LocalFirst Community Members

The Local Business Institute is committed to the goal of helping locally-owned businesses across the country.

We do this by supporting the nonprofit organizations that support the local businesses in their communities. We have committed our resources and assets to this mission.
The LocalFirst Community is the place where we gather, collaborate and thrive. Our members are the champions of  Local! Please support them by joining you rlocal orgaanization and aalways shopping locally.


Dane Buy Local in Madison WI

Dane Buy Local is the premier destination for supporting independent businesses in Madison, WI. Our goal is to promote a vibrant local economy and build a strong community. We recognize the important role independent businesses play in shaping our city’s character and believe supporting them contributes to Madison’s overall growth and prosperity.

As advocates for our members, we collaborate with various independent businesses, providing a unified voice. Through marketing campaigns, events, and educational programs, we empower consumers with knowledge to make informed decisions and invest in their community. We also engage in outreach initiatives to raise awareness about the significance of shopping local and its positive impact on neighborhoods.

Dane Buy Local fosters meaningful connections between businesses and consumers, promoting a sense of belonging and loyalty. We facilitate networking opportunities and encourage collaboration among our members, recognizing that unity is strength. These connections build lasting relationships which enrich our community beyond transactions.

Explore the diverse offerings of our local businesses and support Dane Buy Local to make a statement. By investing in our economic vitality and cultural richness, you become part of a movement which celebrates the heart and soul of Madison—the independent businesses who make it truly special.

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When local businesses succeed, Alaska thrives.


Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance


We create an environment for local businesses to thrive.


Dane Buy Local


We all win when we Think Local First


White Mountain Independents


White Mountain Independents is a community of locally owned retail businesses.


Louisville Independent Business Alliance


Keep Louisville Weird


Yorktown Small Business Association


Advisors, Advocates and Mentors to Local Small Business.


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We’re building the LocalFirst Community with a substantial list of benefits. But more than these specific benefits, the Community gains strength with your participation—Strength to aid one another, strength to collectively grow local businesses and strength to propel all of us to sustain thriving local economies.

Membership in the LocalFirst Community is open to any nonprofit organization whose membership is comprised of locally-owned businesses. Whether you call yourself a Merchant’s Association, Independent Business Alliance, Collective, Guild or Group, if your members are locally-owned businesses, we welcome you to the LocalFirst Community. We offer two categories of membership—Champions and Supporters. Each category has two levels of membership. Join us in this endeavor today.