Best of Austin More 2013 Critics Shopping Best Bargain Bling: Sam Moon Best Snap Shirts: Frock On Vintage Best NKOTNB (New Kid on the Naughty Block): Q Toys Best New Playful Second Street Addition: Toy Joy Best Way to Recover: The Brobe Best Helping Hand on a Foot: Mitscoots Best Value Thrift Store: Family Thrift Center Best Plant Nursery: East Austin Succulents Best Quick Stop for Everything From Beer to Bug Candy: The Flag Store Best South Austin Independent Liquor Store: Travis Heights Beverage World Best Crafty Cove: The Stitch Lab Best Free Hot Pink Fiat Abarth: Fiat of Austin Best Way to Find the Perfect Fit: Traveller Denim Co.

2013 › Critics › Shopping

Best Shop-Local Portals: TIE: Austin Independent Business Alliance; Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

An ambitious, community-minded entrepreneur needs more than a business plan and some start-up scratch to become a vital part of Austin's crowded local business scene. Both of these organizations offer clubs, activities, and communications for their members to grow better-connected and to keep abreast of best practices. The Austin Independent Business Alliance, of "Keep Austin Weird" fame, recently reached an agreement with the city of Austin to continue funding its successful Independent Business Investment Zone (IBIZ) program, while the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) was honored with the coveted distinction of the Rising Star Chamber Award this past August at the 10th annual National Business & Leadership Conference in Dallas, presented by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Way to give 'em the business, AIBA and AGLCC!

Austin Independent Business Alliance
PO Box 49545, 512/441-2123

Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 49216, 512/761-5428,

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