Many members have small businesses and have informally given discounts to other TimeBank members if buying services or products from them, and members like knowing that their dollars are going to support a member in the TimeBank.
Some other TimeBanks have started programs like these, more of a member benefit program, and it aligns with how some time banks are becoming Mutual Aid Networks, essentially a collective of people helping each other in various ways.
Here is how the program will work:
Your business will be listed on a page on LouisvilleTimeBank.org and it will state your business, describe it, and the discount or deal that you want to offer other members. There will be your contact information, website, social media, etc. Members can search there, and contact you for more information. When you are contacted, if it is a member you are not familiar with, it would be good to make sure they are definitely a Member. This page will be on our public website, not the Timebanking member only site.
The TimeBank will also do PR in the member newsletter about the businesses, and possibly more publicly on social media in the future.