‘Dog Days’ Yields Pet Adoptions, Donations, Good Feelings

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CopperPoint hosted its third annual Dog Days of Summer event for employees to cure their summertime blues by cuddling with adoptable dogs.

The event also raises donations, such as food, treats and household goods, that Arizona’s animal shelters rely on.

During the slower summer months, these donations are needed more than ever. Dog and cat pet food, bags of treats, clean towels and blankets are the most widely needed items.

CopperPoint’s partner in the Dog Days event is the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL), Arizona’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter. AAWL brought adoptable dogs and cats to CopperPoint’s office in the hopes these animals would find a loving family to call home.

Thanks to the generosity of CopperPoint employees, the Dog Days event resulted in three animal adoptions, more than 50 pounds of food plus a variety of pet supplies donated to the shelter. Also, $868 in adoption fees/donations were raised and CopperPoint is matching that amount, bringing total cash amount to $1,736.

Hosting an adoption event starts with a phone call to your nearest animal shelter. And to support the health, wellness, emotional and behavior needs of animals in the care of an Arizona shelter, check out the wish lists are posted on their websites. The Arizona Animal Welfare League list can be found here.

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!

NAWBO Celebrates Best of Women-Owned Businesses

CopperPoint Insurance Companies was a proud sponsor of the Phoenix chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) 2017 Desert Diamonds Awards Gala held on Wednesday, June 14. CopperPoint sponsored the Business Owner of the Year award won by Connie Zimmerlich of ClickChickPhotography.

NAWBO is the voice of America’s 10.6 million women-owned businesses. Since 1975, Continue reading