Saturday Nov 24: Help keep Sooke’s economy vibrant with the Forum on the Local Economy!

Update: Attached please find a  summary of the day’s discussion … STTS Forum on the Local Economy_final

Imagine a country where the only tool is the hammer. That’s what reliance on a single national currency is like. Please join us to learn how ordinary people can add other tools to our toolkit. On Saturday, November 24th, we’re talking about ways we can all keep Sooke’s economy vibrant. Everyone is invited! (And you don’t need to be an economics expert to participate.) Admission is FREE to the morning talks.  A few spots are still available for the lunch and afternoon workshop but you must pre-register ($15) – contact Mark Ziegler <> Get advice on starting small businesses, learn to make our local economy more resilient, make the 10% shift, and explore possibilities for local currency (led by the founder of the Chemainus dollar) – we’ll be talking about all of this and more. A full agenda is available below and please feel welcome to share this PDF with everyone you think might be interested: Sooke’s economy matters to everyone!

The Forum on the Local Economy is on Saturday November 24th and open to everyone – please share widely! (You don’t have to be an economics expert to go!)

Agenda – Forum on the Local Economy Saturday, November 24, 2012 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Potlatch Room, Sooke Harbour House, 1528 Whiffen Spit Road, Sooke, BC 9:30-9:40        Welcome, Introductions, Purpose of Forum – Mark Ziegler 9:40-10:00             10% Switch – Kari Osselton, Executive Director, Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce 10:00-10:20          Supporting Small Businesses – Ken Stratford, Chief Executive Officer – Business Victoria 10:20-10:40          Sooke Transition Town Initiative – Michael Tacon, Chair, Sooke Transition Town Society 10:40-11:00          Refreshment Break 11:00-12:00          Local Currency – Chemainus Dollar – Dr. Karl Schutz,         Chemainus Monetary Foundation 12:00-1:00             Lunch 1:00- 2:30               Breakout Groups – Facilitator: Michael Tacon 2:30- 2:45               Refreshment Break 2:45 -3:15               Reports from Breakout Groups 3:15-3:30                Wrap-Up – Michael Tacon 3:30                           Adjournment

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