April 1, 2008 - How can we know if consumer behaviors like recycling are little more than feel-good tools for keeping the public from addressing a lack of environmental accountability at 'the top', asks the Cleveland Free Times reporter Jo Steigerwald?
Reach for a copy of The Small-Mart Revolution, she answers. — read more
March 20, 2008 - Greenbiz.com's assistant editor Jonathan Bardelline spoke recently with Mary Rick, the program director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies or BALLE.
March 17, 2008 - In Coopersville, Michigan, local businesses are gaining the cutting edge, according to an article in the Grand Rapids Press.
On February 13, members of the Coopersville City Council voted 6-0 to pass a new policy to support the purchase of local goods and services. — read more
March 17, 2008 - Recent local economic development talks by Michael Shuman are now available online.
On March 10 and 11, Michael delivered a series of talks entitled 'Going Local: Building Sustainable Communities through Entrepreneurship' to practioners and community members in Archbold, Ohio. — read more
March 12, 2008 - A recent lecture by Michael Shuman is now available for free online. The lecture for the E.F. Schumacher Society, delivered on October 27, 2007, discusses recent efforts to promote the concepts in the book Going Local.
February 15, 2008 - Michael Shuman spoke to a crowd of 3000 at the World Conference on Development of Cities, held in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The conference theme was "Democratic innovation and social transformation for inclusive cities in the 21st century." — read more
February 11, 2008 - The Wallace Center at Winrock International and the Training & Development Corporation launched today a new initiative entitled Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace. The initiative, which will showcase locally-owned food enterprises from around the globe, is a joint funding venture of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, only their second jointly-funded initiative. — read more
January 28, 2008 - Despite all the hoopla about globalization, the future belongs to all things local, according to Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) keynote presenter, Michael Shuman, author of The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition. — read more
January 21, 2008 - Radio Curious host Barry Vogel interviewed Michael Shuman regarding how a corporation comes into being. Mr. Vogel was hoping to understand, in his words, "some of the problems of locally-owned businesses in competition with the big box stores." — read more
October 5, 2007 - At the 2007 Outdoor Industry Association’s 2007 Rendevous in October, The Small-Mart Revolution was featured as a break-out session led by Michael Shuman. The conference, an annual leadership gathering of outdoor industry executives and strategic staff, was held October 3-5, 2007 in Vancouver, Washington. — read more