Make Milwaukee great today for tomorrow. Join the movement!

Local First Milwaukee is more than a business network. By becoming a member, you’re part of something bigger. We are the “Local Movement” here in Metro-Milwaukee, and we invite you to join us!

Joining is easy!

When you are a member of Local First Milwaukee, your independent business alliance, you have the support of our organization and 200 other local business owners.


Being a part of the movement 
Together, we can build a thriving economy that supports everyone and ensures the vitality of the place where work, play, and live.


Attending (or hosting) member-only events
At our member meet-ups, you will connect with other Local First members to help build your business and your community. We also host educational opportunities throughout the year.


Listing in our online directory
Your business is included in our online business directory to increase exposure and get more customers through your door.


Sharing on social media
Invite Local First to co-host your event on Facebook and your event will also reach our audience through our Facebook page and website. Local First also regularly posts our members' news on our Facebook page.


Vendoring at Local First events

We organize events and initiatives that educate consumers on the benefits of shopping local. Some of these events offer vendor opportunities.

Annual Membership Dues

1-5 Employees → $125
6-24 Employees → $170
25-50 Employees → $250
51-100 Employees → $350
101-200 Employees → $500
201+ Employees → $600