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The Last One of 2019!
Register Now! Limited Seats

Local Spotlight

December 9, 2019
Think Local First DC, ASBC, Participant Media,
WPFW 89.3FM and Nexus 
present the screening of
2019 Sundance Film Festival & Gotham Awards
Best Documentary Winner

"The movie is eye-opening - a windshield on the new world." David Edelstein, New York Magazine

Group discussion to immediately follow with American Sustainable Business Council, Office of Creative Affairs,
We Act Radio and WPFW.

Concession by The Outrage + Savory Maize Popcorn

RSVP for Complimentary Admission

Five 2020 Real Estate Opportunites for Entrepreneurs
According to Entrepreneur, "The market has been growing, and it doesn’t look ready to stop anytime soon." From short-term rentals to investment trends, read about the 5 ways to make a serious profit. Check them out here!

NEW DC Subcontracting Bill
On November 19, 2019, DC Council introduced a B23-0545 bill which "would prohibit contractors from subcontracting work to companies in which they have an ownership stake to fulfill the law’s requirements."  Read more and follow the outcome.

ENVIRONMENT: $10M Rainforest competition

XPRIZE announced the competition which offers a grand prize of $5 million, $2 million for second place and $1.25 million for two runners-up.  The Rainforest XPRIZE will accelerate innovation of unmanned and autonomous remote and in-situ technologies needed for biodiversity assessment. Interested? Find out more. Photo: NASA

ECONOMY: Food Stamp Changes
A new ruling on December 4, 2019, via the USDA, made changes to SNAP.  The USDA rule change affects people between the ages of 18 and 49 who are childless and not disabled, and will save the US $5.5 billion dollars over five years.  How will this impact those in the District? Read more about the rule change.

BUSINESS: Power to Create Change
Hear from successful high-road companies like B Lab, Conscious Company,
Eileen Fisher, LEGO, Northwest River Supplies, Trillium, Ben & Jerry's,
Greyston Bakery, Busboys & Poets. DSM Manufacturing. Earth Friendly Products, and Seventh Generation. Sustainable Business & Advocacy SummitOur 20% Disc Code: BOARD20


Upcoming events
— December 20-22 —

Bread for the City Holiday Market

— March 26, 2020 —

The Builder Dinner - Earlybird Tickets


#ThinkLocalDC New Membership Benefits and Pricing Coming

January 2020, we are excited to release new membership benefits and tiered pricing! In the meantime, make your tax-deductible end of the year gift to support our advocacy, all designed to increase the impact of small and local independent businesses.


New Year, New Space: Co-Work at 1327

Come see what you have been missing! Provoc is a different kind of co-working space and they have space available. Interested in a full-time dedicated desk, floating desk, or private offices? Email them today!



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