Who’s Coming With You?

You might have noticed that information about the upcoming AMIBA virtual conference is encouraging you to “bring” a group of people — not just from your IBA, but from other organizations and agencies that you work with (or would like to work with).  You might have even heard some AMIBA people call that group a […]

Maine Voices: COVID-battered local businesses need Congress to step up

AMIBA Board of Directors member and Portland Buy Local Executive Director Mary Alice Scott wrote this great opinion piece for the Portland Press Herald.  Chances are, it fits your community, too. Have you done a survey like the one  Portland Buy Local conducted?  If you do, make sure you share the results with your local […]

Building A Bridge to Impact: Developing & leveraging public sector relationships. With Colin Murray, Dane Buy Local

Cross-posted from wiseeconomy.com An AccelerateUs: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Local Industrial Revolution conversation.  How do your get your independent business alliance from normal to distributing $10 Million in grants… in three weeks?  You cultivate trusting relationships with your elected officials and staff, starting years before.  That’s what Dane Buy Local and Executive Director Colin Murray […]

Technology FTW: practical ways to communicate with your community and promote your businesses

Cross-posted from wiseeconomy.com An AccelerateUs: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Local Industrial Revolution conversation.  How do you get the news about your local businesses out to everyone when everything changes every day?  How do you keep a few hundred business owners up to date on a fire hose stream of new regulations, new requirements, new procedures […]