Stay Local! Membership

** To be included in the 2014-15 Guide to Being Local, join at the "Entrepreneur" or "Placemaker" level by April 9th! **

Stay Local! works to drive more customers through the doors of Greater New Orleans' locally-owned, independent businesses. Members (those who sign on at either the 'Entrepreneur' or 'Placemaker' level) enjoy specific benefits in the following areas:

View our membership brochure
View our membership FAQ
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To sign up, simply select your desired level of membership below and proceed through the check-out process.

Locally owned independent businesses, individuals, and nonprofit community organizations that meet our eligibility criteria can become members. Not ready for membership just yet? Eligible businesses can sign on at "The Start-Up" level and receive a FREE basic listing, as well as "certified local & independent" decals and branding materials. 

Click on the images below to view examples of options for eligible businesses.

Membership Categories

Member Type Description Benefits Annual Fee
The Start-Up (free!)

Recommended for: Eligible businesses who want the "certified local" credibility a Stay Local listing provides. NOTE: businesses at this level are not considered Stay Local "members." 
 


Online Listing Features:
Listing fields:

  • Business Name
  • Business Address
  • Business Phone
  • Business Type
  • Ability to update page
  • Receive monthly newsletter
Member Type Description Benefits Annual Fee
The Entrepreneur

Recommended for: Eligible local businesses who want to increase their visibility by leveraging their and Stay Local!'s social media, website and other platforms. 
Online Listing Features:
Listing fields:

  • Business Name
  • Business Address
  • Business Phone
  • Business Description and Business Type
  • Website
  • Social Media Including: Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Youtube, LinkedIn, Flickr and/or QR Code
  • Hours of Operation


 

  • Ability to update page
  • Receive monthly newsletter
  • Sl! window decals and bumper stickers
  • Removable QR code window decal
  • BtoB, BtoC promotion via SL! social media platforms
  • Promote events on SL! website
  • Free attendance at workshops, networking events
Member Type Description Benefits Annual Fee
The Placemaker

Recommended for: Eligible local businesses who want maximum exposure.
Online Listing Features:
Listing fields:

  • Business Name
  • Business Address
  • Business Phone
  • Business Description and  Business Type
  • Website
  • Social Media Including: Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Youtube, LInkedIn, Flickr and/or QR Code
  • Logo on Business Listing
  • Ability to embed video within Business Listing
  • Business image in rotation on Stay Local! Homepage Banner
  • Priority placement in Business Listings
  • Hours of Operation
  • Photos on Business Listing
  • *NEW:* One month of inclusion in our rotating advertisement in the Uptown Messenger (www.uptownmessenger.com)
  • Business logo in SL.org homepage rotation
  • Promotion via SL! social media platforms
  • Business marketing materials displayed at all SL! events
  • Promote events on SL! website
  • Free attendance at SL! workshops, networking events
  • Low-cost co-op marketing opportunities in print, radio and other media.
  • Eligible to be featured in Success Stories section
  • SL! window decals and bumper stickers
  • Receive monthly newsletter
Member Type Description Benefits Annual Fee
Community Partners

Recommended For: Individuals and organizations not eligible for our typical business membership, but whose work aligns with our mission of supporting the local economy and independent businesses.


Cost
Non-Profit Organization: $50 annually
For-Profit: $100 annually
Individual Donors: name your price!

  • Listed on our community partners page at www.staylocal.org/community-partners
  • Contribute appropriate listings to our events page
  • Support a cleaner, greener, more vibrant local business scene in New Orleans
  • Eligible businesses advertising in the 2012 Urban Legend receive up to one year complimentary Stay Local! membership at the Placemaker level.

Eligibility

Stay Local! defines a local business as one that is owned in majority by New Orleans area resident(s), and is responsible for its own decision making regarding marketing, operations, and legal proceedings; businesses registered as “non-Louisiana” with the Louisiana Secretary of State do not qualify for listing. By joining Stay Local! you are affirming that your business conforms to Stay Local!‘s definition of a locally owned and operated business.


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Membership Criteria

Although we support independent businesses throughout Louisiana, Stay Local! is currently limited to business located in the following 5 parishes: Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines.


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QR Codes and QRSYNQ

As a business owner, using QRSYNQ is beneficial not only because it organizes information into a profile, but also because it allows the business owner to track who is scanning their code through metrics tracking.

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