Purposeful Profits Book Signing & Workshop
Tuesday, June 18 | 6:00PM – 8:00PM
How can a company be mission-driven AND profitable? During this interactive workshop, author and accomplished development economist Joanne Sonenshine will lead you through a few simple exercises and discuss how 6-steps, it’s possible to be a mission-driven AND profitable business leveraging partners and networks.
Join B Local Mid Atlantic for what will be an action-packed rooftop networking, book signing and workshop session!
Registration includes a 60-minute book discussion, a signed copy of Purposeful Profits: Inside Successful Businesses Making a Positive Global Impact, and light refreshments.
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Dine. Connect. Build your Impact: BLMA Dinner Meet-up
On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, B Local Mid-Atlantic held the first meeting of its new networking dinner series at Nam-Viet. Our first dinner was focused on creating meaningful connections and conversations. Entrepreneurs, marketers, team builders and professionals, passionate about using business for good gathered to discuss questions, challenges, and ideas about their work.
From Ripples to Waves: How to Collaborate for Impact
A group of B Local Mid-Atlantic members with ambitious plans for making a positive difference in 2019 gathered in January for an interactive skills-building workshop, facilitated by Kimberley Jutze, Founder of Shifting Patterns Consulting. Participants learned what it takes for impact-oriented organizations, like B Corps and benefit corporations, to collectively address pressing problems in our communities and came away with an understanding of the key components of an effective collaboration, how to avoid common pitfalls, best practices for developing a new or existing collaborative, support for addressing a collaboration challenge you’re facing, and next steps for putting what you’ve learned into practice.
Annual Daylight Savings Hike
We couldn’t have asked for better weather for our Annual Daylight Savings Hike, which was held at Harper’s Ferry on November 4, 2018. Representatives from leading regional companies who are committed to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems gathered in Harpers Ferry for a fun-filled day of hiking, lunch, and networking.
- What is the ROI of becoming a Certified B Corporation®? By Vita Global
- "B"-Line to Prosperity: How B and Benefit Corps Can Boost Economic Development & Quality of Life By Council Fire
- The Path to Becoming a Certified B Corporation® For Social Entrepreneurs By Vita Global
- What sets you apart in business is not your product, it's your purpose! By Vita Global
- Quick Impact Assessment By B Lab
- 8 Things Purposeful Leaders Do Differently Every Day By Huffington Post
- CSR Matters: To "B" or not to "B"... A Better Way to Do Business By Huffington Post
- How to Buy Responsibly All Year Long By RoundPeg
- 8 Tips for Collaborating to B The Change By Shifting Patterns Consulting
- Benefit Corporations vs. B Corp™ Certification By Vita Global
- Bringing the B to Baltimore: Using Certified B Corps as a New Tool for Economic Development By Council Fire + Abell Foundation
Certified B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab® to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
B Local: Mid-Atlantic Region is a group of Certified B Corps from DC, Maryland, VA and beyond working to foster and deepen connections among organizations in our region who share our purpose and passion for using business as a force for good.
We're a community that helps business people act on their purpose to achieve socio-economic and environmental impact through meaningful relationships.
Meet Our Members
Our steering committee members are leaders on a mission to help Mid-Atlantic businesses contribute meaningfully to our community.
Founder + CEO of Council FireContact George
Best Practices Chair
Business Development Specialist, Fors Marsh GroupContact Caroline
Chief Change Architect, Shifting Patterns ConsultingContact Kimberley
Chief Marketing Officer, AE WorksContact Carly
Director of Client Engagement, ThreespotContact Liz
Partner + Creative Director, RoundPeg Benefit LLCContact Polina
Director, Mission PartnersContact Bridget
Senior Vice President, CityFirst BankContact Edward