Awaken the Storytelling Giant in You
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In all organizations, at all levels, we face universal workplace challenges: how to inspire the team, how to secure budget approval, how to take leadership to the next level. The right stories--personal, authentic, inspiring--can turn these challenges into opportunities.The Chief Storyteller® shows you how to turn your personal experiences into powerful stories that engage and inspire your stakeholders.
Join B Local Mid-Atlantic and Chief Storyteller® Ira for a hands-on program where you will apply a universal storytelling framework to develop high-impact workplace stories. Learn how to use your voice, body, and words together to be a more effective communicator. Come away from the program with more confidence in delivering inspiring stories to any audience.
Please join us for a hands-on interactive workshop packed with networking, sharing best practices and making connections!
TUESDAY, APRIL 23 | BUSBOYS & POETS | BROOKLAND
Registration fee of $30 includes a 90 minute workshop, light snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages. Bar service will be available.
Suspended Brewing: Tour and Tasting
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Join B Local Mid-Atlantic at Baltimore's new Suspended Brewing Company for a beer tasting and tour celebrating the energy of social impact.
Suspended Brewing Company's mission is twofold - to demonstrate a laudable model of socially and ecologically sustainable business, while brewing the most original, delicious beer their customers will ever taste. Read more about Suspended Brewing Company in this article from The Baltimore Sun or this article from NPR.
SATURDAY, MAY 4 | SUSPENDED BREWING COMPANY
Registration fee of $35 tour, tasting, and lunch bites. Black Acres Roastery, a small batch specialty coffee roaster, will also be on site for a pop up.
Very Simple Event List
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
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