Save Our Economy Now!

Save Our Economy Now!

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A Call to Action for Local Business

Save Our Economy Now! Five Steps to Keep American Business Alive!

Fellow business owners, community partners, and allies!

Call to action: Join our petition to urge the federal government take action now to save our economy! Sign our Change.org today and share with a friend.

Are you a business owner and want to endorse this movement? Sign up here. The campaign page with a current list supporting organizations can be viewed here

It is time to stand up for our local businesses. Please sign our petition and show that you stand with us. Our plan involves five key steps that we believe are necessary to help small and mid-sized local and independent businesses (including farms and fishermen) in all communities across the United States survive this crisis.

  1. Provide federal assistance to small and mid-size businesses to cover expanded paid leave at 100%, and 100% of their employees’ health insurance.
  2. Maximize unemployment benefits through federal government assistance so that laid-off employees can pay their bills.  
  3. Restructure and/or defer bank debt and deliver adequate cash into the hands of small and mid-size businesses to cover lost revenue from the shutdown or turndown of business.
  4. Pay insurance companies to cover standard 'business interruption insurance' for the pandemic.
  5. Institute a moratorium on evictions, foreclosures, utility shut-offs, and auto/equipment repossessions.

American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) and American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) are working with local and national partners across the United States to advocate for federal policies to support small businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. 

Supporting Businesses and Organizations  (updating frequently)

Business Sponsors

  • A Seat at the Table Books (California)
  • Acupuncture Together LLC (Massachusetts)
  • Ad Cafe (New Jersey)
  • Ahsirt Fitness and Nail Spa (Minnesota)
  • Allegory Studios, Inc. (New York)
  • Amador Bilingual Voiceovers (Massachusetts)
  • Amaral Group, LLC-IT Products/Services (Massachusetts)
  • Amish Hills LLC (Kentucky)
  • Apartment Hub (Massachusetts)
  • Artie’s Steak & Seafood (New York)
  • Artisans Trading Furniture (Massachusetts)
  • Aurora Consulting Group, Inc (Michigan)
  • Banks Publications LLC (Massachusetts)
  • Baraka Cuisine (Massachusetts)
  • Barb’s Bouquet & Gift Basket (Pennsylvania)
  • BAS LLC (Minnesota)
  • BEAHIVE (New York)
  • Belly of the Beast (Massachusetts)
  • Big Dipper Hospitality Group (Massachusetts)
  • Blown Away Salon & Spa (Minnesota)
  • Brewster Commons, LLC (New York)
  • Brooklyn South (Florida)
  • The Bundle Store LLC (New York)
  • C. W. Zink (New Jersey)
  • Cafe Pamplona (Massachusetts)
  • Cambridge Brewing Company (Massachusetts)
  • Cambridge Naturals (Massachusetts)
  • Chubby Chique Boutique LLC (Minnesota)
  • City Feed and Supply (Massachusetts)
  • Colab Communities (Florida)
  • Comunicaciones Kokopele (New Mexico)
  • Consulting (Oregon)
  • The Cozy Tea Cart (New Hampshire)
  • Crooked Tree Counseling, LLC (Massachusetts)
  • Cuisine en Locale (Massachusetts)
  • Darwin’s Ltd. (Massachusetts)
  • Debra’s Natural Gourmet (Massachusetts)
  • Design Solutions (New Jersey)
  • Door Store (Massachusetts)
  • Down (Massachusetts)
  • DownEast Community Acupuncture (Maine)
  • Earthbath Natural Pet Care (New Jersey)
  • Eclectic Jewelry Designs (North Carolina)
  • Elizabeth Stern, LICSW (Massachusetts)
  • Equal Exchange (Massachusetts)
  • Exit/In (Tennessee)
  • ExportJERSEY (New Jersey)
  • The Ferrell Shop, Inc (Tennessee)
  • Fisher Furniture (Missouri)
  • Fork on a Road LLC (Massachusetts)FitLAB Pilates (Massachusetts)
  • Flowers on Main (Minnesota)
  • Four Muddy Paws LLC (Missouri)
  • Frank’s Steak House (Massachusetts)
  • Fresh Food Generation (Massachusetts)
  • Fresh Pond Ballet (Massachusetts)
  • Full Circle Construction LLC (Colorado)
  • Galante Insurance Agency (Massachusetts)
  • GO LOCAL Sonoma County (California)
  • Grendel’s Den Restaurant and Bar (Massachusetts)
  • Harvard Book Store (Massachusetts)
  • Heather Maguire Hoffman, Title Examiner (Massachusetts)
  • HeadGames Motorworks (New Jersey)
  • House of cupcakes (New Jersey)
  • Hummingbird Arts LLC (New Jersey)
  • Healing Elements (Minnesota)
  • Ibis Communications (Tennessee)
  • Irving House at Harvard (Massachusetts)
  • Independent We Stand (Virginia)
  • Intelligent Office – Princeton (New Jersey)
  • John’s Barber Shop (Massachusetts)
  • JDM 711 LLC DBA Tea-For-All (New Jersey)
  • Joie de Vivre (Massachusetts)
  • Kingston Garage Inc (New Jersey)
  • Kinks & Quirks LLC (Virginia)
  • Leigh Imaging LLC (New Jersey)
  • Living Harmony, LLC (Massachusetts)
  • loanDepot.com (New Jersey)
  • LOCALMOTIV, INC. (California)
  • Locavesting (New York)
  • Longfellow Health Clubs (Massachusetts)
  • Longfellow New Hampshire Tennis and Swim Club (New Hampshire)
  • LOOKS (Massachusetts)
  • Marco Office Supply (Florida)
  • Media wave (Connecticut)
  • Mei Mei Restaurant (Massachusetts)
  • Mercer Oak Realty (New Jersey)
  • Middle East (Massachusetts)
  • Nantucket Book Partners (Massachusetts)
    Neighborly (Illinois)
  • New Chapter Home Improvement, LLC (Massachusetts)
  • New Jersey Buzz (New Jersey)
  • NOMAD (Massachusetts)
  • OUR TOWN Magazine (New Jersey)
  • PACE Claims Services LLC (New Jersey)
  • Panifico Bake Shop (Texas)
  • PB AND K CORP (Wyoming)
  • Potter’s Printing, Inc. (Massachusetts)
  • Princeton Air Conditioning (New Jersey)
  • Princeton Legal Search Group, LLC (New Jersey)
  • Raspberry Beret INC (Massachusetts)
  • Resort Management Group (Colorado)
  • Rojas Clothing (California)
  • Salon Bellissima (Massachusetts)
  • Sasha Salon and Spa (Massachusetts)
  • Salt Lake Tennis and Health Club (Utah)
  • Small Shops United (Wisconsin)
  • Solect Energy Development, LLC (Massachusetts)
  • Standard 5-10-25cent stores, LLC and Stan’s Hardware, LLC (California)
  • Stereo Jack’s Records (Massachusetts)
  • Stever Robbins Inc. (Massachusetts)
  • StimulusBrand Communications (New Jersey)
  • Tamaryn Design (Massachusetts)
  • Teddy Shoes, Inc. (Massachusetts)
  • The Cozy Tea Cart (New Hampshire))
  • Tibet’s Jinten (Massachusetts)
  • Tino’s Artisan Pizza Co. (New Jersey)
  • Tuckey the Nantucket Whale LLC (Florida)
  • Tunc Tanin (Massachusetts)
  • Uncommon Fruit (California)
  • Veggie Galaxy (Massachusetts)
  • WardMaps LLC (Massachusetts)
  • The Williams Agency (Massachusetts)
  • Z Wrapped Products, LLC (Massachusetts)
  • 1st Priority Staffing (Florida)
  • 26 South Central Avenue Association (New York)
  • 4260 Broadway Realty (New York)
  • 93 Main Street Realty LLC (New York)

Non-Profit Sponsors

  • All Together Now Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania)
  • American Independent Business
  • Alliance (National)
  • American Sustainable Business Council (National)
  • Black Economic Council of MA (Massachusetts)
  • Boston Area Gleaners (Massachusetts)
  • Brattle Theatre/Brattle Foundation (Massachusetts)
  • Brookline/Cambridge Community Center for the Arts, Inc. (Massachusetts)
  • Cambridge Center for Adult Education (Massachusetts)
  • Cambridge Local First (Massachusetts)
  • City of Cambridge (Massachusetts)
  • CommonWealth Kitchen (Massachusetts)
  • CultureHouse (Massachusetts)
  • Dane Buy Local (Wisconsin)
  • Downtown Bozeman Partnership (Montana)
  • Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. (North Carolina)
  • Fine Cacao and Chocolate
  • Institute (Massachusetts)
  • Foundation for Business Equity (Massachusetts)
  • Grand Haven Main Street DDA (Michigan)
  • Great Falls Business Improvement District (Montana)
  • Green Streets Initiative (Massachusetts)
  • Greenway Arts Alliance (California)
  • Interaction Institute for Social Change (Massachusetts)
  • Jenesis (Massachusetts)
  • JP Local First (Massachusetts)
  • Keep Saint Petersburg Local (Florida)
  • Let There Be Health (New Jersey)
  • Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce (New Jersey)
  • Revitalize Historic Palatka (Florida)
  • Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
  • Sustainable Business Network of MA (Massachusetts)
  • Sustainable Food and Culture, Inc. (Massachusetts)
  • United Way of Greater Mercer County (New Jersey)
  • Watertown First (Massachusetts)
  • WeLocals (New York)

Organizing Committee Members: 

  • Laury Hammel, ED, Sustainable Business Network of MA; Owner, Longfellow Clubs
  • Segun Idowu, Executive Director, Black Economic Council of MA 
  • Michael Kanter, Co-Founder, Cambridge Naturals
  • Bob Keener, Board Member, Sustainable Business Network of MA
  • David Levine, Executive Director, American Sustainable Business Council
  • Glynn Lloyd, Executive Director, Foundation for Business Equity
  • Jeffrey Mayersohn, Owner, Harvard Book Store
  • Derek Peebles, Executive Director, American Independent Business Alliance
  • Theodora Skeadas, Executive Director, Cambridge Local First
  • Nicola Williams, Owner, The Williams Agency, Board Member of SBN