Thank you for your interest in AMIBA! We build a strong Local Economy Movement by supporting the growth and development of local business alliances.

Choose an option below to join today. Or read on to learn about the many benefits AMIBA can provide your pro-local group or business.

Local Organizations and Communities

Learn the benefits and dues structure for joining AMIBA for your community group.

Independent Businesses & Citizens

Check out the benefits and dues to join AMIBA as an independent businesses, organization or person who wants to support healthy local economies.

The Louisville IBA has been a member of AMIBA since our inception, and it’s an amazing resource. Since 2005 we’ve grown to 1000 members and being part of AMIBA has been helpful at every stage of our growth, offering resources, training, connections and camaraderie. We wouldn’t be where we are today without being part of AMIBA!

Jennifer Rubenstein

Executive Director, Louisville Independent Business Alliance, Louisville, KY

Affiliations for trade associations and independent buying coops vary by trade, please ask for affiliation details relevant to your group.

1. As the pioneer organization, we provide you unrivaled support in helping your community alliance succeed. 

Your local group’s success will be enhanced through the support and assistance from AMIBA’s staff. Our directors each possess more than 15 years of hands-on experience, launching and directing the first IBA and helping nearly 100 others succeed. And we wrote the booklet recognized as the authoritative overview for developing effective buy local campaigns. Whether you simply aim to organize an effective “buy local” campaign or launch a new organization, we’ll make your job easier with proven models, messaging, tools and personal guidance.

2. Because there’s strength in numbers!

Real change only happens from the bottom up. By affiliating with AMIBA, you immediately become part of a large and growing network of alliances operating in communities of all sizes and circumstances across North America — sharing ideas, resources and helping each other while building a stronger voice for independent business. By engaging in this rapidly-growing movement, you’re joining a winning team!

3. Because IBAs work!

Why re-invent the wheel when you can use a proven, time-tested model and materials while enjoying the freedom to adapt them to your community and desires? AMIBA affiliation gains you our experience and that of our growing coalition. You gain access to our ever-increasing collection of materials, how-to’s, templates, and we network you with other IBAs to help your local effort become effective quickly and keep you there. AMIBA is a one-stop shop to help you get organized, legal, knowledgeable about issues, updated, and in touch with other IBAs to share ideas, find solutions, and build relationships.

AMIBA affiliation benefits are available to new and pre-existing organizations, municipalities, independent trade associations and all who share our vision.

Local Organizations and Communities

Learn the benefits and dues structure for joining AMIBA for your community group

Independent Businesses

Check out the benefits and dues to join AMIBA for your independent business

Contact us to receive the affiliation agreement/application or for affiliation packages offered to regional and national organizations. For well-established local organizations, please contact us to discuss your situation and wishes.

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