Do You Want To…
Elevate your “buy local” campaign from a nice idea to a game-changing influence that drives more sales to local independent businesses?
Provide inspiring and actionable models for your conference participants or students?
Shift your local government’s economic focus from recruiting distant corporations to helping local entrepreneurs prosper and fostering new opportunities?
AMIBA’s dynamic, thought-provoking team of speakers and workshop facilitators will help you succeed with these and other goals. We’ll design a program specifically for your community or organization. Our presentations and workshops are more than just engaging and informative – they inspire and empower effective action!
As more than 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.
“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
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.
Uniquely, all of 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. 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.
We also offer keynote talks relating to independent business, localization, the elements of durable local economies and more. See some of our most popular topics.
We’re happy to put you in touch with the community groups, trade associations, conferences, universities, and others that have enjoyed the benefits of our programs. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs and get information on scheduling and costs. AMIBA affiliates receive a substantial discount on presentations and trainings! Learn more about affiliation.
“Working with AMIBA was vital in transforming our work from a concept to a real movement. With AMIBA’s guidance, we gained the tools and resources we needed to truly understand building an effective buy local campaign, and how to brand Fresno’s local businesses so our community understands why [they are] vital to 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