We hope you will join us for our next regional gathering in June. NELEN gatherings have strengthened both local-first business networks and relationships across the region, and we are hoping for and expecting a repeat performance at our next meeting.
Also, we are pleased to announce that Steve Fischer, Executive Director of the New England Independent Booksellers Association will be participating in a panel discussion: The Local Movement Today & Tomorrow. The panel will investigate and discuss re-localization from the perspectives of a network leader, a business person and an industry advocate and offer insight on what is next for the movement.
Here’s a draft agenda for the day:
9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast & Networking
10:00 – 10:15 Introductions & Welcome
10:15 – 11:15 Sharing & Networking workshop (Each
attendee will discuss key wins and challenges
over the past several months)
11:15 – 12:30 Work group focusing on key recurring
themes from Sharing & Networking discussion
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 Panel Discussion: The Local Movement
Today & Tomorrow
2:45 – 4:00 Working group with peer networks
4:00 – 5:00 Closing discussion, learnings, next steps
Friday June 3rd, 9:00 AM to 5:00PM
The Cambridge Innovation Center,
1 Broadway Cambridge, MA
$10 to cover the cost of lunch.
The Cambridge Innovation Center map and directions can befound here. There is parking on site, with a daily rate of approximately $25. You may also drive to Alewife T Station and take the Red Line to Kendall Square. Parking at Alewife costs $7 per day.
We hope to see you and members of your board and network on June 3rd. Click here to Register Now!
This event is being organized by the New England Local Business Forum and hosted by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston.
Please forward this message to your boards and members of your Local First group / Independent Business Alliance.
Somerville Local First
on behalf of the NELEN steering committee