Businesses join LOCO as members to get the benefits we provide to promote, connect and support them. These benefits include:
Promotion: Buy Local campaign launching Spring 2012 provides in-store branding and media partnerships to promote local first to consumers. Online member profiles and our networking events promote businesses to other members. Our advocacy work promotes businesses to governments and institutions.
Connect: We believe in the power of a network and we have fun getting business done. Membership includes free tickets to our monthly business mixers. These events connect like-minded businesses, and those connections lead to business, mentoring, partnerships, etc. in a setting that doesn’t feel like work.
Support: We work to improve the competitiveness of small businesses by reducing cost and increasing sales. Our work to improve members’ environmental impacts and promote their social/economic contributions enhances their brands and reduces costs. We provide other support services like a group health plan (launching spring 2012), to reduce other costs.