Holiday Specials on the "Shop Local First Showcase"

The Holidays are in full swing and the Shop Local First Showcase is back with a festive special: featuring some of the best events, offers, and specials around town. 

On this season's episode, Lauren Haggerty, our Northern Arizona Membership Coordinator, was joined by three Local First Arizona members who showcased great gifts, events, and specials for the holiday season.

Elena with the Old Town Center for the Arts got us excited for their upcoming winter performances, Mike with Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders showed us some of the shop's unique holiday gifts, and Sherrie with the Old Town Mug Company brought samples of the hand-crafted pieces you can find at her Holiday Bazzar. We also spoke about the Verde Valley Holiday Shopping Passport and explained how you can be rewarded for shopping at our independent retail businesses this season.

Check out Verde Valley TV's full episode blow, or scroll down to see our featured guests.

Check out what our members had to share:

Old Town Center for the Arts

Elena Bullard, the OTCA's Marketing and Communications Manager shared the Winter lineup for the Center's 10th Season!

For tickets and more information, please visit the OTCA's website, Desert Dancer (Cottonwood), Mt. Hope Foods (Cottonwood), or the Local Juicery (Sedona).
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Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders

Owner, Mike Kilpatrick brought an array of the shop's best-selling gifts. As a participant in the Holiday Shopping Passport, a trip to Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders makes you one step closer to winning great prizes. Check out their class schedule, gift certificate options, and online store!


Old Town Mug Company

Sherrie Carr, owner of the Old Town Mug Company, displayed some of the amazing, hand-made products and jewelry available at her Winter Holiday Bizarre - open every weekend until Christmas Eve! 


Yavapai Broadcasting's Verde Valley TV launched a television series dedicated to locally-owned businesses in the Verde Valley. In partnership with Local First Arizona, the Shop Local First Showcase is a quarterly program that spotlights shopping opportunities, special promotions, events, or celebrations hosted by area local businesses.  It is an exciting way to spread the "shop local" message throughout the region and to promote the locally-owned, independent businesses that we all love and which contribute to a vibrant, diverse community.