Rebecca to talk at BALLE conference in Bellingham
Rebecca is heading over to Bellingham tomorrow to speak at the BALLE Living Economies 2011 Conference. Here’s a bit about the panel she is on.
Track: Innovative Business Models and Ownership Structures
Session: Business Models that Build and Serve Community at Home and Abroad
Description: What is the value of working as a cooperative? What are the challenges? How do we move from the vision to making it happen? Learn how community-based ownership generates real wealth, sustainable local economic development and encourages the growth of land-based and fair trade businesses. Learn about Rebecca Patano’s triple bottom line business model and participation in Cooperative Coffees. Eric Henry and Charlie Sydnor will demonstrate how a coop business model can be used to raise capital, build community wealth and reconnect agriculture. Rebecca Calahan Klein will provide insight on business and nonprofit partnerships that build business value while serving community.
Speakers: Eric Henry of TS Designs, Charlie Sydnor of Company Shops Marketplace Coop, Rebecca Patano of DOMA Coffee Roasting Company, Rebecca Calahan Klein of 1% for the Planet, Jamee Haley of Lowcountry Local First will moderate
2:45 – 4:pm Friday