Local First AZ Rocks!

I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to co-host an episode of Phoenix Business Radio X with Karen Nowicki. Karen and I have known each other for years and her latest venture, Phoenix Business Radio X, has taken off like wildfire! The mission is to build businesses and connect people.

I invited Kendall Jones of Local First AZ (LFA) to come to the studios for an interview with us. Kendall is the Community Outreach Director at LFA and I had met her on a few occasions through my affiliation and membership with Local First AZ. She is often the face and voice of LFA at the various events held around town for members and non-members alike. I love her energy and her passion for all things local and I was thrilled when all of our busy schedules aligned perfectly for this recording session.

Kendall is a wealth of knowledge and as you will hear in the interview, your dollars spent locally do matter and those decisions impact our community far and wide! Kendall shares some stories that illustrate this point and will surely have an impact on you and your shopping habits.

Listen in here and make a commitment to shop local first whenever possible. Tune in regularly to Phoenix Business Radio X. It is the pulse of the Valley’s leading businesses. All episodes are available online.

Click here to listen to a previous recording with Karen and Andrea discussing Simple Organized Solutions and the mission of helping others turn their chaos into calm. Got Chaos? Get Calm. ™

Small steps lead to big change

Don’t we all want to make a positive impact on the world; to leave it better today than it was yesterday? I think we do! Shopping locally is just one simple way you can begin to be more intentional and do some good in your own community. When you are shopping for anything, first check the Local First AZ online directory (and no, you do not have to be a member to access it!). If you do not find what you are looking for, call their office at (602) 956-0909. They are there to help. And on the occasions you do shop at Amazon, consider using the AmazonSmile program where you can name a non-profit that will receive a portion of the sale price in Amazon’s give-back offering. I have personally done this and I have named Local First AZ as my charity of choice.

Are you committed to shop local first? How else are you making sure your dollars are spent wisely and locally?

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