Media & Member Resource Page: Most frequently requested graphics (300 dpi) & article links

If you need a headshot of an AMIBA staff or board member, please see “People of AMIBA.”

If you’re publishing an article online, you may also want to review these free educational graphics.

Local Impact of Buy Local Campaigns

This graph shows the positive gains reported by businesses in communities with long-term “buy independent/buy local” campaigns. Note: these results do not apply to campaigns defining chains or franchises within a city or town as “local.” Contact us with any questions.

Download the print-quality pdf (also in Spanish). Also see a simple version here.


The “Why Buy Local?” poster series consists of four posters, each of which are available in English and Spanish. English posters are printed and available for purchase, while AMIBA provides customizable Spanish poster files for local printing.

For 300 dpi English posters, click below. Please email us for additional 300 dpi Spanish images.

For these and other AMIBA-produced items, please include a caption such as “One of  many ready-to-use educational materials available from the AMIBA.”

For online publication, please link

Holiday Gift Ad

Hi-res pdf: 11″ x 8.5″

This layout also is used for an ad promoting the local multiplier effect Hi-res pdf (also 11″ x 8.5″)

To view other holiday-themed ads, see Holiday Ads and Posters

Local Benefit of Independent v. Chain Retailers

Graph created by AMIBA based on compiled results from nine studies conducted by Civic Economics on the multiplier effect of independent versus chain retailers.

Local Benefit of Independent v. Chain Restaurants

Graph created by AMIBA based on compiled results from five studies conducted by Civic Economics on the multiplier effect of independent versus chain restaurants.

American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) logo

Logo – no name (300dpi)

Shift Your Shopping Campaign Think Local Umpqua (Douglas County, Oregon).

We can provide many other “people shots.” Contact us to tell us your needs.

Custom urls for your story:  If you wish to include a web page url in your story and would like a custom short url (e.g. just ask!

Top links for an overview of AMIBA’s work

“Buy Local” Campaigns Overview (with link to get our free 12 page guide to developing effective campaigns)
If you’d like a different file type or image, or have a media inquiry, please email [email protected] or call 406-582-1255.
For reporters with ongoing interest in independent business issues, we suggest you subscribe to “Strength In Numbers,”  AMIBA’s free monthly newsletter. We also publish news regularly to our social media pages (see below).
Member Resources
AMIBA Overview
Renew Your AMIBA Affiliation
Share Your Story
AMIBA Programs for Affiliates
New Tools: Database/Communications Package and Website Template
501c6 Group Exemption Program
AMIBA 501(c)(6) Group Exemption Program FAQs
501c3 or 501c6 Status: Which Should We Choose?
How to Complete Your 990N Postcard
Instructions for completing the IRS Schedule C
Maintaining Your Status in AMIBA's 501c6 Exempt Group
Resources for Tax-exempt Groups
Fiscal Sponsorship Program Info and Resources
Fiscal Sponsorship Program Guidelines
How to Handle Funds You Receive
The Flow of Funds -- What to Expect and Do with Funds Raised in AMIBA's Fiscal Sponsorship Program
Membership Recruitment and Retention
Sample Member Recruitment Page for Indie Business Coalitions
The Value of Surveying Your Business Members
Automated Dues Payments
Setting up an Electronic Funds Transfer for Member Dues Collection
Business Membership Dues
Citizen Membership Dues
Community Organization Membership
Ideas for Engaging Community Organizations
Dues Collection Information & Suggestions
Member Recruitment
Engaging Member Businesses in Member Recruitment
Member Welcome Kit
Membership Brochures
Recommendations for Dealing with Franchises, Co-ops & Recruitment Grey Areas
Should Franchises Be Part of "Buy Local" Initiatives?
Sample Statement on Dealing with Local Franchises
Automotive Dealerships
Gas Stations
Who Sells Motor Fuels in the United States?
IBA Program & Project Ideas
B2B Shift Your Spending Challenge
B2B Shift Challenge – Milwaukee Form
B2B Shift Challenge – Milwaukee Announcement to Businesses
Buy Independent, Buy Local Campaign
Sponsorship Outline — Shift Happens Campaign
Community Benefit Card Press Release Example
Farm to Restaurant Program
Farm to Restaurant Program Overview
Farm to Restaurant Program Graphics
Farm to Restaurant Program Funding Proposal
Local Business Bingo – Raleigh, NC
Portland "Eat Local" Map / Directory
Rapid Response Team — a Tangible Member Benefit
Time Capsule Book
Public Education & Media
AMIBA's Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Successful Facebook Posts and Facebook Closed Group Contributions
Corvallis IBA "Welcome Dollars" Program
Engaging Young People
Enticing Community Newcomers to Buy Local
Hashtags Come to Facebook! #SoWhat?
Media Resources
Press Release Example – Holiday, Including Shift Your Shopping and Small Business Saturday
Press Release Example: Decrying Amazon-UW Partnership
Letter and Op-Ed Examples
Don't Forget Portland's Locally-Owned Businesses
Letter Example — Big Box Not in Community Character
Letter example: Community not hostile to business, just subsidies given to national retailers
Letter to Editor Example – Humboldt
Letter to Editor Example – Raleigh
Op-Ed: Portland Buy Local
How to Arrange an Editorial Board Meeting (and Why You Should)
Op-Ed Outline and Lead Tips
Op-Ed and Persuasive Writing Tips
Press Release Example: Positive Outlook
Press Release Example Spun for Holiday/Year End Launch
Press Release: General Example
Press Release Template
Public Service Announcement Examples
Tips on Effective Letters to the Editor
TV Ad Examples
Tips and Resources for Outreach with Video
Videos from Independent Businesses
Why Support Locally Owned Businesses
Why Support Locally Owned Businesses – Portland Buy Local
Trade Associations
AMIBA Member Web Stickers
AMIBA Affiliates Web Decals and Logos

Member Resources Account

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