WAP is pleased to announce that we have joined hundreds of other like-minded and socially conscious, Austin-owned businesses by joining the Austin Independent Business Alliance (AIBA). The mission of AIBA is “to promote and support locally owned businesses through advocacy, consumer educations and services to our members.” They have created 8 IBIZ Districts® in Austin to spotlight areas filled with locally owned businesses. With an uncertain economy, local buying is more important than ever before. For every $100 spent with a national chain, only about $13 goes to the local economy, compared to $45 when buying from a locally owned business. Join us in letting our voices be heard about the importance of buying locally. Visit IBuyAustin.com and find local vendors that meet your needs. And while you are there, check out the listing for Alliance Work Partners!