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This place is special, it really is. You can find community, raise kids, spend a lifetime and retire here.

If you’re like us, you’re pretty smitten with Asheville.

But special can also be fragile. We need YOU to keep our local economy resilient and thriving.

Our Mission

Grow a resilient local economy and thriving community, champion the unique character of our region and advocate for prosperity for all.

Go Local Asheville is committed to strengthening our local economy through businesses that value the people in our community, the health of our environment and the power of collaboration.

Get Involved

Become a Member

Membership is free for locally owned and independent businesses. Learn more and sign your business up today.

Purchase a Go Local Card

The Go Local Card gets you access to discounts and special offers at over 580 local businesses, all while benefiting our public schools.

Use the directory to discover participating local businesses. You can also look for our Love Asheville posters and Go Local Card Honored Here decals in windows of locally owned, independent businesses.

Leadership

Sherree Lucas

Executive Director

 

Michele Bryan

Program and Go Local Card Manager

Renee Hartwick

Social Media Maven

Huge, unending thank you's to...

Directory Development & Marketing

The dedicated staff at Mountain Xpress

Member Testimonial Photography

Mountain Xpress courtesy of Green Line Media, LLC
Jennifer Mesk Photography
AM Photography

Graphics and Illustration

Jenny Greer Fares at Sound Mind Creative

Printing

Melinda and Archie at Graphics Four
Henco Reprographics and the fine team over at Plasticard Locktech, International

Program Concept and Development

Leah Ferguson, former Asheville City Schools’ Board of Directors & former Co-director Asheville City Schools Foundation

Thanks to all the dedicated parents and volunteers for our schools’ PTOs and the businesses and locals who believe in our efforts.

This truly takes a village.

And finally...

Proud to be a living wage business and a member of the American Sustainable Business Council!