Tucson & Southern Arizona

  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. Tucson-based Dancing in the Streets uses the art of classical ballet to instill confidence, skill, and perseverance into the youth of the city’s south side. See for yourself how art can transform our community in a new episode of Thrive. To learn more about Dancing in the Streets, visit their website at THRIVE spotlights the innovative […]
  6. Keeping true to their name, Pivot Produce revamped their business after the pandemic hit and they lost 90% of their business in one weekend. The business pivoted to providing fresh, locally-sourced produce to Tucsonans who lack access while maintaining its mission to create a sustainable agricultural system in Southern Arizona. To learn more about Pivot […]
  7. For most of us, the last few weeks proved to be a stressful and confusing period as entire communities tried to adjust to the changes caused by the coronavirus outbreak. As social distancing and stay-at-home measures flipped our lives upside down, it’s forced us to adapt to a new reality. In unprecedented moments like these, […]
Disclosures

This is not an exhaustive list of all ways to support local businesses. Business owners are creating new ways to do business as the pandemic situation evolves daily. Please check on our local businesses’ updates so you can support them in a way that works for you. We do not endorse any specific local business.