LACE is bringing Transform Finance to Louisville to meet with cooperators, entrepreneurs, and capital movers in Louisville. Transform Finance is connecting previously disconnected stakeholders – investors and social justice practitioners, breaking down barriers of knowledge and values, and building cross-stakeholder strategies. We're hosting a reception during their visit Friday Oct 11, 5:30-7:30 at 1619 Flux, 1619 … Continue reading Happy Hour with Transform Finance Oct 11, 5:30pm
September 23, 2019 – The Louisville Association for Community Economics was among 23 grantees announced last month to receive financial and technical assistance awards through the Healthy Food Financing Initiative’s (HFFI) inaugural grants program. Funding for the HFFI grants program is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. … Continue reading LACE Receives National Grant to Support the Louisville Community Grocery
Grocery Survey Crew: Tasks Include: Attends neighborhood events to talk with residents and conduct surveys in Portland, Russell, Smoketown/Shelby Park, Shawnee. Knocks on doors to conduct surveys Trains new volunteers on how to engage in survey conversations Takes notes, enter paper survey data into the computer Video Production Volunteer: Tasks Include: Records footage or … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunities!!
Check out this Great article written by Andrew Klump, concerning co-op development, with a strong shout out to LACE’s work. Andrew has spent many pro bono hours doing work for LACE in relation to drafting the cooperative by-laws and co-authoring the law review article about the process of drafting the by-laws. Link: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/2019/03/08/food-insecurity-co-ops-could-help-louisville-kentucky-combat-problem/2985312002/
REPORT BACK FROM COMMITTEES GOALS for 2019 Market Research Prioritize work for membership committee Have a full understanding of local produce offering over the course of the season with similar price analysis - Farmers’ Markets, Rainbow Blossom, ValuMarket, Kroger, etc. Target Audience - create 10 personas of typical customers - Develop an exercise for April … Continue reading Setting Goals for 2019
Each month we will provide a quick recap after our community meetings in order to keep those that missed up to date. This month we came together to share food and reflect on our year of work. Highlights from the evening include: Meeting a new neighbor thanks to her curiosity and an effort to spend … Continue reading December Meeting Recap
We are administering a survey to learn more about the shopping habits of the residents of our community, make your voice heard and tell us what you want in a grocery store!
Foster Louisville’s Cooperative Economy Ariana Levinson and Kaitlyn Smith* The resurgence in the Louisville business communities’ interest in socially responsible companies is evident in the popularity of Canopy, a new initiative to foster business that do good as an integral part of their overall mission. Cooperative economics is one way to foster economic development through … Continue reading Foster Louisville’s Cooperative Economy
We got a $500 scholarship from the Food Co-op Initiative to send two members of our team to Milwaukee this month for the Up and Coming startup co-operative conference! We need to raise $700 more to cover all their costs in Milwaukee, and if you can help, please make a donation to our scholarship fund! … Continue reading Heading to Milwaukee!
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