Why Join?

It is our mission to educate the Amarillo community on the economic and social advantages that independent, local businesses bring to our community. The ultimate goal is to create a thriving local economy by maximizing the potential of local businesses and increasing their market share.

We Are Dedicated To Local Business

Our sole focus as a company is to market local businesses and create a "buy local" movement. This is not a division of our company or a seasonal campaign...it's our whole company.

We Work With True Independents

Think Local supports a very specific business model. Our definition of local is based on ownership and control, not merely location. Businesses cannot be associated with a franchise or chain or be a home based business.

A "Buy Local" Movement Can Be A Powerful Tool

A well-defined, organized and consistent "buy local" initiative will help promote and sustain independent businesses and boost consumer spending and strengthen our local culture.

Create A Connection With The Community

Think Local will introduce the people behind each business on our website and through social media. Our goal is for the community to develop a personal connection with each business and people are more likely to buy from people they feel they know and trust.

Strength In Numbers

Like minded entrepreneurs band together, combining resources to gain better visibility

Created Partnerships

Create collaboration, purchasing and support among participating businesses.

Our Stats:

It is our mission to educate the Amarillo community on the economic and social advantages that independent, local businesses bring to our community. The ultimate goal is to create a thriving local economy by maximizing the potential of local businesses and increasing their market share.

34

Members

2588

Facebook Likes

715

Instagram Followers

2645

Monthly Website Page Views

1644

Monthly Website Visitors

Yearly Memberships:

Basic Membership
$149
Year

Includes: Business Directory on Our Website with Business Description, Contact Information, Links, Google Map and up to 10 Photos.

Promotion & Reposting on Social Media

Business Directory Listing Included on Mobile App

Includes Participation in Local Business Discount Card Program

Eligible To Advertise In Monthly Glossy Magazine

Membership With Business Story
$299
Year

Includes: Business Directory on Our Website with Business Description, Contact Information, Links, Google Map and up to 10 Photos.

Promotion & Reposting on Social Media

Business Directory Listing Included on Mobile App

Includes Participation in Local Business Discount Card Program

Eligible To Advertise In Monthly Glossy Magazine

PLUS...Interview and Story Write Up With Owner that Will Be Posted to Our Website and Facebook AND Published In Our Monthly Glossy Magazine!

PLUS...Photo Session With Professional Photographer

Membership With Online Video
$399
Year

Includes: Business Directory on Our Website with Business Description, Contact Information, Links, Google Map and up to 10 Photos.

Promotion & Reposting on Social Media

Business Directory Listing Included on Mobile App

Includes Participation in Local Business Discount Card Program

Eligible To Advertise In Monthly Glossy Magazine

PLUS...Interview and Story Write Up With Owner that Will Be Posted to Our Website and Facebook AND Published In Our Monthly Glossy Magazine!

Photo Session With Professional Photographer

PLUS...Professional Commercial Created by Videographer. Shareable Version Uploaded to Our Website and Facebook

Sponsorship
$599
Year

Includes: Business Directory on Our Website with Business Description, Contact Information, Links, Google Map and up to 10 Photos.

Promotion & Reposting on Social Media

Business Directory Listing Included on Mobile App

Includes Participation in Local Business Discount Card Program

Eligible To Advertise In Monthly Glossy Magazine

PLUS...Interview and Story Write Up With Owner that Will Be Posted to Our Website and Facebook AND Published In Our Monthly Glossy Magazine!

Photo Session With Professional Photographer

Professional Commercial Created by Videographer. Shareable Version Uploaded to Our Website and Facebook

PLUS...Prominent Recognition on Front Page of Our Website and Mention as Sponsor in Advertising and Marketing Events

*Only one business per category

Local Business Criteria:

Think Local Amarillo supports one very specific, very unique business model- that of the independent business who does not have the benefit of a preferred vendor list, specially negotiated vendor pricing, corporate office access, and a regionally/nationally recognized brand name and the branding that comes with it. We consider a local business, an “Amarillo branded” business that only people from Amarillo have access to. Think Local Markets Amarillo’s Mom and Pops!

 

1. Private, employee, community or cooperative ownership and not registered as a franchise.

2. At least 50% owned in Amarillo, Texas with no corporate or national headquarters outside of Texas.

3. The business operates out of a physical storefront or office location.

4. Full decision making function for the business is held by the local owner(s), including name, sing, brand, appearance, purchasing, etc.

5. The business is solely responsible for paying its own rent, marketing, and other expenses.

*The definition of "independent" and the resulting guidelines by Think Local Amarillo were created based on widely recognized standards as defined by the two largest and most highly respected Buy Local organizations in the country: BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) and AMIBA (American Independent Business Alliance).