Local First Arizona Embraced by Cochise County


The second Local First Arizona Mixer in Bisbee was another success with over 50 attendees representing communities throughout Cochise County. Object Limited hosted the mixer in their beautiful space: this shoppable, boutique hotel is a new addition to Bisbee's Main Street and offers guests a unique experience in town. The atmosphere was wonderful for networking and talking with fellow local business owners, community leaders, and neighbors. The delicious food was catered by Cafe Roka featuring stuffed red peppers, bacon wrapped dates, and so many other delectable treats!

What's On The Horizon from Local First Arizona?

Local First Arizona's Southern Director, Mike Peel, came and spoke about the efforts throughout Southern Arizona and programs he hopes to bring into Bisbee and Cochise County. These programs include SCALE UP, a sustainability training and assistance for businesses looking to become greener, and Fuerza Local, a business accelerator program for primarily Spanish speaking individuals. Maya Azzi, the Rural Programs Coordinator, touched on how she is excited to continue our rural program work through Science Happens Here, Weekendzona, Rural Policy Forum, and more. 

As Local First Arizona continues to grow it's presence in Bisbee and Cochise County, we strive to work with the community to offer as much support as we can. Our goal is to lift the entire state of Arizona up. We plan to continue these mixers to encourage networking, collaboration, and support throughout the community.

Mark your Calendar!

Business mixers will be held every 3 months throughout Old Bisbee, Lowell, and Warren. If you are interested in staying up-to-date on all that is happening with Local First Arizona in Bisbee, you can sign up for newsletter, the Bisbee Local Insider, here. If you would like to host or cater a mixer to get exposure for your business throughout the whole community and state, as well as special recognition as a LFA partner, please contact Bisbee Outreach Coordinator Rachael Hudson at [email protected] 

Our next Bisbee mixer will be Wednesday, July 25th at Bisbee Breakfast Club at 6pm. If you would like to attend you can RSVP here.


Join us in Sierra Vista!

Local First Arizona will also be expanding mixers into Sierra Vista. We plan to host our first Sierra Vista Mixer on Tuesday, July 17th at 6pm at Broxton Coffee, 920 E Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista, AZ. If you would like to attend, please RSVP here or email Rachael Hudson at [email protected]