Running an independent business

can be

hard work, great fun

and extremely rewarding.

We're rooting for YOU all the way!

Meet Our Members

Namruff Productions

Furman Barnes, Owner

Joie de Vivre Party & Events Planning, Inc.

Denise Beauregard, Owner

Audience Empire

Alysyn Curd, Owner

Biz to Biz Match

Tenay Hankins, Owner

Sherwood Forest Art

Toney Hughes, Owner

Bankers Life & Colonial Penn

Ponce L. Hunter, Agent

JJ & Associates

Floyd Jones, Owner

Harold Shows, CPA

Harold Shows, Owner

Silver Fox Furs

Richard Welch, Owner

The Independent Business Association of Detroit

We exist to create wealth through profitability.

We succeed in building political will by example.

We inspire “Community” everywhere we do business.

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Vice President | FLOYD JONES

Treasurer | HAROLD SHOWS


Membership | RICHARD WELCH

Marketing | ALYSYN CURD

Fundraising | ROSETTA HADDON


Avenue of Fashion | DON STUDVENT

Business to Business | TENAY HANKINS

Video Production | FURMAN BARNES

Your independent business is welcome here!

Click on the small gray circle with the + sign, at the far right end of each tab, to learn more about The Independent Business Association of Detroit.


embellish-wood_2560x1920IBA Detroit Mission Statement

We are experienced professionals united and dedicated to setting trends and standards in the business arena. We deliver exceptional customer service to break down barriers and build bridges to maximize worldwide business opportunities. Our target market is people of colour, who are vastly under served. We exist to create wealth through profitability, building political influence and community outreach.

IBA Vision Statement

The Independent Business Association of Detroit (IBA Detroit) sees a Detroit with a rich diversity of thriving independent businesses all over our beloved City.


IBA Detroit Commitees

  • Funding & Fundraising Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Professional Events Committee
  • Recruiting & Membership Committee
  • Technology Committee

IBA Detroit Membership Information

As a member of the Independent Business Association Detroit (IBA Detroit), you will be expected to comply with the rules of the organization (see tabs, below)

We also expect and appreciate your support and participation in IBA Detroit and The Motor City Momentum Group events.

As business owners, each IBA Detroit member knows the importance of cash flow and credit. In 2014, all members of IBA Detroit are resolved to work towards increasing their credit score to greater than or equal to 720, so that individually and collectively, we become a more formidable economic force in the City of Detroit – able to compete for and participate in public and private contracting.
IBA Detroit desires to have all members actively engaged in the organization via: attendance at meetings, involvement on IBA Detroit committee(s), support of IBA Detroit events/projects and payment of membership dues.
Meetings are held each week on Wednesday mornings to carry out the IBA Detroit mission and to plan/strategize IBA Detroit goals and objectives. All IBA Detroit members must attend a minimum of two (2) meetings per month to be in good standing. Excused absences are those where an officer of IBA Detroit has been notified via e-mail, text or phone, at least one day in advance of the meeting.
Dues are $30.00 per month for NON-RECURRING MEMBERSHIP or $30.00 for the first month and $25 for recurring months (paid via PayPal) for RECURRING MEMBERSHIP. Dues shall be paid by the first Wednesday of each month. A late fee of $5.00 is assessed after the 5th day of each month. Dues can be paid via cash, check or credit card.

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MOTORCITY MOMENTUM is a Collective of Creatives from the talent-infected streets of Detroit, coming together for networking & refreshment.




Independent Business Association of Detroit

Helping businesses thrive in the New Economy.

Independent Business Assocaition of Detroit

Are you a business owner?

Join IBA Detroit to network with other business owners, get constructive feedback and share your expertise.

Independent Business Assocaition of Detroit

Do you want to own a business?

Join IBA Detroit to network with other established business owners and to help grow your business.

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Interested in investing in Detroit businesses?

Join IBA Detroit to share your valuable expertise and benevolent financial support.

We are The Independent Business Association of Detroit

Independent Business Association of Detroit

Doing What We Love!