Local First Members

Support your friends, neighbors, and community
when you think local first!

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Business and organization members of Local First Alliance enjoy the opportunity to:

  • Leverage the power of collective advertising, education, and outreach.
  • Meet and do business with other Local First members.
  • Identify with community stewardship and a strong regional brand.

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Membership Criteria

Local First Alliance business membership shall be open to businesses and organizations in the 69-town service area of Vital Communities that meet the following criteria:

For Businesses:

  • Registered in the state of New Hampshire or Vermont, with no corporate or national headquarters outside the respective state
  • All marketing, rent, and other business expenses paid without the assistance from, or payment to a corporate headquarters
  • Able to make independent decisions regarding name and appearance, as well as all purchasing, supply and distribution practices
  • The owner is (or majority of owners) a local resident who lives within Vermont and New Hampshire for more than half the year?
  • If the business has multiple outlets/branches, the majority shall be located in New Hampshire and Vermont
  • Locally owned franchises are eligible if franchisee has exercised independent decisions regarding name and appearance of business.

For Nonprofit Organizations:

  • Interested in and able to buy materials, products and services from other locally owned businesses in the area or broader region?
  • Incorporated or fiscally sponsored in the state of New Hampshire or Vermont?
  • Leadership (advisory body, board, staff) has autonomous authority over all operational decisions?
  • At least 50% of leadership (advisory body, board, staff) lives within Local First Alliance’s 69-town service area?

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