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Preview: 3rd Annual Burt Symposium at SLU

A day long symposium at St. Lawrence University Thursday will take another look at the North Country's economic, environmental and educational vitality, and ways to encourage local strengths. It's the 3rd Annual Ellen C. Burt Symposium. The theme this year centers on collaboration among community and educational institutions. The event will be held in the Eben Holden Conference center on campus. Martha Foley talks with Shannon Brown, coordinator of this year's conference.  Go to full article

Call-in: Building a Future on Local Assets

Callers talk with Michael Shuman, author of Going Local in a Global Economy, Stephen Blackmer, director of the Northern Forest Center, and host Ellen Rocco. Shuman and Blackmer keynote the 2nd Burt Symposium at St. Lawrence University.  Go to full article

ESCO to Power Up North Country

North Country businesses will soon have a new option for buying electricity. A St. Lawrence County couple is starting an Energy Services Company, or ESCO, that will buy and sell power on long-term contracts. As David Sommerstein reports, the ESCO hopes to boost the local economy, support renewables like wind and hydro, and promote energy efficiency.  Go to full article
Brainstorming local answers for the economy
Brainstorming local answers for the economy

"Going Local": Promise & Challenge

Last week about a hundred community leaders from St. Lawrence County came together to chart a new future for economic growth. Their mission was to identify opportunities for local business development. The occasion was the 1st annual Burt Symposium at St. Lawrence University, entitled "Going Local: Capitalizing on Our Resources in St. Lawrence County". David Sommerstein stopped by near the end of the two-day conference and reports on the group's progress.  Go to full article
Christopher Lydon
Christopher Lydon

Going Local in a Global Economy: a Call-in Special with Chris Lydon (Hour 1)

Renowned public radio talk host Christopher Lydon was joined in the NCPR studio by guests including Michael Shuman, author of Going Local, Karen St. Hilaire, executive director of the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Robert Penski, owner of a North Country personnel services company, and NCPR station manager Ellen Rocco, to engage in a wide-ranging conversation with callers about the nature and condition of the North Country economy and its future prospects.  Go to full article

Going Local in a Global Economy: a Call-in Special with Chris Lydon (Hour 2)

Renowned public radio talk host Christopher Lydon was joined in the NCPR studio by guests including Michael Shuman, author of Going Local, Karen St. Hilaire, executive director of the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Robert Penski, owner of a North Country personnel services company, and NCPR station manager Ellen Rocco, to engage in a wide-ranging conversation with callers about the nature and condition of the North Country economy and its future prospects.  Go to full article

Panel Discussion: Going Local in a Global Economy

A highlight of the Burt Symposium was a panel discussion led by celebrated public radio talk host Christopher Lydon. Other panelists included keynote speaker Michael Shuman, author of Going Local, theater producer John Burt, and NCPR station manager Ellen Rocco. Their discussion was followed by lively Q & A with an audience of 100 in St. Lawrence University's Eben Holden Hall.  Go to full article

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