HOW ARE BUSINESSES DETERMINED TO BE "LGBT+ FRIENDLY"?
Every business listed in the directory has completed the Business Survey. Businesses are considered "LGBT+ friendly" if they respond affirmatively to more than one question on the survey. Additionally, many of the businesses listed in the directory have displayed their support of the LGBT+ community by supporting Polestar. Word of mouth affirmation of a business' LGBT+ friendly services/status is always welcome.
CAN I SUGGEST A BUSINESS?
Absolutely! Fill out our Suggest A Business form and tell us why you feel the business should be included. We love to hear about your good experiences in our wider community.
HOW CAN I LIST MY BUSINESS?
If you are the owner or manager of a business and would like your business to appear in our LGBT+ friendly business directory, fill out our Business Survey and tell us why you should be listed. Polestar LGBT+ Community Center reserves the right to not list your business if your responses indicate that you are not supportive of the LGBT+ community.
IF I DISAGREE WITH A LISTING/HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE WITH A LISTED BUSINESS, CAN I ASK THAT IT BE DE-LISTED?
If you had a bad experience with a business listed on our directory, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about it. Polestar LGBT+ Community Center reserves the right to retain or delete the listing and may or may not de-list the business based on anecdotal evidence from members of the LGBT+ community.
IS THERE A COST TO LIST A BUSINESS?
No! We have a basic listing that includes the name of your business, address, email, phone number, social media, and website. A basic listing looks like this: Polestar LGBT+ Community Center | 7317 PO Box Traverse City, MI 49696 | Facebook | Website | Email
I SEE SOME BUSINESSES WITH MORE THAN A STANDARD LISTING OR WITH AN IMAGE IN THE DIRECTORY, WHAT IS THAT ABOUT?
Some businesses are sponsors of Polestar LGBT+ Community Center. Sponsored Listings include all of the information in a standard listing plus an additional business description and/or an image.
HOW CAN MY BUSINESS BECOME A SPONSORING BUSINESS?
Sponsor listings are reserved for those business that have supported Polestar's mission through financial donations. More information on the types of sponsored listings can be found here. Additionally, donations can be made online here, or by mailing a check made out to Polestar LGBT Community Center to PO Box 7317, Traverse City, MI 49696. If you are making this donation on behalf of a business, please make sure to let us know in the memo line.