The awesome organization BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) is teeming with terrific content about the how’s and why’s of the localism movement. So when we heard they were offering a free webinar called “Shift Your Shopping” – a discussion on how this holiday season should be our impetus to shift our shopping dollars to local businesses – it sparked an idea in our minds. Let’s have a viewing party!
Calls to the Moorestown Library, Sustainable Moorestown, and the Moorestown Business Association later, and it was all set! This coming Tuesday, October 29th at 12:30 pm, in the library’s Meeting Room, the Towni fellas will moderate a live viewing party of this informative roundtable. The event is presented by Sustainable Moorestown – our community’s leading organization that promotes environmental education and sustainable economic growth. They were a natural partner to help spread the word (full disclosure – a Towni co-founder serves on the committee). Meanwhile, the Moorestown Business Association graciously offered to help promote.
We’ll convene at 12:30 pm, some quick introductions, and kick off the webinar promptly at 1:00 pm.
From BALLE’s website:
“Join over 150 business networks and 40,000 locally owned businesses for the third annual grassroots holiday Buy Local campaign, Shift Your Shopping, led by our partners at the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA). This webinar covers everything you need to know about how to run a successful Shift Your Shopping campaign; from resources to success stories, templates to tips, learn about how SYS can help YOU highlight local innovation and promotes independent businesses in your community this holiday season.”
If you’re reading this before the 29th, please join us! You’ll send a message to us and the community at large that our message is getting through, and we can all take in this valuable education together. (If you’re reading this after the 29th, can you believe the Towni guys both dressed up as town founder Thomas Moore and his wife Elizabeth, right down to the period costumery?? It was awkward, but…props for being historically accurate.)