1 – One membership, multiple connections
Most organizations offer one membership for hundreds of dollars. We offer three for free. Go Local membership includes membership to Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and American Independent Business Alliance, connections to advertising campaigns, national research and reports, and state and national business networks.
2 – Build online presence with free listings
Get your Google up! Go Local membership includes free web listing and advertising via Go Local and Shift Happens web sites, putting you in front of thousands of new potential customers
3 – Discount advertising and marketing opportunities
Whose got time for marketing? We do. Your membership includes options for coordinated marketing and advertising campaigns, access to discount ad rates on Click! Network, the Weekly Volcano and Click! On Demand, and free listing in Tacoma’s Local Independent Business Guide
4 – Stay in touch & connected to available resources.
Connect to thousands of people through our coordinated events calendar, find available financial opportunities for your small business, and discover what services are available to you based on your unique business.
5 – Make thousands of customer connections with Go Local’s Business Directory and partnerships
This is way better than Who’s Who in American Business. And it’s free. Go Local membership includes a listing in Tacoma’s Local Independent Business Directory, which is distributed to thousands of customers you haven’t met yet. We also aid in connecting you with appropriate partners throughout our extensive network.
6 – Learn, share and build business at Go Local Shop Talks and 1 Million Cups Tacoma
We’ve crafted a series of workshops that will transform mentoring, brainstorming, networking and knowledge sharing into something you will actually enjoy.
7 – Meet the press with access to Go Local’s Media and Publications Power List
Tired of public officials and local tragedy getting all the attention? We’ll teach you how to get the attention you deserve. Hell, we’ll teach you how to get attention you don’t deserve. Go Local membership includes free media mentoring, promotional assistance and access to Go Local’s Media and Publications Power List
8 – Build customer loyalty with our Localist program
Encourage residents to shop locally through a program that provides consumers with more buying power and increases customers at our independent and local businesses.
9 – Build your business presence with Shop 253 platform
Keep up with the ingenious consumer and take your business to the next level by creating an online presence on Shop 253.
10 – FREE Stuff – window decals, stickers, posters + more!
Go Local members get the coolest free stuff. Stickers, decals, cards, flyers, you name it. You won’t be embarrassed to put our stuff on your car or storefront. We promise
Local and Independent!
Go Local Members are made up of:
Businesses, Artists, and Non-Profits that are Local and Independently owned by an individual or group.
Note: Network marketers (internet only distribution marketing) and franchises do not qualify as local businesses, but can support Go Local.
What is Local?
Any individually or group owned business in the Greater Tacoma area that has 51% or more decision making power in the matters of hiring, firing, sourcing, marketing, and giving. The LIB must have its headquarters based locally and have no more than five (5) locations.
Local Independent Business: FREE Membership includes:
• Member decal & Thank You decal
• Website directory listing with logo and link
• Go Local member badge for website that links to Go Local for optimized link back, and branding
• Networking events
• Business resources
• Continued connection to other businesses, new customers, and local government
• Special Merchant service rates with US Bank
….. To Join just hit the Join Go Local tab and Join for FREE
Go Local online membership enrollment