Southern Arizona Mixer Recap: March 2017 Mixer at Connect CoWorking

 Image by Paul Holze, Groundworks Productions

Image by Paul Holze, Groundworks Productions

Our Local First Arizona Business Coalition Members were welcomed into the Connect CoWorking space this past Wednesday, March 1st, by our host Danielle Schiess.  We began the night with a tour of the Connect CoWorking facilities, our members got to see the perks of co-working at Connect!  The tour ended at the Kitchenette where people gathered for food, refreshments, and good conversations.  David Arond, owner of E Video Creations, who was working at the time, wandered into the mixer and joined Local First Arizona.

We gathered around the balcony to remember a valuable individual who was vital to the start of Local First Arizona and a longtime member of the Tucson Originals, Pat Connors, the owner of Pastiche. Southern Arizona Director Erika Mitnik-White expressed her care for Pat during the mixer. Erika experienced first hand the power and change local business ownership brings to our local economy through Pat, quote “This couple taught me through the business how important it is to take care of the community. When you take care of the community, the community will take care of you.” Rest in Peace Pat Connors.

Local Business can change our community. Join us at our next mixer at RoadHouse Cinemas April 5th, 2017.  In honor of Community Banking Month, appetizers at the April mixer will be sponsored by Vantage West Credit Union

Thank you to all those in attendance:

Sustaining Members: Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, Mama's Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue, Vantage West Credit Union,  KXCI 91.3 Community Radio, Tucson Originals

2-EEE the Clown, America's MattressAZ Beds LLC, Bow Tie Financial Group, Card Solutions Inc, CleanPRo, ConnectCoworking, Don Edwards Marketing, E Video Creations, LLC, East2west promotions, Edible Baja Arizona, Faux Finesse, Foto Station Live, Foundation for Creative Broadcasting, Groundwork Productions, JKaiser Workspaces, Marshall Foundation, Mudslingers, New York Life Insurance Company, Playa Viva, PLP Imaging, LLC, ProCopy, Quality Strength, Spirit Steps Tours, Star Piks, Sumits Yoga Tucson, University of Arizona School of Journalism,. Vector Impressions, Yoga Vida