Criteria to Apply

We’re so excited you’re ready to be part of our directory! Please note the basic criteria outlined below that your company or organization should meet in order to be considered for membership. If you feel your company or organization shares our vision and values, we encourage you to apply (e.g., you may not be locally owned, but if your practices make a positive impact on our local economy, we want you to join us!).

  • Company should be privately held (not publicly traded).
  • Company or organization should be headquartered within the 4-county Greater Seattle Area—King, Snohomish, Kitsap, and Pierce; or at least within the state of Washington.
  • Company or organization owner(s) should be local, meaning 50% or more of the ownership should also reside in Washington State.
  • Company must be socially and environmentally conscious and must be committed to doing things locally—buying, producing, and investing—as much as reasonably possible.

What You'll Need:

Company | Org InfoRMATION

Contact info, website, primary address, and social media handles or URLs. General knowledge of ownership, purchasing and sustainability practices, memberships or certifications, etc.

high-Quality Logo & Photos

1000-pixel wide or larger logo on a white or transparent background; also 2 to 5 photos that best represent your org or business—1500 pixels wide or larger and landscape-oriented. JPG, PNG, and GIF formats only.

Credit Card Information

Credit card info for one-time administrative fee (for basic membership) or annual dues (for Champion and Sustaining memberships). You’ll be directed to Paypal, Inc. to pay to complete your application.

This application will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. If you encounter any errors or have any questions regarding the application process, please contact us at gro.krowtenelttaes@nioj.