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Join today and align your business with over 400 locally owned and independent businesses advocating for a strong and healthy local economy.

Membership is FREE!

Do you have a locally owned and independent company in Buncombe County, NC?

You can apply for membership by joining the Go Local Card program. Your business will be listed in the online directory as well as over 40,000 copies of the print directory*

*Deadline to be included in the 2018 print directory is Nov. 1

All we ask is that you create an offer that is clear, concise and unique to the Go Local Card. As a participant, you agree to honor your offer to cardholders from the time you sign on through December 31st, 2017.

Look for our posters and decals in windows of participating businesses
Look for our posters and decals in windows of participating businesses

What are you waiting for? Join the local movement today.

Criteria to Join

A business must…

  • Be privately held and not publicly traded or registered as a franchise.
  • Be regionally based with no corporate headquarters outside of North Carolina.
  • Have owners with over 50% controlling interest living in Buncombe or one of the surrounding counties.
  • Be independently owned and free to make their own business decisions without the need for approval by owners or affiliates outside of the area.

Nonprofits utilizing national branding must…

  • Be independently registered in Buncombe County.
  • Operate with a local board of directors and not be a chapter of nor have any administrative control by a headquarters outside our region.

Why become a Go Local Member?

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Gain exposure and create customer loyalty

The Go Local 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. Sign on by November 1, 2017 to have your business included in over 40,000 copies of the 2018 Go Local Directory printed and distributed throughout the region by the Mountain Xpress.

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Position your business in support of healthy public schools

The Go Local Card is an annual fundraiser for Asheville’s city public schools and since inception, we have raised over $68,000 for our schools. Over 4,000 children and their families will know that local businesses matter and will connect your business to supporting their school.

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Grow your 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 our membership. This powerful little card connects local businesses to each other and directly with the people who can experience what they do best.

Join the local movement. Add your business today.