Join KeepItQuerque and Help Us
Keep More Money in New Mexico

Do you own a business? Would you like everyone to "buy local" in your business whenever possible? Do you love living in Albuquerque and want our economy to grow?

Then you should be a member of KeepItQuerque the Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance (AIBA) and help us promote BUY LOCAL. GROW LOCAL. THRIVE LOCAL.

Membership Criteria for Businesses & Nonprofits
  • Primary place of business in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area (including surrounding cities and communities).
  • At least 51% owned by Albuquerque Metorpolitan Area residents (for nonprofits, at least 51% of the board of directors) and,
  • Free to make your own business decisions without the need for approval by nonresident owners or affiliates

Business Membership

$97 a Year

You Will Receive All Of The Following Benefits:
  • An advocate in Albuquerque area promoting buy local, grow local, thrive local.
  • Annual "Local Guide to KeepItQuerque Businesses" Printed Listing.
  • KeepItQuerque.org searchable website listing by category.
  • Bi-monthly Power Networking Meetings (Custom Designed to improve connections).
  • Free KeepItQuerque.org e-Newsletter.
  • Free listings of your business events and promotions in KeepItQuerque.org website calendar.

6 Big Reasons to Join

KeepItQuerque!

1. Keep Dollars Local
Compared to national chain stores, local businesses and their owners buy more often from other local businesses so the money you spend is retained in the community in a more concentrated fashion.

2. Create Jobs
Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in most sectors, provide better wages and benefits than national chains.

3. Support Local Causes
Local entrepreneurs are more connected to our community, because they live here, too. They are more likely than their national competitors to get involved in community efforts.

4. Protect the Environment
By buying things made closer to home, you’re cutting down on fossil fuel use which reduces your carbon impact and saving money.

5. Preserve our Culture
The experience at a local establishment is completely unique – providing the local flavor of the area, preserves the local one-of-a-kind business and distinct character that creates a local economic advantage.

6. Multiply Your Tax Dollars.
By spending Local, it follows basic Economics 101. If you spend a dollar with a locally owned business, it replicates itself. Those locall dollars keep people employed, give opportunities to other people, and generate more local tax dollars. If you think smart, you will help yourself and the local economy by encouraging local businesses to grow.

Key Fact:
A modest change in consumer behavior, by a mere 10 percent shift of market share from chain stores to local independent businesses, would result in 1,600 new jobs, $53 million in wages, and a $137 million economic impact to the area.

Studies & Research on Local First
National studies have shown that each dollar spent at a local independent business, on average, generates at least three times more direct local economic benefit than dollars spent at an absentee-owned chain. Visit the AIBA website, www.KeepItQuerque.org for more information on economic affects on New Mexico.

Diamond Membership

$250 a Year

All Business Membership Benefits Plus.
  • Special opportunity to sponsor & host KeepItQuerque networking event.

Included e-Benefits

Member Operating System

The KeepItQuerque Website Membership System was created to provide advanced technology to you our members without the normal complexity associated with the Internet.

AIBA Members are able to easily login through the KeepItQuerque.org website and participate in the member business network.

As a member, you can change any of your company's information at any time right on the KeepItQuerque.org website. Just log in. You may also create a free advertising website page on our site with our simple fill in the blank step by step system. Or, just click on "Request Optimization" button and it will all be done for you.

When you create your own webpage, it will increase your company's website SEO visibility to search engines like Google. They are constantly sending their search robots though our KeepItQuerque.org site looking for businesses like yous.

Member Advertising System

Our participating members are provided an extensive array of tools to build a COMPLETE online advertising system for promoting a business through the visibility and power of the KeepItQuerque.org website.

The tools are designed for local advertising through the this website, our Buy Local Initiative and the Member Services Search Engine.

As a member, you are provided with high quality USA BASED (speaking real english) support through the Free Members Support center.

A number of additional 'marketing your business to the locoal community' tools. These tools include a mobile phone website which is ".mobi" compliant, scrolling photo tour, social network integration, product sales catalog, and much more.

Consider this a "thank you" for being a loyal member.

Member Broadcasting System

A website is really a brochure on your business and does not in itself create a broadcasting solution for you the business owner.

Many membership organizations like ours are trusted sources for information. Conscequently they rank very high on search engine results and are used extensively by the public.

Harnessing this traffic, routing it to specific members and tracking the flow is the key to our success. This allows us to provide ongoing suggestions for increased optimization.

Static information on a website is only valuable for search indexing, but it won't create much "buzz."

Broadcasting business updates, viewing local search transactions to help determine the best way for members to capture more prospects is our goal.