BALLE Becomes Seattle Good Business Network

The transition is complete – BALLE Seattle is now officially Seattle Good Business Network! Many thanks to our Steering Committee of local businesses and our Advisors who’ve guided us during this transition.

What’s Different?

Like BALLE Seattle, Seattle Good Business Network is a member of BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies), a national network of over 70 local organizations committed to building resilient local economies that are community-based, green, and fair.

The main difference is that in addition to educating our broader community about what a “local living economy” is, our primary focus going forward is to empower a strong network of local, independent businesses in actually building one.

Building the Network

Over the next several months, we’ll be working hard to reach out to the local business community through fun networking events, partnerships with neighborhood chambers of commerce, and personal outreach. Our goal is to have 150 business members by the end of this year. Business members get a variety of benefits, from connecting with like-minded business owners to increased visibility and promotion. See details on membership benefits and dues.

How YOU Can Help

There are lots of ways to get involved:

  • Become a Business Member! If you operate a locally owned business, become a member! The first 150 members – the “Founding One Fifty” – will get extra love, attention and perks. See details here.
  • Schedule a Presentation. If you represent or are a member of a neighborhood chamber of commerce or other business organization, and would like us to present at an upcoming meeting, contact Colleen Butler.
  • Become an Affiliate or Individual Member. If you own or manage a non-locally owned business, or would simply like to support our work, we welcome you!