Get Involved


Eligible Think Local First members must be able to answer “yes” to all of the following questions:

1. Is your business located within 15 miles of Washington DC, with no corporate or national headquarters located out of the District?
2. Is your business privately held (not publicly traded)?
3. Do the business owners, totaling greater than 50% of the business ownership, live within 50 miles of the business?


Membership gives you access to discount event tickets, listing on the TLF website and directory, as well as technical services and workshops created by Think Local First.

After you sign up we will contact you with a follow up survey and information about how to get your business/organization on the website. Please note, we are in the midst of great growth and change, to better serve all of our members, as well as to build an even stronger, vibrant, local economy for DC.

If you have any questions, please email

2016 Membership Special


Ads will appear in newsletters, printed media, online and/or other digital communications deemed appropriate.

Level 1 – $100

2 inch square ad, in digital communications for one month (up to two placements)

Level 2 – $200

2 × 6.5in rectangle ad in digital communications for one month (up to three placements)

Level 3 – $250

Larger, rectangle ad in digital communications for one month (up to four placements)

Paid Profiles – $400

Stand-alone business in-depth business profile sent to entire network. Perfect for new businesses, new initiatives or special deals for Think Local members.

Advertising Options

Event Packages

Already know you want to come to our informative networking events and social gatherings? Buy your tickets now at a special rate! Prices fluctuate in proportion to ticket quantity.

Locals Unplugged Pass- $75 ($100 value for members)

2 tickets to all Locals Unplugged (5) in 2015

All Access Pass- $300 (Approximate $400 value for members)

2 tickets to all events in 2015

Event Packages