Submitted by: Sustainable Connections

Sustainable Connections is planning its first Smart Business Summit, bringing together local businesses for actionable, take-home knowledge on sustainability reporting and better business performance.

Sustainable businesses attract and retain the best talent. Photo courtesy: Sustainable Connections.

All business leaders, sustainability professionals and community-minded entrepreneurs looking to make the most of their efforts for people, planet and profit are invited to attend this half-day sustainability conference in Bellingham on January 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Attendees will learn how and why sustainable businesses attract and retain the best talent. The conference will also take a deep dive into marketing and consumer insights in order for each business to tell their sustainability story in a transparent and effective way.

The Smart Business Summit will host inspiring speakers and powerful panelists. Keynote speaker Kevin Wilhelm has more than 20 years of experience helping companies set and execute sustainability goals and has authored three acclaimed books in the field.

Participants will walk away with actionable knowledge. Photo courtesy: Sustainable Connections.

Panel facilitator, Stephanie Ryan of B-Lab, one of the most celebrated sustainable business organizations, will draw out important experiences from business panel members including Jane Carten of Saturna Capital and Melissa Elkins from the Community Food Co-op. The Smart Business Summit will also feature Loribeth Dalton from the nationally acclaimed human resources and talent search firm Waldron.

Tickets are $65 – $75 and include lunch, refreshments and a happy hour beverage. Attendees are also encouraged to stay for the annual Sustainability Champion Awards taking place immediately following the conference.

Early bird pricing ends January 19. To register, and for the event agenda and details, visit Sustainable Connections event page!

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