[Ok-sus] Fw: Free Winter Webinar Series: Nurturing Healthy Food Financing

Steven.Shepelwich at kc.frb.org Steven.Shepelwich at kc.frb.org
Thu Nov 8 09:56:12 CST 2012


Greetings: 

Oklahoman producers and consumers working towards local, sustainable food 
systems may find the following webinars of interest.

Thanks,
Steve
______________________________________
Steven Shepelwich
Senior Community Affairs Advisor
Oklahoma City Branch
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
226 Dean A. McGee Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
steven.shepelwich at kc.frb.org / 405-270-8675


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From:   Christine Bare <CBare at OpportunityFinance.net>
To:     "communitydevelopmentbanking-l at cornell.edu" 
<communitydevelopmentbanking-l at cornell.edu>, 
Date:   11/07/2012 07:54 AM
Subject:        Free Winter Webinar Series:  Nurturing Healthy Food 
Financing
Sent by:        bounce-70766387-4989654 at list.cornell.edu



Opportunity Finance Network invites you to a free Winter Webinar series 
focused on Nurturing Healthy Food Financing.  This series is brought to 
you through the generous support of MetLife Foundation and Capital One.
 
Register below for webinars in November, December, and January.  Stay 
tuned for more new webinars in January!
 
Underwriting Natural Food Cooperatives:  Today's natural food cooperatives 
are a thriving part of the food retail landscape. This webinar will 
include an overview of natural foods retailing with an emphasis on how to 
underwrite cooperatively-owned enterprises.
 
·         Presenter:  Margaret Lund, Co-opera Co.
·         Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ 2pm ET
 
Underwriting Small and Emerging Farms: Learn about critical elements 
needed to underwrite food producers, particularly small and emerging farms 
which are often difficult to analyze and need customized loan structuring. 
 
 
·         Presenters:  Denise Dukette, New England Bank & Gray Harris, 
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
·         Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 2pm ET
 
Financing Healthy Food Retail:  Program Design and Social Impact 
Measurement:  Find out about best practices for designing a healthy food 
financing program and measuring its social impact.  Presenters will draw 
upon The Reinvestment Fund’s years of experience in the healthy food 
sector.
 
·         Presenters:  Christina Szczepanski & Lance Loethen, The 
Reinvestment Fund
·         Thursday, December 6, 2012@ 2pm ET
 
The Grocery Gap:  This webinar will explain the “Grocery Gap” and the 
strategies, both financial and operational, that can enable supermarkets 
to be successful in low-income, urban communities.
 
·         Presenter:  Jeff Brown, UpLift Solutions
·         Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 2pm ET
 
Underwriting Grocery Stores and Supermarkets:  Through case studies you 
will learn how to analyze grocery store retail operations from a cash 
collections cycle, appropriate activity/turnover metrics, and common risks 
to be identified and mitigated in this niche. 
 
·         Presenters:  Denise Dukette, New England Bank & Christina 
Szczepanski, The Reinvestment Fund
·         Tuesday, January 15, 2012 @ 2pm ET
 
CDFIs and Public Health:  Learn how CDFIs can effectively talk about and 
work toward public health outcomes, better measure public health metrics 
among other social and economic impact goals, and engage public health 
professionals and community partners in their work. 
 
·         Presenters:  Stacy Taylor & Julia Koprak, The Food Trust
·         Thursday, January 24, 2012 @ 1pm ET
 
Register for OFN’s Winter Webinar series and bookmark the page so you can 
check back frequently for information about more new webinars in January 
including topics such as rural food retail and energy efficiency in food 
retail. While the content of these webinars is geared toward CDFIs, we 
welcome all partners interested in increasing access to healthy, 
affordable food in underserved areas.
 
Please contact me if you have any questions.
 
Take care,
Christy
 
Christine Bare
Senior Associate, Strategic Consulting
Opportunity Finance Network
 
P 215.320.4320
cbare at opportunityfinance.net
http://www.opportunityfinance.net 
 
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