Local news and local brews at June Gentle Ben's member mixer

gentlebensmixer1We had a great mixer at Gentle Ben’s. Just steps away from the Main Gate at University of Arizona, Gentle Ben’s is a longtime favorite campus destination. With two stories of dining area, a rooftop patio and an in-restaurant gelato shop, Gentle Ben’s is the go-to spot for good meals and great beer. With their big screens and projection equipment, Gentle Ben’s is great for watching Wildcat games or for private parties and presentations. If you haven’t been to Gentle Ben’s lately, now is the time to check it out. Mention Local First Arizona and receive the following special: shimmy your way down to Gentle Ben's and receive 25% off your order when you mention Local First Arizona! (excludes discounted items and UofA game days) Gentle Ben's even validates parking at the Tyndall garage Monday through Friday between 5 -10pm. We had exciting news to share about Independents Week. Declare your independence by supporting independent businesses during the week of July 4th. We asked all those in attendance to raise their hands and take the pledge with us to support local businesses. Take the pledge online here and you will also be entered to win a one-night stay at the Clarendon Hotel, a $100 gift card to the Vig and admission for two to the Phoenix Art Museum. We’ll even throw in a Phoenix Small Wonders map so you know all the best places to go!

goldencouponDuring Independents Week, folks can download Golden Coupons to save 20% at local businesses across the state. Business can drop by as much as 30-40 % in the hot summer months, so now is the time to grab some of those Golden Coupons and visit your favorite local spots. You can also participate in our Passport event and be entered to win a VIP Summer Staycation package at Hotel Congress.

We also shared news about the Farmer + Chef Conference coming to the Tucson Convention Center on September 16th. We are so excited to bring this important statewide conference to Tucson!

gentlebensmixer2Our next mixer is a special not-to-be-missed celebration. Mama’s Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue is hosting a special luau mixer complete with hula dancers. In honor or the 10th annual Independents Week, Mayor Rothschild will be joining us to read the City of Tucson proclamation honoring the contributions of our local businesses. If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, please do so here.

Thank you to all in attendance for joining us at Gentle Ben’s!

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