BALLE Videos

Here you’ll find BALLE’s staff, board, and Local Economy Fellows speaking on inspirational topics, dispensing practical advice, showing us around their local communities and businesses and giving us direct access to their thoughts on trends du jour. 

These “BALLE EDGE Talks” are a great opportunity to bring together colleagues who missed the conference, but have an interest in digging deep on a particular issue; or start a ‘video club’ where Localists in your network pick a favorite talk and then host a Q&A discussion or fundraiser around that topic; or watch and learn anywhere, anytime for on-the-go inspiration and advice.

BALLE and LOCALISM: The what, why & how


BALLE Born Start Up

Long-time BALLE Conference attendee, Donna Isaacs, has launched a new venture based on her victorious entry from the 2012 BALLE Conference Back-of-the-Napkin Business Plan Competition, sponsored by Organic Valley.

     
BALLE Executive Director Michelle Long at SOCAP12

Watch Michelle's mainstage speech at SOCAP12 where she spoke of an economy where relationships matter most.

     
BALLE Fellowship: Connecting Visionary Local Leaders

Learn about the BALLE Fellowship, dedicated to connecting the most innovative and visionary local leaders working to build real prosperity in their communities.

     
Fixing the Future

This documentary from NOW on PBS with David Brancaccio featured BALLE and BALLE network, Sustainable Connections - watch the full video!

     
Michelle Long Interviewed by the New Economics Institute

Recorded live at the conference on June 9, 2012, Michelle speaks about the importance of investing in local business to advance the New Economy Movement.

     
Michelle Long Speaks at the New Economics Institute Strategies for a New Economy

Hear Michelle speak about the tenets of Localism in her mainstage presentation with David Orr and and Will Patton.

     
Michelle Long's Keynote Address at the 2011 BALLE Business Conference

Michelle welcomes attendees to the 2011 BALLE Business Conference, Place Matters in Bellingham, WA -- Michelle's place and the headquarters of BALLE.

     
Prosperity For All

This video collection features deeply informative, provocative and inspiring 2012 conference presentations about building Prosperity for All.

     
The Fellows speak at the 2011 BALLE Business Conference

From our 2011 BALLE Conference, hear firsthand from our inaugural cohort what it is like to be a BALLE Fellow!

     
Zingermans: This is Ownership

Learn about Zingermans and its Community of Businesses, and our Board Member, Paul Saginaw, cofounder of Zingermans in Ann Arbor, MI

     

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BALLE Born Start Up

Long-time BALLE Conference attendee, Donna Isaacs, has launched a new venture based on her victorious entry from the 2012 BALLE Conference Back-of-the-Napkin Business Plan Competition, sponsored by Organic Valley.

     

BALLE Local Economy Fellows: Building Local Living Economies


BALLE Fellow Anthony Flaccavento on Community Voices

Anthony Flaccavento talks on program Community Voices about local living economies.

     
BALLE Fellow Derek Long in Fixing the Future

Derek Long and BALLE network, Sustainable Connections are featured in "Fixing the Future."

     
BALLE Fellow Ellen Shepard: Welcome to Andersonville

Ellen Shepard and her team welcome you to Andersonville, a neighborhood in Chicago.

     
BALLE Fellow Jamee Haley on MSNBC's Your Business

Jamee Haley discusses buying local, collaboration and Lowcountry Local First on MSNBC.

     
BALLE Fellow Jamee Haley: Lowcountry Local First and the 10% Shift

Jamee Haley talks about the 10% Shift and Lowcountry Local First in Charleston.

     
BALLE Fellow Jessie Radies on TED

Jessie Radies of Live Local Alberta speaks at TEDxEdmonton.

     
BALLE Fellow Kimber Lanning on Local First Arizona

Kimber Lanning shares Local First Arizona’s campaign to Shift The Way You Shop.