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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Neighborhood Merchant Alliance 

& Donation Network

The Neighborhood Merchant Alliance 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 and by associating with us and registering on our Local First websites to add, update and verify your business listings and get access to group pricing as well as upgrades tomaximize your online and offline exposure.

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

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

Small Business Solutions

(Under construction)

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 Neighborhood Merchant Alliance 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. We are developing hyper-local websites like the example below.

For local business owners in Bennington VT.

Help for local businesses and restaurants during the Coronavirus crisis

 and beyond. Local small businesses, especially restaurants, are facing hard decisions about their business in a time of crisis like the presence of the Covid-19 virus. We understand and we’re here for you.


The Neighborhood Merchant Alliance in Bennington, through our partner, Local First Bennington, has a generous offer for businesses in Bennington and an added value offer for restaurants.


Our online news and information site, localfirstbennington.com is live and assisting local business owners to get exposure to residents of and visitors to Bennington.


INTRODUCING....localfirstbennington.com

Our current offer is designed with local businesses in mind to maximize their exposure online and specifically for restaurants for take out and to continue to operate and add some cash flow at this critical time and into the future.

During the Coronavirus crisis, when listing your business on our Business Directory for Bennington add a free upgrade to your listing at no charge for a limited time.

Your Business Directory listing upgrade includes:

◦ Listed in Up to 3 categories

◦ Link to your website

◦ One free coupon


Just log on to localfirstbennington.com. Register and enter your information. There! You’re on! http://localfirstbennington.com/pages/panel/op/register

We make it a cinch for you to start getting more customers,keeping

in touch with your current customers and making them customers for life.

After registering go to the User Control Panel.Click on the Business Directory Icon.

Now add your your business information to our Business Directory.

Your business may already be listed! It is important that you review our Business Directory to be sure it is not inconsistent with your correct and current information.


REGISTER HERE


Your listing in our Business Directory will contain:

Your business name

Business address,

Business phone

Complete description of what your business has to offer.

If you prefer, contact us: [email protected] and we will be happy to place your information online for you, or to discuss your listings or to build a campaign strategy using several different types of promotional packages.


Residents of Bennington. Please remember that this virus will very likely take a financial toll on our small businesses and organizations. Consider your local options when you’re out seeking toilet paper and hand sanitizer; if you’re getting take-out, remember that business is especially important to your local restaurants.

Remember to find your local businesses go to: localfirstbennington.com.


We feature local news, real estate listings, restaurants, weather, visitor's guide, local business directory, calendar, reviews, and more. Whether you live here or are just visiting, we are glad you stopped by!


We're offering Bennington Restaurants a no cost upgrade until April!

Restaurants - Add Your menu added to Dining Guide & Menus

This section will allow restaurant owners to create an online menu for visitors to browse. 


A few things to note...

Your restaurant must be listed in the directory in order to use this option.

You must check the "Include restaurant menu" option within your business listing details when listing your restaurant or you will not see the icon circled to the left in your User Control panel.


Other affordable Packages and Payment Plans are available when you register.

You may choose a package that meets your budget: monthly, quarterly and annual payment plans are available. If you prefer, contact your Local First Bennington representative listed below to discuss other payment options.

Our mission is to strengthen the local economy, and we've listed every local business from the available public records. Like the yellow pages, the information in public records is often incorrect or out of date.

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