Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Slow Money

            Keeping dollars spent by consumers in the local community is a challenge and a goal for the economic well-being of communities such as Ashland.  Two programs in February will focus on local entrepreneurship development and how it benefits the local economy and the community.
“Slow Money” is a term that denotes keeping local money working in the local economy.  These “slow money” programs should be of interest to anyone who wants to support existing local businesses or think about starting a new business.  
The first program will show what has been done in southeastern Ohio with the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks. The second will focus on the possibilities of Ashland Main Street and will feature a panel of Ashland area entrepreneurs.
The first program, “Slow the Money; Invigorate the Economy”  will feature Leslie Shaller, director of programming for the Food Ventures program, a business incubation project of the Athens-area Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACENet). The presentation will be Tuesday, February 19, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room, Dauch College of Business and Economics, on the Ashland University campus.