The Portland Independent Business and Community Alliance (PIBCA) mission is to support locally owned, independent businesses in Portland, to maintain our unique community character, provide continuing opportunities for entrepreneurs, build community economic strength, and prevent the displacement of community-based businesses by national and global chains.
Our three focus areas are:
Informing citizens of the values provided by community-based businesses and their importance to the local economy, culture and social fabric.
Group branding, promotion and advertising to elevate the collective profile of our community-based businesses and bring to them some of the advantages chains enjoy.
Creating strong relationships with local government and the media to inform local decision-making and give a voice to the locally owned independent business community.
Our activities include the Portland Buy Local Campaign, facilitating regular networking and educational events with our members, promoting an annual Holiday campaign, and maintaining an online business directory.