A Night Under the Stars at Many Hands Courtyard

We had a great turnout in the beautiful Many Hands Courtyard. With warm weather bringing nice crisp evenings to Tucson, we knew it would be a great idea to host our Membership Mixer in a beautiful outdoor setting. Many Hands Artist Cooperative is home to local Tucson artists and artisans working together to teach, collaborate, and sell their artwork. Owners Cindy and Lynne opened up their courtyard to Local First Arizona members and guests for a wonderful evening of networking over some munchies, refreshments, and live music. For many members and guests, it was their first time visiting Many Hands Courtyard. The evening Mixers are a great way to introduce members to the wide variety of businesses around town that make up our growing local economy.

Local First Arizona, Green Living Magazine, Mrs. Green’s World, and Laura Tanzer are hosting a Sustainability Series to discuss current topics of sustainability and to answer any questions the audience has. The series takes place the last Wednesday of every month from 5:30-7:30 PM, with each month discussing one of the five topics of Food, Water, Waste, Energy, and Toxins from experts around the community. RSVP here to attend this free event on March 30th at Laura Tanzer’s Studio in downtown Tucson,  addressing the topic of Water Sustainability.

banking ad- EDITApril is just around the corner, making now the perfect time to start talking about Community Banking Month. Local First Arizona will be providing Switch Kits to assist those who are interested in keeping their money where their home is by switching to a local bank or community credit union. Email [email protected] to request yours! We will also be hosting a special film screening of The Big Short at The Loft Cinema on Thursday, April 21st.  Come at 6pm to meet with local banks and credit unions and they will treat you to popcorn and drinks at the show!  Local First AZ founder, Kimber Lanning, will be introducing the film at 7pm and talking about how Arizona can use its money to support Arizona when Wall Street won't.  Tickets are on sale now at The Loft.

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If you are a local business owner and are interested in attending our next Member Mixer, please join us at Reid Park Zoo on Wednesday April 6th, from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Meet with other local business owners to learn more about Local First Arizona and the local economy movement. Please RSVP here. Thank you to all who joined us at our March mixer.



Julie Originals Art + Design

Flower Shop on 4th Avenue

RetroTrek; Tucson Gifts and Souvenirs

Barbara McNichol Editorial

America’s Mattress

Mama’s Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue

Many Hands Artist Cooperative

ATD Greater Tucson

Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation

Mrs. Green’s World

Merit Foods

A-1 Mattress Inc.

Arizona Correctional Industries

Dependable Personnel Inc.

Sky’s Sunlight


Community Voice AZ LLC

Enerjoust, LLC

Sunshine Experts, LLC

Ms. Fix-it Home Solutions: Jennifer Phelps

Arizona Correctional Industries

Hayes Construction

Zarpara Vineyard

Custom Quarters LLC

Vector Impressions, Inc.

BRAKEmax Car Care Centers

Many Hands Artist Cooperative

Flying Leap Vineyards, Inc.

Anne Lowe Originals

Vantage West Credit Union

Foto Station Live

Tucson Family Wellness

The Arrotta Group & Buddy’s Deals

Three Wells Distilling Company

Envoy Mortgage

Edible Baja Arizona

Goodmans Interior Structures

Right Away Disposal

Wright Executive Limousines

Good Steward Lening Services, Inc.

Accura Systems of Tucson, Inc.

Arizona Jewish Post

Wild West Courier

Cirrus Visual

Susan Jewelry

Be Freaking Awesome

STW Embroidery Plus

Tohono Chul Park