As part of the partnership, AMIBA and American Express will host as many as 20 training events in an effort to help communities and merchant coalitions develop effective “buy local” campaigns with the goal of catalyzing local action and enabling successful long-term organizing on behalf of local small businesses. One of the training events is taking place in Sandwich, MA. Detailed information on the event can be found below:
Presenters: Jeff Milchen, co-director and co-founder of AMIBA, and Shop Sandwich First, an initiative of the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce created to promote the wealth and well-being of Sandwich business while preserving the town's natural beauty and character.
AMIBA and American Express invite you to attend the event and shadow local business owners and community members as they learn how to raise awareness of the value of small businesses and motivate local consumers to “shop small” all year around. Those interested in attending must register at the listed website.