Re>Thinking Localism in the Hudson Valley

You may not have heard much from us lately. Let me tell you why. I’ll start by first highlighting our work over the last couple of years — and then hint at where we may be headed. Continue reading

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Announcing Winners of the Re>Think Community Business Collaboration

We envision pollinating a number of social enterprises over the coming years that will further our mission, have some positive impact in our communities, and help sustain our nonprofit financially. They could be fully owned by Re>Think or partnerships with others. They could be businesses that start on the back of a napkin, or an existing … Continue reading

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An In-depth Look at Energize NY & PACE Financing

by Matt Jones, Community Engagement & Programs Director, Re>Think Local There is a clean energy boom in the Hudson Valley, and considering all of the different programs and organizations, it can be hard to decipher the information to determine how they work together, and how they might benefit you. For the purpose of transparency and … Continue reading

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How to Leverage Analytics to Make Positive Local Impacts

By: Michael Muyot, President, CRD Analytics / Founding Partner, The Analyst Desk/ Board member of Re>Think Local I recently gave a talk called “the Predictive Power of Analytics” at the Senate Garage in Kingston, NY for the March Hudson Valley Tech MeetUp. By all accounts, this is one of the local organizations that is helping to … Continue reading

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Adaptive Reuse of Buildings

By: Nancy Proyect, President, Orange County Citizens Foundation/ Board member of Re>Think Local  Lucinda Poindexter, Executive Director, Re>Think Local There is a notion in our community that local economic development may be stalled because the Hudson Valley has fewer “shovel-ready” sites available for building new offices, factories, warehouses, hotels and shopping malls. The good news is that this … Continue reading

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Introducing ReThink’s Partnership with Energize NY

Re>Think Local is thrilled to announce our partnership with values-aligned Energize NY, whose core mission “is to help New York property owners waste less energy in their buildings.” Using our extensive reach in the Hudson Valley, we will help Energize NY identify potential leads to participate in this beneficial program, which helps commercial property owners … Continue reading

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In Praise of Anchors

by ReThink Local Board Member Chris Wood Thriving communities don’t just happen, there has to be something at work within them that brings about that sense of vibrancy and enthusiasm. This shows up in various ways not the least of which is that the economic actors are informed by a triple bottom line approach which … Continue reading

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Year in Review – 2015

The holidays are a time for gratitude and reflection. All of us at Re>Think Local are grateful to all of you for being an integral part of our localist family. We’ve accomplished a lot this year — which we couldn’t have done without your passion and support — and we want to celebrate our collective … Continue reading

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Why is a Fair Minimum Wage Good for Business and Essential for Real Prosperity?

Why is a Fair Minimum Wage Good for Business and Essential for Real Prosperity? Guest blog by Holly Sklar & Alissa Barron-Menza from Business for a Fair Minimum Wage. Holly Sklar is CEO and Alissa Barron-Menza is Vice President of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, a national network of business alliances, owners and executives … Continue reading

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The Localism Movement is Alive & Strong: BALLE 2015

by Matt Jones, Community Engagement & Programs Director, Re>Think Local I had the opportunity to attend BALLE 2015 in Phoenix, the 6th most populous city in the U.S., located within the Arizonan Sonoran Desert, and with an impressively robust culture of localism. For those of you unfamiliar, BALLE is short for “Business Alliance for Local … Continue reading

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