We create and manage online marketplaces for local communities.
By uniting a network of local businesses on a single platform, we’re harnessing consumer preference for local businesses and marketplace convenience in the digital age.
In 2017, what began as a straightforward online platform to assist local crafters in our community with selling beyond one-day craft fairs has evolved into a solution that numerous communities across America utilize to help support and empower their small businesses online.
Why We Do It:
In today’s digital commerce era, we recognize the importance of providing robust support to businesses of all sizes. The challenge is to make shopping online from local businesses easier, similar to multi-merchant marketplaces. Neglecting this leads to a preference for online giants, with lasting consequences for small businesses and communities beyond the initial transaction.
That’s why we offer a range of affordable solutions, from simple networking marketplaces to full-scale white-label e-commerce marketplaces, tailored to meet your community’s specific needs. Our dedicated team takes care of platform management, business support, training, and customer service, ensuring a seamless shopping experience for customers and businesses alike.
At the core of our mission is the commitment to create a meaningful impact for small businesses. We hold a strong belief that local enterprises are the vital pulse of communities, and we take pride in our contribution to their prosperity and expansion. To date, our marketplaces have generated more than $1 million in sales for small businesses. Moreover, they have served as the initial step into the realm of online commerce for many, while also offering direct support and guidance to enhance their digital literacy and technical proficiency in online sales and marketing.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Before dedicating herself to helping small businesses and communities thrive online, Cherie was a small business owner herself. Her unique experience in selling products locally and online led her to discover a better way to connect small businesses and customers. A fun fact, Cherie is one of twelve children in her family.
Business Development Manager
With a wealth of experience in business development and account management, Ann plays a crucial role in expanding our marketplace network. She raises awareness of our services among economic development organizations and chambers of commerce across the United States.
Business Support Manager
Olivia is instrumental in helping new businesses onboard our marketplaces, supporting them in managing their shops, and providing valuable assistance to customers. Olivia’s passion for community support shines through as she guides businesses to maximize their platform presence.
Outreach & Engagement Manager
With a diverse professional background, Carly excels in relationship building, program management, and community outreach. She works closely with small business owners, guiding them on how to best represent their businesses and products across our multiple platforms.
Madelyn Houser Webb
Marketing Content Manager
Madelyn brings a wealth of experience in sales and marketing. She has a true passion for all things social media, marketing, and content creation. Madelyn leads our efforts in creating, executing, and analyzing digital marketing campaigns, while effectively managing our social media channels.
Kara brings to our team her years of experience in managing people, processes, and projects throughout her various roles working for a large corporations. Managing projects related to partnerships, support, and process optimization, her expertise is instrumental in driving our project success and enhancing our processes.
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
Robert’s journey began with a simple epiphany following a conversation with Cherie. It was at a local craft show with low attendance due to weather that he realized there had to be a better way for people to support and buy from local vendors. His dedication led to the creation of the first local marketplace prototype, and he now manages Member Marketplace’s network of e-commerce websites that are making a positive impact on communities, enabling local residents to shop online, while supporting local businesses.