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The American Independent Business Alliance, founded in 2001, is a nationwide movement to support locally-owned, independent businesses, encourage local purchasing, and address the competitive disadvantages that independent businesses often experience due to policies and economic structures. AMIBA has been at the forefront of a national grassroots campaign to “Buy Local” and value their community’s uniqueness.
The American Sustainable Business Council serves the public policy interests of responsible companies, their customers and other stakeholders. Founded in 2009, its membership represents over 250,000 businesses in a wide range of industries. ASBC advocates for policy change and informs business owners, policymakers and the public about the need and opportunities for building a vibrant, broadly prosperous, sustainable economy.
The Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce raises global awareness of profitability and sustainability of African American businesses and other entities supporting the Gullah community. The Gullah Geechee Chamber is a strong advocate for our natural environment and encourages career and business opportunities in green, renewable energy fields.
The Latin American Chamber of Commerce—Charlotte (LACCC) fosters the economic growth and development of the Latin American business community in the Charlotte region. With 400+ members, LACCC works to create sustainable prosperity and offers programs to support the over 8,000 Latino-owned businesses in the Charlotte area through job creation, business growth and an inclusive environment for the Hispanic/Latino community.
Latino Communications Community Development Corporation is a catalyst for a thriving, diverse, and inclusive community enriched by the Latino experience. Our mission is to create equity and opportunity through dual language, socio cultural unity, economic literacy, and supportive human services. www.reformthesba.com
Founded in 2009, Local First Arizona is a nonprofit organization committed to community and economic development throughout Arizona. Our work connects people, locally-owned businesses, and communities for meaningful actions that build a diverse, inclusive and prosperous Arizona economy. LFA’s mission is focused on building equitable systems for Arizona’s local businesses and communities that create a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable Arizona economy by strengthening, supporting, and celebrating entrepreneurship, rural and urban community development, racial equity, environmental action, and food access.
The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the apex association for cooperatives across the United States economy. With approximately 65,000 cooperative businesses and over 130 million members, cooperatives are found in every corner of the U.S. NCBA CLUSA works to build a better world and a more inclusive economy that empowers people to contribute to shared prosperity and well-being for themselves and future generations using the cooperative model.
The North Carolina Business Council is a network of businesses and business associations that have committed themselves to building resilient, sustainable businesses that implement the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. The mission is to connect, empower, and influence business leaders to build a vibrant economy that benefits all North Carolinians.
The Sumter Black Chamber of Commerce establishes a basic cohesive platform based on the knowledge and transparency of Clarendon, Lee, & Sumter County Economics to create economic balance to include all citizens of Clarendon, Lee, and Sumter County.
The South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, formed in 2007, promotes the economic growth of Hispanic businesses in South Carolina. The SCHCC is committed to developing programs and facilitating the resources that help Hispanic businesses reach their full potential.
The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce is a statewide advocacy organization with over 10,000 small business and entrepreneur supporters working to make state government more small business friendly. The SCSBCC has successfully promoted the general interests of small business at the state and federal government levels.
Triad Local First is a non-profit membership organization based in Greensboro, North Carolina, with over 360 members – retail shops, real estate agents, insurance brokers, marketing and advertising firms, accountants, dentists, restaurants, farmers, breweries, and more. TLF promotes and strengthens the economic growth and sustainability of local, independently owned businesses.
The U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce, founded in 2008, represents the voice of hundreds of thousands of small to midsize businesses, corporations, and customers that want to promote and protect America’s emerging sustainable economy. USGCC supports these sectors by developing and sharing new educational tools and programs for businesses, promoting best practices nationally and globally, providing extensive networking opportunities, and advocating on behalf of effective sustainable policies.
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