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Mapping the New Economy: Social Enterprise!

Mapping the New Economy: Social Enterprise!

Mapping the New Economy: Social Enterprise by Chuck Lynd Social enterprise, sometimes called social entrepreneurship, is arguably the most..

September 7, 2016 with 0 Comments
Mapping the New Economy: Background and Overview

Mapping the New Economy: Background and Overview

  Mapping the New Economy by Chuck Lynd It’s a fascinating, unpredictable, chaotic, and confusing time to be alive. On the surface,..

August 10, 2016 with 0 Comments
We Must Re-Localize our Economy

We Must Re-Localize our Economy

 The following letter, written by Chuck Lynd, was published in the Delaware Gazette. Read the full article there. To the editor: I respond..

February 6, 2016 with 0 Comments
How Women of Color Are Driving Entrepreneurship

How Women of Color Are Driving Entrepreneurship

by Farah Ahmad of the Center for American Progress As the U.S. becomes more diverse, women of color entrepreneurs stand to play an even..

June 23, 2014 with 0 Comments
KEMBA Financial Credit Union Is a Member Owned Cooperative

KEMBA Financial Credit Union Is a Member Owned Cooperative

KEMBA Financial Credit Union Is a Member Owned Cooperative Like our local retail food cooperatives, KEMBA and other credit unions are not..

April 14, 2014 with 0 Comments
Invest Local Ohio (ILO) Informational Seminars

Invest Local Ohio (ILO) Informational Seminars

Another great way to keep our money local is to invest in our central Ohio small businesses and entrepreneurs. ECDI (the nonprofit..

April 14, 2014 with 0 Comments
Forget Wall Street Investors, Local Residents Fund Neighborhood Development

Forget Wall Street Investors, Local Residents Fund Neighborhood Development

Forget Wall Street Investors, Local Residents Fund Neighborhood Development by Kathryn Buschman Vasel for the Money Tree Section of Fox..

March 4, 2013 with 0 Comments

Support Our Local Economy CoalitionThink Columbus First is an initiative of: the Support Our Local Economy (SOLE) Coalition

Join and Save on local businesses in your neighborhood. >>
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Reasons To Love Your Local Small Businesses:
  1. Supportive communities attract entrepreneurs who create local jobs
  2. They hire local people who know you & your unique needs
  3. They help give our communities personality and fun
  4. A 10% Shift from chain to local will create 5000 new jobs in Franklin County

Think Local

  • Consider adding more efficiency to your home or business. Visit Wattworks for indoor and outdoor LED lighting, IR heaters, solar power systems and more.
  • City Folks Farm Shop urban homesteading supplies in Columbus Central Ohio homesteaders and urban farmers can find supplies, classes and resources.
  • Shopping at Easton Town Center can be a local experience, when you visit Celebrate Local. The store features handmade and artisanal products from all over Ohio.

Where did you spend your $2 bill?

spend me local Have you seen one of our $2 bills? Did you get it as change from a local merchant? If so, pass it on to a friend or spend it at local independent business. Spread the word, contact us to get some $2 bills.

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