A big part of my company’s philosophy is that you can run a successful business that operates using sustainable business practices and that ultimately contributes positively to the community and to the world. That’s why I’m pleased to announce that we are a sponsor of Do Good Week held May 5th to May 9th in DC’s historic Shaw district.
Do Good Week, hosted by Think Local First DC, is a series of events designed around community building and collaboration of entrepreneurs creating conversation about smart growth for our city. Signature events include the Do Good Summit, GOODGrowth, GOOD Production and the DO Good Salon: Passion, Purpose and Production. For and by locals, this week-long event celebrates social enterprise, smart growth and community development.
The week culminates in the Do Good Summit, a day long interactive conference with a mix of traditional and innovative conference platforms, hands-on breakout sessions, inspiring local, regional and national speakers and a wide array of networking opportunities designed to grow their business.
Keynote speakers include:
- Gina Schaefer, Founder, A Few Cool Hardware Stores
- Mark Brand, Founder, Sav-On Meats
- Mary Walder, Founder, Mary’s Gone Crackers
- Cheryl Lofton, Owner, Lofton Customer Tailoring
- Cheryl Cambell, Managing Director, GreenEileen, Eileen Fisher
- Jon Wye, Founder, Jon Wye.com
Do Good Summit participants will hear true confessions from national producers and entrepreneurs, regional changemakers and local indie rockstars. And budding entrepreneurs will develop skills relevant to starting, owning, and growing a small business. Breakout sessions range from low-risk, creative ways to launch a business to how millennials are changing the city.
This year’s Summit will be held at the Wonderbread Building (641 S Street) and at surrounding small businesses including Right Proper Brewery, Eat the Rich, Mockingbird Hill, and Southern Efficiency. With the addition of smaller, more intimate venues, attendees will be able to learn, share, and network with other Do Good Summit attendees prior to the main event.
Here’s a detailed rundown of events:
GOODGROWTH SALON + KICK OFF HAPPY HOUR
A candid conversation about creative development that builds community
May 5 / 6:00pm – 8:30pm
@ WeWork (641 S Street)
$20 ($15 for LOCALISTS with code)
A Mini-Showcase of Local, Sustainable Food Makers
May 7 / 5:30pm -8:30pm
@ Dacha Beer Garden (1600 7th St. NW, at Q St.)
$15 for non-members/guests ($10 for DCNI members/LOCALISTS with code)
Join TLF and DC Net Impact for an opportunity to enjoy samples, network, and learn more about local food purveyors with an eye toward sustainable, locally sourced ingredients, and innovative business organizations. Discounts on beer provided by Dacha. Sample products from and network with: Amore Gelato, Udderly Nuts Almondmilk, Zenful Bites, Whisked, 2Armadillos Crispy Roasted Chickpeas
DO GOOD Salon: Passion, Production & Purpose
May 8 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm
$35 (Includes Appetizers, Wine and Beer)
As a kick-off for our DO GOOD SUMMIT, please join us for a Happy Hour and Unplugged candid discussion with national and local producers Mary Walder of Mary’s Gone Crackers, Cheryl Campbell of Eileen Fisher, Jon Wye of JonWye.com and Rob Duncan of Dolcezza.
DO GOOD SUMMIT
May 9 / 8:00am – 5:00pm
@ Wonder Bread Building (641 S Street NW)
Tickets range from $15 for individual events to $250 for a week-long non-member pass. We’re offering 15% off tickets if you use this link.