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Nominated Businesses

Congratulations!  Your business has been Nominated!  

Our members have selected YOUR business as one of their favorite places to shop!  We’d like to invite you to participate in our Local Rewards Program and have your business featured on  www.midcoastbuylocal.me.  What’s in it for you?  Your business will be added to the online directory of Mid Coast Maine businesses and featured in the page’s Local Rewards business spotlight section.  What’s in it for them?  Our members earn (3x) triple reward points when shopping with their LOCAL REWARDS Visa® at your business!

Midcoast Buy Local directory lists ONLY homegrown, local, and independent businesses in Mid Coast Maine! This FREE interactive directory map of regional small businesses underwritten and managed by Midcoast Federal Credit Union. Midcoast FCU advertises and promotes the site, as well offers increased reward points to their members on purchases made with their Local Rewards Visa from participating local businesses listed on the site.

Nominated Local Rewards Businesses

What are the requirements to be listed on the Midcoast Buy Local website?

Only that your business meets the following definition of a local, independent business:
1. The business must be located in the Maine counties of Androscoggin, Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, or Waldo.
2. The business must be private, worker, community or cooperative owned and not a franchise.
3. The business must be registered in Maine, with no corporate or national headquarters outside of Maine.
4. The owner or majority of owners are Maine residents at least half of the year.
5. The owner(s) have full decision-making authority over the business and is not subject to conditions dictated
remotely. If there is more than one location, the majority of locations must be located within the State of Maine.

What are the requirements to be part of Local Rewards and is there a cost?

The only requirement is that your business must accept Visa® credit cards as a form of payment. There is no cost to be part of the Local Rewards Program. Standard card interchange rates will apply for qualifying transactions.

Do I or my business need to be a member of Midcoast FCU?

Participating businesses and/or the business owners are not required to be members of the Credit Union. We do however encourage you to Discover the Credit Union for both your personal and business banking needs. We believe Local Rewards is a solid example of our value proposition and our commitment to supporting our community.

How do I get started?

Visit the Sign Up page to complete the quick and simple application process. For new Local Rewards participants please allow for up to 30 days for the business to be active under the program.

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