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DO GOOD WEEK is a series of events designed around community building and collaboration of entrepreneurs creating conversation about smart growth for our city. A community full of independently owned businesses means a healthy local economy and a brighter future for our planet.



The week’s grand finale is a DO GOOD Summit (DGS) filled with speakers, panel discussions and workshop exploring how to run successful independent businesses that have streamlined, innovative operations with a focus on having a positive social and environmental impact. Other signature events include GOODGrowth, A GOOD Community Engages Art and DO GOOD Salon
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may 5 - 9 2014

Washington, DC

registration

Registration for DO GOOD WEEK 2014 events is now open. 


DGS expo spots are available. Please contact Stacey Price for more information. In addition to the day-of networking, attendees will be invited to a pre and post networking reception.

registration is now open

 

2014 directions

Wonder Bread Building
641 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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2014 DO GOOD WEEK events

One day is not enough for all of the programming and networking our local entrepreneurs need! For 2014, Think Local First has expanded DO GOOD SUMMIT to a DO GOOD WEEK, seven days focused on social enterprise and smart growth in DC. Think Local First is teaming up with other organizations to co-host events so you can learn, share, and network with other Do Good Summit attendees prior to the main event.

GOODGROWTH SALON 
A candid conversation about creative development that builds community
May 5 / 6:00pm - 8:30pm
@ WeWork (641 S Street)
$20 ($15 for LOCALISTS with code) 

GoodGrowth is a component of this year's DO GOOD WEEK, seven days focused on social enterprise and smart growth in DC. GoodGrowth is a dialogue between planners, developers, innovators and entrepreneurs on how to creatively develop DC in a way that spurs entrepreneurial growth.

Panel: 

  • Evan Regan-Levine - JBG (@EvanReganLevine)
  • Martin Ditto - Ditto Residential (@Martin_Ditto)
  • Sakina Khan- DC Office of Planning (@sabikakhan)
  • Derek Brown- Laughing Cocktail (@betterdrinking)

Moderator: Rebecca Sheir, Metro Connection WAMU (@rebeccasheir)

GOODPRODUCTION
A Mini-Showcase of Local, Sustainable Food Makers
May 7 / 5:30pm -8:30pm
@ Dacha Beer Garden (1600 7th St. NW, at Q St.) 
$15 for non-members/guests ($10 for DCNI members/LOCALISTS with code)

Join TLF and DC Net Impact for an opportunity to enjoy samples, network, and learn more about local food purveyors with an eye toward sustainable, locally sourced ingredients, and innovative business organizations.

Discounts on beer provided by Dacha. Sample products from and network with: Amore Gelato | Udderly Nuts Almondmilk | Zenful Bites | Whisked | 2Armadillos Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

DO GOOD Salon: Passion, Production & Purpose
Pre-Conference Kick-Off
May 8 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm
@ Shaw's Tavern (520 Florida Ave NW)
$35 (Includes Appetizers, Wine and Beer)

As a kick-off for our DO GOOD SUMMIT, please join us for a Happy Hour and Unplugged discussion. Hear from three business leaders about business models for generating social and economic value in communities ranging from the legalities, strategies, structures, to lessons learned and why this is the platform for the future.

Speakers:

  • Mary Walder - Mary’s Gone Crackers (@gonecrackers)
  • Cheryl Campbell- GreenEileen, Eileen Fisher (@GreenEileenShop)
  • Jon Wye – Jon Wye.com (@jonwye)
Moderator: Raj Aggarwal - Provoc

DO GOOD SUMMIT
May 9 / 8:00am - 5:00pm

@ Wonder Bread Building (641 S Street NW)

Do Good Summit is a one-day, intensive, interactive conference for entrepreneurs, innovators, small business owners, advocates, and change makers who believe in the power of doing good AND doing well. Workshops, panels and speakers will teach entrepreneurs how to run successful businesses with streamlined, innovative operations while maintaininga positive social and environmental impact. Attendees will hear from inspiring local, regional and national speakers through a mix of traditional and innovative conference platforms, hands-on breakout sessions, and a wide array of networking opportunities designed to grow their business. 

Keynote Speakers:

  • Gina Schaefer-A Few Cool Hardware Stores (@Cool_Hardware)
  • Mark Brand- Sav-On Meats (@eastvanbrand)
  • Mary Walder - Mary’s Gone Crackers (@gonecrackers)
  • Cheryl Lofton- Lofton Customer Tailoring (@LoftonSalonDC)
  • Cheryl Campbell- GreenEileen, Eileen Fisher (@GreenEileenShop)
  • Jon Wye – Jon Wye.com (@jonwye)
Attendees will experience a mix of traditional and innovative conference platforms, hands-on breakout sessions, inspiring local, regional and national speakers and a wide array of networking opportunities designed to grow their business.  

Do Good Summit participants will: 

  • Join a diverse network of like-minded people through Think Local First DC and get access to year-round events and opportunities;
  • Develop skills relevant to starting, owning, and growing a small business;
  • Learn about trends and share best practices in DC and more broadly, and how you can benefit from the localist movement.
Think Local First member tickets are $99, and non-members $150 (includes a membership 1.0) and students $50.  Group rates can be negotiated by contacting Stacey@thinklocalfirstdc.com

Day-of expo spots are available - contact stacey@thinklocalfirstdc.com for more information.

Interested in hosting an event? Please contact Stacey Price.

 

DO GOOD SUMMIT schedule 2014

8:00AM - 8:45AM Registration and Breakfast from Blind Dog Cafe
9:00AM - 9:30AM Introduction: Stacey Price- Think Local First DC
9:30AM - 10:00AM Gina Schaefer-A Few Cool Hardware Stores
10:00AM - 10:30AM Mark Brand- Sav-On Meats
10:30PM - 10:45PM Q&A
11:15AM - 12:00PM Breakout Session 1 (see below for descriptions + location)
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch + Industry Discussions
1:00PM - 1:45PM Breakout Session 2 (see below for descriptions + location)
2:00PM - 2:30PM Mary Walder - Mary’s Gone Crackers
2:30PM - 2:55PM Cheryl Lofton- Lofton Customer Tailoring
2:55PM - 3:10PM Q&A
3:10PM - 3:45PM Coffee Break and Industry Discussions
4:00PM - 4:30PM Cheryl Campbell- GreenEileen
4:30PM - 5:00PM Jon Wye – Jon Wye.com
5:00PM - 5:15PM Q&A
5:15PM Final Closing Statement: Stacey Price, Executive Director Think Local First
5:30PM - 7:00PM Reception @ Wonder Bread by The Coupe

stay tuned for 2014 schedule details

DGS 2014 breakouts

Breakout Sessions I

Low Risk Entrance to Market : Incubation, Pop-Ups and Temporary Launch Sites
Location: Eat the Rich

Launching a business is scary. Especially if you have not tested the market. Learn from experts with experience in using creative ways of turning a dream into reality.

  • Moderator: Cara Pomponio, Director of External Relations Cultural DC (@dancergrrl660)
  • Virginia Arrisueño- DC Meet Market + Denada (@denadadesign) 
  • Theresa Watts- Owner, Lettie Gooch (@lettiegooch)
  • Chris Vigilante- Owner/ Roaster, Vigilante Coffee (@VigilanteCoffee)

HER Corner: Women Doing Good Business!
Location: Wonder Bread

Hear from three local successful women business owners about their own experiences in launching, running and growing small businesses - the good, the bad, and the ugly. What is it really like out there when you are also juggling a family, important relationships, and a growing business? Lots of laughs guaranteed in this down to earth, 'tell it like it is' panel of successful women entrepreneurs.

  • Moderator: Fredrique Irwin, Founder and CEO, Her Corner (@hercorner)
  • Melanie Spring- Chief Inspiration Officer, Sisarina (@Sisarina)
  • Dana Marlowe -Accessibility Partners (@DanaMarlowe)
  • Laura Gross- Scott Circle Communications
  • Christina Taylor - Founder/ CEO, Taylor Made Experience (@TaylorMadeEXP)

Techturizing Our City
Location: Mockingbird Hill

DC can now say it’s a player in innovation and technology. Learn how the speakers are changing the game of creative capital in the nation’s capitol.

  • Moderator: Ilana Preuss, SmartGrowth America (@ilanapreuss)
  • David Zipper- 1776 (@DavidZipper)
  • DJ Saul- CMO, iStrategy Labs (@DarienJay100)
  • Dave Naffis- IdeaSpace (@naffis)

Managing Intangible Assets
Location: Right Proper

Your employees are your most valuable assets. Find out how local business leaders empower their leadership in their staff.

  • Moderator: Gina Schaefer, Owner of A Few Cool Hardware Stores, (@Cool_Hardware)
  • Michael Babin- Neighborhood Restaurant Group (@nrgRestaurants)
  • Mari Rodela- DC Brau (@AleGrrl)

Breakout Sessions II                 

Millennial Impact
Location: Wonder Bread

Are millennials changing are city? How does this generation think of and do business differently, what are their expectations for the future? Hear the answer directly from the source with this session featuring young people doing business and making a difference.

  • Moderator: DJ Saul, CMO, iStrategy Labs (@DarienJay100)
  • Joshua Hermias- Georgetown BID (@dc_josh)
  • Neil Shah, Co-Founder/ CEO, Aspire (@NeilShahWSJ)
  • Kalsoom Lakhani, Founder/ CEO, i2i (@Kalsoom82)

Capitalizing on Local History in Washington DC
Location: Mockingbird Hill

Learn how the local history of the Capital is woven through the fabric of local business, and how to leverage and celebrate that history to make your business stronger. Honor the past and look forward to a bright future with this session about business in the district has played an important part of its history.

  • Moderator: Kim Bender, Executive Director, Heurich House Museum (@the_location)
  • Anna Kahoe- Owner, Good Wood and Blagden Alley Social Club (@ark67)
  • Nizam Ali- Co-Owner, Ben’s Chili Bowl and Ben’s Next Door (@benschilibowl)
  • Thor Cheston- Co-Founder, Right Proper Brewery (@ThorCheston)

Invest Local First - Financing Your Business Growth
Location: Eat the Rich

Investment in small business is now a creative topic. Learn techniques, channels and case studies for innovative financing for independent business growth.

  • Moderator:  Raj Aggarwal- President, Provoc (@rajaggarwal)
  • Tim Flanagan- WACIF (@timflans)

Localizing Online Brands
Location: Right Proper

Other businesses don’t always have to mean competition. Sometimes collaboration, both within and between industries can be the key to everyone’s success. Learn how to think creatively with other business owners about how to make your whole community stronger by working together.

  • Moderator: Ceasar Layton, CEO Cultivate Ventures DC (@caesarlayton)
  • Erik Kimel - Head of Brand Activations, Harry’s (@erikkimel)
  • June Blanks- Founder, Junius Coffee (@JuniusCoffee)
  • Pranav Vora- Founder + CEO, Hugh and Crye (@vora) 

Speakers

Gina Schaefer-A Few Cool Hardware Stores (@Cool_Hardware)

Gina ShefferMs. Schaefer, along with her husband, Marc Friedman, is the owner of seven urban Ace Hardware stores in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. As a member of the Ace Hardware Cooperative, Ms. Schaefer has access to a large buying entity which enables small, independent hardware stores to thrive in the era of big boxes.

While she previously worked for several technology companies in Northern Virginia and Bethesda, Ms. Schaefer worked behind the scenes to increase her skills to one day open her own business. Sensing a retail void in the District, Ms. Schaefer responded to the tremendous need for building and home improvement supplies by opening up her community based stores.

Logan Hardware, the first store opened by the duo, has Certified Business Enterprise(CBE) status with the District of Columbia meaning that it is recognized for designated set asides when bidding on government related contracts.
 
Ms. Schaefer serves as a Board Member for House of Ruth, Think Local First DC, and is a Corporate Advisory Board member for Jubilee Jobs. Her corporate duties to Ace Hardware include serving on the Board of Directors and she is a Steering committee member of Progressive Ace Leaders (PAL).

Mark Brand- Sav-On Meats (@eastvanbrand)

Mark BrandMark Brand is one of Vancouver’s most recognized entrepreneurs. After opening his first restaurant, Boneta, in 2007, he went on to open an independent clothing label and storefront called ‘Sharks + Hammers’, followed by The Diamond tapas restaurant and lounge, Seamonstr Sushi, Catalog Art Gallery, PortSide Pub, Persephone Brewing and lastly, his largest undertaking to date, Save on Meats.

Founded in 1957 Save on Meats has been a Vancouver landmark since it opened serving the local community with a butcher shop and lunch counter. After closing down, Mark Brand resurrected the Save on Meats enterprise. Brand carried with him a vision to restore the building back to its prime for all Vancouver residents, and to be committed to it being a true social enterprise by working with partners to create a sustainable business model that serves the community. Through his engagement with the DTES Mark saw an opportunity to build capacity surrounding issues of food security and employment. From this, A Better Life Foundation was created to expand the social initiatives Save On Meats created. 

Mark Brand has since been invited to share his message of social enterprise at numerous conferences and universities in North America, as well as world-renowned events such as TED Talks.

Mary Walder - Mary’s Gone Crackers (@gonecrackers)

Mary WalderAs founder of Mary’s Gone Crackers, Mary Waldner leads both product development and brand strategy for the company. Mary is responsible for the development of all of the company’s products, and has been a Director since the company was incorporated in 2004.

Inspired by her own struggles with Celiac Disease, Waldner created Mary’s Gone Crackers after finding a shortage of nutritious, gluten free options that tasted good. Her handcrafted recipe became a hit not only with Celiac sufferers, but with consumers eager for delicious snacks they could feel good about eating. Mary’s Gone Crackers Original was awarded the Sofi Gold for the most outstanding cracker at the New York Fancy Food Show in 2008. Waldner is a member of the Organic Trade Association and the Celiac Sprue Association.

Prior to co-founding Mary’s Gone Crackers, Waldner practiced as a psychotherapist for 26 years; she holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Mary Waldner is married to Dale Rodrigues with whom she created Mary’s Gone Crackers. She resides in Paradise, CA.

Cheryl Lofton - Lofton Customer Tailoring (@LoftonSalonDC)

Cheryl LoftonCheryl is owner and operator of a third generation Shaw business.  Since 1939 the tailoring and alteration business in downtown DC has been passed down through generations of Loftons. With each generation, the Lofton family brings new ideas and techniques to the art of tailoring. Today, Cheryl Lofton runs a reliable, high-quality tailoring shop that is a part of the Shaw/U Street community.

Cheryl Campbell- GreenEileen (@GreenEileenShop)

Cheryl CampbellIn 2004, Cheryl Campbell left the non-profit sector in Canada to join EILEEN FISHER INC. As a member of Eileen’s team, she is currently the Managing Director of the Eileen Fisher Community Foundation. She is also a connecting partner to the EILEEN FISHER Social Consciousness team.  In the fall of 2009 Cheryl launched GREEN EILEEN, a recycled clothing initiative. Since the program’s inception, over 250,000 units of clothing have been donated to the program. Profits from sales support non-profit programs that enhance the lives of women and girls.

Cheryl also facilitates the annual EILEEN FISHER INC Business Grant program for Women Entrepreneurs.  This grant distributes an annual cash award to ten 100% women owned businesses based on the applicants commitment to environmental practices and innovative business ideas.

Jon Wye – Jon Wye.com (@jonwye)

As DC's only clothing manufacturer, Jon Wye has made a concerted effort to invest in where he was born. Jon Wye company started in 2004 after a first date and has grown to be internationally-recognized for our designs with a permanent location in Washington, DC and traveling events throughout the year.

We're the first company to use belts as canvases for artists creating one-of-a-kind designs on the finest quality leather, and now the best cotton shirts we can find. We take pop culture and add our own influences. We make almost everything by hand in our workshop in Washington, DC, and we try our hardest to get all of our materials and supplies from the USA. We make awesome!

Interested in speaking? Please submit topic/workshop idea to Stacey Price.

email tlf to submit a topic

 

2014 DO GOOD WEEK sponsors

By supporting DO GOOD WEEK events you are supporting local entrepreneurs as well as Think Local First DC. In return you get visibility online, in print and through a host of promotions throughout the week and on-site vending opportunities.

You can sponsor the DO GOOD WEEK events at a variety of different levels. Individual sponsorship items listed below (ie, table space at the summit, page display in conference program, etc.) may be purchased a la carte. Contact Stacey Price with inquiries or for more information.


sponsorship packages

Presenting Sponsor  |  $10,000 (limit to two) 

-    Lead Sponsor of One Signature Event 
-    Presenting Sponsor Logo on looping PowerPoint throughout Summit
-    Logo on name badge as Presenting Sponsor
-    Logo on Marketing Materials* (multiple websites, postcards, conference program)
-    Logo on Invitations & Registration forms and websites* (mailed to all TLF members and distributed to outreach partners throughout the city)
-    Ability to distribute promotional materials at the Summit (distributed to 250+ people)
-    Opportunity to guest write for TLF’s e-newsletter and website blog
-    Opportunity to speak at a General Session (audience of 250+)
-    Full page advertisement in program  (250+ copies made)
-    (5) Complimentary Registration ($1000 value)
-    Vendor table at registration area 
-    Logo on give-away bag as Presenting Sponsor

Leader  |  $5000

-    Lead Sponsor of One Signature Event 
-    Logo on looping PowerPoint throughout Summit
-    Logo on Marketing Materials* (multiple websites, postcards, conference program)
-    Logo on Invitations & Registration forms and websites* (mailed to all TLF members and distributed to outreach partners throughout the city)
-    Ability to distribute promotional materials at the Summit (distributed to 250+ people)
-    Opportunity to guest write for TLF’s e-newsletter and website blog.
-    Opportunity to speak at a General Session (audience of 250+)
-    ½ page advertisement in program  (250+ copies made)
-    (4) Complimentary Registration ($800 value)

Investor  |  $2500

-    Logo on looping PowerPoint throughout Summit
-    Logo on Marketing Materials and Programs* (multiple websites, postcards, conference program)
-    Logo on Invitations & Registration forms and websites* (mailed to all TLF members and distributed to outreach partners throughout the city)
-    Ability to distribute promotional materials (distributed to 250+ people)
-    Opportunity to guest write for TLF’s e-newsletter and website blog.
-    ¼ page advertisement in program  (250+ copies made)
-    (3) Complimentary Registration ($600 value)

Contributer   |  $1000

-    Logo on looping PowerPoint throughout Summit
-    Logo on Marketing Materials and Programs* (multiple websites, postcards, conference program)
-    Logo on Invitations & Registration forms and websites* (mailed to all TLF members and distributed to outreach partners throughout the city)
-    Ability to distribute promotional materials (distributed to 250+ people)
-    (2) Complimentary Registration ($400 value)
-    Listed as a community supporter on our website

Supporter  |  $500

-    Logo on looping PowerPoint throughout conference facility*
-    Complimentary Registration ($199 value)

Business Promotion Participant  |  $200

-    Listed on website as a participating business
-    “I SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT” Do Good Week poster and postcards
-    Social media promotion of participation 


ala carte sponsor options

Reception Sponsor  |  $5,000/ $2,500 Bar Only

Sponsor a signature event or closing reception and have your company name and logo featured on buffet display and at the refreshment bar. Provide marketing materials to be distributed during this portion of the conference. Include your own signage in addition for maximum exposure. You’ll also have an opportunity to address the crowd and make opening or closing remarks as our host (reception sponsor only).

Meal Sponsor  |  $1,500 (limit 3) 

Sponsor breakfast or lunch and have your company name and logo featured on the buffet display. Provide marketing materials to be distributed during this portion of the conference. Include your own signage in addition for maximum exposure.

Vendor Table Sponsor |  $1000

Receive 8ft. Vendor Table to showcase brand and provide marketing materials to conference attendees. 
-  Logo on looping PowerPoint throughout conference facility*
-  Logo on Marketing Materials* (multiple websites, postcards, conference program)
-  Logo on Invitations & Registration forms and websites* (mailed to all TLF members and distributed to outreach partners throughout the city)
-  Ability to distribute promotional materials (distributed to 250+ people)
-  Opportunity to guest write for TLF’s e-newsletter and website blog.
-  Opportunity to speak at a General Session (audience of 250+)
-  Full page advertisement in program  (250+ copies made)
-  (5) Complimentary Registration ($1000 value)
-  Vendor table at registration area
-  Logo on name badge as Presenting Sponsor
-  Logo on give-away bag as Presenting Sponsor

email TLF to
support DO GOOD WEEK.