If you are going stir-crazy spending your summer indoors, I can help. Here are three events, dear friends, I hope you will consider attending. All local-economy related. All free. All filling up fast!
First, I will participate with my dear friend Judy Wicks this Thursday, July 9, at 2 pm EDT in a conversation sponsored by the Schumacher Center for New Economics. Each year the Center asks three people from the local economy movement to give special lectures. Mine was in 2007 on “Local Stock Exchanges.” Judy’s featured her experiences pioneering her restaurant, the White Dog Cafe in Philadelphia, and launching the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). We’re going to reflect on what we got right and wrong, and have a few laughs about our mutual histories. We can accommodate just a few more people, so sign up immediately here.
Second, on Wednesday, July 22, at 7 pm EDT, I’m delighted to join one of the world’s great “placemakers,” Gilbert Rochecouste, in kicking off a series of webinars for local elected officials and economic developers: “The New Local: Building Resilient and Regenerative Communities, Cities, Towns, and Mainstreets in a Post-COVID & Climate Change World.” The series incorporates our two lifetimes of experience of what works in economic development. You can read more about the series and sign up here.
Finally, if you’re interested in learning more about my new book, “Put Your Money Where Your Life Is: How to Invest Locally Using Self-Directed IRAs and Solo 401ks,” please tune in to a webinar on Tuesday, July 21, 3 pm EDT, on “The 12 Best Local Investments, and 8 Ways You Can Find Them.” Cosponsored by the Next Egg, the event will provide invaluable guidance for those of you terrified about leaving your life savings in our wobbly stock market, You can sign up for the event here.
See you online soon! Surf’s up….