Restricted to businesses that document significant efforts to purchase and highly promote locally grown products in their store.
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2014 Local Hero Membership Benefits
All members benefit from CISA’s aggressive advertising and marketing campaign and promotion of our trademarked slogan Be a Local Hero, Buy Locally Grown® and the Local Hero logo.
Bronze Level ($285) Benefits and Services Include:
- Permission to use the “Local Hero” logo
- Business listing in the printed 2013 Local Hero directory (limited to members fully enrolled by March 1, 2013)
- Optimized business listing in searchable online directory
- Starter kit of “Local Hero” price cards, stickers, and “We Support Local Agriculture” sign for your business in your first year of membership ($40 value includes 50 small & large price cards and 2 rolls of small & large stickers)
- Ability to purchase additional Local Hero price cards, stickers, etc. at low cost
- Priority opportunity to participate in CISA’s annual fundraising event
- Monthly members-only e-newsletters (requires active email address)
- Eligibility for participation in CISA’s business development programs
- Access to CISA’s marketing expertise and technical assistance
- Discount on CISA workshops and events
- 10% Discount on Local Hero t-shirts & CISA store merchandise
- Eligible to serve on Local Hero advisory committee and/or CISA Board of Directors
- Access to members-only networking events
- Opportunity to promote your local-agriculture-related event on CISA’s web site and e-newsletter
- Discount ad rates with Daily Hampshire Gazette, The Recorder, Turley Publications, The Valley Advocate, and The Shelburne Falls & West County Independent. Find the details here.
- Discounted radio advertising rates with KIX Country and WHYN-FM 93.1 Mix. Read more about the specifics here.
- 15% discount off the cost of membership at Pioneer Valley Local First.
- Access to health insurance
Silver Level ($340) Benefits and Services Include:
All the benefits of bronze membership, PLUS:
- Discounted Joint Membership in Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center ($300 value). Members must inform the CDC of their LH status prior to getting the discount.
- 100 copies of the Farm Products Guide for your business
- Discounted ad rates for Farm Products Guide Advertisements
- Free supply of Local Hero price cards and stickers up to 100 rolls of stickers and 1500 price cards
Multiple Listings/Local Hero Memberships:
- Do you own more than one eligible business? Now your second eligible business can join at a discounted price.
- Have more than one retail store? Get them both listed for an additional $205.
- Do you have a farmstand? Get it listed for an additional $50.
We have made it more affordable for multiple businesses under the same ownership to join the Local Hero campaign or for a single business to get multiple listings. Additional listing description is limited to 250 characters, including spaces. All members can take advantage of multiple listings. Call Devon Whitney-Deal, 413-665-7100 x22, if you have any questions and if you want a multiple listing.
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