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 with Go Local’s Coordinated Community Events Calendar
Don’t go head to head with six organizations having six events on the same day. Connect to thousands of people on Go Local’s Coordinated Community Events Calendar while making sure some other event doesn’t trump yours
5 – Make thousands of customer connections with Go Local’s Business Directory
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
6 – Brainstorm, build relationships, and build business at Go Local Shop Talks
Business meetings can be long, boring and useless. We’ve crafted a series of Go Local events that will transform mentoring, brainstorming, networking and knowledge sharing into something you might actually want to do again
7 – Meet the press with free 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 your business skills with Go Local SmartLabs
Running a business can be exhausting. Running a well-run business is less exhausting. Go Local members gain access to workshops and training for business and professional development, marketing, sales strategies, creating strategic community partners, human resource tools and more. Offered in conjunction with City of Tacoma’s Economic Gardening program
9 – Go Local’s events are actually fun to attend
Can you really stomach another power lunch with Chicken Cordon Blue, rice pilaf and Broccoli Normandy? Do you dread listening to another half-hour commercial for an accounting firm disguised as a business seminar? Then check out some of Go Local’s yearly events. Every year, Go Local members can enjoy and help plan events such as Click! Cable TV Movie Nights Outside at Tollefson Plaza, City Runs, Tacoma Shift Happens and Tacoma Farmers Market days
10 – FREE Stuff!
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) do not qualify as local businesses, but can support Go Local financially.
What is Local?
Located in Tacoma/Pierce County having no more than 5 locations, with Headquarters in Tacoma/Pierce county, and not publicly traded.