You can watch the videos from the first two “Keeping Money Local” webinars here.

Keeping Money Local #1 – The Big Picture – webinar series for southern Illinois, October 19 2020

For this webinar we’ll be learning about local self-sufficiency, what it means and how we can achieve it, and tools we can start using today. Panelists include: James Quilligan, Economic Democracy Advocates, Chuck Paprocki of Carbondale Spring, and Amy McMorrow Hunter of, and panel is moderated by Byram Fager of the Southern Illinois Community Foundation. Thanks to sponsors and organizers Carbondale Spring, Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association, The Climate Economy Education Inc, Cristaudo’s, Southern Illinois Collaborative Kitchen, City of Harrisburg, and Southern Illinois Community Foundation.

Keeping Money Local #2 – Supporting the Local Economy – Southern IL Webinar Series, October 26 2020

This webinar we’re discussing what it means to support local business creation and growth, and examples of local initiatives to spur growth. Michael Shuman discusses the four alternative rules of local prosperity, the six P’s of an entrepreneurial ecosystem, and gives examples of pollinators for each. Amy McMorrow Hunter discusses local pollinator for helping to boost community growth from within, and Beau Henson discusses Solarize Southern Illinois, a community solar initiative.