A guide to becoming a Local First Alliance Member
Local First Alliance, a program of Vital Communities, welcomes local businesses and organizations as members, creating a united group working to support and strengthen the Upper Valley economy. There are currently 123 Local First Alliance members taking advantage of membership benefits and promoting their commitment to the Upper Valley economy, community, and environment with help from Local First Alliance.
Why has so many Upper Valley businesses and organizations joined with Local First Alliance and why should you?
Local First Alliance provides members with numerous benefits and opportunities including support, resources, and collective outreach.
Tangible benefits include:
- Our Welcome Kit, with posters, stickers, and more!
- Regular news and event updates
- FREE listings in our online member directory — a fun, frequented source for locally owned and independent businesses, artists, nonprofits, and farms
- Opportunity to profile your business or organization’s commitment to community and environment
- Member decals, to identify your business as locally owned
- Use of the Local First Alliance name, logo, and messaging in your business or organization marketing
- Collective marketing opportunities with television, radio, print, and online outreach for Alliance membership
- Free or reduced price admission to networking and educational events
The Local First Alliance decal is a well known sign that sets Local First Alliance member storefronts apart. Community members all around the Upper Valley acknowledge and search for the Local First Alliance decal knowing that it represents a sustainable approach to a stronger economy and acts as a reminder to think local first.
To learn more and to become a Local First Alliance member visit the Local First Alliance website or email LocalFirst@VitalCommunties.org.
Local First Alliance is a program of Vital Communities, a nonprofit organization based in the Upper Valley that brings together citizens, organizations, and municipalities to take on issues where an independent voice and regional approach are essential. Go to VitalCommunities.org to learn more about how we strive to make our region a better place to live, work, and play every day.