Fuerza Local Building Momentum

Have you heard the news about Fuerza Local, Local First Arizona's effort to reach out to the Spanish-speaking community?  The group was launched in March of this year, and has been gaining momentum ever since!

"Obviously the Latino business community is an enormous factor in the health of the local economy in the state of Arizona," said Local First Arizona director Kimber Lanning in a recent Arizona Republic article.  By encouraging the Latino community to support local businesses around Arizona, Local First Arizona is multiplying its impact in ensuring the strength of small, independent businesses across the state.

Now with over 50 business members, Fuerza Local is working to reach out to more businesses through networking events and mixers.  You can read the coverage of the most recent mixer below:

New group aids Latino businesses 

Business guru and supporter Kimber Lanning is expanding the reach of the non-profit that advocates a "buy local" philosophy to help Arizona-based Hispanic businesses promote their products and increase their outreach.

The new Fuerza Local has been established to help businesses build a network that can promote their products.

So far, more than 50 Latino-owned and -operated businesses have joined Fuerza Local, she said.

Lanning expected more to join at Wednesday night's mixer in west Phoenix. She described it as an opportunity for business owners to learn more about Fuerza Local's abilty to help them grow their businesses...

Read the rest of the article at the Arizona Republic.

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