I sure hope to be seeing lots of these Golden Coupons shortly. This is the time of year when I can hardly wait to give 20% discounts to my loyal customers and those that I meet for the first time that week.
During the week surrounding July 4th, I join Local First Arizona, as well as other locally focused groups, in encouraging all of us to “go local” by supporting as many locally owned businesses as possible. Join the thousands of consumers and hundreds of businesses who participate in this statewide celebration of the local and independent businesses that are the backbone of our local economies. Most, if not all by now, states have a similar Local First organization. They go by many names but all will be celebrating Independents Week which was started 11 years ago by the American Business Alliance.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen the local economies in the Valley of the Sun, as well as the rest of the country, struggling. Spending local is a way to keep more money circulating in the communities that matter to you — doesn’t have to be the one that you live in, can be the one you work in or your daughter lives in or the one where all the good restaurants are located in — wherever you are is your ‘local’.
One of the key reasons I joined and am active in Local First Arizona is the support they demonstrate for local businesses AND local consumers. They sponsor and advocate for community improvements, community jobs, community activities and more. I’ve found my move to AZ great for many reasons but frequently feel disconnected from my neighborhood and in search of my ‘downtown’. My involvement with LFA, helps me to feel ‘at home’ and with roots.
Gifts To Go is proud to acknowledge and thank our loyal customers with the special Independents Week 20% Golden Coupon. I’ll share more details as we get closer to June 30 but would appreciate your helping me tell as many of our community members all about Independents Week!
Want to know who else is participating in Independents Week? Check out www.localfirstaz.com. Check back periodically between now and June 30 as businesses are still enrolling in the promotion and the Local First Arizona website is being updated continuously.