People seek out locally owned businesses and prefer shopping local if given a choice.

Most people do not know how to spot a locally owned business from a national chain store.

Shop Local initiatives result in an average 8.6% increase in sales.

You can help people easily recognize your locally owned business by becoming Certified Locally Owned®

People Passionate About Their Community

Every movement needs passionate people! Certified Locally Owned is always looking for locals who want to be part of the movement to support local small business. Help your favorite local independent businesses stand out and raise their visibility by getting certified. Get on board with the power of to build healthy, wealthy and vibrant communities. Make a difference in your town!

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Local Representatives

As a Local Sales Rep, your goal is to explain the exciting benefits of the Certified Locally Owned program to independent local merchants and business owners and get them to enroll in the program...We handle the rest. To become a Local Sales Rep for us, you simply need to have direct sales experience, good customer service skills and be committed to helping local businesses.

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Partnership Opportunities

The Certified Locally Owned™ program is not trying to compete with Chambers of Commerce, Business Organizations or Non-Profits -- we're here to help organizations that support local indie business.

Here are the top 5 things we can do together:

  1. Help support your existing buy local / shop local efforts.
  2. Provide fundraising tools to support your organization.
  3. Provide a listing for your organization on our partner page and local city page.
  4. Provide online and offline marketing for your membership.
  5. Encourage locals to buy from member businesses.

Member Certification Discount

We offer a discount on our certification fees for members from our partner organizations, non-profits and chambers of commerce.

Awareness & Fundraising

We offer the opportunity to co-brand the bestselling book; "Shop Local: A Practical Pain-Free Guide to Shopping with Purpose" with your organization's name and include a directory of your members printed right inside the book. These books can then be sold or given away for fundraising or sponsorships, at community or membership events or included as part of your local businesss marketing program.

Become a Partner

Complete the form below to submit your request to partner with us and offer Certified Locally Owned benefits to your members.

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