KEEP THE MONEY LOCAL!
Go Buy Local is exactly what we want everyone to do. Why? Because money spent in your community will contribute directly to its sustainability and your welfare. Our focus is to engage residents and visitors to support local businesses, schools and causes. Our vision is to strengthen local business partners, enhance social welfare, and promote a "green" approach to consumption of locally grown, made, and sold items, which contributes to building a thriving, sustainable community. Each dollar spent in the community will multiply two to three times over as they pay wages and taxes, buy services and other items needed to operate, and enable donations to local nonprofits to enrich the community.
WHO WE ARE
SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS AND INVENTORS
We come from extended generations of entrepreneurs which helped shape our understanding of shopping behavior and technology. We have worked for local restaurateurs, retail stores, outpatient clinics, leading consulting firms, and national chains, including Macy's, Target and U.S. Bank. Using this knowledge, we started several businesses that have become regional and national companies that include CDI (Midwest chain of outpatient imaging centers), Polychrome Medical (manufacturer of diagnostic materials), and Hallmark Insights (incentive gift card program). In addition, we have earned nine patents, including one for the development of self-service gift registry which we installed and operated for Target.
FOR OUR PARTNERS
LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD
Go Buy Local levels the playing field for business partners to compete. Hundreds of years of collective experience tells us that today's marketing tools need to respond to both human behavior and the ever-changing competitive landscape. Our small business partners, with limited time, capital, and technological expertise, can use Go Buy Local's low cost, easy to use system to deliver their goods and services through a multi-channel advertising system to drive awareness, trial, and loyalty. Join our business partners and begin promoting your business today.
A COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
Core to supporting community sustainability, Go Buy Local creates an ecosystem that maximizes commerce within the community. Go Buy Local reinforces a commitment by all parties - farmers, manufacturers, business, schools, charities, and civic leadership - to unify around a common program that promotes the personal, economic, social, and environmental health of their community. To further emphasize our commitment, we provide discounted advertising to start-ups, CSA's, and other low profit/nonprofit groups that promote locally grown food.
FOR OUR SUPPORTERS
JOIN US IN OUR QUEST TO DO WELL BY DOING GOOD
Most fundraising keeps no more than half the money raised and often much less. To keep the money local and to maximize fundraising income, we cut the cost to fundraise to zero. All of the money - 100% stays! Our "Deals+Donations" program, for example, encourages consumers to shop locally by enabling our partners to provide a "deal" to save on their purchases, plus a "donation" to their favorite school or cause to thank them for their patronage. The school or cause receives 100% of all money earned. In addition, it's green as it requires no printing or paper to use it. We make it easy and convenient for you to show your support.