Southern Arizona Mixer Recap: February 2017 at Chapman Honda

We had a lively evening with our Members on Wednesday, February 1st at Chapman Honda.  It was great to see familiar faces, connect with new ones and learn about all the wonderful businesses here in Southern Arizona. Our host Chapman Honda made attendees happy with catering from Delectables. Attendees had the opportunity to take a tour of Chapman's award-winning sustainable building, network and even take home prizes brought by our Local First members.

Did we mention award-winning sustainable building? Chapman Honda is the only Honda dealership in Arizona and one of twelve in the nation to be recognized with Honda's Platinum Level Environmental Leadership Award. What makes a sustainable award-winning car dealership? When you enter their building, you enter a state of the art facility. Energy-efficient LED lighting, recycle bins at every desk and almost every corner, the cleanest car-shop you will ever see in your life. They have replaced water bottles with drinking fountains and cups. That means no water bottles, to reduce their waste on plastic and water itself. They even reuse the water that washed the cars.  Chapman has gone above and beyond, for their clients and to reduce their environmental footprint.. just ask Mrs. Green World!  Gina Murphy-Darling (aka Mrs. Green World) works in close collaboration with Chapman's dedicated Green Team. The Green Team is part of Honda's Green Dealer program where specific guidelines are followed, and initiatives are to be taken within the dealership to reduce the environmental impact of their operations.

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We would like to congratulate the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, a leader in local foods. The work that they do for our community is beyond remarkable. Thanks to our partner WIST Office Products, we can support the Community Food Bank through our member rebate donation.  When LFA members sign up to use WIST for their office supplies, WIST rebates a portion back for LFA to donate to a local nonprofit.  Learn more about the program here. We love when local businesses, charities, non-profits, school boards all collaborate, it enables a broad spectrum of ways we can all give back to communities here in Arizona.

We also encouraged everyone to keep their love local this Valentine's Day.  Skip the chain stores and check out our Valentine's Day HQ. Take the pledge to show you love local, find one of a kind gifts, special events, the best Valentines Day dinners and more!

Thank you to all of those in attendance!

Sustaining Members: A&E Recycled Granite LLC, Mama's Hawaiian Bar-B-CueVantage West Credit Union, Good News Radio.

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1-800-Plumbing, America's MattressAZ Beds LLC, Bostonia Business Solutions, LLC, Bow Tie Financial Group, Card Solutions Inc, Catalina Craft Pizza, Chapman Automotive Group, Citizens Business Services and Insurance, Cloud Nine Flotation, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Connect CoWorking, Creative Juice, Delectables Restaurant & Catering, Dependable Personnel., Inc., Divine Spirit LLC, East 2 East West Promotions, Edible Baja Arizona, El CisneCocina De Mexico, Essential Pest Control, FAUX finesse, Flower Shop on 4th avenue, Habitat for Humanity, Habitation Realty, Hayes Construction, HillmanJewelers II, JKaiser Workspaces, Katy's Cache, Law Offices of Kathy, Delaney Winger, LegalShield, M Edgeton Photography, Mrs. Green's World, N2 Publishing,  Nova Home Loans, Oro Valley Business Club, ProCopy Office Solutions, Prototypes, Quality Strength, R&A CPAs, Ram plumbing, StarPiks, Sugar Lips Skin Boutique, SusanStoryteller, The Arizona Jewish Post, The Heath Team at NOVA Home Loans, Vantage West Credit Union, VIP Taxi, WeGottaGuy, Wist Office Products