[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
Oklahoman producers and consumers working towards local, sustainable food
systems may find the following webinars of interest.
Senior Community Affairs Advisor
Oklahoma City Branch
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
226 Dean A. McGee Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
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Subject: Free Winter Webinar Series: Nurturing Healthy Food
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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
· Presenters: Christina Szczepanski & Lance Loethen, The
· 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.
Senior Associate, Strategic Consulting
Opportunity Finance Network
cbare at opportunityfinance.net
CDB-L list instructions at www.opportunityfinance.net/CDB-L
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