Help Us Get The BUY LOCAL Message Out

Do you own a business? Would you like everyone to "buy local"--from you--whenever possible? Do you love living in Albuquerque and want our economy to grow?

Become a member of KeepItQuerque and help us promote
BUY LOCAL. GROW LOCAL. THRIVE LOCAL.

Member Requirements:
  • Primary place of business in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area (including surrounding cities and communities).
  • At least 51% owned by Albuquerque-area residents
  • Free to make your own business decisions without the need for approval by nonresident owners or affiliates

Business Membership
$150 yearly


As a member, you will receive:
  • Advocacy for the Buy Local, Grow Local, Thrive Local initiative in Albuquerque through marketing, group identity branding, events, and recognition.

  • Website benefits
KeepItQuerque.org searchable listing by category
Traffic Catcher Page 
​Ability to offer coupons and product sales catalog
Free event listings 

  • KeepItQuerque e-Newsletter

  • 'Members Only' pricing for advertising in KeepItQuerque Newsletter and at event booths

6 Reasons to Join 

1. Keep Dollars Local
Compared to national chain stores, local businesses and their owners spend more money at other local businesses, so the money you spend is retained in the community.

2. Create Jobs
Locally owned businesses create more jobs and, in most sectors, provide better wages and benefits than national chains.

3. Support Local Causes
Local entrepreneurs are more connected to our community because they live here, too. They are more likely to get involved in community efforts.

4. Protect the Environment
Buying things made closer to home cuts down on fossil fuel use which reduces carbon impact and saves money.

5. Preserve our Culture
The experience at a local establishment is unique – it provides local flavor.  One-of-a-kind businesses offer distinct character that creates a local economic advantage.

6. Multiply Your Tax Dollars.
 If you spend a dollar with a locally owned business, it replicates itself. Those local dollars keep people employed, give opportunities to others, and generate more local tax dollars. 

Key Fact:
A modest change in consumer behavior, by a mere $100 per month shift by every family in Albuquerque area from chain stores and restaurants to local independent businesses, would result in $273,071,950 in economic impact to our area.

Studies & Research on Local First
National studies have shown that each dollar spent at a local independent business, on average, generates at least three times more direct local economic benefit than dollars spent at an absentee-owned chain.

Diamond Membership
$250 yearly


Business benefits, plus:
  • Optimized placement in KeepItQuerque.org e-Newsletter and feature articles
 
  • Recognition at KeepItQuerque Events
 
  • Opportunity to host KeepItQuerque networking event

E-Benefits

Members are able to log in through the KeepItQuerque.org website and participate in the member business network created to support public-to-members and member-to-member business development.

Organizations like ours are trusted sources for information. Consequently, they rank very high on search engine results and are used extensively by the public.

Our goal is to broadcast business updates and capture patrons for our members.

Member Advertising System


Use tools designed for advertising through the website and the Member Services Search Engine.
 

Member Broadcasting System


Use communication tools designed to help you communicate with other members and your customer base.