Become a Member

Becoming a member is the most important thing you can do to support this campaign. Individuals, locally owned independent businesses, and nonprofit community organizations that meet our eligibility criteria can become members.

Benefits of membership include:

  • a free listing in our online and printed directory (now distributing 25,000 copies annually!)
  • great networking through our member mixers
  • educational opportunities through our Brown Bag lunch series
  • exclusive benefits like visibility through our gift guide, member events platform, member-to-member “local hero” discounts, and use of the well-recognized “Buy Local” logo
  • discounted advertising through our Media Partnership Program
  • feeling good about supporting an organization that promotes the “buy local” message in Portland, which lifts up all local, independent businesses, and creates a stronger community

Sustaining Members get additional promotion to our community – click here to find out more.

Membership Fees


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$120 (0-14 Employees)
$180 (15-49 Employees)
$240 (50-99 Employees)
$420 (100+ Employees)

$480 (Baxter Level)
$1200 (Gorges Level)
$3600 (Observatory Level)
$5400 (Beacon Level)


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$50 (Operating Budget under $500K)
$100 (Operating Budget $500K-$2M)
$200 (Operating Budget over $2M)

$300+ (Baxter Level Benefits)


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For non-business members:
$40 for all individuals


When your membership application is approved, we will deliver a campaign kit with materials that you can use to help spread the word, including window decals for business members. We will also add your listing to our online directory.

Although we support independent businesses throughout Maine, because of our limited resources and capacity, the Portland Buy Local Campaign is currently limited to businesses located in the city of Portland. If you have a business elsewhere, we encourage you to start a similar initiative in your community. For how-to resources and advice, please see Starting a Buy Local Campaign in Your Community.

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