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  • Broaden your network

    Connect with peers, suppliers, customers and other partners to grow your business, your knowledge and your resources.

  • Strengthen your community

    Independent business is at the heart of its community.  Work with partners to influence the direction and development of the city and broader community.

  • Gain a voice

    The ideas and concerns of independent business owners often are lost in the clutter of communication by larger businesses and organizations.  By working together, MetroIBA members are able to unite, elevate and amplify their ideas.

  • Showcase your expertise

    We provide a forum for you to highlight your business and your talents.  Our members work together to grow their businesses and rely on our network of members.

  • Learn new skills and practices

    The business of business evolves at a rapid rate.  Its hard to keep up and run your business.  Our network of experts provide access to the latest developments in their fields to help keep you sharp.

  • Support diversity

    By supporting small business of all kinds we embrace diversity in our business communities. Get involved and help small business survive and thrive in the Twin Cities.

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Membership is available at a variety of budget levels based on number of employees and sponsorship desired.

Basic Membership

  • 1 employee              $190
  • 2-10 employees      $290
  • 10+ employees       $390
  • 7+ locations            $1,000

Members and their employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Listing on MetroIBA Website
  • Listing in Buy Local Guide
  • Discount on Buy Local Advertising
  • Discount tickets to Indie Awards, Annual Meeting  and other Events
  • Free Attendance to over 8 webinars each year
  • Free Attendance to over 10 networking events
  • Social Media Support 8,500+ Followers
  • Opportunity to participate in Business Owner Roundtables
  • Newsletters and Members Discussion Forum

Sustaining Membership

$1,200

Sustaining Members and their employees enjoy all the benefits of basic membership, plus:

  • Sponsorship of either the Annual Meeting or the Indies
  • Two complimentary tickets to MetroIBA events
  • Logo presence on the website
  • Member Profile on the website

Changemaker Membership

$1,750

Changemakers and their employees enjoy all the benefits of basic membership plus:

  • Sponsorship of the Annual Meeting and the Indies
  • Two complimentary tickets to MetroIBA events
  • Logo presence on the website
  • Member Profile on the website
  • Opportunity to present at the Indies Award
  • Sponsorship of a networking event or webinar.

Trailblazer Membership

$2,000

Trailblazers and their employees enjoy all the benefits of basic membership plus:

  • Sponsorship of the Annual Meeting and the Indies
  • Four complimentary tickets to MetroIBA events
  • Logo presence on the website
  • Member Profile on the website
  • Opportunity to present at the Indies Award
  • Sponsorship of three networking events or webinars.

Citizen memberships

Citizen memberships are available $50 for individuals who support MetroIBA’s mission but aren’t able to join as a business.  These individuals enjoy the same benefits as the Basic Members.

Open To All

November 17, 2020

The Indies!

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Membership Guidelines

  • Business members meet the following criteria:
    • Primary place of business in the 7-county Twin Cities Metro Area
    • Locally owned, at least 51% by individuals residing within a 75-mile radius of the MN State Capitol
    • Not be a publicly traded corporation
    • Agrees with the mission and values of MetroIBA

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