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Actually There Are Three Independent Business Groups
"...Dear Editor, In a sidebar last week titled “Choose Austin First” [“Ho-Ho-Homegrown Holidays,” News, Dec. 8], your author wrote,..."

Dec. 12, 2006 Postmarks

The AIBA Armadillo Awards: Keeping Austin Local
The Austin Independent Business Alliance presents honors on Thursday
"...The Austin Independent Business Alliance wraps up Local Business Month by..."

April 22, 2014 News Post by Anne Harris

The Chrontourage Guide to Local Business Month
Recommendations for how to get the most out of IBIZ districts in April.
"...The Austin Independent Business Alliance & the City of Austin have..."

April 15, 2014 Chron Events Post by Parisa Kosari

Point Austin: Sick and Tired
Council moves toward commonsense ordinance, despite business resistance
"...out of date. A Feb. 5 report from the Austin Public Health Office adds another local death, and notes..."

Feb. 9, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Thinking Outside the Box
Stacy Mitchell examines the megaretail culture and the tools required to dismantle it
"...True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses, Mitchell's Big-Box Swindle is a historical, economic, and..."

Nov. 24, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Austin Unchained
Think globally, shop locally, and we'll all be better for it
"...When visitors come to town, they search out uniquely Austin places to nosh, hear live music, and spend. Vacationers..."

Nov. 21, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Austin's chain store vs. local business battle is economic and political.
"...Last week, Mayor Will Wynn bemoaned the "Austin schizophrenia" that led neighborhood activists -- many of the..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: You Think Austin's Weird?
Consider the ballots beyond city limits
"...ballot so brief they'll wonder why they bothered. Southeast Austin voters (District 2, Austin Independent School District) will choose..."

May 4, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Recognize Value a Local Business Can Be to a Development
"...great story on developers preserving or incorporating existing on-site businesses into their developments [“Developing Stories,” News, Feb. 2]. This..."

Feb. 6, 2007 Postmarks

Austin @ Large: Austin Unchained
"...The Austin Independent Business Alliance is asking Central Texas consumers to..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Column

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Venues Are Out of Money
Following last week’s Barracuda closure, a domino effect will continue without emergency city funding
"...ago, the Red River Cultural District and Music Venue Alliance Austin warned that surveyed Austin venues had, on average,..."

June 19, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Locals Join Over 1,000 Independent Clubs Fighting for Survival
Meet the National Independent Venue Association, goodbye Shady Grove, and more music news
"...Years ago, Austin music venues realized the necessity of collaboration in the..."

May 15, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Bowing to Business Wheels, AISD Cans Tax Hike
Board passes new budget but drops ballot proposal
"...On Aug. 23, the Austin Independent School District board of trustees approved a nearly..."

Aug. 27, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Levy Steps Back ... and Shoots Long
Running the city is easier campaigned than done
"...that he was considering a run for mayor of Austin, he added that he would not be beholden to..."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Page Three: Hell in a Handbasket
or, the Worst of Austin
A week in the life of local government
"...hitting the fan this week. From the Chamber of Concrete/Austin American-Statesman war on public education to the eternal shell..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Column by Nick Barbaro

Point Austin: What You Say, and How You Say It
Ballot language argument is a snapshot of polarized Austin politics
"...on Thursday night. Although it might seem so, city business is not all soccer and CodeNEVER...."

Aug. 17, 2018 News Column by Michael King

'An Independent Person'
A Conversation With Randi Shade
"...Austin Chronicle: With such a difficult lead to overcome, why..."

June 3, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

AISD's Underutilized Business
AISD weighs equity study to improve its limited program for minority- and women-owned firms
"...staff and community members worked on the most recent Austin ISD bond package, their mantra was equity: All schools..."

May 24, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Industry Adjusts to Life Without Gigs
Creative pivots, City Council relief resolution, and meet Quinn Ryan Curtin!
"...basis. During a panel hosted last week by the Austin Music Foundation, a group of local artist managers attracted..."

April 3, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Austin's Third Coast Coffee Roasters Provide a Very Human Bean
Taste buds, pleased; central nervous systems, awake; all systems go
"...With Lozano intent on the business at hand, Roper's the one showing me around the..."

Feb. 14, 2013 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

30 Years of “Best of Austin
Some of the stories behind 10,484 awards
"...10,484 total "Best of Austin" Awards over 30 years (an average of 349 per..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Features Feature by Nick Barbaro

Point Austin: When a House Is Not a Home
Workers and homeowners seek justice from home builders
"...Michigan-based Pulte Homes resulted in the closing of the Austin administration office. Centex management has scurried back to Dallas..."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Austin At Risk
Tech leaders look for solution to Austin's growth problems
"...So, is high-tech killing Austin? Uh, no. Well, maybe. It could. But it hasn't..."

May 12, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: Clean Is as Clean Does
When you signed that petition, did you get to read the fine print?
"...donation purposes, and possibly to create new limits on independent political action committees (proposed by council)...."

March 3, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Reasons To Vote
Take the time to take responsibility for your own community
"...it the influence of free-floating political cynicism, fanned in Austin over the last few years by an unholy alliance..."

Nov. 2, 2012 News Column by Michael King

City Accused of Killing Contracts in Retaliation for Prop B Support
City spokesperson denies political retribution against Austin Independent Business Alliance in ongoing convention center drama
"...On Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 29, Austin Independent Busi­ness Alliance Executive Director Rebecca Melançon issued a..."

Nov. 1, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Ho-Ho-Homegrown Holidays
Austin's independent "iconic" businesses hope we'll all put them on our list
"..."Think independently. Shop locally owned."..."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

How People More Important Than You Are Voting
McCracken, Leffingwell list prominent prog, small biz supporters
"...To counter, Leffingwell today released a list of small business owners united in support of his campaign, and followed..."

April 8, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Page Two: Pay-to-Play City Politics
When it comes to Austin's independent businesses, the City too often is part of the problem
"...a City that pays verbal tribute to its incredible independent business community but does little to actually aid it...."

Oct. 7, 2016 Column by Louis Black

Battle Lines Drawn Over Convention Center Expansion
CM Jimmy Flannigan and AIBA ED Rebecca Melançon don't see eye to eye
"...City Council resolved to move forward with expanding the Austin Convention Center than a petition was created to halt..."

June 5, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

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