Become a Sustaining Member!

Support our mission & increase our impact

As a Sustaining Member, you join an elite group of businesses within the Local First Arizona business coalition. Your business will receive individualized attention from LFA staff and extra consideration in terms of promotion through our channels. By becoming a Sustaining Member, you are making an investment in both the future of your businesses, as well as the future of our state.

Sustaining memberships come in a variety of levels that include different benefits to meet the needs of your business. Contact Local First Arizona Business Relations Director Michael Kracht at [email protected] or 602-956-0909 ext. 1 for more details and to get started.

Mama’s Hawaiian BBQ has benefited from being a sustaining member of Local First Arizona in many amazing ways. Mama’s has experienced double digit sales growth through our community connections and has been able to grow from one location to five locations. Local First Arizona provides us with many great opportunities to be involved with the community and the local business community.
— Samuel Alboy, Mama’s Hawaiian BBQ & Tucson Originals

Membership Levels and Benefits

Standard Membership Benefits (Included with all levels of sustaining membership)

  • Listing in the Local First Arizona online directory, which is currently being searched nearly 60,000 times per month. 
  • Admission to monthly LFA mixers, which attracts between 40 and 100 business owners. 
  • Discounts on products and services including office supplies, hotel stays, health care, local job listings, and more. 
  • Use of LFA logos, signs, and digital banners to identify your business as a locally-owned business. 
  • Opportunities to attend and present at monthly business workshops. 
  • Social media support for your business’ events and special occasions. LFA currently has over 150,000 social media followers. 
  • Access to promotion in our newsletter which reaches over 18,000 people each week.

Sustaining Membership
$1,000 annual dues

All standard membership benefits, plus:

  • Option to include a promotion on exclusive Sustaining membership page on Local First Arizona website, directly sent to an average of 200 newly joined businesses per month.

  • Rotating advertising banner on Local First Arizona website, reserved exclusively for Sustaining members.

  • Recognition as a Sustaining Member at LFA events, in the LFA annual report, and on the online directory.

  • Access to LFA staff presentations and printed economic charts demonstrating the advantages of supporting local business options. Assistance from LFA to help incorporate this information into your business’ sales kits to help your company Leverage its Localness.

  • Option to directly address attendees at Local First Arizona mixers and luncheons at as many as 24 gatherings per year. This is currently reserved only for Sustaining members.



All standard and Sustaining Membership benefits, plus:

  • LFA executive staff will work with your business’ sales team to teach them to “Leverage Your Localness” in an hour-long session.

  • LFA executive staff will identify potential new clients and/or partnerships for your business.


All standard, Sustaining, and Community Parter benefits, plus:

  • LFA executive staff will promote your business personally, will make introductions to LFA business owners, and attend meetings to facilitate new business.

  • Built-in sponsorship of the Certified Local Fall Festival, which is a day to Local Fall Festival, which is a day to celebrate Arizona. Thousands of attendees enjoy local food, beer, wine, music and more. Billed as “Fun for the whole family”, this is an award-winning event with considerable local respect. Your business’ logo will appear on all printed and digital marketing materials and social media promotions, expected to reach tens of thousands of people.

I’ve been a sustaining member of Local First Arizona for 5 years now and it has been a great experience. Being a strong supporter of local business and having owned my own locally based company for 15 years now, I find the opportunities LFA offer to be exceptional for me personally as well as the growth of my company. I’ve enjoyed the chance to network with other like-minded individuals, support local businesses and share passions. I highly recommend getting involved in this excellent organization.
— David DeLorenzo, Bar & Restaurant Insurance & The Ambassador Group