About Be Local Broome
Be Local Broome is a new local business alliance in Broome County, NY. As a membership-based nonprofit, we began operations in August 2018 and launched in November 2018. We are brand new! Our mission is to foster a sustainable local economy in Broome County. We accomplish this goal by providing memberships to local, independent businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. We help our business and nonprofit members brand as local to Broome County, host community-building events, and educate the public about why staying local is so important.
So what exactly does it mean to be a nonprofit, membership-based local & independent business alliance?
✓ NONPROFIT. We are a program of the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Public education is a huge part of what we do.
✓ MEMBERSHIP-BASED. We offer memberships to local, independent businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. This is where we get most of our funding.
✓ LOCAL & INDEPENDENT. It's not just about location. It's great to support businesses and organizations that are located within Broome County, as opposed to online. It's even better when those businesses and organizations are independent - meaning they're not publicly traded, have owners that are local to Broome County, and can make their own decisions.
✓ ALLIANCE. In addition to the benefits and services that we offer our members, we provide a platform for members to support each other. There is strength in numbers!
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