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Courtesy of Clothes Minded

Subscription box brings Arizona designers to doorsteps

With a rising focus on local artisans and supporting local business, Kim Kendall of the Phoenix boutique Clothes Minded, created a program that makes discovering new local designers simple.

Love Local is a boxed collection that includes products that were created by five different local designers. This box is the first of its kind, but Kendall says she has big plans for the expansion of Love Local.

EXPOSING LOCAL TALENT

The first edition of the Love Local box includes a t-shirt by State Forty Eight, a copper arrow-printed necklace by HERinspiration, a makeup bag by Artist Andrea, a beaded bracelet by Pure Life and a BEYOUband headband by The Zen Bird. The boxes are perfect for the holidays and introduce people to local designers that they may not have discovered otherwise.

“It’s a lot of time to look up all these different markets, and bounce around from the farmers markets to the art market or to First Friday,” Kendall said. “So that’s why we wanted to just package it and put it all into the Love Local.”

Kendall said that she hopes her Love Local program will get these designers more exposure because they are working so hard to get their brands out in the public eye. She wants to make it easier to bring the products from the designers to the customers.

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Gateway Bank's "Love Local" to Award $5000 to Small Valley Business

The nominations are open and only one Valley business will win. Love Local, a campaign created by Gateway Bank, gives the local community an opportunity to nominate favorite small businesses for a chance to win a portion of Gateway Bank’s own marketing budget (in the form of a $2500 donation), which will be matched by Forty in the form of branding and design services.

“Small businesses help our economy grow and thrive, and Love Local is one way of showing appreciation while giving the community an opportunity to return the support,” said James Christensen, president and CEO of Gateway Bank.

With nominations open through August 31, Valley residents can visit gcbaz.com/lovelocal to nominate their favorite small business (owned and operated by Arizona residents and with 20 employees or less) and tell Gateway Bank why they think their nominee deserves the boost. The winning company will be announced on October 1.

About Gateway Bank:
Gateway Bank, a Mesa, Ariz.-based, community-centric institution, is focused on returning to the “old-fashioned” way of banking. With services available Valley wide, Gateway Bank offers businesses and individuals personalized solutions ranging from simple savings and checking accounts, to complex loans and cash management solutions for business. 

small business

Gateway Bank's "Love Local" to Award $5000 to Small Valley Business

The nominations are open and only one Valley business will win. Love Local, a campaign created by Gateway Bank, gives the local community an opportunity to nominate favorite small businesses for a chance to win a portion of Gateway Bank’s own marketing budget (in the form of a $2500 donation), which will be matched by Forty in the form of branding and design services.

“Small businesses help our economy grow and thrive, and Love Local is one way of showing appreciation while giving the community an opportunity to return the support,” said James Christensen, president and CEO of Gateway Bank.

With nominations open through August 31, Valley residents can visit gcbaz.com/lovelocal to nominate their favorite small business (owned and operated by Arizona residents and with 20 employees or less) and tell Gateway Bank why they think their nominee deserves the boost. The winning company will be announced on October 1.

About Gateway Bank:
Gateway Bank, a Mesa, Ariz.-based, community-centric institution, is focused on returning to the “old-fashioned” way of banking. With services available Valley wide, Gateway Bank offers businesses and individuals personalized solutions ranging from simple savings and checking accounts, to complex loans and cash management solutions for business.