Raising awareness about the benefits of shopping, eating, and banking local.
Our annual GO! Local Campaign is a fun way to engage the community about all the great reasons to support local enterprises. It helps customers easily identify locally owned businesses and creates opportunities for them to connect with one another, ensuring that more money stays in our local economy.
GO! Local is Getting Smart!
The GO! Local campaign is going mobile! We are partnering with the Chinook Book, a 15-year-old Portland-based company with a mission very similar to GO!. In 2015, Chinook Book users redeemed 1.2 million coupons at 5,133 businesses for a total economic impact of over $33.3 million dollars.
We’re excited to offer this new way for Gorge residents and businesses to meet one another, as well as connect with tourists and locally owned businesses in other markets. A recent independent survey of more than 170 people found that Gorge residents are more likely to shop with locally owned businesses as they are big-box stores. The respondents cited preserving the character of our towns, convenience and supporting their neighbors as the top reasons for shopping locally. Not surprisingly, online retailers ranked highest on the list of places where people shop. That’s where initiatives like GO! Local play a valuable role.
The GO! Local program is available to any locally owned business who meets the Chinook Book criteria. The cost to participate is $100 for Gorge Owned members and $175 for non-Gorge Owned members.
Learn more: Read the press release.
Sign up: Click the button below. It takes less than 5 minutes.
Join the GO! Local Campaign!
Sign up for the 2016-2017 GO! Local campaign and receive:
- 12 months of marketing in the Chinook Book mobile app*
- 75 Chinook Book full-access mobile app downloads for your customers.
- Mention on the GO! Local website, social media, printed materials
- Listing in the Chinook Book Portland directory
- Assistance from Chinook Book on creating your personalized special offer
- Ability to track the number of times your mobile special offer (coupon) was seen, opened and redeemed
*The Chinook Book mobile app has 40,000+ users in the Portland market and 5,000 free downloads will be offered to customers of participating GO! Local businesses.
The success of this Gorge-wide campaign hinges on many factors, including an extensive roster of participating businesses and the support of sponsors like Centerpointe Community Bank, Harvest Market, Wet Planet Whitewater and Columbia Gorge Title.
If you’d like to become a sponsor or have questions about signing up your business to join the GO! Local program, contact Michelina Roth for more information on sponsorship at email@example.com.