Category Archives: local

Meet ComCap16 Exhibitor: John MacDougall of MacDougall & Sons Bat Company

Like everyone at ComCap16, our exhibitors are exciting, handpicked, and do awesome things for their communities! We wanted to give them an opportunity to introduce themselves. Up next is John MacDougall, founder of MacDougall & Sons...

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How to Make the Shift from “Buy Local” to Invest Local

Buying local is ‘in’ (especially here in Portland) – local beer, local produce, local wine, locally produced furniture, locally produced… well, you know the deal. And for good reason. Here at Hatch, we’ve been espousing the benefits...

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A “Credible(s)” Case for Local Food: Q&A with Arno Hesse

We’re gearing up for all things ComCap16 here at Hatch Innovation in preparation for our second annual conference next month. Leaders on community capital, local economy building, buy local advocacy, lawmakers, legislators, policy makers and nonprofit...

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100 have ComCap16 tickets so far…You?

A letter from Amy Pearl: I’m really excited about the speaker lineup for our second annual community capital conference, ComCap16! It’s shaping up to be the first-ever national gathering of leaders and experts working to implement the new state-based local investing...

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Get Involved with ComCap16 April 26-28: Attend, Volunteer or Sponsor

  Hello, Hatch friends! As you’ve surely noticed*, Hatch Innovation, in collaboration with our statewide initiative, Hatch Oregon, is hosting the second annual ComCap conference this April 26-28th right here in Portland, OR. This unique conference focuses on...

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Get ‘Em Young: Cultivating an Entrepreneurial and Investor Mindset

Future Entrepreneurs If you ask the average person whether or not they’re an investor, they’ll probably look at you confusedly, and they might mention that they have an E*Trade account. By the time most people are...

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A Woolen Mill, Baby Goats, and a CDFI!

I want to introduce you to a clever finance guy who is masquerading as a marketing guy. I find this oddly refreshing, aside from the fact that it was so damned successful. John Kuhry of the California EDFC,...

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Citybikes founder Roger Noehren on Local Investing

Here at Hatch Innovation, we believe that the best way to improve our community is to invest in it. Roger Noehren found that investing locally was not only key to him starting and sustaining Citybikes, but...

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3 Days! Countdown to Hatch Oregon Launch Party

“Shave and a haircut – 2 bits!” What services can you invest in on January 22nd? While we can’t tell you exactly what companies will be here to invest in at our Hatch Oregon Launch Party,...

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