The Benefits of Joining Buy Local Greater Kalamazoo

Besides it being just the right thing to do, we think membership has its advantages. For only $150 per year, the promotional value FAR outweighs the cost, don’t you think? But then there’s the networking and education, too! Wow! What are you waiting for?

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Member benefits that help promote your local business include:

  • Host or teach at a Buy Local event (After 5, Lunch-n-Learn, Local Expert Hour)
  • Google Business listing with photos description and links to boost search presence are listed on our website
  • Social media mentions (Buy Local has an online following of more than 5,000 and growing)
  • Complimentary ribbon cutting (grand openings, anniversaries, new locations, and more)
  • Listing in the annual “Guide to Local Living” directory (20,000, direct-mailed and distributed through members and events)
  • Email marketing to members and community that can include new members, shout-outs, business news, and more)
  • Coop advertising opportunities
  • Use of Buy Local logo and window clings
  • Free attendance to Buy Local events that are held 2-3 times a month with 40+ in attendance
  • Community event involvement
  • Free attendance to Lunch-n-Learn and Local Expert Hours
  • Discounts on SCORE workshops
  • Community education efforts / participation in national initiatives for small businesses