Think Local, Buy Local, Be Local: Strategies to Build Effective Local First Campaigns
BALLE networks across the US, Canada, and now the world are developing new practices for making lasting connections between local business and the communities that support them. We'll hear success stories from leaders of local business networks around the US and Canada and hold group discussions on strategies to help independent businesses thrive. We’ll cover funding strategies, economic impact studies, consumer pledges, and partnerships with local media, along with many other topics to make your buy local/local first campaign transformative for your community. It's not Local First 101, it's powerful strategies to build communities that support their local independent businesses.