Monthly Archives: September 2015

2015 Indie Awards Now Accepting Nominations!

For the fifth year in a row, Independent We Stand hosts the Independent Small Business of the Year Award - "The Indie Awards." The Indie Awards aims to recognize locally-owned businesses and all they do for their communities and their customers. This year, the winner of the Indie Awards will receive a prize package valued at $10,000.

Any locally-owned and...

INFRA Members Host Fall Share Groups

INFRA Members will be collaborating in Share Groups across the country to collaborate around shared interests this October. Members host their peers each spring and fall to support each other and work together within INFRA programs.


Mountain Valley Foods Honored in Family Business Day

INFRA member Mountain Valley Foods of Kalispell will be among seven businesses based in Montana to receive Family Business Day awards at the 2015 Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship State Farm Insurance Family Business Day, on Friday, Oct. 23 in Bozeman, MT. Mountain Valley Foods will be honored in the small business category....

Retailers of the Year: Four INFRA Members Nominated!

This week, an INFRA member was nominated for each of Natural Food Merchandiser's Retailer of the Year Awards. Congratulations to these four members! LifeSource Natural Foods was nominated for Sustainability,...

SFTA and B Lab Offer Sustainability Impact Tool for Organic Companies

The Sustainable Food Trade Association and B Lab have partnered to create a "Quick Impact Assessment," 30 questions that will give organic companies an overview of who they are from a sustainability perspective and be able to compare themselves against other like companies. See the full press release here.