Community Improvement, Capacity Building
The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) is a national 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping communities become more self-supporting and resilient through fostering a culture that values and supports independent business and local entrepreneurs.
AMIBA currently supports 90+ community-based affiliate groups, known as Independent Business Alliances (IBAs) across 40 states and has helped many more cities and towns with programs to support their local independents. AMIBA affiliates represent approximately 30,000 independent businesses covering virtually every sector of business, many of which face direct competition from major chain and online merchants. They represent communities of all sizes, demographics, and political leanings, united by a common thread of support for community and the opportunity for people to own their own business.
222 S Black Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715 USA
economic development, sustainable communities, local democracy, new economy, independent business, local business, entrepreneurship, buy local, progressive business, sustainable business
Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)
Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)
Economic Development (S30)
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Independent Business Alliance Development
AMIBA helps communities employ the Independent Business Alliance (IBA) model. An IBA is a coalition of local independent businesses, community organizations and citizens. The IBA utilizes a three-pronged approach to achieve AMIBA's goals: 1) public education about the important role independent businesses play in the community and local economy; 2) collaborative promotion and advertising for member businesses to help increase their collective profile and build their interdependence; 3) build lasting relationships with local government to bring to them an awareness of the issues facing the community's independent businesses , to give home town businesses a voice, and to help instigate positive policy changes that support resident-owned business and allow entrepreneurship to thrive. AMIBA coordinates two annual national campaigns, Independents Week each July and Shift Your Shopping each November-December. These campaigns build community and educate the public, both locally and nationally. AMIBA invites other organizations, citizens and independent business owners to participate; AMIBA affiliation is not required. These campaigns have opened the door for organizations serving the interests of a single business sector to connect with each other and to recognize the need to work together across sectors as a vital component to their members' survival.
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AMERICAN INDEPENDENT BUSINESS ALLIANCE
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as of 8/30/2016
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Term: Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
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