Dine. Connect. Build your Impact: BLMA Dinner Meet-up
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Introducing B Local Mid-Atlantic's new networking dinner series focused on creating meaningful connections and conversations.
Whenever we get entrepreneurs, marketers, team builders and professionals who are passionate about using business for good, amazing things happen. Building positive impact happens through connections. That's why we are stirring things up and launching a new series of networking dinners.
Bring your questions, challenges or ideas that you'd like to get feedback on. Offer ideas to help someone else. Learn more about the growing community of social impact change agents and those in the B Corp community. Leave with ideas and inspiration to help grow your impact.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 | NAM VIET RESTAURANT
Registration fee of $35 includes dinner and a beverage, including a selection of beer and wine.
Very Simple Event List
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.
DC Happy Hour & Digital Marketing Discussion
Members of the B Corp community from across the Mid-Atlantic region gathered at Local 16 in Northwest Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 18 for a lively discussion about digital marketing.
Liz Lord, a Digital Strategist/Analyst at Threespot, walked attendees through a range of digital marketing benefits, including reach, detailed targeting options, audience funneling, and how various digital marketing activities map back to the funnel. Here are some key takeaways.
- 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
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
Best Practices Chair
Founder + Principal of Global Solutions, Vita Global, Inc.Contact Colleen
Senior Vice President, CityFirst BankContact Edward
B Corp™ Program Manager, Laureate EducationContact Todd