Learn how “localism” impacts small business at Hometown Peninsula meeting tonight (6/14) at 5:30 pm

by Linda Hubbard on June 14, 2010

Hometown Peninsula, an alliance of local businesses working together to build a better quality of life on the Peninsula for everyone, will have Doug Carmichael as guest speaker at its monthly meeting on Monday, June 14, from  at 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church Social Hall, 700B Santa Cruz Avenue, (behind Ace Hardware).

Emails Clark Kepler about the event: “What will our businesses look like in five to ten years? What trends do we see today that will most impact our small businesses in the near future? With Doug’s guidance, we will prioritize trends in localism that impact our small businesses. The results may surprise us and steer the direction of our businesses and our HTP initiatives.

“Doug  has taught at Harvard, Santa Cruz and is now a distinguished visiting scholar at Stanford has been a consultant on strategic planning and thinking for thirty years.  He is currently working on Stanford’s approach to the political and social issues involved with sustainability issues. One element of that has been to think in terms of potential future scenarios, good and bad, to clarify issues. Doug has a draft book online .”

Hometown Peninsula’s mission is to support locally-owned, independent businesses on the peninsula, to maintain our unique community character, to educate local residents that purchasing locally creates community economic strength, and to bring back the vibrant hometown to our communities that is being displaced by national chains and online stores.


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