More area businesses benefit from Local First Arizona

THATCHER —Local First Arizona has announced even more area businesses that have benefited from the Small Business Relief Fund.

Receiving grants in Graham and Greenlee counties were The Cleanup Crew, Daley Diner, Rustic Barn Bakery, KDC Electrical, Crafts with Class, Garcia’s Gutters, Chaparral Mini-Market and Eagle’s Roost/Howard’s Place.

Previous recipients included Precision Tile and Flooring, Extreme Martial Arts, Valley Auto Wrecking, The Sammich Shop, Clifton Hotel, Jessica Aguilera Photography and the Simpson Hotel.

The grants ranged from $1,500 to $2,500.

In deciding which businesses would take priority for grant funding, Local First Arizona focused on businesses with three or fewer employees and less than $250,000 in annual revenue.

The Small Business Relief Fund was established to help locally-owned small businesses dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Local First Arizona raised more than $1 million and used those funds to help 400 businesses statewide.

To learn more about the Small Business Relief Fund go to To make a contribution go to