Welcome to the online application to join the 2015 Go Local Card Network! Thanks for your interest in working with us to promote local business, build community and support our urban public schools.
Participation is free although every member of the Go Local Card network is required to offer cardholders an exclusive discount or special treatment. As a participant, you must honor your offer to cardholders for 13 months from Dec.1st through December 31st of the following year. Note that you must reapply every year, however, we send you a pre-filled out form and ask that you verify your information is still correct.
- Independent and at least 50% owned in Buncombe County, North Carolina with no headquarters outside of NC.
- Privately held and free to make their own business decisions without the need for approval by owners or affiliates outside of the area.
- Regionally located
- Not registered as a franchise or publicly owned corporation.
Why become a Go Local Partner?
1. Gain exposure and create customer loyalty
Businesses will be featured on our new website launching in October. Businesses who sign on by October 30th, 2014 will also be listed in 45,000 copies of the Go Local Directory printed and distributed by the Mountain Xpress. 29,000 of which will be inserted in the December 3rd edition and the other 16,000 distributed in town and with card sales throughout the year. The card is specifically designed for you to create an offer that works for your business, one that creates customer loyalty and entices new customers to discover you.
2. Position your business in support of heathly public schools
The Go Local Card is a fundraiser for Asheville’s city public schools. Over 4,000 children and their families will know that local businesses matter and will connect your business to supporting their school. In 2015 the card will cost $16, $8 of which will go to a public school to enhance programming, purchase much needed teacher supplies and to let them know that our community values equitable educational opportunities for everyone. Each year, as we add more businesses to the program, the movement grows stronger. This card celebrates the interdependence of our businesses to each other and our schools.
3. Explore opportunities to network
As a Go Local Card partner, your business will be the first to be informed of networking opportunities and business to business offers within the network. We plan to host Local Socials periodically and will be revealing details for a conference in 2015 in the upcoming months.
This powerful little card connects local businesses to each other and directly with the people who can experience what they do best.
Follow THIS LINK to sign your business up today!