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Our kick-off Meetup will take place at award-winning Hat City Kitchen (HCK) in Orange, NJ. Please join us for dinner to learn more about the renaissance taking place in the Oranges -- and a unique model of local community investing that is providing affordable financing for 8 anchor properties around the central Orange and Highland Avenue NJ Transit Stations - the Neighborhood Anchors Fund, launched earlier this year.
HCK is an innovative social enterprise located in the Valley Arts District that not only provides delicious American comfort cuisine with a New Orleans influence, but all profits are used towards the area's ongoing revitalization through its owner and developer HANDS, Inc. (http://www.handsinc.org) It provides the perfect setting for a lively conversation about new opportunities in local community investing.
Click here to read about this unique social investment fund developed to attract a variety of capital providers motivated by both financial and social returns. (http://melarbit.com/id64.html)
Invited special guests include:
Pat Morrissy, Founder and Executive Director of HANDS, Inc. (http://www.handsinc.org)
Dawn Fitch, President and Co-Founder of Pooka Pure and Simple (http://pookapureandsimple.com/homepage.asp)
Lorraine Gibbons, Founder and Owner of Garden State Urban Farms (http://www.gardenstateurbanfarms.com)
Terry Boddie, Photographer, Artist & Gallery Owner (http://www.terryboddie.com)
General Event Information:
Chicken & Andouille Sausage Jambalaya (optional vegetarian version available)
Shrimp and Grits
Fried Chicken with Mac-n-Cheese
Includes Soft Drinks, Iced Tea, Soda & Lemonade
Dessert Tray: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Red Velvet Cupcakes, Fresh Fruit
*Cash Bar Available*
$30 includes tax and gratuities. No refunds available, however, contact us if your plans change to have a colleague attend in your place.