1. Members of the community of Port Townsend, WA, share what it is to thrive in a community where its investors empower those who would contribute their time and talents through small business but lack the means. When people put their money into growing a community, what emerges is a picture of synergy: a belief in the rightness and value of what businesses provide in goods and services to the the place they call home, and the deep relationship and sense of belonging their gifts help to strengthen. In the words of Peter Quinn, a place becomes, in essence, "a habitat for business."

    PRODUCTION CREW
    Aimie Vallat
    Producer/Filmmaker
    vimeo.com/aimievallat

    Chris Korrow
    Filmmaker
    breathedeepproductions.com/

    Jerry Millhon
    Executive Director & Video Interviewer
    Whidbey Institute
    whidbeyinstitute.org

    ADDITIONAL IMAGERY
    David Conklin
    Photographer of Port Townsend ‘Family Portrait’
    A Community Gathering Sponsored by the Port Townsend Main Street Program
    conklinphoto.com

    Port Townsend Main Street Program
    ptmainstreet.org/

    Printery Communications, Port Townsend
    Designer/Printer of Port Townsend ‘Family Portrait’
    A Community Gathering Sponsored by the Port Townsend Main Street Program
    printery.com/

    INTERVIEWEES
    Brent Shirley
    Former Mayor & Community Activist
    Owner, Green Car Wash thecarwashinc.com/

    Peter Quinn
    Executive Director, EDC Team Jefferson
    edcteamjefferson.com/
    CEO, Quimper Mercantile Company
    quimpermerc.com/

    James Frazier
    Founding Member, LION
    l2020.org/Local+Investing+Opportunities
    Financial Advisor, Natural Investments
    naturalinvestments.com

    Steve Moore
    Founding Member, Quimper Mercantile Company & LION

    Michelle Sandoval
    Co-Owner, Windermere Port Townsend windermereporttownsend.com
    Founding Member, Quimper Mercantile Company
    Former Mayor
    Port Townsend City Councilor cityofpt.us

    Judy Alexander
    Food & Community Activist
    Co-Founder, Local 2020: A Transition Initiative
    l2020.org/Home

    Jordan Eades, LION recipient
    President, Hope Roofing
    hoperoofing.com/

    Laurette Feit, LION recipient
    Owner & Chef, Sweet Laurette Cafe & Bistro
    sweetlaurette.com/

    Joanne Tyler
    LION Investor

    Earll Murman
    LION Investor

    Carol Hasse
    President, Hasse + Co. Port Townsend Sails, Inc.
    porttownsendsails.com/index.htm

    Mt. Townsend Creamery
    LION recipient
    mttownsendcreamery.com

    Recyclery
    LION recipient
    ptrecyclery.com

    # vimeo.com/54806298 Uploaded 2,852 Plays 1 Comment
  2. Members of the community of Bellingham, WA, share the meaning of thriving community from multiple viewpoints, each of them infused with the same spirit: that relationships build community, the "art" of the triple bottom line grows business while also doing good, and social capital as a currency carries enormous potential to change the culture of a community for the better.

    PRODUCTION CREW
    Aimie Vallat
    Producer/Filmmaker
    vimeo.com/aimievallat
    Chris Korrow
    Filmmaker
    breathedeepproductions.com/
    Jerry Millhon
    Executive Director & Video Interviewer
    Whidbey Institute
    whidbeyinstitute.org

    ADDITIONAL IMAGERY
    ~~~

    INTERVIEWEES
    Chuck Robinson, Owner
    Village Books
    villagebooks.com/

    Derek Long, Executive Director
    Sustainable Connections
    sustainableconnections.org/

    Mauri Ingram, President & CEO
    Whatcom Community Foundation
    whatcomcf.org/

    # vimeo.com/56062669 Uploaded 2,241 Plays 2 Comments
  3. Business owners of South Whidbey Island, WA, discuss projects and initiatives which have transformed and enhanced the relationships and culture of this small community, from an email list which brings consumers and businesses together to a commercial kitchen and bakery rolled into one. The recurring theme is one of deep connection: that we're "in this together," and "together, we are stronger."

    PRODUCTION CREW
    Aimie Vallat
    Producer/Filmmaker
    vimeo.com/aimievallat

    Chris Korrow
    Filmmaker
    breathedeepproductions.com/

    Jerry Millhon
    Executive Director & Video Interviewer
    Whidbey Institute
    whidbeyinstitute.org

    ADDITIONAL IMAGERY
    ~~~

    INTERVIEWEES
    Lynn Willeford, Activist & Owner
    The Clyde Theater
    theclyde.net/

    Dr. Craig Weiner
    Director, the Chiropractic Zone
    chirozone.net/

    Drew Kampion, Founder
    Drew's List
    drewkampion.com/Homebase.html

    Michael Nichols, Owner
    Whidbey Green Goods
    whidbeygreengoods.com/

    Karen Krug, Co-Owner
    Spoiled Dog Winery
    spoileddogwinery.com/

    John Auburn, Owner
    JW Desserts & John's Commercial Kitchen
    jwdesserts.com/

    Sheila Steinbeck, Owner
    Tres Gringos

    Vicky Brown, Owner
    Little Brown Farm
    littlebrownfarm.com/

    George Henny, Co-CEO
    Whidbey Telecom
    whidbeytel.com/

    Brent Friedman
    Writer & Producer

    # vimeo.com/56062668 Uploaded 661 Plays 0 Comments
  4. Business owners of Portland, OR, discuss projects and initiatives which have transformed and enhanced the relationships and culture of this thriving city. From small teams partnering with larger businesses, a "gym for creative people," to a transaction system that connects people with each other and a bike courier service which delivers goods throughout the city, Portland demonstrates how the economic downturn was not a crisis but an opportunity to build and grow.

    PRODUCTION CREW
    Aimie Vallat
    Producer & Director
    vimeo.com/aimievallat

    Chris Korrow
    Shooter & Editor
    breathedeepproductions.com/

    Jerry Millhon
    Executive Director & Interviewer
    Whidbey Institute
    whidbeyinstitute.org

    ADDITIONAL IMAGERY
    Lucas Balzer - B-Line
    lucas@somadg.com

    Lisa Frack - Milagros Boutique

    Ken Aaron - Neighborhood Notes

    INTERVIEWEES
    Lee Lancaster
    Board Member, Springboard Innovation 
    springboardinnovation.org/

    Kelley Roy
    Director, ADX
    adxportland.com/

    Franklin Jones
    Founder & CEO, B-Line: Sustainable Urban Delivery
    b-linepdx.com/

    Amy Pearl
    Founder & Executive Director, Springboard Innovation
    springboardinnovation.org/

    Tony Fuentes
    Owner, Milagros Boutique
    milagrosboutique.com/

    Kenneth D. Aaron
    Co-Founder, Neighborhood Notes
    neighborhoodnotes.com/

    Katrina and Michael Scotto di Carlo
    Co-Founders, Supportland
    supportland.com/

    Rebecca Pearcy
    Owner& Designer, Queen Bee Inc.
    queenbee-creations.com/

    # vimeo.com/60099754 Uploaded 373 Plays 0 Comments

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Videos highlighting the work of towns and communities who are making powerful forward strides in the are of local economy and small business. The second of a series of conferences, Thriving Communities II: Local Living Economies is a conference which…


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Videos highlighting the work of towns and communities who are making powerful forward strides in the are of local economy and small business. The second of a series of conferences, Thriving Communities II: Local Living Economies is a conference which will be held at the Whidbey Institute from March 21-23, 2013.

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