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Friday, May 27 • 10:00am - 11:00am
BCorps vs. Benefit Corporations

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Panel to discuss the difference between benefit corporations and BCorps. Beyond describing the difference, the panel will cover the use of performance metrics, legal implications, pros and cons, and how to get involved. Panelists include Holly Ensign-Barstow of B Lab, Kari Hughes of Buy the Change, Hanna Schulze of Local First, and State Representative Christine Greig, 37th District.


+Presented by Human Scale Studio, a consultancy firm transforming cities by putting people first and Launch Exchange, dedicated to growing social enterprise in Detroit and beyond.  

Moderators
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Nicole Mangis

Founder, Launch Exchange
Nicole is dedicated to advancing social impact and change through local-level community and economic development efforts to educate and nurture entrepreneurship and innovation. She has spent the past 5 years working at the University of Michigan-Dearborn as the assistant director... Read More →

Speakers
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Holly Ensign-Barstow

Manager of Mission Alignment Department, B Lab
Holly Ensign-Barstow is a Senior Associate for B Lab, a nonprofit dedicated to growing a new sector of the economy, which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Holly is the Manager of B Lab’s Policy and Mission Alignment Department with the aim to... Read More →
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State Representative Christine Greig

Rep. Christine Greig is in her first term representing Michigan’s 37th District, which comprises Farmington and Farmington Hills.Rep. Greig is committed to bringing tax relief and economic security to Michigan’s hardworking families. In the Legislature, working to improve Michigan’s... Read More →
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Kari Hughes

Kari Hughes LLP is the co-founder of Buy The Change LLC, a Michigan based, social enterprise, accessories company and the Buy The Change Foundation, a 501©3 non-profit organization. Buy The Change is one of only a handful of certified BCorps in Michigan.Founded in 2011, the primary... Read More →
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Hanna Schulze

Hanna Schulze is the Program and Fund Development Manager at Local First in Grand Rapids. She received her B.S from Grand Valley State University before working under the Marketing Director of the City of Holland, and then as a Marketing Coordinator for the Grand Rapids Downtown Market... Read More →


Friday May 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
3rd Floor A @ #ChaseBasecamp / Masonic Temple