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Strength In Numbers, January 2018

Strength In Numbers, January 2018

Spread the Local Love for Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day generates $19 billion in sales in the U.S. alone, making early February a key period for jewelers, florists, restaurants and many other independent businesses. Inspire your residents to show some love for...
Strength in Numbers, December 2017

Strength in Numbers, December 2017

The Most Important New Member Benefit in a Decade for Local Business Organizations! Few local business coalitions enjoy contact relation management (CRM) systems that fully integrate with their websites and invoicing. We’ve observed many groups through the years...
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...
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...
Strength in Numbers, June-July 2017

Strength in Numbers, June-July 2017

Keeping Markets Competitive in the Digital Age Amazon’s planned purchase of Whole Foods has generated long-overdue analysis of the corporation’s threat to market competition and broader discussion of the need to overhaul antitrust law. Our current laws pre-date the...

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