What Benefits Will I Receive by Joining?
1. A SPECIAL "BUY-IN":
We want the Exchange to get going quickly, so when you join NOW, you will be offered a special bonus on your first purchase of Local Dollars. This means you will receive extra buying power on your initial purchase of Local Dollars!
2. WAIVER OF THE ANNUAL FEE:
The Exchange has significant operating expenses to meet, so there will be an annual maintenance fee of $50 for all members. But, if you join NOW, the Exchange will absorb these costs, and waive this fee for the first year!
3. SPECIAL OFFERS:
The Exchange will encourage businesses to grant special promotional discounts when you use Local Dollars. These offers will be posted online, sent by email, and sent by mail.
4. SWAP MEETS:
The Exchange will sponsor regular "swap" meets, with business conducted entirely in Local Dollars.
5. ONLINE EXCHANGE:
The Exchange will organize a local online exchange, similar to Ebay, but with all local goods, and using Local Dollars, of course.
6. COMMUNITY BENEFITS:
When you produce and consume locally, then you are directly supporting the development of an eco-friendly, resilient, and sustainable local economy. Local means consuming less energy, less raw materials, and the employment of local labor and local capacity. When you use Local Dollars, you are "voting" for local prosperity: it's as simple as that.
Like credit cards, Local Dollars attract more volume to your business. More volume equals more PROFIT for you, and isn't this why you are in business?
In addition to these benefits, if you run a business (or want to develop one):
8. CONSERVE CAPITAL:
Every Local Dollar you receive is one less Federal Dollar you need to support your business.
9. FREE DIRECTORY LISTINGS:
All businesses receive a free listing in our online and printed directories. The Exchange projects over 5,000 members in Utah county. Reach all these new customers through our directories.
Your business will receive free POP signage to help promote the use of Local Dollars at your place of business.
214 North University Avenue, Provo, Utah 84601 (801) 375-7645