Local First Arizona Member Mixer Recap: Regale!, Market Street @ DC Ranch

For our first mixer of 2013 we joined forces with Market Street at DC Ranch and City Sun Times to host a “Get To Know Local First Arizona” event. This first time & special event was born to provide both LFA Members and non-members seeking more information about our organization, the local movement and what it means to be a part of it through membership. Held at the beautiful event space, Regale!, an assorted variety of business owners and representatives gathered while noshing on tasty appetizers from West Addison & Armitage, and sipping on local beverages provided by Four Peaks Brewery and Hey, Bartender!

The energy and networking of the crowd was literally a-buzz as we set the highest attendance record for a mixer in LFA’s history at 131 guests. One of which included Carefree's Mayor, David Schwan! From florists to food magazines and publishers to private investigators, there was plenty conversation to be had. LFA Founder and Director, Kimber Lanning even incited a fun cheer-off by industry. Other than giving attendees a moment to shine and show pride for their respective fields, she helped highlight the importance of the crowd’s diversity and the great opportunity to forge new partnerships and business-to-business relationships.

Wonderful and locally sourced door prizes were handed out to several lucky winners and one business, Sphinx Date Ranch, was awarded one for being the oldest standing business in the room at 61 years old! Guests who participated in the 50/50 raffle also helped raise $156 to be donated back to LFA. We want to thank our event partners, members, mixer prize donors and special guests for helping us start off the new year on such a positive note! We here at LFA truly appreciate the enthusiasm of our member and hope we succeeded in leaving some local knowledge and awareness with our new guests.

Event Partners:

Members In Attendance: 


  • Ace Packaging
  • Adams Chandler
  • All Schools Considered
  • Amcheck
  • Business Insurance Group
  • Cafe Cornucopia
  • Ciao Grazie
  • Dewey Design
  • Green Choice Solar
  • Grey Com
  • Independence Insurance Group
  • Life By John
  • Media Cuisine
  • Metro Valley Football
  • Moma's House
  • My Football Resource
  • North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
  • Online Visibility Pros
  • Pickled Perfection
  • Polaris Investigation
  • Raw Vegan Academy & Cafe
  • SIMS Business Systems
  • Top Gun Consulting
  • Woven Angel
  • Wagn Tails Tours
  • Wandering Traveler Farms

Couldn't make it to this event? Find out about the next Metro Phoenix Evening Mixer!