Become a Member

Is your business ownership part of a minority or underserved population? Partial or full membership scholarships may be available to you. Email Jennifer to find out more. 

We invite all local businesses to join LIBA and let your independent voice be heard!

LIBA has many amazing benefits, and is an affordable investment in the success of your company and our community. We feel the primary benefit is being part of a collective voice of Louisville's independently-owned businesses. But there are so many more - like....

  • listings in the Buy Local Guide
  • networking events
  • discounts from other LIBA members
  • access to insurance discounts through our affiliation with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, such as...

Anthem Chamber Advantage Health Plan

Workers' Comp Insurance with Clearpath Specialty

* Anthem Individual Health Insurance

  • showcase events like the Buy Local Fair and Local Business Expo and so much more. 

Plus, the whole independent business community reaps the rewards! Companies in communities with campaigns like LIBA's report stronger sales than those without (cited from the 2016 Independent Business Survey. Click here to read the full report.)

Take a look at the video to hear what our members have to say! (Thanks for producing it Hatfield Media!)


Standard Business Membership


This was our only level of membership for many years and it continues to have all the perks it always has, including listings in our directories, materials for your business and invitations to our events. For a full list of member benefits, download our Benefits Sheet

Business Members must be able to answer YES to to questions 1-4 and NO to question 5:

  1. Is your primary place of business located in the Louisville area with no corporate or national head-quarters outside this area? (Primary means that more than 50% of all income generated by the business is in the Louisville area. The Louisville area is defined as the following counties: Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Spencer, Shelby and Trimble in Kentucky, and Clark, Floyd, Harrison, and Washington counties in Indiana).
  2. Are you owned in majority (greater than 51%) by Louisville-area residents?
  3. Is your business either privately held or a non-profit? (ie. not publicly traded)
  4. Can your business make independent decisions regarding the name and look of your business, as well as all business purchasing, practices and distribution?
  5. Is your business a franchise, or do you use a national brand as your identity?
If you don’t meet these qualifications, you could still be eligible to be a Supporter. Please contact us to find out more.

After your business is approved, you will be allowed to add contacts to your member account.

Partner Business Membership

(Prices Vary)

Partner Members have taken the next step in supporting local businesses by growing their involvement in LIBA.

Partner Members get extra membership benefits, and as the name implies, a custom partnership with LIBA that will help both the member and LIBA further our mutual goals.

Download a listing of the 'usual' benefits of becoming a LIBA Partner Member. But keep in mind that partnerships are easily customized to fit the needs of your company. Email Jennifer or call 502-473-4687 to discuss the possibilities.

All partner memberships include your logo printed by your listings and recognition in our "special thanks" ad in our Buy Local Guides, recognition as a Partner Member throughout our website and on signage at all of our events, the option to include an item in our new member welcome packets, recognition in our enewsletters, etc.

Standard Partner Membership Levels include:

Shareholder Membership

($500 per year or $44 per month)

Key Investor Membership

($1150 per year or $100 per month)

Patron Membership

($3500 per year or $300 per month)

Trustee Membership - only 2 available

($5800 per year or $500 per month)

Individual Membership

($10 One-Time Fee)

Individuals who are not business owners can still support LIBA's efforts with an individual membership.

By joining as an individual supporter, you'll receive a "Buy Local" sticker, and we'll keep you updated through our newsletters about what's happening with the organization and how you can be involved.

By joining as an individual member, you have embraced what makes Louisville unique, supported locally-owned businesses, and ensured that your dollars will be kept circulating in the local economy.

The seemingly small act of joining with us to Keep Louisville Weird will have a far-reaching and long term impact on what our world will look like in the future. 

Thank you!

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