Celebrate ‘Independents Week’ at Local Businesses Across Downtown
June 17, 2015
In recognition of National Independents Week, Local First Arizona will honor locally owned and independent businesses across the state from Saturday, June 27, through Sunday, July 5. The nationwide Independents Week campaign, coordinated by the American Independent Business Alliance and known as “Indie Week,” takes place during the week of Independence Day with the purpose of enlightening consumers to the importance of supporting local businesses.
“Independence Day is a time for us to reflect on what makes our state and country great,” says Kimber Lanning, Director of Local First Arizona. “Arizona’s independent business community is the backbone of our local economy and the driving force behind what makes us proud to call Arizona home.
“Up to four times more money stays in the local economy when consumers choose an independent business over a national chain. Independents Week is our way of drawing attention to the important role independent businesses play in our daily lives.”
This year’s Independents Week will feature the return of the Golden Coupon, Independents Week contests with great prizes, fun events with local businesses in Tucson and across the state, and much more:
TAKE THE ‘BUY LOCAL’ PLEDGE
Arizonans are encouraged to take the pledge to ‘Buy Local’ and support Arizona’s independent businesses during Indie Week. Anyone can take the pledge by clicking here and filling out the simple form. Pledgers can choose to publicly have their names listed on the Local First Arizona website or remain anonymous. All pledgers will be entered in a raffle to win a Phoenix vacation package, which includes a one-night stay at the Clarendon Hotel, a $100 gift card to the Vig and admission for two to the Phoenix Art Museum.
THE GOLDEN COUPON RETURNS
The popular Golden Coupon is the ticket to saving 20% off purchases from hundreds of locally owned establishments. You can simply print out the Golden Coupon from the LFA website or download the coupon on your smart phone and use it at as many participating locations as they please throughout Independents Week. Golden Coupons can also be found in the June “Shop Local” issue of Arizona Jewish Post.
PASSPORT TO LOCAL SUCCESS
Pick up your free Passport to Local Success and tour 20 of Southern Arizona’s favorite independent businesses. Get at least 5 stamps from passport businesses just for stopping by and be entered to win great prizes including gift certificates for local restaurants, breweries and the grand prize: a VIP Summer Staycation package from Hotel Congress. Package includes 1 night stay a Hotel Congress for two, 2 tickets to the show that night at Club Congress and breakfast for two at The Cup Café. There is no purchase necessary to win. Print your passport by downloading here on June 27th, or pick one up in person at any of the 20 passport stops.
FOOD ON THE STREETS, LIGHTS IN THE SKY
Join LFA at this fun event at Mercado San Agustin on July 4 at 6:00 p.m. featuring popular food trucks and live music from the Cochise County All Stars. During the event, Agustin Kitchen will be serving this year’s special Indie Week Ale from Borderlands – a Grapefruit Hefeweizen brewed with the juice and zest of locally grown White Marsh grapefruits.
Find more details on Independents Week here.