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Volunteer Day with Philabundance
On Saturday, June 21 Net Impact Philadelphia joined Philabundance, the region's largest hunger relief organization, for a volunteer day. Philabundance has been serving our area since 1984 and operates on one simple belief- that no man, woman, or child should go hungry.
An Evening with Judy Wicks
Judy Wicks, entrepreneur, activist, and author working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable and locally based economy spent the evening with Net Impact Philly on April 10. Judy is founder of Philadelphia's landmark White Dog Café known for its leadership in the local food movement, as well as community building and environmental stewardship. She founded several non-profits including Fair Food Philly and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and cofounded the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), a network of 30,000 local independent businesses in 80 communities. Net Impact Philly members and guest enjoyed hearing excerpts from her memoir, Good Morning, Beautiful Business: the Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer. Special thanks to Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP for donating the space for this event.
Social Entrepreneurship Panel
On March 27, Net Impact Philly joined with representatives from the field of social enterprise including representatives from B Lab, Good Company, The Reinvestment Fund and Investor Circle. We learned about triple bottom line business models and participated in a discussion about the state of the #socent industry. Thanks to Sustainability Nexus for donating the space for this event.
Food Access Panel and Tour of Local, Innovative Food Business
On February 26 Net Impact learned about food deserts and issues of healthy food access throughout our country. This Food Access Panel and Tour of the new ShopRite of Fox Street, included an informative tour led by Jeff Brown, a Philadelphia grocer who is nationally recognized for using entrepreneurial solutions to address social problems through innovative supermarkets. The tour was followed by a panel with local nonprofit organizations expanding access to healthy food and working to improve our nation's food system. Speakers from UpLift Solutions, The Food Trust, and Philabundance shared updates about their work and national trends in the fight to eradicate food deserts. Thanks for all who participated and a special thanks to Brown's Super Stores for donating the dinner served at the event.
Tour of Yards Brewery
Thanks to those of you who came out for the Yards Brewery Tour. It was fun learning about this local, sustainable business while getting to know each other better and enjoying some tasty beer! Photos of the event can be found on our facebook page. If you missed the event, check out member, Len Zangwill's blog recap.
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