LFA Helps Generate $24,000 in Revenue to Local Bisbee Businesses
Imagine that instead of spending all your money for gifts online or at big box stores, you invested it back into your community and local economy. This is what happens every time you shop locally at independently owned businesses. When you spend money locally, you keep more than 4 times the amount of money in your community than if you shopped with a big box store!
This year to encourage people to shop local for the holidays instead of going online or to a big box store, Local First Arizona partnered with the Cochise County Tourism Council and Western Bank to bring the Holiday Shopping Passport to Bisbee, AZ. The passport consisted of 24 local businesses that you could purchase from for the holidays. Once you made a purchase from one of the businesses you received a sticker with the amount of your purchase. When you spent $150 or money in 5 stores you were entered to win one of our 9 prizes.
We are proud to announce that this campaign in Bisbee had 138 passports collected and generated $23,787.07 in revenue to local businesses! This means that almost $24,000 went back into the local community of Bisbee instead of to a corporation out of the state, Amazon, or something similar. This type of investment in the community is possible every day! All you need to do is look at your spending habits and see if you are supporting businesses you believe in and voting for the type of world you want with your wallet.
What did they win?
To encourage people to complete their passports, we offered gift card packages from all the participating businesses. Here are the businesses that participated and what they won:
Douglas: stay for 2 in the Jacuzzi Suite at the Gadsden Hotel
Sierra Vista: Round of Golf and Lunch for 2 at Pueblo Del Sol