Mixer at Originate shows the beauty of recycling

originatemixer1At Local First Arizona, we are longtime fans of Originate Natural Building Materials Showroom. Originate is a natural building materials showroom specializing in interior finishes that are environmentally friendly, non-toxic, durable, and made from natural, renewable and recycled resources. Comments owner Natasha Winnick , “We offer innovative and unique materials that rival the aesthetics and performance of more traditional interior finishes.” Originate’s products include: flooring in bamboo, cork, and natural linoleum, recycled glass countertops & tile, alternative plywoods, natural paints and plasters, stains, sealers and adhesives. Originate was established in 2003 and functions as a community resource, in addition to being a showroom for building supplies.  Originate's showroom  is a renovated 1950's warehouse located in the Historic Warehouse District just North of Downtown in the Dunbar Spring neighborhood. Originate provides creative consulting for a range of projects involving planning, remodeling and/or new construction. originatecollageLocal First Arizona members gathered to connect and check out the amazing products on display as well as enjoy some amazing food from The Tasteful Kitchen. The Tasteful Kitchen is one of Tucson’s most beloved vegetarian restaurants, and is only open for dinner so the restaurant fills quickly. Having owner Keanne on hand serving up some of The Tasteful Kitchen’s dishes was a real treat.  In addition to connecting, we shared great news about the localism movement, including the upcoming Business Alliance of Local Living Economies Conference coming to Phoenix June 10-12.

We look forward to seeing everyone on May 6th downtown for our rooftop mixer at The Playground Bar and Lounge.  Please make sure to RSVP in advance so that we can provide an accurate headcount to our hosts. Thank you to all in attendance - 26 Point 2 Designs, LLC A-1 Mattress A&E Recycled Granite, L.L.C. America's Mattress archilabworks Arizona Jewish Post Art2Business Barbara McNichol Editorial BBB of Southern Arizona Beth Surdut Visual Storyteller Chef Police Dependable Personnel Enerjoust, LLC Flying Leap Vineyards Gentle Ben's Gentner Consulting Group Hotel Congress and Maynards Market & Kitchen (Sustaining Member) Jeff Harman Astrological Consulting Jennifer Mead Creative Julie DeMarre Photography Julie Originals Mama's Hawaiin Bar-B-Cue (Sustaining Member) MetroGnome Music MJGrushka Consulting Ms. Fix-It Home Solutions Mrs. Green's World StudioGraphia The Arrotta Group Toobusygals VIP Taxi Wegottaguy.com Wellness Key Chiropractic Western Sky Communications