Complitition is the focus of Ocotillo Collective

SAFFORD — The last Tuesday of each month is a chance for small business owners to find out what they have in common with each other.

The Ocotillo Collective will meet Tuesday, at 6 p.m., at the Graham County Chamber of Commerce building in Safford.

The group was formed to give business owners a chance to collaborate, rather than compete.

“With more of a collaboration, we can get more done in this community,” said co-founder Torey Cranford, with the Small Business Development Center at EAC.

Joining Cranford to create the Ocotillo Collective was Marquette Mower, owner of Marquette LaRee Photography, and Desiree Schnell, owner of Josie James Co. boutique.

The focus this month is uncovering the business owner’s “why”; to go much deeper into what drives the business owner more than just making money.

Learn more in the Ocotillo Collective’s Facebook group, The Ocotillo Collective | Facebook.

Editor’s note: This story was edited at 3:49 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2023, to correct the day Ocotillo Collective meets.