Community: News and helpful information about organizations around the Tucson and Phoenix areas

  1. Seizing on increasing public preference for supporting local businesses, Vantage West has unveiled a new ad campaign that distinguishes us from for-profit financial institutions and demonstrates our support for other local businesses.  According to a recent survey from the Financial Trust Index, just 38% of Americans trusted national banks. In contrast, nearly 60% trusted credit […]
  2. It’s 10am on a Tuesday, a mere month into the worst pandemic seen in a generation, and Alexis Carbajal stands in a parking lot, sweating nervously. Just three weeks earlier, Alexis and his partner Juan Ayala decided to close down their popular Puerto Rican food truck, Phoenix Coqui. They opened the truck in 2017 to […]
  3. It was the year 2000, the turn of the millennium, when Joyce Feickert and Marv Kirchler finally bought the farm. More specifically, the couple purchased a 1920s farmhouse to renovate into the new home of Hem & Her Bridal Design Studio, the business they’ve run together for more than 20 years. Over the next two […]
  4. When they arrived in Tucson from Los Angeles, artist Mel “Melo” Dominguez found that they needed to find a sense of community. That’s when they met Melissa Brown-Dominguez. They found voices like those of their community missing from the local arts scene. To provide representation to those they felt were underrepresented, they opened Galeria Mitotera, […]
  5. February is Black History Month, also called African American History Month. It is a special opportunity to honor the achievements and recognize the important role of the African American community in the United States. Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the “Father of Black History Month,” first launched “Negro History Week” in 1926. Later, in 1976, the week became the month-long celebration we observe now.
    Feb 1, 2021
    3 min read
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