Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11:30 PM (CDT)
Exciting news! For the entire month of August Dane Buy Local will host a multidimensional Membership Blitz and YOU have a chance to make a difference in the success of another business AND the chance to be entered to win great prizes too! Please explore the three unique opportunities outlined below.
EACH ONE, REACH ONE
Business owners know, even when you're surrounded by people, one can sometimes feel abandoned or alone. So we're asking current Dane Buy Local members like you to simply reach out to one non-member
business and share how Dane Buy Local membership connects you and your business with over 700 other valuable members.
When current business members recruit a non-member business to join Dane Buy Local (each new business membership* registered between August 1 and 31) the current business member will receive one drawing entry for a chance to win a luxurious Stay-n-Play Get-away Package including a $100 gift certificate to 8 Season's Grille, an overnight stay in the Governor’s Club at the Concourse, and more (one new business member = one entry, two = two entries, etc. - the number of entries is up to you!).
*Plus, your new membership goes twice as far! For every new membership paid during the month of August, Dane Buy Local will gift a FREE one-year membership to a minority owned Start-up Business chosen by Dane Buy Local. Buy One-Give One!
SCHOLARSHIP AND MENTORING MEMBERSHIP
Do you remember what it was like when you first opened your business? Did you have someone you could go to for advice or guidance? Or do you just wish you had? Just look at where you are now, what
you've been through, what you've survived, what you've learned, and the wisdom that YOU have to share! THIS is a huge opportunity for you to make even more of a significant difference to our community by signing up to be a Business Sponsor for a fledgling business.
Three easy steps:
- You sponsor and pay for a new business membership to Dane Buy Local (starting as low as $125/year [= about $10.41 per month]).
- During the next year you mentor that new business (terms agreed upon between the two of you). It can be a single meeting or every week, your choice.
- You, as the Business Sponsor, will select the business receiving the membership. Dane Buy Local will acknowledge your participation on our website and will gladly share mentoring milestones on our Facebook page at your request (AND you will be entered into the Stay-n-Play Get-away Package drawing!).
INSPIRE OUR SUPPORTERS
Anyone registering as a new Citizen Supporter member will be entered into our drawing for ONE "Ultimate Supporter" Dane Buy Local Prize Package of TWO 100% organic cotton DBL t-shirts, a cool DBL bumper sticker, AND a packet of Community Change gift certificates (this alone has a retail value of over $900)!
EVERY new Citizen Supporter who signs up in the month of August will receive a Dane Buy Local Welcome Package (one 100% organic cotton DBL t-shirt, a cool DBL bumper sticker, AND a Community Change gift certificate (a retail value of $10 or more, value may vary as certificates will be chosen at random).
General -- Membership Blitz starts on August 1 and ends on August 31, 2013. Drawings will be held during the September Member Breakfast. You do NOT need to be present to win (but it would make for a nice photo-op). Citizen/Supporters (current or new) are NOT eligible for the Stay-n-Play Get-away Package drawing.
Each One, Reach One -- Current business members will receive ONE entry for EACH new business member application received between August 1 and 31, 2013. Please note that only current business members are eligible for drawing entries (membership paid on or before July 31, 2013).
Scholarship and Mentoring Membership -- Sponsoring Business MUST pay the Scholarship Membership in-full by August 31, 2013 to be eligible for entry in the Stay-n-Play Get-away Package drawing.
If you need a template email or other support contact Lark at (608) 250-0966 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dane Buy Local
Mission: Dane Buy Local creates a sustainable, vital local economy through education, collaboration, and promotion, as a non-profit business organization.