Slow Money Vermont and a coalition of partners host national thought-leader Marco Vangelisti in May for two-day series on local impact investing, May 23,24

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Slow Money Vermont to host Local Impact Investing Education Series at VSECU and King Arthur Flour

Marco Vangelisti calls himself a “recovering
investment management executive.” He is now a 100 percent impact investor
and shares his experience to help communities increase their capacity for
local investing.  

Vangelisti will present an introductory evening presentation on May 23, 2017
at VSECU in Montpelier followed by a deeper daylong workshop on Aligning Your
Investments with Your Values on May 24, 2017 at King Arthur Flour in Norwich.
Individuals may attend either or both sessions. The two-day local impact
investing series is a collaborative effort organized by Slow Money Vermont, a
network of organizations catalyzing local impact investing to invigorate
Vermont’s economy.

“Marco was well received during his Northeast debut last fall at the Slow
Money New England Regional Gathering and we are excited to bring him back to
Vermont to share his expertise with Vermonters interested in going deeper on
impact investing,” says Eric DeLuca, Chair of Slow Money Vermont.

VSECU CEO Rob Miller added, “We want Vermonters at all income levels to
recognize the power they have when it comes to where they invest their
hard-earned dollars. Our aim is to foster strategies and opportunities for
those investments to align with individual values.”

As a national lecturer and author, Vangelisti draws on personal experience
and provides an understanding of banking, financial, and economic systems and
how they can be transformed based on the curriculum he developed for
Essential Knowledge for Transition. The Vermont events are geared toward
those who long to operate with integrity in all parts of their lives but feel
under-equipped to align investments with their values. Localvores, impact
investors and wealth management advisors alike will gain actionable insights
and tools.

“The starting point in these workshops is the realization that money and
investment capital are constructs, and that the safety promised by global
investing is illusory,” Vangelisti notes. “The next step is building our
own personal investment compasses, clarifying the issues we care about,” he

The presentation on May 23 at VSECU’s Montpelier branch will be held from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The evening will introduce local impact investing concepts
and provide networking for individuals interested in building a better world
through their investments. Cost is $35 and includes light refreshments and
cash bar.

The workshop on May 24 at King Arthur Flour in Norwich will be held from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will learn about essential portfolio management
and risk assessment skills, and how to link their financial resources with
local resilience. Cost is $75 and includes breakfast and lunch.

Space is limited, so advance registration is required for both events.  More
information and ticket registration can be found at

The series is hosted by Slow Money Vermont and a coalition of organizations
committed to fostering local impact investing to support and invigorate
Vermont’s economy. Sponsors include:  VSECU, Vermont Works, Clean Yield
Asset Management, BALE, the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative, Milk Money
Vermont, Skinny Pancake, Vermont Community Loan Fund, Merritt & Merritt,
Moulton Law Group, Flexible Capital Fund, and Community Capital of Vermont.
Slow Money Vermont informs, inspires and connects individuals, businesses,
philanthropists, and investors interested in building a sustainable local and
regional food system. Slow Money Vermont activities catalyze new investment
opportunities in the people, businesses and communities that contribute to a
sustainable food economy. Slow Money Vermont is a project of the Farm to
Plate Network and supports Vermont's Farm to Plate goals to increase
investments and financial partnerships in food system enterprises. Learn more

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:30pm to Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 9:00am