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Spotted: Local First's Small Wonders, Uptown to Downtown Phoenix

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Kimber Lanning and her super crew at Local First Arizona have done it again.

In the 2012-2013 Uptown to Downtown Phoenix edition, the group presents another collection of local businesses; each highlighted by specialty and mapped out on a conveniently sized, one-stop-shop for local treasures.

Almost 60 businesses -- all members of Local First -- now sprinkle the colorful map of central Phoenix. Other brochures currently include Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tucson (coming soon!) and Verde Valley.

Local First has printed 75,000 copies of the Phoenix map (pictured below) for distribution this year.

You can check out the maps online or pick up a copy at your local visitor's bureau, convention center, tourism or realty offices. They're also available at Sky Harbor International Airport and local businesses (we picked ours up at Bunky Boutique).

If you'd like to participate in Local First or give away the brochures at your business, contact Kimber Lanning.

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