The AIBA Blog

AIBA Proposes A Better Process

Austin politics today are often unnecessarily divisive and destructive. Our community faces challenges in dealing with employer-employee issues such as paid sick leave, livable wages, and predictive scheduling. We have a great opportunity to come together to address...

2019 Independent Business Survey Results

This was originally published by the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR). AIBA members participated in the study. The results of the 2019 Independent Business Survey from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance demonstrate the strength and resiliency of small,...

AIBA KOOP Radio Show is Silent

Members have been asking about the local business community radio show we've been working on with KOOP Radio. Last fall we were invited to create a radio show that focused on local business and our role in the Austin community. We worked with KOOP Radio to develop a...

Unconventional Austin Turns in Petitions

AIBA has endorsed the petition created by Unconventional Austin to require a vote on the expansion of the Convention Center and to reallocate some of the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) revenue to support music, arts, parks and local businesses (Read more about our...

Update on the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

I am writing today to give you all an update on the City of Austin’s Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. With all the legislative chatter and court actions it is difficult to know where it stands and what is expected of businesses in Austin. As you may know, during...

Convention Center Opinions and Facts

I wrote a blog last month about the petition to call for a public vote on expansion of the Convention Center and how the Hotel Occupancy Funds (HOT) revenue might be allocated. AIBA has endorsed the petition. For more information on this, see...

I love the leadership of AIBA and the camaraderie they foster. Of all the organizations in Central Texas, no one does a better job of bringing local business together and empowering us in the community through our collective voices. Thank you AIBA!

Silas C. Parker

Silas Parker and Associates

City of Austin Development Services Department
Capital Metro
City of Austin Small Business Program
Greater Texas Water Company
Sayers Real Estate Advisors
Assistance League of Austin
InStep
Koop Radio
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Texas Coffee Traders
Quack's 43rd Street Bakery
End of an Ear
Strait Music
Chez Zee
Conans Pizza North
Eldorado Cafe
Jack Allen's Kitchen
Pok-e-Jo's Smokehouse
Tacodeli
Bicycle Sport Shop
BodyBusiness Fitness Club
Capital Cruises
The Herb Bar
Eye Physicians of Austin
Design With Consignment
Skandinavia
Landers Premiere Flooring
Austin Canine Central
BlueAir
Gravity Systems
Britton and Britton Insurance
Eckert Insurance
Top Choice Lawn Care
Barton Wilder Custom Images
McCarthy Print
Celebrate Austin
Precision Camera
BookPeople
Dragon's Lair
El Interior
Planet K
Wheatsville Food Co-op
Room Service Vintage
Continental Collision Center
Riverside Chevron
Austin Energy
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