Michael Shuman coming to Company Shops Market tomorrow.

Michael Shuman, economist & author of “The Small-Mart Revolution” will tour Alamance County on Friday, Oct. 30th. Including a stop in Burlington to visit Company Shops Market and to speak with Anne Morris of Downtown Corporation.

News of the event made it into The Times News yesterday. You can read “Author will speak on the importance of local businesses” in the TheTimesNews.com website.

“There’s a growing body of evidence that locally owned businesses deliver two to four times the economic development benefits — in terms of income effects, jobs, and taxes — than do non-local businesses like chain stores or branch factories. Revitalizing town centers with local businesses … is an effective strategy for stimulating depressed economies across the United States,” Shuman said Wednesday.

Michael Shulman will speak at Elon University on Friday afternoon and in Durham on Friday night.

If you want to see Michael Shulman speak, they are still allowing registration!

2009-10-30_ElonUniversity_FallEnvironmentalForumHe will be participating in a “Principles of Sustainability – Good business practice” panel discussion from 1pm-2pm at Elon University tomorrow (Friday Oct 30th).

Elon University is holding it’s 8th annual fall environmental forum this Friday and Saturday. This year’s focus is on sustainability in business. The forum will take place on Friday, with two tours scheduled to the Proximity Hotel and a New London farm where T.S. Designs in Burlington sources cotton for its North Carolina-made shirts.

Registration is $10 and open to the public. Learn more about the events here. For last minute registrations by phone, please call Kim Giles at
336-278-6200

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