About Us

The Independent Business Alliance, Keep Saint Petersburg Local, was launched on November 19, 2011 (known as America Unchained Day) by a group of local, independent business owners and concerned citizens who recognize and appreciate the unique character of the Saint Petersburg community.

Our Mission

Keep Saint Petersburg Local is a non-profit organization, affiliated with the American Independent Business Alliance (www.amiba.net), working to build a thriving local economy and a unique community.  We do this by nurturing connections for and acting as the voice of locally-owned, independent businesses and by raising awareness of the importance of buying local.  

Our Goals for Members

  • Work cooperatively with government officials to support and promote the interests of Saint Petersburg’s locally-owned, independent businesses.
  • Build rapport with key media and government officials to make future reporting and local policies more responsive to the needs of locally-owned, independent businesses.
  • Facilitate the sharing of skills and resources (arrange educational sessions and provide opportunities for members to meet via mixers and events).
  • Organize group purchases and cooperative promotions.
  • Negotiate discounted advertising rates with participating local media.

Our Goals for the Community

  • Increase community awareness of the value of doing business with locally-owned, independent businesses.
  • Build recognition of the Keep Saint Petersburg Local brand to help the community identify independently-owned businesses in Saint Petersburg.
  • Support local non-profit organizations that provide service and goodwill to our community.

Our Values for All

  • Success for the independent, local business community
  • Community involvement for Keep Saint Petersburg Local and our members
  • Collaboration with our members and other community organizations
  • Prosperity for the City of Saint Petersburg and its citizens
  • Diversity in our membership and our affiliations
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