Spreading the Local Movement to the Globe and Miami Area

 Photo from Elizabeth Eaton

Photo from Elizabeth Eaton

Thursday, June 7th was an exciting time to be in the Copper Corridor as Local First Arizona hosted its first Business mixer in Globe/Miami. These two sister communities were quite excited to learn all about Local First Arizona and how they can get involved. With over 50 community members in attendance, this event was a huge success. Of those in attendance were elected officials including 3 local Mayors and a number of local council members. Although this event was hosted for Globe/Miami it attracted the additional attention of folks from Superior, Young and the San Carlos Apache Tribe making it a regional gathering.

This mixer was hosted in the Historic Train Depot which was restored within recent years by the Globe Downtown Association. Attendees enjoyed delicious appetizers from Vide E Catering and wine from Bruzzi Vineyards. A highlight of the evening was the numerous door prizes highlighting the Globe/Miami favorites. These ranged from a one night stay at Dream Manor Inn to copper ornaments from the White Porch Gifts and Antiques to a bottle of wine from Bruzzi Vineyards and many others.

 Photo form Elizabeth Eaton 

Photo form Elizabeth Eaton 

How to get involved?

A brief talk was lead by Kimber Lanning founder of Local First Arizona and Founder/Director of Local First Arizona Foundation.

Kimber spoke about ways independent business can "Leverage their Localness" through innovative collaborative strategies, effectively telling the story of their business and community, and by joining the Local First Arizona Local Business Coalition.

Kimber also spoke on how shoppers can influence their communities by voting with their dollars in independent businesses along with the history of Local First Arizona. Local Businesses also have the opportunity to connect with Globe/Miami Outreach Coordinator, Shelbi Lindesmith, for further support.