Local First Ithaca

 Business Membership Benefits

  • Listing in LFI directory and website
  • Year-round, on-going promotion of your business, including:
    • Social media program
    • Member highlight on website
    • Retail kit
    • Media promotion and exposure
    • Opportunity to be in our Guide to Being Local
    • Access to BALLE network events and resources
    • Seasonal campaigns, including Local Lover Challenge
    • Public Policy Advocacy promoting the interest of local independent businesses, services and farmers.

 Member-to-Member Benefits

  • Discounts and group purchasing
  • Share ideas and resources
  • Partner/Collaborate with other members
  • Member events
  • Participation with other community organizations and events

Criteria for business membership

  1. Is your business based locally, with a majority of the owners living in the Ithaca area?
  2. Can you make independent decisions about the name and look of your business, your products, and your purchasing and distribution?
  3. Do you pay your own marketing, rent, and other business expenses?

     If you answered YES! to the above 3 questions , you are ready to join! 

Types of Membership and Fees

Select Business Size

*Full Time Equivalent (employees including owners)

Not-for-Profit Community Organization - $75
Student/Low-Income - $20

Founding Member Business - $1000
Founding Members will receive special acknowledgment in press, advertising, and promotional materials, as well as additional benefits TBA.