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Confirm your organization meets our membership guidelines. Then browse our membership options below, and use the button at the bottom to navigate to our membership platform!

Membership Guidelines

Businesses

  • This business is located in or has at least one location in Greater Portland.
  • If there is more than one location, the majority are located within the State of Maine. 
  • The owner or majority of owners are Maine residents and live in Greater Portland at least half the year.
  • The business is registered in Maine, with no corporate or national headquarters outside of Maine.
  • This business is privately held.
  • This business is private, worker, community or cooperative owned and not a franchise.
  • The owner(s) have full decision-making authority over the business and is not subject to conditions dictated remotely. 

Nonprofits 

  • This organization must be recognized as a nonprofit by the State of Maine. 501(c)(3) status is not required.
  • This organization is in Greater Portland.
  • Board of directors, trustees, staff etc… must have full decision-making authority and not subject to conditions dictated remotely. If there is more than one location, the majority are located within the State of Maine. 

Individuals

  • Individuals must simply believe in Portland Buy Local’s mission. They do not need to be a Maine resident to join. 
Business Standard

$120 (0-14 Employees)
$180 (15-49 Employees)
$240 (50-99 Employees)
$420 (100+ Employees)

  • Listing in the online, searchable Buy Local Directory
  • Opportunity to promote your business via our social media channels and email newsletters (fees apply, get in touch to come up with a package and let us help you put it together)
  • One Buy Local member businesses window static cling (additional for purchase)
  • One Buy Local member sticker pack
  • Access to private members only Facebook group for sharing, asking questions, and live events
  • Free events like Buy Local mixers and educational workshops (in person and virtual) 
  • Permission to use Portland Buy Local logo and other designated graphics to help promote your business. Please use only those included in your digital welcome packet.
Nonprofit Standard and Sustaining

Standard $120

  • Listing in the online, searchable Buy Local Directory
  • One Buy Local member sticker pack
  • Access to private members only Facebook group for sharing, asking questions, and live events
  • Free and discounted rates for events like Buy Local mixers and educational workshops (in person and virtual) 

Sustaining $400 (includes all benefits above)

  • Dedicated social media post about your organization. Work with us to create a promotional post about your organization. Could be an upcoming event, new service, grand opening, fundraiser… 
  • Linked logo to your website our homepage throughout the year
Individual Standard and Sustaining

Standard $120

  • Listing in the online, searchable Buy Local Directory
  • One Buy Local member sticker pack
  • Access to private members only Facebook group for sharing, asking questions, and live events
  • Free and discounted rates for events like Buy Local mixers and educational workshops (in person and virtual)

Sustaining $400 (includes all benefits above)

  • Name on our homepage along with other sustaining members throughout the year
Baxter Sustaining Membership

$600 (includes all benefits of standard membership)

  • Linked logo to your website on our homepage throughout the year
  • Recognition at the bottom of each of our email newsletters.
  • One dedicated social media posts about your business. Work with us to create a promotional post about your business. Could be an upcoming event, new service, grand opening, sales….
Gorges Sustaining Membership

$1200 (includes all benefits of standard membership)

  • Linked logo to your website on our homepage throughout the year
  • Recognition at the bottom of each of our email newsletters.
  • Option to write one article for PBL email newsletter to our general list (7K+) 500 words or less with one photo. 
  • Two dedicated social media posts about your business. Work with us to create a promotional post about your business. Could be an upcoming event, new service, grand opening, sales….
Observatory Sustaining Membership

$2400 (includes all benefits of standard membership)

  • Logo on all print and digital promotion of online Buy Local Directory. This may include posters, rack cards and digital posts and ads.
  • Linked logo to your website on our homepage throughout the year
  • Recognition at the bottom of each of our email newsletters.
  • Option to write two articles for PBL email newsletter to our general list (7K+) 500 words or less with one photo. 
  • Three dedicated social media posts about your business. Work with us to create a promotional post about your business. Could be an upcoming event, new service, grand opening, sales….
Beacon Sustaining Membership

$4200 (includes all benefits of standard membership)

  • Logo on all print and digital promotion of online Buy Local Directory. This may include posters, rack cards and digital posts and ads.
  • Linked logo to your website on our homepage throughout the year
  • Recognition at the bottom of each of our email newsletters.
  • Option to write two articles for PBL email newsletter to our general list (7K+) 500 words or less with one photo. 
  • Business profile written in partnership with PBL to be placed in one email newsletter, on our blog (also shared to social media), and link on our Instagram Linktree through the duration of sustaining membership. Includes up to three photos.
  • Four dedicated social media posts about your business. Work with us to create a promotional post about your business. Could be an upcoming event, new service, grand opening, sales….
Friends of Portland Buy Local

$5,000+ Donation

  • Email included on member only emails to be the first to know about upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Business profile written in partnership with PBL to be placed in one email newsletter, on our blog (also shared to social media), and link on our Instagram Linktree through the duration of the year. Includes up to three photos.

Contact Details

P.O. Box 584,

Portland, ME 04112

Email : info@portlandbuylocal.org

Phone : (207) 899-7885

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