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As nearly one hundred organizations and communities can attest, there's no better way to initiate an effective pro-local business campaign or boost the impact of existing groups than an AMIBA presentation or workshop in your community. Whether you're looking for a compelling educational session at your conference, a speaker to inspire localization work in your area or a focused workshop to implement a buy local campaign or other specific initiatives, AMIBA has speakers and facilitators to help you succeed.

Our presentations and workshops are more than just engaging and informative -- they invariably inspire action. Uniquely, all AMIBA's workshops are led by people with years of experience actually organizing local Alliances and assisting many more communities since to implement pro-local business initiatives. 

Do you want to...

Launch a local campaign? Energize an existing one? Educate local citizens, business owners and officials? AMIBA is here to help design a program specifically for you, so you can be sure to receive the greatest benefit for your community. 

You can even combine workshops with consultations, media interviews, or meetings with key individuals in order to get the most out of a presentation or training.

 


 
  You invigorated my board and me to keep pushing and stay out of the rut I feared we might get into. My board [of directors] is on fire... I'm so glad we affiliated and engaged AMIBA for this training!
   -- Andy Terrell of New Albany First (Indiana), after their community workshop with AMIBA 

 

Presentations and trainings by AMIBA can help inspire new local campaigns in support of independent business, provide a sound foundation for communities ready to act, or educate a group about the essential role local independent businesses play in our economy and communities.

We also offer keynote talks relating to independent business, localization, the elements of durable local economies and more. See some of our most popular available topics.

More than ninety community groups, trade associations, conferences, universities, and others have enjoyed the benefits of our programs, and we're happy to put you in touch with them. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs and get information on scheduling and costs (see general logistics information). We suggest inquiring at least four months ahead of your preferred event dates. AMIBA affiliates receive a substantial discount on presentations and trainings!

 

 

Working with AMIBA was vital in transforming the Fresno IBA from a concept to a real movement. With AMIBA's guidance, we gained the tools and resources we needed to truly understand a buy local, buy independent campaign, and how to brand Fresno's local businesses so our community understands why [they are] vital to the health of our local economy. The access to other Independent Business Alliances and insight to best practices has also been extremely valuable because it constantly feeds us new ideas to employ in our community.

 --Amy Fuentes, Local Business Initiatives Manager, City of Fresno

 

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