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ODCs: an opportunity for local investment

This is part one of a two part series on local investment. Part two will focus on local investment in the Calgary setting.

How much of your invested money stays in the local economy? Chances are, not much. I sat down with Seth Leon of the Alberta Community and Cooperative Association to discuss the up-sides of investing more of our money in our own community. The benefits are clear: a greater percentage of dollars spent locally stay local, it supports businesses that are more likely to act as a contributing member of the community, and the development of an entrepreneurial citizenry. Despite these benefits, very few people think local when they think of their investment portfolio. Continue reading “ODCs: an opportunity for local investment” »

Invest in Wall Street, Bay Street or Main Street?


Growing numbers of Albertans are investing in their local economy to support business development, succession planning, and staking a claim in the economic future of their communities. Join us on November 30th to learn more!

On November 30th, across the province by way of video-conference,the Alberta Community and Co-operatives Association is hosting it’s 6th annual Rise and Shine Event: Accessing Local Capital.

They will discuss:

  • Raising capital in your community
  • Forming community investment committees
  • Applying their successes in your community

To register for this event there are two options:

  1.  To attend a session in Calgary (location to be determined) contact  Cindy at ACCA: Ph: 780- 963-3766; Fax: 780-968-6733; Email: cdixon@acca.coop. You must register by November 24, 2011.
  2. Get a group together at a video-conference site in or near your community. To reserve your group’s participation in the event and/or to locate a nearby video-conference site and/or to determine if your site is compatible with our network, contact Richard Stringham at ACCA: Ph: 780-823-0230; Email: rstringham@acca.coopReserve your group’s connection by November 16, 2011

 What: Alberta Community and Co-opertaive Association 6th annual Rise and Shine Video-Conference: “Accessing Local Capital

Where: All over the province

 When. November 30th at 8:30AM

 Costs: $26.25 per person.


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