• Summit Independent Business Alliance

    About SIBA- Catch the Indie Buzz

    The mission of the Summit Independent Business Alliance (SIBA) is to increase awareness that independent businesses are critical to sustaining our community and to encourage an environment where entrepreneurs prosper. SIBA strives to maintain the unique Summit County community by enhancing the health and vitality of locally-owned, independent businesses.

    The business owners and citizens of our organization care about protecting Summit County’s economic future, social fabric and cultural makeup. We want our local region to remain as diverse, special and self-sufficient as the people who call it 'home'.

    As a chapter of the Summit Chamber, we to promote the “Be Local. Buy Local.” message on behalf of independent business owners. This plays out in our “Buy Local” messaging and programs (Shop Summit Holiday Campaign, Love Your Local and Celebrate Your Independents). We aspire to keep the importance of spending locally top of mind.

    Many mom-and-pop shops and businesses - from coffee houses to bookstores, printing centers, hardware outlets, restaurants and more - have felt the squeeze as they've tried to compete with deep-pocketed mega-chains, non-local corporate entities, and the power of discount and online selling. So, over the past decade, various business owners and citizens have repeatedly joined together to protect and bolster the interests of local, independent businesses.

    Supporting, enhancing and promoting our indie-biz community is vital to our mountain region's livelihood and marketability-- for us NOT to be like "Anytown, USA" or even "Anyresorttown, USA." We need to remain unique, self-sustaining, vibrant and beautiful. The key lies in the strength of our independent businesses.

    The Summit County Chamber of Commerce, acting as the regional voice for our businesses at the local, county, state, and federal levels, is committed to serving as your business connection. As a community partner, the Summit Chamber seeks to preserve, promote, and protect the free enterprise system, as well as work to promote and market your Summit County business.

    To join the Chamber, click here.

    Proud member of the American Independent Business Alliance