Local Business Memberships

Membership Levels

Monthly

Annual

Connector

$225/yr

Host

$500/yr

Builder

$1,500/yr

Guardian

$5,000/yr

To be eligible for membership in AIBA, at least 51% of the owners of your business must reside in Austin and surrounding areas (Round Rock, Pflugerville, Lakeway, etc.). Your business need not have a storefront but must be independent and not a franchise. If your business does not meet these criteria but you would like to support ALBA, you can join as a Local Supporter.

Yearly memberships renew annually on October 1st. Monthly memberships renew on the 1st of every month and have a 12-month commitment before they can be cancelled. If you join on a different day in the membership period, your first payment will be prorated.

* Free access to paid events excludes fundraisers.

Member Testimonials

Compare Membership Levels

Website Benefits

Connector

Annual $225 | Monthly $20

Host

Annual $500 | Monthly $60

Builder

Annual $1,500 | Monthly $130

Guardian

Annual $5,000 | Monthly $420
Number of directory listings included 1 3 10 Unlimited
Logo on directory listing - included included included
Social media links on directory listing - included included included
Photo slider and video on directory listing - - included included
Collect email addresses on directory listing - - included included
Featured directory listing - - Second to top of list Top of list
Logo on Partners page - - - included

E-Comm Promotion

Connector

Annual $225 | Monthly $20

Host

Annual $500 | Monthly $60

Builder

Annual $1,500 | Monthly $130

Guardian

Annual $5,000 | Monthly $420
Submit blog posts to publish on ALBA website and social media included included included included
Announcement in member newsletter included included included included
Announcement on ALBA social media and blog included included included included
Member-submitted newsletter articles - - 1 6
Logo in member newsletter - - - 12 Months
Logo in public newslettter - - - 12 Months
Logo on all event invites - - - included
Direct email sent to ALBA email list on your behalf - - - 1

Print

Connector

Annual $225 | Monthly $20

Host

Annual $500 | Monthly $60

Builder

Annual $1,500 | Monthly $130

Guardian

Annual $5,000 | Monthly $420
Member window cling sticker included included included included
Indie Austin listing promoting business at local tourist spots included included included included
Logo included in listing in Indie Austin - included included included
Included on sponsors signage at events - - included included
Option to display sign or banner at events - - - included

Co-op & Networking

Connector

Annual $225 | Monthly $20

Host

Annual $500 | Monthly $60

Builder

Annual $1,500 | Monthly $130

Guardian

Annual $5,000 | Monthly $420
Ability to participate in group advertising with local media included included included included
Marketplace Sales included included included included
Opportunity to participate in press requests included included included included
Access to ALBA branding included included included included
Governmental policy updates and CTAs included included included included
Advocacy at all government levels included included included included
Referrals to the public included included included included
Peer connections and mentoring included included included included

Events

Connector

Annual $225 | Monthly $20

Host

Annual $500 | Monthly $60

Builder

Annual $1,500 | Monthly $130

Guardian

Annual $5,000 | Monthly $420
Access to members-only networking events included included included included
Free business classes included included included included
Committee Opportunities included included included included
May organize events/educational series - - included included
Free access to paid events (excluding fundraisers) - - - included

Why Join ALBA

Austin Local Business Alliance is a nonprofit, membership-supported organization representing more than 1,000 locally owned businesses in Austin over 20 years. You’ll find your peers, colleagues, and fellow business owners here—all waiting to connect with you.

Through advocacy, marketing, connecting, and education, ALBA promotes a thriving local business community. In addition to networking and education opportunities, we promote our members online, in print, through broadcast, on social media, and in email newsletters to the public. With each new member, our voice in the community grows stronger and the marketing reach for your business expands.

ALBA members value the benefits of membership

61%

Have directly benefitted from the community of members.

70%

Made valuable connections at an AIBA event.

75%

Have utilized other member businesses as customers.

97%

Feel that AIBA’s advocacy for local business is important and 54% report that our advocacy has helped their business.