In the last few months, LFA For(u)m has added a slew of exciting new members, each filling a unique niche in the local supply chain--from developers to real estate brokers to design-build firms to concrete specialists. Here's a taste of what each brings to the table.
Many Flagstaffians counted Fizzy Bella Bath Boutique among their favorites because of the great customer service Eilise provided, as well as her attention to detail in creating products that were good for your body as well as the environment. Erica Borunda is carrying those great traditions forward and adding a new spin on an old favorite. Erica purchased Fizzy Bella from Eilise and has renamed it Salt + Peak Boutique.
When you combine cooperation with competition, you get "co-opetition" where businesses compete while also cooperating with one another. What does this look like? Striving to be the best while also referring customers to your neighboring businesses when you are at capacity or cannot meet their needs. In doing so, customers see that you have their best interests at heart and fellow businesses appreciate your recommendations. This gesture begins to build a community in which everyone benefits.
Local First Arizona member MariSol Federal Credit Union is collaborating with three local nonprofits on a new program that can help Maricopa County residents who are struggling to pay their high-cost loans.
Summer is a great time to explore Northern Arizona. Cooler temperatures, mountain air, and even savings in some of Arizona's best local independent businesses. Local First Arizona's Independents Week is in full-swing in northern Arizona, a perfect reason to hop in the car and head out for adventures, fun, and savings. Now through July 9th.