locavestingMoving money from Wall Street investments and pension funds to support local business initiatives instead is an emerging tool for creating new jobs close to home.

Author Amy Cortese Amy CorteseIn her book, Locavesting:  The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It, journalist and author Amy Cortese notes that she is, in part, reviving some concepts that were central to small town businesses until just a few decades ago.


Cortese is visiting Sonoma County and appearing a numerous events this week, as part of Go Local's "Invest Local Week." Here's a partial schedule:

Tuesday, September 18, 12-1:30 pm at the Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa. Rotary Club lunchtime meeting.

Tuesday, September 18, 6-8 pm at the ShareExchange, Santa Rosa. Tour & discussion with Howard Leonhardt, founder of the California Stock Exchange, and David Rose with Unified Field Corporation, a model for sustainable community partnership banking.

Invest localWednesday, September 19, 5-6:30 pm at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Santa Rosa, Inc.
Tour and discussion at the Boys and Girls Club with Howard Leonhardt. 

Wednesday, September 19, 7-8 pm at Copperfield's Books, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. Cortese talks about her book, generates discussion about possibilities for our community, and offers a book signing.

Thursday, September 20, 11-12 at Science & Technology Incubation Center at University of Northern California
1304 Southpoint Blvd, Suite 101, Petaluma, CA 94954.Tour & discussion at the STIC with Howard Leonhardt. 

Thursday, September 20, 2-3 pm at the North Bay Innovation Hub at SoMo Village, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Tour & discussion at the North Bay Innovation Hub (iHub), a regional economic development collaborative, with Howard Leonhardt.

INVEST LOCAL CONFERENCE Friday, September 21, 8:45 am-4 pm at the Flamingo Hotel. Financial professionals, investors, business owners, and community leaders are invited to learn about options and new alternatives in investing locally, and coalesce into an inspired network to put local investing into practice.



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