February Mixer with A-1 Mattress

At the February Member Mixer, guests were introduced to the new retail arm of a long time Local First Az member. A-1 Mattress has been manufacturing Mattresses in Tucson for 35 years, and have recently rebranded their retail store as Organic Sleep Systems. Owner Bobby Boido and his family welcomed fellow members and guests into their new store. We had about 65 guests and members in attendance; a lot of great connections were made, stories were shared, and Bobby's wife even treated us to her fantastic homemade salsa!

Bobby told fellow LFA members and guests the story of his business and how they have stayed in open for so long. A-1 Mattress serves as a great example and reminder of how buying local and supporting local businesses makes an impact in our community. Bobby not only employees workers for the store, but as one of the rare companies that is also manufacturing products in Tucson. He is able to hire more employees at his factory, keeping jobs and dollars here Arizona. It's always empowering to hear these types of stories, and other members really appreciate to hear the success of their fellow business owners.

Kimber Lanning

Although our Executive Director Kimber Lanning was not able to attend this mixer, she will be speaking at the SAHBA Remodelers Council Meeting, about Going Local At Work on Wednesday March 2nd, from 12pm - 1pm.  Come out to represent the local businesses and services available in Tucson. For questions and RSVP's, please email [email protected] .

Thanks to all who came and be sure to join us at our next mixer on Wednesday, March 2nd from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, at the Many Hands Art Courtyard, 3054 N. First Ave.

Many Hands Artist Cooperative 

HomeStyle Galleries


Sustainable Tucson

Family Air, LLC

Jennifer Mead Creative

Southwest Solutions

Sky's Sunlight

Community Voice AZ LLC

Arizona Jewish Post

Sunshine Experts, LLC

O'Rielly Commercial and Fleet Truck Center


800biz Ninja Marketing

Shoulder to Shoulder Computer Training and Consult

Good News Radio Broadcasting


Flower Shop on 4th Avenue

Roadrunner Auto Glass

Foto Station Live

Cloud Nine Flotation

Vector Impressions

Many Hands Courtyard

Tucson Family Wellness

Julie Originals

Downtown Radio

GoFor Technology

Clear Channel Outdoor


Keller Williams Southern Arizona

A&E Recycled Granite, L.L.C.

Tucson Marketing Tools

Ward 6 Council Office

Jodi Hempel

America's Mattress

Airstream Life

Vantage West C U

CSI-Point of Sale Consulting

Three Wells Distilling Co

Your Guidance Office


Victory Lap Ministries

IronFist Design LLC

Wright Executive Limousines

Good Steward Lening Services, Inc.