Summit Logistics Lead (October 2018 - January 2019) 

The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, BALLE (pronounced “bahl-ee”), represents thousands of communities and conveners, entrepreneurs, investors and funders who are defying business as usual.

BALLE’S mission is to create local economies that work for all.

As we scan the horizon, we see gaps across systems. Dots to connect. We spark and deepen relationships among a growing movement of people using business to create healthy, equitable communities. Fierce love and confidence in our Local Economy Framework drives us.

Creating an economy that works for all is challenging, complex, and required. While our current systems are breaking down, there is an emergent ecosystem of models and successes to build on. We highlight those stories and the people, places, businesses, and organizations that are bringing the new economy to life.

My role is to oversee the logistics for the annual BALLE Summit. With the theme of “SHIFT CAPITAL”, we are gathering local economy leaders from our communities of practice at this invitational event. Our work to build healthy, equitable local economies is complex. Many different people must come together, explore their relationships to each other, and coordinate across the ecosystem that makes up a community, to address shared challenges. Together we will strategize on how to accelerate the flow of financial and social capital to the visionary leaders who are doing critical work on the ground across North America.

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