- Fred Schoeps presents Local Investment Opportunity Network (LION) for Tompkins County
- Krys Cail presents Slow Money Central New York
- Kavita Nehemiah, Elaina Dionosopoulos, and Max Shomaecker present BR Microcapital for Local Entrepreneurs
- Tristram Coffin presents Alternatives Federal Credit Union Sustainability Banking
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Krys Cail is a food systems planning consultant, working independently and with the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE) throughout New York State. She is also the owner of Robinia Redux, a small-scale sustainable forest products business selling black locust wood products. Additionally, Krys is an active civic volunteer, serving on many boards and steering committees in the region.
Tristram Coffin is the Chief Executive Officer of Alternatives Federal Credit Union, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in Ithaca, New York. Since his arrival in 2007, he has led Alternatives during a period of growth and increased community involvement while sustaining the organization’s mission of serving the underserved. In 2010 Alternatives was named Small Business of the Year by the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, and was runner-up for the NEXT Award for innovation in financial services.
Fred Schoeps has been volunteering with Sustainable Tompkins to help create a local informal investing circle or LION (Local Investment Opportunity Network). Fred is also a SEEN member, serves as treasurer for EVI, Inc., the local EcoVillage educational non-profit, serves on the Groundswell Center steering committee, is a small business owner, and volunteers as a mentor for CCE.
BR MicroCapital (BRM) is a student-run organization that spurs microenterprise development by assisting self-employed individuals reach their business goals. Launched in January of 2009, BRM seeks to meet a critical need by working with promising, but underserved entrepreneurs in the local community. BRM partners with Alternatives Federal Credit Union (Alternatives), a leading community development credit union, and the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise to support microbusiness owners.