Obsidian defines a "local business" as one that meets the following criteria:
- At least 50% of business is locally-owned.
- Business owner has the decision-making ability to participate in independent marketing programs.
- Business owner has decision-making ability to make purchases from local vendors.
- Business must have at least 1 but no more than 25 locations.
- Business must not be part of a franchise brand with more than 200 stores; and if the franchise brand has more than 20 corporate-owned stores, then the entire franchise is excluded.
While we do our best to make sure that all the local spots in town are on the dashboard, you may know of one or two places that we missed. If you think you know of a local business that isn't already participating in the program, let us know.
You can suggest a new local business by going to your transactions page on your cardholder dashboard and selecting the yellow symbol next to a transaction you made at a local business. This symbol will appear next to a transaction that wasn't recognized as a "local" purchase. Once you click on the symbol - you will be taken to a page where you can submit a request to have that business added as a "local business".
Once you click "Submit", your request will be sent to an Obsidian representative, who will determine whether the business meets all the criteria for becoming a "local business" in the program.