Our Partners

At Eat Local: Bloomington-Normal, we believe in the power of community. That’s why we’re proud to partner with so many incredible local businesses and organizations who share our passion for supporting a thriving local food system.

While these businesses aren’t restaurants themselves, they play a vital role in helping us fulfill our mission of connecting people with locally-sourced food and drink. We’re grateful for their sponsorship, promotion of our message, and the many other ways they contribute to Eat Local.

Want to help further Eat Local’s mission in Bloomington-Normal? Contact us to learn about sponsorship opportunities or other ways your business can get involved. We’d love to partner with you.

Featured Partners

Get rid of pesky mosquitos by calling Mosquito Authority. Did you know they guarantee their work? And there are no contracts required!

We’re grateful for the support of Mosquito Authority. They’ve been a sponsor of many of our contests and giveaways including our “Slice of Summer” Contest and “Surprise Delivery” promotion.

Life Multiplied is a strategy to sustain the region’s vitality and foster growth by building on McLean County’s reputation as an employment and lifestyle destination.

We appreciate the Life Multiplied team for featuring Eat Local on one of their podcast episodes and including us as their “go-to” resource for dining in the Bloomington-Normal Community.

As an Illinois State University alum, the owner greatly appreciates the support from Illinois State University Student Activities, a unit of the Dean of Students Office.

As new faces arrive in town and parents come to visit, the ISU Welcome Week site helps showcase Eat Local as the go-to guide for exploring the delicious dining options that make Bloomington-Normal such a fantastic foodie destination! With Eat Local’s help, newcomers can dive right into our community’s diverse culinary scene.

“Go you Redbirds!”

As a proud member of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce, Eat Local is thrilled to work alongside other fantastic local businesses that make up the fabric of our community. We’re dedicated to promoting economic growth and opportunity right here in McLean County.

The Chamber has been an invaluable resource for connecting with other driven organizations and individuals who care deeply about supporting our region. Eat Local is honored to be part of this network of businesses and leaders working to make McLean County a more vibrant, prosperous place for all. As members, we look forward to continuing to contribute to the Chamber’s mission of driving progress and showcasing all that McLean County has to offer!

Eat Local is thrilled to join forces with the Normal Community High School (NCHS) Alumni to celebrate our shared community. We’re honored to be featured on the NCHS Alumni’s list of recommended local businesses, which highlights local organizations that provide value in Bloomington-Normal.

In turn, we’re excited to support NCHS alumni by linking to the Alumni Association website from our own site. Together, we can showcase distinguished graduates while introducing fellow community members to the many exceptional local businesses that make our area so special. It’s partnerships like this that strengthen the fabric of Normal by fostering connections and championing local pride. Let’s go, Ironmen!

Interested in Partnering?

We're always looking for partners and sponsors to help us spread the word and support our mission. Here are some ways you can partner with Eat Local.

  • Sponsorships – As a sponsor of Eat Local: Bloomington-Normal, your business will help fund initiatives that connect our community with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Enjoy brand exposure to an audience passionate about local food.
  • Promoting Our Mission – Help spread the word about Eat Local’s mission by hanging flyers, distributing brochures, featuring our logo on your website, sharing social media posts, and more. This grassroots promotion will further our goal of driving diners to local establishments.
  • Donation of Products or Services – Support our efforts by donating your business’s products or services. This could include local food or beverage donations, printing and design work, event space, supplier discounts, and more. We’ll recognize your in-kind contributions on our website and at events.

Get in touch today to discuss partnering with Eat Local. Together, we can make an impact.

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