Local Investing Opportunities Network

LION-final_440LION stands for Local Investing Opportunities Network.  LION creates opportunities for local businesses, nonprofits, and citizens to network.

Our mission is to build prosperous local businesses, keep investing money in our community, and help build a more resilient and sustainable economy in East Jefferson County.

LION is not a loan or investment fund, and it does not make collective investment decisions. Our membership consists of local citizens who support local businesses and invest their money locally, putting their investing money to work within our community. Keeping funds local facilitates greater economic self-sufficiency, job growth, economic development, and a dollar-multiplier effect whereby a dollar kept within the community can be spent many times over for a far greater benefit than a dollar invested away from our community.

If you are an interested local investor, we invite you to consider membership in LION. We have a simple application process that begins with a New Member Application form*.  All LION members sign our Membership Agreement that details matters of procedure, confidentiality, and dispute resolution. If you have any questions, please e-mail our New Member Contact Person.

If you are a local (East Jefferson County, WA) entrepreneur, either for-profit or nonprofit, then LION members may be interested in learning more about you, your business, and any business opportunities you currently have. Interested members may reach out to you to get to know you and learn more about how they can support your efforts. If enough members are interested, and you are open to doing so, you may be invited to present at a LION members meeting.

If you are interested in learning more about submitting a local (East Jefferson County, WA) business opportunity for consideration, read the preamble on our Business Opportunity Submission form*.  If you have any questions, please e-mail our Business Opportunities Contact Person.

For inquiries of a general nature, please email LION.

*Forms are Adobe PDF format and can be filled electronically.  Depending on your browser, you may need to save the form on your computer prior to editing.

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