Marketing & Street Teams Meeting
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Burlington City Hall, Conference Room #12
The Website is up-and-running, Pledges are coming in, but we’ve not yet expanded our marketing reach as far as we plan to go. Your ideas, your energy and your assistance is still needed, and so we really, really want to see you at 5:30pm next Thursday, January 3rd at City Hall, first floor Conference Room #12!
Inspired by the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance’s successful recent event of a similar nature, join your fellow Vermont cooperators for a cold beverage and conversations about strengthening our cooperative economy! Co-op staff, volunteers, and interested members are welcome, and the evening will feature a short update from a Vermont cooperator (TBD) at 6:15, as well as co-op board games for those interested. Keep BT Local will have a table set up to answer any questions and hand out stickers. Swing by and check it out; if this event goes well, we might try to make this a regular thing! RSVP on Facebook.
This event is Sponsored by Webskillet, PT360, Data Systems, Vermont Employee Ownership Center, Cooperative Vermont, the Cooperative Fund of New England and Chelsea Green Publishing.
SHIFT CHANGE is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.
With the long decline in US manufacturing and today’s economic crisis, millions have been thrown out of work, and many are losing their homes. The usual economic solutions are not working, so some citizens and public officials are ready to think outside of the box, to reinvent our failing economy in order to restore long term community stability and a more egalitarian way of life.
There is growing interest in firms that are owned and managed by their workers. Such firms tend to be more profitable and innovative, and more committed to the communities where they are based. Yet the public has little knowledge of their success, and the promise they offer for a better life. Check out our RSVP on Facebook.
Watch trailer: http://shiftchange.org/