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1000 FRIENDS OF IOWA, Fights sprawl malls and sponsors "buy local" campaigns. 3524 Sixth Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313; 515-288-5364; fax, 515-288-6362; kfoi@kfoi.org; www.kfoi.org

1NSERVICE, PC-network services cooperative. 4351-101 Furman Hall, Raleigh, NC 27612; 800-457-0546; info@1nservice.com; www.1nservice.com

AGENTS HELPING AGENTS, Network of independent insurance agencies in central Kentucky and southern Indiana. Tim Hyland, P.O. Box 3326 Louisville, KY 40201-3326; 502-637-4733; fax, 502-637-6222; www.agentshelpingagents.net

AMAROK, National drywall distributor cooperative. P.O. Box 51526, Phoenix, AZ 85076-1526; 800-940-6027; fax, 480-820-5329; Info@co-opbuilders.com; www.amaroknet.com

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT BUSINESS ALLIANCE, 222 South Black Ave. Bozeman, MT 59715; info@AMIBA.net

BAY AREA APPRAISAL COOPERATIVE, Independent real-estate appraisal firms in San Francisco area. garytang@pacbell.net; www.bayareaappraisal.com

BOULDER INDEPENDENT BUSINESS ALLIANCE, P.O. Box 532, Boulder, CO 80306; 303-402-1575; biba@boulder-iba.org; www.boulder-iba.org

BOOK SENSE, American Booksellers Association, 828 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591; 800-637-0037; fax, 914-591-2720; info@members.bookweb.org; www.bookweb.org

CANADIAN ALLIANCE OF FRANCHISE OPERATORS, P.O. Box 7 Midhurst, Ontario Canada L0L 1X0; 705-737-4635; fax, 705-737-4950; mail@cafo.net; www.cafo.net

CARPET ONE, Flooring products cooperative. 286 Commercial St., Manchester, NH 03101; 603-626-0333; fax, 603-626-3444; www.carpetone.com

CATENAS, Professional services companies alliance. 1875 South Grand Street, Suite 750, San Mateo, CA 94402; 650-655-3765; fax, 650-372-9107; info@catenas.com; www.catenas.com

COALITION OF INDEPENDENT MUSIC STORES, Provide labels with a cohesive nationalmarketing effort for their developing and established bands. reg@cimsmusic.com; www.cimsmusic.com

COOPERATIVE SOLUTIONS, Unites independent businesses using a cooperative, member-owned business model. P.O. Box 51526, Phoenix, AZ 85076-1526; 800-940-6027; fax, 480-820-5329; info@co-opbuilders.com; www.cooperativesolutions.com

COPESAN, Regional pest control companies. Tom Moore, 800-COPESAN; tmoore@copesan.com; www.copesan.com

COUNCIL OF INDEPENDENT RESTAURANTS OF AMERICA, Phillip Cooke, 304 West Liberty Street, Suite 201, Louisville, KY 40202; 502-583-3783; fax, 502/589-3602; pcooke@hqtrs.com; www.indrest.org

CREATIVE EYE, Artists' cooperative. Betty Massey, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923; 800-940-6027; fax, 480-820-5329; bmassey@co-opbuilders.com; www.creativeeyecoop.com

DIGITAL WEB PARTNERS, Web professionals. Camille LaGrossa, DWP Resource Solutions Inc., 253 Green Valley Drive, P.O. Box 427, Greenbrier, AR 72058; 888-349-2650; fax, 501/679-7773; contact@digitalwebpartners.com; http://www.digitalwebpartners.com

EAT FLEET, Cooperative of independent food service operators. 125 Main Street SE, Suite 243, Minneapolis, MN 55414; 800-726-9926; fax, 612-362-0645; info@eat-fleet.com; www.eat-fleet.com

EVERGREEN, Independent construction and industrial tool distributioncompanies. 2502 Camp Ave., Carrollton, TX 75006; 800-859-8733; fax, 972-242-1411; office@evergreen-marketing.com; www.evergreen-marketing.com

FAIRNESS ALLIANCE OF VIDEO RETAILERS, Supports anti-trust litigation against movie studios and Blockbuster. John Merchant, 606 West Covell Blvd., Davis, CA 95616; 530-759-8260; john49er@hotmail.com

IMARK GROUP, Member-owned marketing group of independent electrical distributors. www.imarkgroup.com

INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS CONSORTIUM, National buying and information-sharing cooperative with membership by invitation only. www.independentbooksellers.com

INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY BANKERS ASSOCIATION, One Thomas Circle NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005-5802; 800-422-8439; info@icba.org; www.icba.org

INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTORS COOPERATIVE-USA (IDC), Industrial bearing and power transmission distributors. 933 Western Drive, P.O. Box 42428, Indianapolis, IN 46242-0428; 317-244-9200; fax, 317-244-4600; info@idc-usa.com; www.idc-usa.com

INDEPENDENT PHARMACY COOPERATIVE, 1550 Columbus Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590; 800-755-1531; fax, 800-274-5525; member.services@ipcrx.com; www.fpn.org

INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL SELF RELIANCE (ILSR), The ILSR's New Rules Project helps communities enact smart public policy measures to keep their home towns vibrant and strong. 1313 5th Street, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414; 612-379-3815; fax, 612-379-3920; info@ilsr.org; www.ilsr.org

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS' COOPERATIVE ORGANIZATION (IACO), P.O. Box 887, 118 E. Dalton Rd., King, NC 27201; 800-948-3906; fax, 800-685-0119; info@iaco.org; www.iaco.org

NATIONAL COOPERATIVE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, 1401 New York Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005; 202-638-6222; fax, 202-638-1374; ncba@ncba.org; www.ncba.org

NATIONAL COOPERATIVE BANK, 1725 Eye Street, NW Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006; 800- 955-9622; fax, 202-336-7800; www.ncb.com

NEMEON, National purchasing cooperative for roofing specialty distributors. Tony Cogliandro; P.O. Box 51526, Phoenix, AZ 85076-1526; 281-392-4260; fax, 281-392-4270; tcogliandro@nemeon.com; www.nemeon.com

NORTH AMERICAN STEEL ALLIANCE, 2266 North State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831; 714-256-8707; fax, 714-256-8716; www.steelalliance.com

NORTHERN LEAGUE, Independent minor-league baseball organization. Miles Wolff, Commissioner, P.O. Box 1282 Durham, NC 27702; 919-956-8150; fax, 919-683-2693; mwolff@northernleague.com; www.northernleague.com

PRCONSULTANTS GROUP, Nationwide group of public relations consultants. Marisa Vallbona-Freeman; 858-467-7990; info@prconsultantsgroup.com; www.prconsultantsgroup.com

PRIMERATURF, Independent turf distributors. 1405 Maharis Rd, Va Beach, VA 23455; 757-464-5353; info@primeraturf.com; www.primeraturf.com

PROFESSIONAL VETERINARY PRODUCTS, Buying group for veterinarians. 10077 South 134th Omaha, NE 68138; 800-228-0077; www.pvpl.com

SAFETY MARKETING GROUP, Safety equipment distributors. PO Box 2815, Ormond Beach, FL 32175; 386-677-8184; fax, 386-677-5852; info@safetymarketinggroup.com; www.safetymarketinggroup.com

SALT LAKE VEST POCKET BUSINESS COALITION, Small-business coalition in Salt Lake City Utah; Elizabeth Guss; P.O. Box 521257, Salt Lake City, UT 84152-1357; 801-596-8977; vpocket@qwest.net; www.vestpocket.org

SPHERE1, Tool and fastener distributors. P.O.Box 51526, Phoenix, AZ 85076-1526; 800-940-6027; fax, 480-820-5329; info@co-opbuilders.com; www.sphere1net.com

SPRAWLBUSTERS.COM, Strategic planning, field operations, and voter campaigns against superstores. 21 Grinnell St., Greenfield, MA 01301; 413-772-6289; info@sprawl-busters.com; www.sprawl-busters.com

STARNET, Commercial flooring dealers. 44 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877; 800-787-6381; fax, 203-431-6610; ljdstarnet@aol.com; www.starnetflooring.com

STRATEGIC INSURANCE AGENTS ALLIANCE, P.O. Box 10129, Swanzey, NH 03446; 603-358-3188; fax, 603-358-3180; info@siaa.net; www.siaa.net

THANEXUS, INC., Funeral home cooperative. Wilson Beebe, Jr.; P.O. Box L, Manasquan, NJ 08736; 732-974-9444; fax, 732-974-3808; wbeebe@njsfda.org; www.njsfda.org

TUCSON ORIGINALS, Independent restaurants in Tucson, AZ. Don Luria; 3500 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718; 520-577-8181

UNIQUE EUGENE. Retailers in Eugene, OR, share a Web site and pool resources for television advertising and local promotions. www.uniqueeugene.com.

WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS AGAINST IKEA NOW, Effort by residents and business owners in New Rochelle, NY, to keep out Ikea superstore. wrain@stopikea.com; www.stopikea.com

WICHITA INDEPENDENT BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, 415 South Main, Wichita, KS 67202-3719; 800-279-9422; fax, 316-267-8964; info@wiba.org; http://www.wiba.org

WIT & CO. Plumbing and heating wholesalers. webmaster@wit-co.com; www.wit-co.com

YAYA! BIKE, Specialty bike retailers cooperative. P.O. Box 51526, Phoenix, AZ 85076-1526; 800-940-6027; fax, 480-820-5329; info@yayabike.com; www.yayabike.com


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