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 a brand name of any kind.

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

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.

38

Members

6264

Facebook Likes

1382

Instagram Followers

891

Monthly Website Page Views

398

Monthly Website Visitors

Membership Rates

Yearly Memberships:

Small Biz & Service Membership
$99
Year

Includes: Service Directory Listing on Website with Business Description, Contact Information, Links and up to 10 Photos.

Directory Listing Included on Mobile App

Promotion & Reposting on Social Media

Includes Participation in Local Business Discount Card Program (if applicable)

Eligible To Advertise In Monthly Glossy Magazine

Creative Membership
$99
Year

Includes: Creative Directory Listing on Website with Business Description, Contact Information, Links and up to 10 Photos.

Directory Listing Included on Mobile App

Promotion & Reposting on Social Media

Includes Participation in Local Business Discount Card Program (if applicable)

Eligible To Advertise In Monthly Glossy Magazine

Basic Local Business Membership
$199
Year

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

Directory Listing Included on Mobile App

Promotion & Reposting on Social Media

Includes Participation in Local Business Discount Card Program

Eligible To Advertise In Monthly Glossy Magazine

PLUS...Story Write Up With Owner and Photographs of Business & Staff that Will Be Posted to Our Website and Facebook AND Published In Our Monthly Glossy Magazine!

Sponsorship
$599
Year

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

Directory Listing Included on Mobile App

Promotion & Reposting on Social Media

Includes Participation in Local Business Discount Card Program

Eligible To Advertise In Monthly Glossy Magazine

PLUS...Story Write Up With Owner and Photographs of Business & Staff that Will Be Posted to Our Website and Facebook AND Published In Our Monthly Glossy Magazine!

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

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!

Think Local Amarillo supports a 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. They are also not required to follow guidelines set by people or organizations that do not live and work within our community. Our ideal customers are the mom and pops who started from the ground up to create an Amarillo branded business with no help from a chain, franchise model or brand name. We consider them the heart and soul of our community and what makes Amarillo unique! Businesses must meet these criteria to join our network of local businesses.

  1. Private, employee, community or cooperative ownership.
  2. Not registered as or associated with a franchise, chain or carry a national brand name. Cannot be a MLM business.
  3. At least 50% owned in Amarillo, Texas with no corporate or national headquarters outside of Texas.
  4. Full decision making function for the business is held by the local owner(s), including name, signage, 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).