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MetroIBA Celebrates Independent Business for the 5th Year!

The Indie Awards, presented by Northeast Bank celebrate the best of independent business in the Twin Cities.  In its 5th year, the Indie Awards recognize the role independent businesses play in our community to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs, add jobs, build economic vitality and strengthen our community. Research shows that, on average, every dollar spent […]

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Support Small Business Why Buy Local is Important!

Keep money local — Local businesses spend their money locally.  Research has shown that local businesses recirculate 3X the revenue back into the local economy per sales dollar than do national retailers or online stores.  That money goes to build their community. (Learn more here)

Create jobs —  Independent businesses employ more people per dollar of revenue.  And they are customers of other businesses in the community, expanding opportunities for local entrepreneurs.

They give back to the community – Small businesses donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local non-profits, events, teams and schools compared to national businesses

Contribute to a healthier environment – Community based businesses reflect their community.  The typically consume less land, carry local goods, and are located closer to customers. And so create less traffic and air pollution.

They contribute to tax base – These businesses generate more tax revenue per sales dollar, and those taxes are reinvested by the communities.  They place less wear and tear on infrastructure and safety services, which save their communities money.

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September 23, 2020

MetroIBA Celebrates Independent Business for the 5th Year!

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September 22, 2020

Amore Coffee — Serving up community, one cup at a time

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