Marketing

Working together to promote local business:

  • Shop Local: BeLocalFirst.org Online Search– Community members come to Be Local looking for local merchants. Our search engine profiling all of our members helps them find you fast
  • Member News/Events/Specials on “web ticker”
  • Be Local NC Member Decal and logos: Use them on your front door, your signage, your printed materials. Let people know you are part of Be Local
  • Uniquely Fort Collins Pocket Maps – series of handy local guides (Campus Area; Downtown/Old Town; Harmony Corridor)
  • Winter Farmers’ MarketsNovember through April featuring over 80 food/farm businesses
  • Radio partnerships with KUNC-91.5 FM and KRFC 88.9FM
  • Shop Local Campaigns and Plaid Friday - Special holiday promotions; Plaid Friday is a fun and local alternative to Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving)
  • Plaid Mob - Monthly “Cash Mob” events at small independent businesses that give back to the community
  • Print Announcements of every new and renewing member are featured in The Coloradoan and Northern Colorado Business Report
  • E-News - All members are introduced through our Community E-News. Business E-News keeps members abreast of all these promotional opportunities and outreach campaigns
  • Social Media – Facebook and Twitter used daily to broadcast updates on/from our business members