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Community-Owned Business: How Citizens Are Filling Local Needs Through Shared Vision and Investment

What Is a Community-owned Business? Community-owned businesses (COBs) include a range of business types and structures that share the common feature of being financed and owned solely by local residents. Their formation often is sparked by major unmet needs locally...

National “Business Against Bigotry” Campaign Engages Small Businesses Locally

Contact: Jeff Milchen, Co-director, American Independent Business Alliance, 406-582-1255, "firstname"@AMIBA.net Chelsea Eddy, Engagement Coordinator, 406-582-1255, "firstname"@AMIBA.net BOZEMAN, MT - The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) announces the...

Money Leaves Your Community, Amazon Smiles

by Kristi Streiffert In our small mountain town of Durango, CO, the community search and rescue and the local outdoor gear shops share a life-saving, symbiotic relationship. The rescuers need outdoor gear to do their volunteer work, which the outdoor shops donate or...

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