An event on the new Oregon law that allows all Oregonians to invest locally will be held this Thursday, May 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Dennis Hall, First Presbyterian Church (corner of Ninth and Monroe). “Investing for the World We Want” is the title of the featured presentation by Marco Vangelisti, who has been a keynoter at the national Slow Money conference.
This past January, a new law went into effect that enables all Oregonians to invest in Oregon businesses. This is a huge step forward in the effort to create sustainable communities, since it gives non-accredited investors a chance to support local businesses and create strong local economies.
Thursday’s event is one of a series of events being held throughout the state to promote this new investing opportunity to the people of Oregon. Hatch Oregon has launched a year-long effort to strengthen Oregon’s economies. Their 2015 Community Capital Initiative includes a major statewide summit, workshops, trainings, regional tours, and panels.
The Corvallis event, which is open to the public free of charge, is sponsored by Willamette Innovators Network, OSU Advantage Accelerator, and the Economic Vitality Action Team of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition. The event will include refreshments and plenty of time for networking.