Did you know that local businesses have 2 to 3 times greater economic impact on our community than non-local businesses? This is because local businesses source more of their products and services locally and invest in our community.
This month learn how Ris Lacoste, chef & owner of the highly acclaimed restaurant RIS and one of the most respected and dedicated chefs and entrepreneurs working in Washington DC, has earned her reputation built upon sourcing ingredients locally and giving back to the community.
She will share her journey from being a French student at Berkeley to chef at numerous DC restaurants and finally becoming a highly-acclaimed, triple bottom line entrepreneur. Learn from her successes and challenges along the way. Join us to gain insight on how to grow a business that is committed to sourcing local.
Entrepreneurs of all types of businesses are sure to learn something and be inspired by her story!
Read her bio here.
8:00 – 8:30 Networking & Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 Introductions
8:45 – 9:15 True Confessions with: Ris Lacoste, RIS
9:15 – 9:50 Small Group Discussions:
- Collective Purchasing with White House Meats
- Waste Management with Alice Ferguson Foundation
- Marketing and Promotions facilitated by Stacey Price, Director of Communications for Think Local First
9:50 – 10:00 Feedback & Wrap-Up
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Gallery O on H
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