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Benefits of a Local First Springfield Membership

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1.    Helping you market your business as you receive:

  • A business listing in our online business directory
  • Opportunity to participate in our Buy Local Month marketing campaign with print ads, online, radio, TV, and social media
  • Front-door stickers identifying you as a Local First Member
  • Window clings for both your personal and company vehicles to align your brand with Local First Springfield
  • Local First logo which you can add to your e-mail, website, and social media for maximum cross-branding
  • Members can be nominated for Local First Springfield Awards

2.    Business development workshops and seminars

3.    Networking with other local independent entreprenuers and businesses at various events

4.    Participate in our large community event

5.    Thanks to our members, Local First Springfield has become a prominent and respected voice in local civic affairs and is featured regularly on local radio and television, and in local newspapers and magazines.  Your concerns and opinions will be heard.

Membership Criteria

Business Member
$125 Annual Dues

To become a Business Member with Local First, you acknowledge that you are part of a privately held company with 51% or more ownership in Sangamon County.  The business is registered in Illinois, with no corporate headquarters outside the state.  Business decisions are made locally and these include business purchasing, practices, look, and name.

Non-Profit Member
$60 Annual Dues

A charitable, Non-Profit Member supports local business in Central Illinois but is not necessarily locally based.  Members of national non-profits must have their own Tax ID.

Consumer Member
$30 Annual Dues

A Consumer Member is an individual who supports local businesses and wants to be a more active part of Local First Springfield.

All membership dues will be invoiced annually in either January or July.

To donate, please use PayPal link.

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