Membership – Small Business


Join Local First Ithaca and take advantage of the many benefits!

Choose your membership based on how many Full Time Equivalent employees your business has (including owners).



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?

Additional information

Business Size

Up to 5 Full-Time Equivalent, 6-15 Full-Time Equivalent, 16+ Full-Time Equivalent