WHO WE ARE
Championing local, independent businesses,
The Portland Independent Business and Community Alliance (PIBCA), is a membership-driven, business-focused organization based in Portland, Maine. Its members include locally owned, independent, non-franchised businesses, community nonprofits, and individual members who share a passion for building and sustaining a thriving local business community. PIBCA is primarily known as Portland Buy Local.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Our Four Focus Areas
Informing consumers, policymakers, and the media of the value provided by locally owned businesses and their importance to the local economy, culture, and community.
Promote locally owned businesses on PBL online platforms. Offer branding, promotion, and advertising to elevate their collective profile and provide some of the advantages enjoyed by chains.
Provide opportunities for locally owned businesses to reach consumers through events, printed materials, and online, as well as learning opportunities to help them grow their business
Building relationships, increasing a sense of community, and providing networking opportunities for local business owners and employees to connect with each other.