The Value of ‘Buying In’ to Your Local Economy

CCCC Multi-Purpose Room September 11, 2015 10:30 am - 11:15 am

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Franzi Charen
Leon Grodski de Barrera
Courtney Tellefsen

Step One – Spend as many of your dollars as you can locally, at locally owned independent businesses.
Then what?

Franzi Charen, created Asheville Grown to get the folks of Asheville on board. She will share how that’s worked, and what more we can do.

Leon Grodski de Barrera will share his experiences in strengthening the local economy via fair wages and good jobs at Cocoa Cinnamon, “the little coffee shop in Durham that could,” and did.

Courtney Tellefsen created and runs The Produce Box, the largest ‘local and fresh food’ home delivery business in the state. She’ll share her successes and challenges in sourcing local products in that quantity.