KeepItQuerque was founded in 2003 by a passionate group of local business owners to preserve our city's unique character, build a sustainable economy, and encourage diversity. 

It all started when Elissa Breitbard, owner of Betty's Bath and Day Spa, saw an article about the Boulder Independent Business Alliance and thought, "We really need to promote Albuquerque-area businesses in the same way!"  KeepItQuerque started taking shape quickly after, moving from notes on cocktail napkins to our public kickoff meeting and first membership directory in 2004.

We speak up on issues; we market our members; and we advocate for all local businesses by championing Buy Local. Grow Local. Thrive Local. 

KeepItQuerque is a non-profit organization.
What One Of Our Members Says About AIBA
"Our mission at Office Alternatives is really to help other businesses to grow and be successful. And that's why I value AIBA. I've got a vested interest in keeping Albuquerque a truly unique place to live and good for business; AIBA's diversity of membership is great!" - Deb Austin, Office Alternatives
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