Community Food Enterprise Panel + Discussion: Examining the Role of CFEs in Local Economic Development
January 28, 2010 | Washington, DC + Online Audio Broadcastsee complete list of featured enterprises), and examines the financial, social, and environmental performance of each enterprise. Analysis of these featured CFEs reveals milestones, challenges, and strategies for replicating successes, and demonstrates how locally owned food enterprises are an increasingly powerful driver for local economic development. Join us for a morning panel focusing on our U.S. enterprises, or an afternoon panel on our international enterprises, at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington DC (or via live online audio broadcast). Each one offers the opportunity to hear from Michael Shuman, Project Co-Director and Lead Author, featured enterprises, and other invited guests (see speaker and event details below), as well as engage in conversation around the report's key findings and implications. Both events are free and open to the public, and will feature a catered reception provided by Eat and Smile Foods, a DC-area catering company committed to fresh, locally sourced foods. Each DC event attendee will receive a free copy of the report; space is limited, so please register early. CFE MORNING PANEL: U.S. Enterprises - 9:00 am to 11:00 am ET; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Root Room * Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, USDA * Michael Shuman, Project Co Director and Lead Author, CFE * Amy Emberling, Managing Partner, Zingerman's Community of Businesses * April Harrington, Treasurer, Oklahoma Food Cooperative * June Russell, Manager of Strategic Development and Regulations, Greenmarket CFE AFTERNOON PANEL: International Enterprises - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Root Room * Mercy Karanja, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation * Michael Shuman, Project Co Director and Lead Author, CFE * Sylvia Banda, Founder, Sylva Professional Catering Services Ltd * Nicholas Kafka, Founding Director, Teach a Man to Fish (sister organization of Fundacion Paraguaya) LEARN MORE ABOUT CFE! CommunityFoodEnteprise.org | BusinessWeek | Huffington Post REGISTER!