Southern AZ May Mixer Recap: Maynards Market

This month’s Local First AZ member mixer was held downtown at Maynards Market & Kitchen. Located in the historic train depot across from Hotel Congress, the patio was the perfect gathering place for over fifty local businesses.  The Market offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options for eating at the counter, or taking to go, as well as great wines and beers.  The Kitchen, described in the New York Times as “dark and handsome”, offers a la minute cooking techniques, hand-crafted cocktails and a Wine Spectator recognized wine list - inspired by the authentic French bistro experience.

The noise of the train couldn’t drown out the excitement of all the great Local First AZ news.  First and foremost, we were thrilled to announce The Hotel Congress and Maynards Market and Kitchen as our newest sustaining members.  The Historic Hotel Congress & Maynards Market and Kitchen is a critical part of the creative heart and cultural hub of Tucson.  LFA is so grateful for the support of members like these, who pay additional sustaining membership dues to help support the mission of connecting and growing our local businesses. We also thanked the Tucson Vintage Motorcycle Riders for their generous donations from the motorcycle show.  and gave some updates on exciting happening with our Localist program.

Don’t forget! Coming up this July is Independents Week, a great opportunity to get folks visiting your business. Local First Arizona is celebrating Independents Week, Sunday, June 29, through Sunday, July 6. The goal of this annual campaign is to promote shopping locally for one entire week (and beyond!) and to build awareness of the many different locally owned business in Arizona. Each year "Indie Week" gets a lot of media attention and is a fun way to promote your business. Last year, our website got nearly 50,000 hits during Independents Week!

Your business can participate by accepting the Golden Coupon, which offers shoppers a 20% discount on purchases!  We will be distributing thousands of these coupons across the state and holding special events to highlight Indie Week.  Simply fill out this form to sign up to accept the Golden Coupon and be listed on the Independents Week website. You are able to place restrictions on the merchandise or services being offered.  If you have an online shop, you can also send us a code for shoppers to use their 20% Golden Coupon online. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

We had a great raffle selection for our April mixer with several items, including the adorable sheep from Arizona Beds  and Grassfed Beef Crisps from Double Check Ranch.  There was also tasty food and a complimentary wine tasting provided by Maynards. Thank you Maynards Market and Kitchen!

Please join us at our next mixer June 4th at Vero Amore.   You can RSVP here. Thank you to all who attended!

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