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Phoenix Independents Week 2013

Local First Arizona (LFA) is a non-profit organization that aims to support local businesses, thereby strengthening local communities and economies. LFA invites you to celebrate the 11th annual Independents Week, June 30th through July 7, 2013 by shopping locally. Visit their website for the complete Local First Business Directory.

Independents Week


Take the pledge to buy locally during the event and be entered to win one of two staycation packages. Winner will be chosen at random on July 8th. Staycation packages include:

Sedona – A one-night stay for two at Sedona Lounge Resort and a $75 credit to use at the resort’s spa or restaurants.

Globe/Miami – Stay a night at the unique Noftsger Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast, a converted former school. Also receive passes to the 700 year-old pueblo, Besh-Ba-Gowah Archeological Park.


Get your Golden Coupon and enjoy 20% off at over 300 participating local businesses. Please note that not all LFA businesses are taking part in the Golden Coupon savings, but included are the Phoenix ZooAZ on the Rocks Indoor Climbing, and the Phoenix Art Museum.


Come by the Modified Arts, LFA staff’s new office space, at 407 E. Roosevelt Street during First Fridays art walk on July 5th starting at 6:00 pm. They will be giving away Golden Coupons and hosting activities and contests.

Local First Arizona

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