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To Help Coal Miners, Shatter Illusions

To Help Coal Miners, Shatter Illusions

November 1, 2017 Announcing its plans to eliminate rules reducing carbon pollution from power plants, the Trump Administration framed the repeal as necessary to prevent the demise of the coal industry and its miners. Predictably, environmentalists refuted this...
Strength in Numbers, October 2017

Strength in Numbers, October 2017

Money Leaves Your Community, Amazon Smiles What happens when a non-profit that depends on local business support starts marketing for Amazon? AMIBA board member Kristi Streiffert tells the story from a small Colorado community. Debunking Myths About Immigrants and...
Money Leaves Your Community, Amazon Smiles

Money Leaves Your Community, Amazon Smiles

by Kristi Streiffert In our small mountain town of Durango, CO, the community search and rescue and the local outdoor gear shops share a life-saving, symbiotic relationship. The rescuers need outdoor gear to do their volunteer work, which the outdoor shops donate or...
Protecting Public Land Boosts Local Economies

Protecting Public Land Boosts Local Economies

By Drew Callaghan My wife and I recently ventured from our home in Montana on a two-week road trip to the Southwest. The excursion took us deep into Utah’s majestic canyon country and the West’s ongoing clash over our federal public lands, a conflict most recently...
How to Keep Holiday Spending Local in Your Community

How to Keep Holiday Spending Local in Your Community

If you or others in your community plan to run “buy local” promotions this year and you haven’t yet developed your materials and timeline, it’s time to act! Getting an effective and consistent message out early and often is key to influencing spending decisions. Our...
Strength in Numbers, August 2017

Strength in Numbers, August 2017

Consumers and Small Businesses Win (for now)… Mandatory arbitration provisions (that fine print in which companies take away your access to the civil justice system) have enabled many corporations (e.g. Wells Fargo gouging small businesses) to get away with...

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