The energy around the Localist movement is palpable! BALLE is uniquely positioned to lead this movement and we are growing to meet the excitement in the field. We are thrilled to announce that we are currently expanding our team and have several key positions available for the right candidates. Learn more.
BALLE Fellow Jamee Haley is featured on this segment from MSNBC's Your Business discussing how Lowcountry Local First helped move businesses from competition to cooperation and how they encourage their community to think local first. Watch it!
Nov. 3 to Dec. 31 is Shift Your Shopping, the second annual collaborative holiday campaign among advocates for local independent business. Shift Your Shopping encourages citizens and businesses to make a “Shift” by buying from local independent businesses for the holiday season.
Michelle's mainstage speech at SOCAP12 reminds us that businesses are not only meant to make money, but to create value in their communities. The opportunity of our lifetime is to cultivate the emergence of a financial and economic system that serves life, rather than the other way around—an economy where relationships matter most.
Our first webinar was a lively and thought-provoking discussion on removing barriers to opportunity and why supporting entrepreneurs and creating opportunity across race and class matters. Panelists included Maggie Anderson, Lynn Benander and Alfa Demmellash.