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Local business owners urge people to buy locally this holiday season

11/23/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Coming up first today we'll talk with Carla Jimenez. She's a board member of r AMIBA (American Independent Bookseller's Association) & TIBA, and co-owner of Inkwood Books in Tampa.

The Tampa Independent Business Alliance (TIBA) is participating with more than 150 other local business alliances representing over 38,000 local businesses in the campaign to Shift Your Shopping. The national campaign encourages everyone to make a “shift” by buying from local independent businesses for the h...

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Business alliance asserts its independence listen

06/25/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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This morning at Hyde Park’s Mise en Place restaurant, the Tampa Downtown Partnership hosted a panel discussion focusing on the city’s independent businesses. All four panelists are members of the Tampa Independent Business Alliance (TIBA).

Carla Jimenez owns Inkwood Books and is on the board of TIBA; she is also on the national board of the American Independent Business Alliance. Jimenez said shopping at locally-owned businesses keeps money in the community. “When you spend a dollar ...

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