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Restricted to businesses that use 50 percent or more locally grown ingredients/materials in their value-added 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. Determine your tier eligibility and and learn more about bronze and silver membership level benefits below.
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.
The baseline cost for a bronze membership is $150. 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. If you can’t afford this, pay any amount between $1-$150. Please use the graphic and the benchmarks below to determine the price you will pay.
$40 covers the cost of the POP starter kit.
$75 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.
Those who are able to pay $151 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.
Join as a business member if at least 25% of your entire product line consists of products containing 50% or more locally grown ingredients or materials. Business members may use the Local Hero logo in general marketing for their business as a whole, in addition to using the logo on any products that meet the 50% criteria.
CISA will measure your 50% or more locally grown ingredients/materials in your value-added products using one of the following:
Join as a product-only member if you have individual products that contain 50% or more locally grown ingredients or materials, and these products make up less than 25% of your product line. Product-only members may use the Local Hero logo on any products that meet the 50% criteria. They may not use the logo in general marketing for their business as a whole.
All the benefits of bronze membership, PLUS:
*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/LHSpecialty2021
If you have 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 Dan at 413-665-7100 x26.