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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 on MSNBC's Your Business

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!

 

38,000 Businesses & Independent Business Advocates Launch Shift Your Shopping

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.

 

BALLE Executive Director Michelle Long delivers mainstage address at SOCAP12

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.

 

BALLE launches their new Prosperity For All webinar series October 16

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.