Our Ideal Customer

Any locally-owned business in the greater Austin area.

About Us

The Austin independent Business Alliance is a 501(c)(6) membership organization whose mission is to promote and support locally owned businesses through advocacy, consumer education and services to our members. Our local businesses, small and not so small alike, define and reflect the culture of Austin. More than that, they are the economic powerhouse of our local economy. Shift your spending to local businesses today and reap the benefits!


How We Got Started

In 2001 a group of local business owners met to see if there was interest in an organization representing only locally owned businesses. After two public meetings, the answer was a resounding Yes! We've been growing and engaging Austinites and city government ever since.

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We've all had a question or two about a business issue and no one to ask. AIBA has gathered six experts in a variety of areas to provide FREE 20 minute consultations just for AIBA members! These experts in their respective fields are offering their time to help you with any question you may have....

Advocacy for local business to government leaders and staff

AIBA works to further the priorities of local business at City Hall and beyond. Before AIBA, local business did not have a seat at the table. Big business has always been represented by teams of lawyers and lobbyists but local business had no voice at all. Our members are our strength. Join our...

Monthly networking events

AIBA hosts breakfasts, luncheons and mixers throughout the year with engaging speakers and great mixing with other members to maximize your business resources. AIBA is one of the top ten business networking groups in Austin, according to the Austin Business Journal. AIBA events are designed to...

Marketing local businesses

We promote our members online, in print, through broadcast, through social media and in our newsletters for both business and consumers.

Discounts from fellow members

AIBA members like to do business with their fellow members. Receive $2,000 in offers from other members when you join or renew. These include things every business uses such as toner, office supplies, insurance, discounted advertising rates, and more. This is in addition to special member to...

Educating and engaging the public in local business

AIBA works to bring more customers in your door by spreading the word about the cultural and economic benefits of locally owned businesses. AIBA commissioned the landmark study in 2002 showing that three times the money stays in our local community when shopping at a locally owned business rather...
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Our Team
Rebecca Melancon from Austin Independent Business Alliance
Rebecca Melancon
Local Business Superhero
Dixie Patrick from Austin Independent Business Alliance
Dixie Patrick
Membership Manager
Dean Adams from Austin Independent Business Alliance
Dean Adams
IBIZ District Director