Celebrating Arizona’s ‘Independents’


Independents Week is Arizona’s only weeklong celebration of local businesses that also lets residents save money while shopping local. Pick up a Golden Coupon from Local First Arizona and use it July 1–9 to receive a 20 percent discount at hundreds of independent Arizona businesses. Learn more at http://www.localfirstaz.com.

Empowering Consumers – Strengthening Communities


Shop Local movement gets personal   By Kathryn M. Miller ~ Keep your money where your home is by shopping local. The idea is not new, and while it is gaining momentum, consumers may not be aware of the incredible power that they wield. “Many people aren’t aware of the true price of their simple […]

Keep Your Money Where Your Home Is


Celebrate your local “Independents” By Kathryn M. Miller – As our nation celebrates declaring its independence this month, there is another quieter movement towards independence taking place. It is a national campaign with grass-roots development; and it is gaining momentum. Independents Week takes place July 1-7, facilitated nationally by the American Independent Business Alliance, and […]