Local First Arizona put on a speed dating event to help local businesses connect with local banks. We sent a group of our team members, including President James Christensen, to the event to see what it was all about, and we were really happy with the spirit of local self-reliance.
When we started our Local Love campaign and committed to donating $5,000 in design and marketing services to a local small business, we weren’t really sure what to expect. We hoped we’d be able to make a real difference for someone local and meet people who truly cared about our community. As it turned out, we heard from quite a few passionate people about the many different businesses who were all well-deserving of the award. However, we could only pick one business to receive our award.
After falling in love with the atmosphere and food, we recently sponsored Food Truck Friday at the Gilbert Food Truck Food Court by paying the vendor fees for all of the trucks for a night. After the event, we spoke with our customer, Casey Stechnij from Udder Delights, who shared some insights about food truck events and why they’ve chosen us for their banking needs.