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Monday, December 7, 2009

Meeting: The Real Proof

Location: The Somerville Theatre

Date/Time: December 7th, 2009 @ 7pm.

Description: On Dec. 7th, Cambridge Local First and Somerville Local First will be co-sponsoring an evening panel discussion moderated by WBUR's Robin Young. The panel will feature Dan Houston, from Austin, Texas. Mr. Houston's company, Civic Economics, has performed many of the key studies that demonstrate the profound impact on the economy when people shift their spending from non-local businesses to Local Independents. They recently completed a groundbreaking study on the role of local independent businesses in the rebuilding of New Orleans, and Dan will be presenting their findings as part of the panel discussion. This event is FREE to all.

Also participating on the panel will be Joe Grafton, the founder and Executive Director of Somerville Local First, Michael Kanter of Cambridge Naturals and Cambridge Local First, and Rebekah Gerwitz, Alderman for the City of Somerville.
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