Attract your most likely buyers starting right where you are!

Spend more time running your business and less time obsessing about 

attracting new customers and keeping the good ones.

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Local First Community

At a time when it seems nearly every tech company and big box store is working against local businesses and communities as we know them. The Local First Community is equipping local business and nonprofits with the resources to start, grow and sustain their business or organization at group pricing for associates and free or group pricing for members and partner community organizations. 


The Local First Community supports the Local First strategy and Locable Mission. Local isn’t just a place on a map. It’s people, their work, their businesses, farms, nonprofits and events, They're your neighbors and their families and that includes local landmarks and attractions that are all part of it. Aligning together just makes sense as their is strength not in just numbers but with growth and sustainability of local businesses and for the community at large into the the future.


Local is a community of the opportunities we create together and the challenges we work to overcome collectively not through partisanship but our conviction to thrive and contribute to society together.. You can tap into the power of your local business and drive the local economy while connecting with local customers first and building on your local connections to increase local first awareness. 

Start your free associate membership with us register with our Local First Community Network for easy access to free and low cost events, tools and resources for your business. 

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Local First Manchester

For those local businesses in Manchester, our Local First strategy is supported by our community website for exposure and engagement directly with Manchester residents, visitors and consumers who are browsing Manchester information right now. 

The resources are endless and enable local consumers exclusive and relevant information and immediate access to local products and services you provide when you get your listing on our Business Directory!  It only makes sense to add or update your listing to make sure it is accurate and up to date.

LEARN MORE HERE


We're the extension of your company you never knew you needed!

Events to Attend Live or Remotely

Webinars, Livesteams and Workshops

October 14

2020

Sell Online This Holiday Season with E-Commerce Tools.

Learning objective:

Learn how to sell online to customers as they kick off their holiday shopping this season. We’ll walk through the benefits of setting up an online store with Shopify and how to list your products on Google Shopping so that you can sell from anywhere. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.


The Grow with Google team will be hosting this live, virtual event on:

October 14, 2020 at 9AM PT / 12PM ET.

Free With Registration

Per Ticket

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December

2020

To Be Announced

500 N Commercial St

Manchester, NH 03101


Per Ticket

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Location Based Events

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.

Friday

Nov 27

Plaid Friday Event #1 4th Qtr.

Plaid Friday celebrates the diversity and creativity of local and independent businesses. It’s a fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday” consumer frenzy. Also, it’s a way to show your support for our local economy. So plan to wear PLAID the day after Thanksgiving!

Saturday

Nov 28

Small Business Saturday

Help make the annual Small Business Saturday® a big success. Explore the many ways you can support a decade of Small Business Saturday. Because no matter how you get involved, every little bit makes a big difference.

Monday

Nov 30

Cider Monday

That’s not a typo! Instead of Cyber Monday, a day when online merchants offer special deals, we invite you to a new tradition, CIDER MONDAY. Willard Williams of the Toadstool Bookshops in Keene, Peterborough and Milford dreamed up Cider Monday as an antidote to Cyber Monday.

He shares, “Stop in for a free cup, maybe a snack, see some real people and have a good time checking out what’s in our stores. It’s sure to be a heartwarming experience. We can promise no crashing websites, our ‘servers’ won’t be overloaded and we bet they will even smile at you!”

Sat

Oct 10

Our Really Super Awesome & Wonderfully Magnificent Event You Should Attend #4.

16600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500

Sat

Oct 10

Our Really Super Awesome & Wonderfully Magnificent Event You Should Attend #5.

16600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500

Sat

Oct 10

Our Really Super Awesome & Wonderfully Magnificent Event You Should Attend #6.

16600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500

Member Services

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We believe the local merchant or service provider 

is the lifeblood of communities! 

Yo​ur business was created out of a passion and some specialized knowledge, product or service, that you thought would provide an income for you and your family. What we have found is that helping you to create, grow and sustain cash flow, starting local first, maximizes local economic benefit. Helping you generate cash flow consistently and cost effectively and is the key to our success at helping you and the community connect and succeed. Are you marketing so local consumers find you?



Attracting Local Customers

It's about your local business listings first. Consumers are searching for local businesses online so let us make sure your listing is the one they find. We can help you get your business listings the attention you need through a unique Local First strategy starting with your free online business listing on our Local First websites for your community. 


We're aligning and marketing local businesses with NMA co-branding offline exposure and events to maximize their success together and individually through your Local Search Audit and Local Search tools to maximize your online exposure on top search engines, online local directories and maps. 

 

We use a variety of ways to assist you both online and offline with group pricing for business solutions that can work together to boost overall success!


What do the Numbers Tell Us?

According to research by comScore, more than 4 out of 5 consumers that searched local first followed the online search with a visit to the store, a phone call, or a purchase. 


This means 80-percent of people who find your business online when looking for something specific are likely to visit you to follow up on their search. Yet many small businesses have not claimed or updated their local business listings online, which is a huge missed opportunity. 


More and more searchers (especially on mobile devices) are looking for local businesses with accurate, relevant and consistent information., 

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Keep Customers for Life

We focus on helping you market online and offline through our partner programs that take back local from Big Box, Big Tech companies and keeps you competitive with group pricing on business services and loyalty programs. 


These factors and other group benefits assist your local business whether you're just starting up, positioning for growth or looking for sustainability. 


Associating with us is free and upgraded memberships are available.


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NMA Partner Program

If you are a membership organization​ who wants to enhance recruitment and retention, consider The Neighborhood Merchant Alliance & Donation Network Partner Program. The program extends our resources through your partner community organization to add benefits for your members. 

Our resources and business solutions include referrals and tools for maximizing local exposure that attract and keep customers for life! Included is exclusive neighborhood or location based co-branded ad placement on signs, street banners and other group events to attract and keep customers.

Your current members can enjoy a free associate membership and will receive access to upgrade opportunities at group pricing and can share content through our Local First website individually and through your organization's dedicated page.

The Local First strategy gives your members the ability to update their listing on our website Business Directory and to cross promote each other and represent their authentic local relationships with your organization with community involvement automatically online and drives exposure, reach & referrals to connect and support each other online and offline with the Local First strategy and our partnership program.

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Why Join Our Partner Program

As a business organization you’re always looking to provide a competitive edge to offer to your members and one of the most effective means of doing that is to join The Neighborhood Merchant Alliance & Donation Network.


There are many advantages and benefits of associating with us. We empower your members to be competitive with the Big Box stores and Big Tech like Amazon by offering your members the opportunity to access group pricing on business services, current business information and upgraded business listings in our Business Directory on our hyper-local website in return for membership including preferred advertising opportunities.


What are you spending on business services right now and how are you keeping pace with the digital paradigm shift?


Our unique marketing platform provides a free online visibility report and offers a tool to members that improves local business directory listings visibility on top search engines, local directories and our authority site partners including listing on our Local First websites with upgrades and advertising opportunities.


Imagine what your members can do with more bang for their buck!

Contact us for more information