Records Blue Adobe Grille Clean Air Cab Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair - Sustaining Member Create the Space Element Plumbing Gateway Bank Good Works Auto Repair & the Hybrid Shop Human Resource Essentials My Max Packs OnSite OilChange Pinnacle Bank Southwest Efficiency Solutions - Sustaining Members United Food Bank Vertical Growth Partners Wave Productivity