Virtual Town Hall: Small Business vs. Monopoly Power

Monday, March 4, 2024
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
Category: Workshops

Small Businesses vs. Monopoly Power

Our Recent Wins and the Hurdles Ahead

Join independent businesses from across the country for a virtual town hall event to mark our progress and build momentum to rein in monopoly power and level the playing field for small, independent businesses. 

FTC Chair Lina Khan will join advocates and small businesses to provide a glimpse into today’s most important anti-monopoly actions and hear directly from small business owners.

Monday, March 4, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm ET

New Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm ET

Zoom event


Small businesses are in crisis. Decades of pro-monopoly policies have allowed a few giant corporations to consolidate control of many industries. The results are fewer choices for consumers, inflated prices, supply chain vulnerabilities, and “Anywhere, USA” communities. 

But small businesses are fighting back and seeing results. Federal, state, and local policymakers have been taking action to level the playing field. The FTC filed a major antitrust case to break Amazon’s grip on e-commerce. The agency has vowed to dust-off a long-dormant law to rein in the predatory practices of big retail chains. States are considering new anti-monopoly laws. And much more. 

Register now to join a nationwide conversation about how independent businesses can keep this momentum going!

Additional speakers and co-hosts, will be announced as they are confirmed.

Hosted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Small Business Rising Coalition Partners: 

American Booksellers Association

American Independent Business Alliance

American Specialty Toy Retailing Association

Cambridge Local First

Go Local Asheville

Independent Natural Food Retailers Association

Independent Restaurant Coalition

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Local First Arizona

Local Return

Louisville Independent Business Alliance

Love Live Local

Lowcountry Local First

Main Street Alliance

National Community Pharmacists Association

National Grocers Association

North American Hardware and Paint Association

Provender Alliance

Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum

Workplace Solutions Association


For More Information:

Mara Fields

Mara Fields

Events & Communications Manager