REGISTER NOW: Small Business vs. Monopoly Power—March 4th

Date: 15 Feb 2024 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail
Join independent businesses from across the country for a virtual town hall event to mark our progress and build momentum to rein in monopoly power and level the playing field for small, independent businesses. 
FTC Chair Lina Khan will join advocates and small businesses to provide a glimpse into today’s most important anti-monopoly actions and hear directly from small business owners.

Small businesses are in crisis. Decades of pro-monopoly policies have allowed a few giant corporations to consolidate control of many industries. The results are fewer choices for consumers, inflated prices, supply chain vulnerabilities, and “Anywhere, USA” communities.

But small businesses are fighting back and seeing results. Federal, state, and local policymakers have been taking action to level the playing field. The FTC filed a major antitrust case to break Amazon’s grip on e-commerce. The agency has vowed to dust-off a long-dormant law to rein in the predatory practices of big retail chains. States are considering new antimonopoly laws. And much more.

Register now to join a nationwide conversation about how independent businesses can keep this momentum going!

Monday, March 4, 2024

1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Zoom event — REGISTER HERE

Additional speakers and co-hosts, will be announced as they are confirmed.

Hosted by Small Business Rising Coalition Partners:
American Booksellers Association
American Independent Business Alliance
American Specialty Toy Retailing Association
Cambridge Local First
Go Local Asheville
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association
Independent Restaurant Coalition
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Local First Arizona
Local Return
Louisville Independent Business Alliance
Love Live Local
Lowcountry Local First
Main Street Alliance
National Community Pharmacists Association
National Grocers Association
North American Hardware and Paint Association
Provender Alliance
Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
Workplace Solutions Association
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Follow Katy Milani:
Katy Milani

Katy Milani is the Senior Policy Advocate for ILSR's Independent Business initiative.

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Follow Lauren Gellatly:
Lauren Gellatly

Lauren is the Advocacy and Campaigns Manager for ILSR’s Independent Business team where she brings her background in advocacy, economic development, and independent business support. Lauren executes campaign strategies and manages relationships with allied organizations and coalition partners, including a coalition of nearly 30 independent business groups and alliances – Small Business Rising – advocating for antimonopoly reforms.