Madison, WI – February 28, 2020 – EZ Office Products (EZOP) is a Silver Level Sponsor of the upcoming American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) National Conference, to be held April 22-24 in Madison, Wisconsin.
AMIBA is an organization that builds a strong local economy movement by supporting the growth and development of local business alliances. The upcoming event is a 2.5-day conference that will provide an interactive format for idea-sharing, skill-sharpening, and movement-building. Local business leaders from across the U.S. are expected to attend.
AMIBA provides support to help businesses and communities strengthen their community alliances.
EZOP President Rose Molz commented: “Sustainable business models have never been more important, not only in the Madison area but across our country as well. I am proud that AMIBA decided to host its 2020 National Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. It shows that this well-regarded organization recognizes our shared efforts to educate communities on the importance of buying local and how it affects the prosperity of us all.
“AMIBA is an organization that allows independent businesses of various industries to connect, learn from one another, and strengthen the “buy local” movements we see going strong in cities like Madison. Statistically, it’s proven that communities with sustained, strong grassroots local purchasing campaigns report more substantial sales growth — nearly double — than communities without one. I eagerly anticipate many forward-thinking business leaders gathering in one location this spring!”
Keynote speakers for the event are Kimber Lanning of Local Arizona and Paul Saginaw of ZingTrain.
All business leaders are welcome to attend. More details, including registration information, are found at www.amiba.net/2020conference/.
Speakers Scheduled for the AMIBA National Conference Include:
Thomas Barr, Executive Director of Local First Arizona
Courtney Berner, Executive Director of UW Center for Cooperatives
Deb Brown, Save Your Town
Jessica Cavazos, President of Latino Chamber of Dane County
Matt Cunningham, Civic Economics
Rodney Foxworth, Executive Director of Common Future
Laury Hammel, Founder and Executive Director of SBN/MA and BALLE Co-Founder
Katharine Jandernoa, Local First Manager, West Michigan Local First
Kimber Lanning, Founder of Local First Arizona and Co-Chair of Common Future
Kristen Lavelett, Executive Director of Local First Utah
David Levine, American Sustainable Business Council
Colin Murray, Executive Director of Dane Buy Local; Chair of 2020 Vision Conf.
Derek Peebles, Executive Director of AMIBA
Jennifer Rubenstein, Executive Director of Louisville Independent Business Alliance
Paul Saginaw, Chief Spiritual Officer of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses
Mary Alice Scott, Executive Director of Portland (ME) Buy Local
Anna Shipp, Executive Director of SBN Greater Philadelphia
Michael Shuman, Author & Economist
Kristi Strieffert, AMIBA President
Nicola Williams, President of the Williams Agency & Board member of SBN/MA
Judy Wicks, Author, Activist, & Speaker & BALLE Co-Founder
ABOUT EZ Office Products (EZOP)
EZ Office Products is the only independent office supply company in the greater-Madison area. A woman-owned business, EZOP was founded in 2006 by Rose and Gary Molz. The company embraces old-fashioned values and principles that include honesty, great products at fair prices, knowledgeable service, and experience. They have a mission to change the competitive landscape and the desire to make a positive difference in the world by giving back to the local and global community.
EZOP has earned its “Green Professional” status as part of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Green Masters Program. As well, the company has been an MPower Business Champion, a nationally recognized model for achieving sustainability success from within an organization.