Economist to highlight 'buy local,' green movement workshop

info@islandpacket.comOctober 29, 2012 

Regional economist David Lamie will be a guest presenter for Experience Green's "Why Buy Local" workshop Nov. 12-13 on Hilton Head Island, according to a news release.

The workshops are hosted by Experience Green and sponsored by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Healthy Culinary Concepts, Jiva Yoga Center, Vine, Hilton Head Farmers Market, Core Pilates & Yoga, the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, The Island Packet and Hilton Head Monthly.

Consumers, businesses, and community leaders are invited to learn the benefits of supporting local, independently owned businesses, according to a news release. Attendees that bring a receipt dated during November 2012 from a locally owned business will have a chance at winning prizes from local merchants.

Lamie specializes in the study of economic community development. He also is director of the S.C. Market Makers and leads a multi-state effort to support locally owned businesses.

The Nov. 12 event will be at Myrtles in Bluffton; the Nov. 13 event will be at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.

Information and registration: www.experiencegreen.org

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