Merchant Testimonials

Amy Thomas, Owner, Pegasus Books: “I am proud to be part of such an effective campaign to support the hundreds of indie businesses in Berkeley. Together we can work to present a side of Berkeley that is unique, welcoming, diverse and positive. And truly, there is no one else doing what Buy Local Berkeley does - helping to build a strong local economy.”

Rebecca Heisterkamp, Marketing Manager, Missing Link Bicycle Co-op:Missing Link has been a locally established, worker-owned co-op for the past 39 years. We are proud to support Buy Local Berkeley as part of the movement to support businesses like ours.”

Christa Rybczynski, Owner, Metro Lighting: “As a leader in sustainable lighting products and green business practices, Metro Lighting fully supports the Buy Local Berkeley campaign. Spending money at locally owned businesses supports skilled and talented people, who in turn spend their money locally, continuing to strengthen our diverse community. We can all work to keep our community unique by purchasing at one-of-a-kind stores rather than big box chain stores. Please support the Buy Local Berkeley campaign!”


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Two for One Deal! We promote your business, AND we promote the Buying Local Movement to consumers.


$50 Business Membership - Basic

Social media Benefits:
  • Post your sales, specials, events, and social media updates through multiple social media channels, just by filling out a simple form through the LocalOn website. Your announcement will go to:
        **  Our Facebook page (close to 700 "friends")
                  This does not mean merely posting to our pages. Instead, the                                                     post broadcasts to fans’ newsfeeds as if you were an administrator.                
              ** Our Twitter feed (almost 2,000 followers)
              ** The front page of our website (hundreds of viewers daily)
              ** The East Bay Express website feed (thousands of viewers), Twitter, and                              website (over 2,000 viewers).
  • Opportunity to be featured in Buy Local Berkeley e-newsletter (over 4,000 subscribers)

Discounts with Our Advertisers:

          CHINOOK BOOK
          $50 discount of Buy Local Berkeley logo on your businesses’                           Chinook Book Coupon

Promotional Benefits:
  • Buy Local Berkeley window decals and Buy Local poster for your business, and Hi-res Buy Local Berkeley logo for use on your website and in other media
  • Discount to Buy Local Berkeley mixers, workshops, business development classes and speaker events

$200 - Business Membership - Local Leader

All of the above, plus lots more promotion for your business:

Promotional Benefits:

            EAST BAY EXPRESS
            Discounted advertising feature on East Bay Express "Think Indie"                     page:

                     One time - $100 (non-member price: $200)
                     Four per year - $600 (non-members: $900)
                     Once per month: $1200 (non-members: $1800)

  • Members spotlight: feature in our member spotlight article on the Buy Local Berkeley website and in our Enewsletter
  • Advertising in local media outlets - opportunity for free co-advertising with Buy Local Berkeley, through Berkeleyside and the East Bay Express.
  • Opportunity to host a Buy Local Berkeley event at your establishment supported by significant publicity outreach by Buy Local Berkeley.
$500-1,000 Sponsorship
All of the above, plus:
  • Mention on website and social media as a Sponsor
  • Mention at public events


Watch this short video to see how joining Buy Local Berkeley will increase your business exposure on many local channels.
Membership Requirements
To become a BLB member, a business must be able to respond affirmatively to all of the five following statements:
1.  My business/organization/non-profit is privately held (not publicly traded).
2.  The business owners, totaling greater than fifty percent of the business         ownership, live in the counties surrounding San Francisco Bay.
3.  My business pays all of its own marketing, rent, and other business                expenses (without assistance from a corporate headquarters outside the      Bay Area).
4.  My business can make independent decisions regarding its name and            look, as well as all business practices, purchasing and distribution.
5.  My business is registered in California, with no corporate or national              headquarters outside of the Bay Area.

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