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Peak Moment Conversations » Blog Archive » 201: Local Investing Made Easy
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201: Local Investing Made Easy


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pm201_200.jpgWe’re “keeping money flowing locally so we’re more prosperous as a community,” says James Frazier, co-founder of the Local Investment Opportunities Network (LION) in Port Townsend, Washington. LION is a clearinghouse between business owners like Matthew Day and potential investors like Kees Kolff. A business owner presents an investment opportunity to LION members. It’s all based on one-to-one personal relationships, so support can be more than monetary, says Kees — such as interest paid in locally-produced cheese and cider!  [http://www.L2020.org/LION]

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4 Responses to “201: Local Investing Made Easy”

  1. Get Interest Paid in Cheese and Cider: The Surprising Benefits of Local Lending, pt. 2 (Video) : TreeHugger Says:

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  2. Iselin Celestine Says:

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    Fabulous…for all of the reasons mentioned. What a desirable community in which to live - though this has long been evident per other Peak Moment conversations. Sending the link to my parents who also live in Jefferson County.

  3. Stuart M. Says:

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    Port Townsend sounds like another town that won’t notice when Wall Street collapses. Although getting interest was mentioned, the thought of being paid in cheese and blueberries is also very appealing. Even though my investments have recovered somewhat from the 2008 debacle, I have watched the US dollar plummet from 125 Japanese Yen to now only 76 Yen. It sure would have been nice to have been paid in cheese and blueberries instead!

  4. NWEI Conference Wrap-Up: The Conversations Continue | SustainableTogether.com Says:

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    […] interviewed LION’s co-founder, an investor, and a locally financed entrepreneur in Summer 2011. Click here to watch the 28-minute […]

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