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#BoostCrew aims to help bring more business into local mom-and-pops

Updated: Jan. 13, 2021 at 10:52 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - There’s a new way to support small business in southern Arizona.

The Keep Local Alive-Tucson group started a new effort Wednesday to highlight those who need our help. Their first business in the spotlight is Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria on Broadway due to the construction mess they’ve had to deal with.

“They need people. They need patrons, they need their local Tucsonans,” said Keep Local Alive-Tucson ambassador, Aaron Greenberg. “We are seeing so many businesses shut down. Local mom and pops that will never re-open.”

Their newest initiative is the #BoostCrew, a group that will target a business for a period of time and focus on driving business to their door. They will use platforms like social media to encourage people to take $20 dollars a week and put it back into the community.

“If everybody did that, took $20 a week, and spent it at a local business, we can save the Tucson economy 878 million dollars a year,” said Greenberg.

Right now, KLA-Tucson is working on an application to submit a business. In the meantime, you can send them a message on Facebook here:

Keep Local Alive Tucson—a movement that supports small business—has been trying to find ways to...
Keep Local Alive Tucson—a movement that supports small business—has been trying to find ways to keep the momentum as the pandemic continues.(Aaron Greenberg)

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