Local Economy Leaders Convene in Madison, Wisconsin

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American Independent Business Alliance Conference to feature speakers from across U.S.

“AMIBA is the clearing house of best practices for the local economy movement, and this conference is the best opportunity for us to learn from each other,” said AMIBA Executive Director Derek Peebles. “We want everyone who attends to walk away with better tools to help their community take the helm

Leaders and supporters of independent businesses and strong local economies will convene in Madison, Wisconsin April 22-24 for #2020LocalVision, the national conference of the American Independent Business Alliance.

Conference speakers include local leaders from Boston to Arizona, an international selection of authors, and leaders of organizations such as the American Sustainable Business Council. Highly interactive sessions feature deep-dives with the plenary presenters, thematic round tables, and regional meet-ups. Paul Saginaw, co-founder of the Zingerman’s collective of businesses in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will keynote the conference dinner.

“We are looking forward to hosting the American Independent Business Alliance Conference in Madison,” said Colin Murray, Executive Director of Dane Buy Local. “Not only do we have a full line of programming on supporting locally owned businesses, but its an opportunity for us to highlight the city as well. Madison is a beautiful midsized city to visit with many big-city attractions.”

Registration is open to any person or organization interested in supporting local businesses and local economies. Registration details are available at https://www.amiba.net/2020conference/.

The American Independent Business Alliance is building a strong Local Economy Movement by supporting the growth and development of local business alliances. AMIBA helps local groups implement programs that nurture entrepreneurship, prevent the displacement of local independent businesses, and build more prosperous and durable local economies.

If you would like more information, please contact Della Rucker, Communications Manager, at 513-288-6613 and della.rucker@wiseeconomy.com or you can reach the Executive Director at derek@amiba.net.

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