Shop Local During Independents Week July 1-9

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CopperPoint is a proud sponsor of the Local First Arizona’s Independents Week, Arizona’s only weeklong celebration (July 1-9) of local businesses that saves you 20 percent while shopping at hundreds of participating businesses.

Local First Arizona (LFA) is a nonprofit organization that celebrates independent, locally owned businesses. During Indie Week, you can save money when shopping at locally owned restaurants and stores, rather than national chains. You can also help put money back into the Arizona economy when you shop. It’s a win-win!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit any Local First Arizona office or most hot spots around town to pick up a Golden Coupon, or download the digital version. You can print as many as you’d like to use during Indie Week 2017.
  2. Check out the lists of participating businesses across Arizona to see who’s accepting the Golden Coupon this year. (This list features metropolitan Phoenix businesses).
  3. Stock up and save 20 percent at hundreds of local businesses across the state.

“We don’t realize how much our local spending impacts our quality of life,” says Kimber Lanning, founder and director of LFA.

Shopping at locally owned businesses also helps residents become more rooted in their communities, Lanning says.

Connection to place, also known as placemaking, is critically important, she adds, as a Knight Foundation study found that citizens who feel rooted in their communities are:

  • More likely to vote
  • More likely to volunteer
  • More likely to give to charity
  • More likely to pay taxes

CopperPoint encourages Arizona residents to shop local and save during Independents Week!

Name change: EV Partnership becomes PHX East Valley

RocArnettBy Roc Arnett
President, PHX East Valley
The East Valley Partnership has been around for 31 years. But when it comes down to it, if the organization was working to recruit out-of-state business to Arizona, the likely first question from the target would be: “Where is the East Valley?”

Phoenix-area residents think of the East Valley as Tempe, Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert. Sometimes Scottsdale is added. In truth it includes fifteen communities and is one of the most dynamic regions in the country with record-growth since 1980.

In fact, the East Valley has become “home” to more than 1.2 million Continue reading