Working Together Locally: Farmer+Chef Connection


The Local First Arizona Foundation and its partners will present the Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection Wednesday, September 16. The event brings together local food producers and wholesale food buyers at restaurants, hotels, etc. from across the state, and aims to build wholesale food networks at the local level. The cornerstone of the event is the Suppliers’ Marketplace, an all-day […]

Boutique Air Begins Phoenix To Show Low Service


Boutique Air announced that it will be initiating service between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and Show Low Regional Airport (SOW) beginning August 1. The airline was recently awarded the Essential Air Service contract to provide service between the two communities after receiving strong support from local leadership and the broader community. “We are […]

BALLE 2015 Injects New Energy Into Localist Movement


– By Kathryn M. Miller An enthusiastic crowd officially kicked off the BALLE 2015 Conference the evening of June 10 at the majestic Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Phoenix, led by the Valley’s own localist rock star, Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona (www.localfirstaz.com). Although the conference was well underway with local tours and an opening […]

Tech Company Boomtown! Expands To North Scottsdale


– By Taylor Bahrijczuk A tech company, BoomTown! out of San Francisco, California, has expanded its business to North Scottsdale. “We’ve seen a constant increase in demand for our support services,” said Tyler Gerber, Head of Online Marketing and co-founder, in an email interview, as he was at a conference in Las Vegas. “We’re currently servicing […]

What’s Working Locally – Small Business Resources


If starting and running a small business is your vision of “The American Dream,” then Arizona, and the Valley in particular, is a good place to be. In honor of National Small Business Week, May 4-8, we’ve put together some local resources to assist with the start up and running of a small business. Both […]

Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network Now HonorHealth


HonorHealth, both a name and a call to action, is the new name and brand for Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network. “At HonorHealth, we’re all about making healthy personal with a focus on our patients – when they’re healthy and when they’re not,” says CEO Tom Sadvary. “We’re honored to put them at the center of […]