Creating a Bold New Economy: An idea Incubator for Franklin County's Future

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Creating a Bold New Economy

An Idea Incubator for Franklin County’s Future

November 15, 2014

Greenfield Community College, Dining Commons

One College Drive, Greenfield, MA 01301

Keynote speaker:

Marjorie Kelly

Author of Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution, Journeys to a Generative Economy

8:30 am Registration and Coffee

9:00 am Welcome: Mayor William Martin, Mayor of Greenfield

 Keynote: Marjorie Kelly:  Owning Our Future: Building Local Institutions for a New Economy

Networking: Learn who is here and why

Break

Responses to Keynote and Open Discussion

 

    • Linda Dunlavy, Executive Director Franklin Regional Council of Governments
    • Suzette Snow-Cobb, Marketing & Membership Manager, Franklin Community Co-op
    •  Michael Tucker, President, Greenfield Cooperative Bank
    • John Waite,Executive Director Franklin County Community Development Corporation

12 noon Lunch

Traveling Rhubarb Circus—Local youth organized circus 

1:20 pm Working group descriptions and organizing

WORKING GROUPS:

1. Financing the New Economy

How do we shift capital from Wall Street to Main Street?

Moderator:  Terry Mollner, Chairman, Stakeholder’s Capital and a founder and member of the Board of the Calvert Family of Socially Responsible Mutual Funds

    • Lynn Benander, President Co-op Power Energy Cooperative
    • Dan Rosenberg, founder of Real Pickles
    • Suzette Snow-Cobb, Marketing & Membership Manager, Franklin Community Co-op
    • John Waite, Executive Director, Franklin County Community Development Corporation

2. Creating a Living Wage Economy

Can new business models ensure that all residents have a living wage?

Moderator: Sarah Wing. Department of Labor Grant Navigator, Greenfield Community College

    • Lev Ben-Ezra, Director, Youth Programs, Community Action
    • Emily Kawano, Wellspring Collaborative Co-Director, Staff Economist, Center for Popular Economics UMass Amherst
    • Laura Porter, Good Green Jobs Coordinator, Co-op Power Energy Cooperative
    • Fred Rose, Wellspring Collaborative Co-Director, U Mass Center for Public Policy and Administration
    • Mark Tajima, Chief Operations Officer, Energia 

3. Food as an Economic Engine

How can we move our agricultural economy to the next level? 

Moderator: Nico Lustig, Food Business Development Specialist, Franklin County Community Development Corporation

    • Caroline Pam, co-owner, The Kitchen Garden, Sunderland, MA
    • Eric Stocker, owner, Squash Inc., Belchertown, MA
    • Tiffany Pentz and Brittany Martin, co-owners, La Luncheonette, Shelburne Falls, MA
    • Jennifer Korr, Hettie Belle Farm, Warwick, MA

4. Building An Authentic Cultural Identity

How do we create a unique and exciting cultural identity that will benefit the entire county?

Moderator: Amy Shapiro, Business Development Director Franklin County Community Development Corporation

    • Lisa Davol, Marketing & Membership Manager Franklin County Chamber of Commerce
    • Kirby Lecy, Family and Community Development Coordinator,North Quabbin Community Coalition
    • Linda McInerny, Artistic Director Old Deerfield Productions
    • Robert Pyers,Assistant to the Mayor of Greenfield for Economic Development and Marketing
    • Caitlin von Schmidt, Chair,Greenfield Local Cultural Council and Coordinator Greenfield Business Association
    • Mary Vilbon, Executive Director, Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association

5. Thinking Like A Region

How do we define our region and how do we promote it for the benefit of the entire economy?

Moderator: Jennifer Stromsten, Program Director, Institute for Nuclear Host Communities,

    • Suzanne Beck, Executive Director Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce
    • Patricia Crosby, Executive Director Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board
    • Linda Dunlavy, Executive Director Franklin Regional Council of Governments
    • Ann Hamilton, President, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

 

3:15 Reports from Working Groups 

3:30 Farewells

Many thanks to our supporters & co-sponsors!

Supported by

The Community Foundation of Western

Massachusetts and Franklin County CDC

Co-Sponsors

Franklin County CDC

Franklin Regional Council of Governments

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board

Greenfield Community College

PV Grows

Real Pickles