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What Is the ROI of Becoming a Certified B Corp? Happy Hour & Panel Discussion
B Local: Mid-Atlantic
Jun 5 - Tuesday
5:30 PM
7:30 PM

Are you a B Corporation, social impact business leader, or in your company’s HR department and thinking about how a sustainability or CSR program can positively impact your employees, the bottom line and your connection to your community? Are you implementing programs now that are bringing change?

If Yes is your answer to any or all of the above, B Local Mid-Atlantic and Green Business Roundtable welcomes you to be a part of a provocative conversation on what it means to be a B Corporation. Local business leaders will share how they've applied the framework of the B Corp assessment to their mission to be better for the employees, the environment and the community. Sharing best practices, the panel discussion will focus on how being a certified B Corporation has impacted their business and provided measurable results.

Please join us for networking, sharing best practices and making connections -- join us Tuesday, June 5th, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM for a happy hour mixed with purpose. Registration is free. There will be a cash bar with happy hour specials.

Event Schedule:

5:30 - 5:45 PM: Registration and Networking
5:45 - 6:30 PM: Program: B Corp overview and panel discussion
6:30PM - 7:30 PM: Networking

Speakers include:

Andy Blenkle, Vice President - Fors Marsh Group

As Vice President of Fors Marsh Group, Andy Blenkle is focused on developing creative campaigns
and implementing solutions that create positive social impact for clients. He has been active in internal programs activating Fors Marsh Group's B Corporation certification, to include supporting FMG’s SERV pro bono program and attracting high-quality job candidates who share core values with the company.

Lauren Smith - Chief Cultivator, FarmRaiser

Lauren Smith arrived at FarmRaiser 3 years ago with a background in experiential education, program design, and community engagement. In her current role as FarmRaiser's Chief Cultivator, Lauren oversees all live activity on FarmRaiser's platform and works to develop better user experiences for organizers, suppliers, and fundraiser supporters

James C. Samans, Risk Management Lead, XENSHA LLC

Jamie has been immersed in technology for more than 20 years. An avid traveler who started a small business in 2006 to publish a book on travel, Jamie later grew more interested in the social impact of business on families and communities. In 2015, he led the transformation of that small business into a worker-owned cooperative, uncommonly diversified for its size with operations in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. XENSHA obtained B Corp certification in 2017.

Tom Morley, President and Managing Director - Snowflake LLC

Tom has 20 years of experience helping organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors address critical issues and become more cost-effective. He specializes in strategy, market engagement, talent management, and organizational design. He has worked with more than 70 clients across industries, around the world, from local non-profits to complex, multi-national organizations to large Federal agencies. These include, for example, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, Loudoun Free Clinic, the US Navy, the US Patent and Trademark Office, among others.

Thank you to Green Business Roundtable for being our co-host! The Green Business Roundtable sits at the intersection of business and our environment. It brings people together who are seeking to transform our current systems in ways that are more sustainable--using business as a primary tool.

Thank you to our sponsors Better World Telecom.

Thank you to our non-profit partners Bethesda Green.

Questions? Please email Carly Khanna at carly@ae-works.com

Ireland's Four Courts
2051 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Metro: Courthouse Metro Stop (Orange and Silver Lines).

Parking: First come, first serve - over 20 FREE parking spots are available behind Four Courts. Metered parking is available on Wilson Boulevard, Veitch street, and the AMC Theater parking lot. Get up-to-the-minute information for parking near Ireland’s Four Courts (through ParkMe).


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