bloom sponsors


Bright Properties has deep Tucson roots, with decades of real-world experience through many business cycles. With nearly three decades of success in real estate both in Tucson and in Boston, Bright is poised to help their customers navigate and thrive in the current real estate environment. Their goal is to put their clients' interests first and to help people make bright decisions.


A pioneer in resale fashion, Buffalo Exchange is a sustainable business that works to protect the environment by reusing and recycling clothing. In 1974, Kerstin and Spencer Block opened the first Buffalo Exchange in Tucson, Arizona, offering customers the opportunity to buy, sell and trade clothing. This idea of hand-selecting only quality, fashionable items and reselling them at fair prices in a clean, fun atmosphere revolutionized the retail fashion industry. Since its beginning in 1974, this family-operated company has grown to 49 stores in 20 states. It is still run by Kerstin Block and her daughter Rebecca out of their Headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, where they play an active role in supporting the local community.


seedling sponsors

Experience the soul of the city at AC Hotel Tucson Downtown. Situated in the heart of the action, the AC Hotel Tucson embraces the spirit of Tucson through locally inspired artwork in their lobby and craft beers and unique spirits sourced from Southern Arizona in their AC Lounge. Whether you're conducting business, attending a festival or visiting a loved one at University of Arizona, you'll love staying just steps from downtown's trendy restaurants, shops and art galleries. Treat yourself to a memorable stay at AC Hotel Tucson Downtown.


Susan Denis is among the top 100 Realtors in Tucson, consecutively for many years. She devotes herself to her clients, whether it's shopping for a first home, selling your home so that you can relocate, or hunting for the beautiful “forever home.”


The TCI Foundation (TCIF), a 501c3 non-profit organization, was founded to provide the financial education young adults should have received in school.TCIF offers the 3rd Decade program, led by financial experts, to increase your financial confidence and success.


in-kind sponsors

In business since 1942, Betts has adopted the best of new technologies and developed the necessary skills to meet the needs of an ever-changing clientele. They offer offset, letterpress, large format, archival inkjet, and digital printing, as well as foils and finishing.


Exo Roast Co. is about meticulous attention to the coffees that bear their name. From sourcing green beans to refining roast profiles to searching out the optimal extraction for each coffee, Exo is committed, everyday, to providing their customers with the best coffee experience possible.


Iron Horse Fabricators is a metal fabrications workshop that creates unique designs that excite, educate, and inspire. Their talented and passionate production designers are committed to creating dynamic fabrication and design work. Whether you already have a concept or need guidance with the creative direction, their experienced team will successfully execute a production that’s built specifically for your vision.


media sponsor

Zocalo is a hyper-local monthly magazine reflecting the heart and soul of Tucson through its arts, culture, entertainment, food, and events.