ASBC and AMIBA: How Independent Businesses Survive & Thrive: Building Equity in the Local Economy Movement

Event Details:
When: October 8, 2020 12:00 am – October 9, 2020 12:00 am
Location: online

Cost To Attend:
Nonmembers –
VBSR Members –

Registration is open

Join American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), AMIBA and your colleagues nationwide for this ground-breaking, opportunity to learn, share best practices and expand the Local Economy Movement to play our role in the most pressing issues our communities face today.

Bring your business owners and local leaders, and use this opportunity to build a shared strategy for growing our inclusive local economies. MaryAnne Howland, Chair, ASBC’ Race & Equity Working Group; Founder and CEO, Global Diversity Leadership Exchange will give a presentation on “Racial Equity and thew Local Economy Movement.” 

As the most personalized local-level providers of goods and services to our communities, independent local businesses have the greatest potential to impact the everyday life-experiences of the individuals in our communities.  Successful business owners come from all backgrounds, and they offer an extraordinarily diverse range of approaches and solutions.  As communities nationwide grapple with the dual challenges of a persistent pandemic and increasing awareness of racial inequities, local independent businesses can play a central role in reclaiming the health and inclusive resilience of our local economies — if they get the support that they need.

With a fast-paced mix of speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities and pre-and post- conference strategy development, these two afternoons will equip you to lead an effective Local Economy Movement in your community – one that helps independent businesses from all backgrounds to survive and thrive in a new normal.