Join BIBA Today

BIBA Membership Information


Membership Criteria:

In order to be considered for Business Membership in BIBA, your business must fall within the following criteria:

  • Independent ownership (privately held, not publicly traded)
  • An independent business owned and operated in greater Belknap Area of NH. The greater Belknap Area is defined by the following towns (including but not limited to) Laconia, Gilford, Belmont, Meredith, Tilton, and Sanbornton.
  • Owner must reside within 30 miles of the registered BIBA headquarters.
  • Businesses are limited to a maximum of six (6) locations. Exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the membership committee.
  • Owner must have full decision-making power for business.
  • Membership acceptance must receive full approval of BIBA board.
  • Membership dues paid in full.

To become a member, apply below!


Business Membership Will Include:

The minimum membership contribution is $100 (good for 12 months). As a Business member, you will receive a storefront logo, posters, other printed materials (including brochures and directories), Buy Local Advantage Card and information about upcoming events and programs sponsored by BIBA and/or our partners.

Business Members will be acknowledged in our web site directory & Facebook, receive emails, newsletters, cooperative advertising possibilities, collaboration among local businesses and networking opportunities with other BIBA members. You can also hold a position on the Board or join a Committee.

Once your membership has been accepted, please take some time to complete our online membership profile. The profile allows you the opportunity to share who you are and what you and your business do. Information gathered from the profile will be used on the website and in advertising to educate the public about BIBA and its members.

Other Membership Packages:

Individual Friends of BIBA Membership: $25 per year or $250 Lifetime

Individuals in the community are invited to support the Local movement and do their part to support local businesses can become a member of BIBA. Friends will be acknowledged on the BIBA website & Facebook. You can also hold a position on the Board or join a Committee. 

Associate Friends of BIBA Membership: $100 per year

Associate memberships are open to non-profits, other local organizations, and other privately held entities that are interested in supporting the mission and goals of BIBA. Associates may be acknowledged on the BIBA web site & Facebook. You can also hold a position on the Board or join a Committee.

Business Sponsorship: $1000+per year

Business affiliates, who are passionate about the Local movement and the BIBA organization and interested in supporting the mission and goals, may choose to sponsor BIBA. By contributing $1000 or more yearly, these businesses help provide BIBA with the means to more expeditiously accomplish our goals.  Contact Kate to discuss details.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments you may have regarding BIBA memberships. We’re always happy to answer your questions!