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Local Businesses Warn Lege on Anti-LGBTQ Laws
Discriminatory laws not just morally corrupt but financially damaging
"...as being so binary," says League. "We hope other businesses follow suit."..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Support Your Small and Local Businesses
Council approves overhaul of Chapter 380 agreements
"...a boomtown it will instead focus more on cultivating small and local businesses. (Though it'll of course continue its..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Can You Tell Me Why It Is That I Don't Support Local Businesses but Still Don't Shop at Wal-Mart?
"...a large haircut chain. I haven't been to a local barber in more than 10 years. I buy my..."

Aug. 18, 2003 Postmarks

Local Is as Local Does
Why area farmers want you to beware of faux local
"...a city that values keeping it weird and supporting local businesses, but a group of area farmers is very..."

Feb. 18, 2011 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Small-Business Amendment
Why I'm going to vote for Prop. 2 (even though we endorsed against it)
"...Name 10 of your favorite local businesses in Austin – the places that make this..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Giving City Hall the (Small) Business
Small Business Group raises some serious concerns about the city's finacial forecast – in between all the hand-wringing.
"...It's just too easy to poke fun at the Small Business Group. The pseudo-libertarians inveigh against needless government spending..."

May 9, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Coyote Creek: Small Farm, Large Impact
Austin's growing web of local, organic, delicious
"...(remember Paul Qui?), the recent strides made within our local community in local organic food production are nothing short..."

April 25, 2012 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Saving Small Business Downtown
"...Another local happening that got neglected in our yuletide insanity was..."

Dec. 27, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Libertarians Think Small-Business Owners Capitalist Pigs
"...Progressive Austinites should question their doting support for small businesses. Much of what they hate about large corporations..."

Aug. 15, 2003 Postmarks

Austin Must Safeguard Small Businesses and Neighborhoods
"...Company on 209 Congress, one of the three longstanding, locally owned businesses that will be displaced due to the..."

Dec. 20, 2006 Postmarks

IBIZ Districts: Voting local with holiday dollars
Keep Austin weird by shopping locally
"...If we value the neighborhood character contributed by locally owned stores and cafes – the independents that keep..."

Dec. 21, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Three Businesses Sprout in New Development, the Yard
Trio makes their way through Austin’s burgeoning artisan food world
"...industry, where corporate Goliaths are increasingly being toppled by local Davids. But this new breed of entrepreneurs couldn't succeed..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Food Feature by Adrienne Whitehorse

Then There's This: Even More Reason to Buy Local
City may restore funding that was cut to indie business group
"...of a city budget, $60,800 to help market Austin's local business community is chump change compared to the millions..."

Aug. 23, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Top 10 Local Stories
"...A small November turnout narrowly rejected a bond proposal for a..."

Jan. 1, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

New Plan Aims to Heal Insurance Ills of Small Biz
Nonprofit launches project to help small businesses provide health coverage
"...the Texas Department of Insurance, 41% of Central Texas businesses do not offer health insurance to their employees. And..."

Oct. 17, 2008 News Feature by Diana Welch

Local Sparkling Waters to Help You Get Your Topo Chico Fix
Waterloo, Big Swig, and Rambler break into the fizzy business
"...toppled soda as the most popular drink in America. Small wonder, then, that Coca-Cola recently purchased the U.S. rights..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Food Feature by Tom Thornton

Local Landfill Got Trashed by Garbage Giant, Jury Rules
Texas Disposal Systems wins its long-running defamation suit against Waste Management Inc. -- but isn't awarded damages.
"...multinational trash titan Waste Management Inc. had defamed its locally owned competitor, Texas Disposal Systems Landfill Inc., in an..."

May 16, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

The Local Politics of Climate Protection
Q&A with Will Wynn on his efforts to fight global warming
"...We'll work with technical advisors, community groups, major employers, small businesses and surrounding communities. Together, we'll find new ways..."

April 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Smoking Ban Seriously Hurting Small Businesses
"...Chronicle lists the smoking ban as the No. 2 local story of 2005 [“Blue Lines to White Sheets,” News,..."

Jan. 10, 2006 Postmarks

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..."

April 8, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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

Five Good Reasons Las Manitas Deserves a City Loan
Exploding some of the myths regarding the city's loan to the Downtown restaurant.
"...innovative new city program that could help preserve numerous locally owned businesses, will allow Las Manitas’ owners to retrofit..."

June 6, 2007 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Point Austin: A Green and Democratic Place
Local activists kick off co-op project with a visit from Omar Freilla
"...in Austin, and thereby helping to launch a similar local effort: Third Coast Workers for Cooperation. Like the South..."

Oct. 2, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Won't Somebody Think of the Children?
Skating Rink at Northcross says RG4N's putting them on ice
"...Wal-Mart Supercenter at the site by … RG4N and local neighborhood associations will interrupt the locally owned ice-skating business’..."

Feb. 15, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Revving Up for Slow Times
How local entrepreneurs plan to weather the recession
"...Staring down a deepening recession, what's an Austin small-business owner to do? The consensus advice: Get out in..."

Dec. 5, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

State of the City
Mayor Lee Leffingwell delivered his state of the city address at a Real Estate Council of Austin luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 2
"...on building and sustaining a strong, stable, and diverse local economy. To put it another way, we know that..."

Feb. 5, 2010 News Feature

State of the City Address
As delivered by Mayor Lee Leffingwell today
"...on building and sustaining a strong, stable, and diverse local economy. To put it another way, we know that..."

Feb. 2, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

The Making of an Endorsement
"...this deal as a "destination center," a win-win for small, locally owned businesses, and as an overall "community benefit."..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature

Lee & Carole & Brewster & All of Us ...
Five candidates for mayor jockey to be first among equals
"...believe, the mayor isn't the be-all and end-all of local politics. In Austin, Hizzoner or Heroner doesn't even have..."

May 1, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Mas Noticias Las Manitas: Council Members Take Stand
"...Las Manitas, Escuelita del Alma, and Tesoros are revered local institutions which have significant cultural and historic value to..."

Sept. 29, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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