Discover Something Local and New this Independents Week (June 29 - July 7)

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Discover Something Local and New this Independents Week

20% discount Golden Coupon attracts new customers, supports local businesses during rough summers

Across Arizona (June 14, 2019) - Local First Arizona honors independent businesses with a statewide campaign, called Independents Week, or “Indie Week”, from Saturday, June 29 - Sunday, July 7, 2019. Arizonans can participate in the campaign by using a Golden Coupon at hundreds of participating local businesses to receive a 20 percent discount throughout the week.

Independents Week aims to boost local business support during the summertime, when the temperature heats up and businesses in the Phoenix area see profits dip. The goal of the annual campaign is to not only add more dollars to our local economies but encourage localists to discover something local and new.

“Independents Week is a great way to try a new business and support your community,” says Thomas Barr, Executive Director of Local First Arizona, “Our local businesses are vital to our economy and help to keep four times more dollars here. This campaign is a way to celebrate local businesses and show our local pride.”

NEW THIS YEAR!

Celebrity Videos - During Independents Week, tune into Local First Arizona’s social media accounts, (@LocalFirstAZ), to see surprise local celebrities, artists, and government officials share their favorite local businesses and why it’s so important to support small businesses.

Twitter Chat - Local entrepreneurs are invited to join the Twitter #IndieChatAZ to share tips for being successful and how to support local businesses in Arizona. The chat is hosted by Local First Arizona, Downtown Flagstaff, Visit Tucson, and #YESPHX on Friday, June 28 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Followers can join the conversation using the hashtag #IndieChatAZ #IndieWeekAZ.

Social Media Contest - A social media contest is planned for participants of Indie Week encouraging Arizonans to snap a selfie in front of a dedicated mural and post to social media using the event hashtag: #IndieWeekAZ. The contest will run June 29 - July 7 and a winner will be announced on the event Facebook page Tuesday, July 9. The mural is located at 417 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

INDEPENDENTS WEEK BAR CRAWL

Local First Arizona hosts its sixth annual Independents Week Bar Crawl in Downtown Phoenix for the public to attend.

What: Independents Week Bar Crawl
When: Saturday, June 28 from 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Starting location: Phoenix Public Market: 14 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Note: Admission is free and guests receive five dollar drink specials at five local bar stops. A scavenger hunt is also included and first, second, and third place winners receive prizes from local businesses. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Event RSVP: bit.ly/IndieBarCrawl2019

TUCSON ROADSHOW FOR INDIE WEEK

join the community to celebrate Independents Week at Zinburger.

What: Tucson Roadshow for Indie Week
When: Wednesday, July 3 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Zinburger: 1865 E River Rd #101, Tucson, AZ 85718
Cost: Free to attend
Note: Open to the public
Event RSVP:bit.ly/2MPS1at

PHOENIX INDEPENDENT BOWL

Rebel Lounge owner and local music promoter, Psyko Steve hosts the “7th Basically Annual Phoenix Indie Bowl”, benefiting Local First Arizona Foundation programs. Bowlers at any level compete for first place at this all ages event.

What: Phoenix Independent Bowl
When: Sunday, July 7 from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Let It Roll Bowl: 8925 N 12th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Cost: $25 per bowler
Note: All ages welcome
Event Registration: bit.ly/phxindiebowl2019

Golden Coupons are available as a digital download or a printed version, courtesy of THINK!, to be used at any participating local business. The 20 percent discount is applied to either a product, service, or taken off the total of the bill, which is determined by the business owner.

Download a digital version of the Golden Coupon, find participating businesses and search Independents Week events at: www.localfirstaz.com/independents-week

Official Independents Week hashtag: #IndieWeekAZ

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2345762949037812/

ABOUT LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA

Founded in 2003 by Executive Director Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona (LFA) is a community and economic development organization working to strengthen local economies. LFA educates consumers about the interconnectedness of the economy, trains small businesses to be more effective and more competitive, helps larger Arizona businesses and institutions tell their story as champions of Arizona, and creates programs and events that make it fun and easy to discover local businesses and buy local. Visit www.localfirstaz.com for more information and a directory of more than 3,000 locally owned businesses.

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