Yavapai Broadcasting's Verde Valley TV recently launched a new television series dedicated to locally-owned businesses in the Verde Valley. In partnership with Local First Arizona, the Shop Local First Showcase is a quarterly program that spotlights shopping opportunities, special promotions, events, or celebrations hosted by area local businesses. It is an exciting way to spread the "shop local" message throughout the region and to promote the locally-owned, independent businesses that we all love and which contribute to a vibrant, diverse community.
This month, some of our Verde Valley favorites like Camp Verde's Ruby Road Resale, Cottonwood's Hart of Arizona Art Gallery, Arizona Stronghold, and Old Town Center for the Arts, and Clarkdale's Bill Regner Hypnotherapy, Four Eight Wineworks and Boat House Bar and Grill spoke about ways to go local for Valentine's Day. From unique, handcrafted jewelry to romantic dinners with wine and chocolate tastings, these showcases will surly inspire your Valentine's Day plans. View each independent business' conversation with local celebrity Jennifer Cohen to discover more about the incredible offers in the Verde Valley. You can view and share the first round of interviews with all 13 independent businesses that participated right here.
Here are what our LFA members had to share
Valentine's Day in Northern Arizona
Looking for more to do in northern Arizona for Valentine's Day? Local First Arizona has put together a full list of statewide opportunities to #GoLocal for Valentine's Day. Check out all the entertainment, specialty gifts, craft making opportunities, and dinner, wine and chocolate events across the state.
Whether you are looking for something close to home or wanting to explore other areas of our great state, Local First Arizona makes it easy to please those you love.
Participate in the Next Business Showcase
Are you an independent business interested in showcasing what you offer through the Shop Local First Showcase. Local First Arizona members are given a special $50 rate for a 4 minute segment. Each recording will be available on Verde Valley TV's YouTube channel, Facebook, and Twitter.
To participate in one or more of the upcoming showcase programs, contact Helen Gibson at 928.634.2286 or [email protected]
Shop Local Showcase Schedule for 2017
- January/February Show - Valentine's Day Shopping (completed)
- Tape April for May's Show - Mother's and Father's Day Shopping
- Tape July for August's Show - Back to School Shopping
- Tape November for December's Show - Holiday Shopping