Co-opetition Benefits All

Co-opetition Benefits All

When you combine cooperation with competition, you get "co-opetition" where businesses compete while also cooperating with one another. What does this look like? Striving to be the best while also referring customers to your neighboring businesses when you are at capacity or cannot meet their needs. In doing so, customers see that you have their best interests at heart and fellow businesses appreciate your recommendations. This gesture begins to build a community in which everyone benefits.

Farmer+Chef Connection Will Unite Food Buyers with Local Food Producers

Farmer+Chef Connection Will Unite Food Buyers with Local Food Producers

The Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection brings together local food producers prepared to transact at a wholesale level and introduces them to wholesale food buyers at restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, and other businesses and institutions from across the state.

Independents Week Takes Over Northern Arizona - Now Through July 9

Independents Week Takes Over Northern Arizona - Now Through July 9

Summer is a great time to explore Northern Arizona. Cooler temperatures, mountain air, and even savings in some of Arizona's best local independent businesses. Local First Arizona's Independents Week is in full-swing in northern Arizona, a perfect reason to hop in the car and head out for adventures, fun, and savings. Now through July 9th.

Celebrating Independents Week in the Quad Cities

Celebrating Independents Week in the Quad Cities

Independents Week is right around the corner - Arizona's week-long celebration of our independently owned businesses! Check out all the participating businesses, community events, and golden coupon pick-up locations in the Quad Cities.

Phoenix Coqui Brings Puerto Rican Food Truck to the Valley

Phoenix Coqui Brings Puerto Rican Food Truck to the Valley

It all started in Puerto Rico. Juan Alberto Ayala, a native of the island, and Alexis Carbajal, a first generation American met in Puerto Rico. Their mutual love and appreciation for food brought them together and ignited the flame of what would be their greatest accomplishment.