Dane Buy Local membership is available to locally owned businesses and nonprofits in Dane, Rock, Green, Sauk, Columbia, Dodge, Iowa, or Jefferson​ counties, as well as businesses with physical locations in these 8 counties and headquarters within the State of Wisconsin.

  • Boost your business by being included in promotional campaigns including Spring Celebration, Independents Week, Local Independent Business Awards, Shop Indie Local and Small Business Saturday.

  • Save money by taking advantage of Member-to-Member Discounts

  • Save money on advertising through discounts and special offers with our Media Partners. Our Media Partners include all the larger local media in Madison.

  • Identify your business as local to the community by using the DBL logo in advertising and other digital/printed media, at the front entrance to your business, etc.

Specific Publicity & Marketing Elements include:

  • Online Profile on our website including photos, videos and website links

  • Listing and/or ad in our DBL Membership Guide (25,000 in circulation)

  • Promotion of your organization with Facebook and Social Media

  • Promotion of your events on our calendar and in the DBL Buzz Member e-Newsletter

  • Opportunity to promote your business on the DBL website and newsletters with advertising opportunities and sponsorship

  • Opportunity to distribute your literature at our Breakfast events

Specific Networking & Educational Opportunities include:

  • Access to six annual networking Breakfast Meetings for each and all of your staff to attend (these include an educational presentation too)

  • Access to six networking Evening Social Events for each and all of your staff to attend

  • Subscription to the DBL Buzz and Lifestyle eNewsletter

  • Opportunity to attend Educational Lunch-n-Learns on various topics during the year

Criteria to Join for Associate Member Business
 (Corporate headquarters not based in Dane or contiguous counties)

  • Business has a physical presence in Dane County or contiguous counties

  • Business is headquartered in the State of Wisconsin

  • Business directly participates in the local economy of Dane County or contiguous counties

associate member final graph.png

Criteria to Join for Associate Nonprofit
 (Corporate headquarters not based in Dane or contiguous counties)

  • Organization is an affiliate of a state-wide, regional, national or international 501(c) non-profit organization 

  • Organization has a physical presence in Dane County or contiguous counties

  • Organization focuses their efforts in Dane County or contiguous counties for the betterment of the community and have a humanitarian purpose

  • Organization directs at least 60% of its funds raised locally to better the people, property or attributes of Dane County or contiguous counties

  • If your nonprofit has multiple locations, all locations, staff, and employees are included in one membership.

Benefits for Citizens & Supporters