Bookselling This Week, October 31, 2013
The American Booksellers Association has joined with six other organizations to launch Advocates for Independent Business (AIB), a coalition of trade associations and other groups dedicated to ensuring that locally owned, independent businesses succeed and thrive.
ABA co-founded the coalition together with the American Independent Business Alliance, American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, Independent Running Retailers Association, National Bicycle Dealers Association, Professional Association of Innkeepers International, and Record Store Day.
“This is an exciting moment,” said Stacy Mitchell, program director at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance which is coordinating AIB’s work. “Building a national coalition will give independent businesses a stronger voice on critical public policy issues. It will also provide a great way for these organizations to share ideas and develop new strategies and programs to help their members thrive.”
For more information, visit the new AIB website.