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Restricted to businesses that document significant efforts to purchase and promote locally grown products.
If you are a renewing Local Hero member, click here to fill out our year-end survey BEFORE you enroll for a $10 credit.*
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 Local Hero logo.
CISA recognizes businesses faced unprecedented challenges this year as a result of COVID-19. This sliding scale option was created so cost would not be a barrier for businesses to participate.
In past years, the cost membership was determined by an institution’s total annual dining service revenue. This year we are asking institutions pay what they can between $150 and $1,100. This cost covers staff time to maintain the Online Guide, execute marketing opportunities, “Buy Local” consumer advertising, the cost of the Local Hero POP starter kit, one-on-one CISA staff assistance, and overhead costs. Please use the graphic and the benchmarks below to determine the price you will pay.
Under $2 million / $150
$2,000,000 to $3,999,000 / $150-$400 Range
$4,000,000 to $$10,999,000 / $400-$800 Range
Over $11,000,000 / $800-$1,100 Range
If your institution does not calculate revenue specific to dining services, we will work with you to develop an alternative measure (i.e. meals served).
$150 covers the cost of the POP starter kit and networking opportunities.
$500 covers the staff time to maintain the online guide and to execute marketing opportunities as well as the cost of the Local Hero starter kit and 1×1 CISA staff assistance.
Those who pay $1,001 or more help subsidize the cost of those who are unable to afford the baseline price. If you are able to pay more it’s greatly appreciated by CISA and your fellow members.
*Complete our survey for a $10 credit if you are a returning member!
Credit can be used toward future workshop fees, to buy additional POP, CISA merchandise, or even next year’s membership fee! This $10 can be used towards your enrollment fee immediately if your payment for your membership is greater than ten dollars.
Survey Link: jotform.com/CISAsurveys/LHInstitution2021
If you own more than one business you can get them listed. Please refer to the sliding scale to determine the cost you will pay per listing. If you also own a farm you want listed, use the Local Hero farmer and farmer co-op enrollment form to register that business. For any questions contact Jen Smith at 413-665-7100 x22.