Increasingly, customers want to do business with enterprises that share their values. How do you treat your employees, support the community, and protect the environment? Sustainability (which addresses these issues) is becoming an important part of our region’s brand, and is key to our future economic development. Join us as we explore what sustainability means, what local businesses are doing to be more sustainable, and how it can help your business in this changing economy. You’ll hear from local economic development leaders as well as resource experts. We’ll answer these questions: Why does sustainability matter to our local economy and enterprises? What are the common sustainable business practices and what are local businesses doing? What local resources are available to help your business thrive?
Speaker(s): Ruth Ellen Elinski, Yavapai College SBDC Business Analyst, Darcy Hitchcock and Lisa Voss from the Sustainabiltiy Alliance, Molly Spangler and McKenzie Jones with City of Sedona, Mary Chicoine with VVREO, Steve Ayres with the Town of Camp Verde, and Tim Elinski, Mayor, City of Cottonwood.
Co-Sponsor(s): City of Cottonwood, Town of Camp Verde, City of Sedona, Sustainability Alliance, VVREO
Fee: No Cost