Book News: January 11th, 2007

By Laury Hammel and Gun DenhartA business and its community are inextricably linked. The health of one is deeply connected to the health of the other. Growing Local Value shows future and present entrepreneurs how to build or expand a values-driven business that is deeply embedded in the life of the local community. While most people think of community engagement only in terms of philanthropy or volunteerism, Laury Hammel and Gun Denhart show how every aspect of a business, from product creation to employee recruitment to vendor selection to raising capital, can be set up to benefit both the community and the bottom line.

Published by Social Venture Network Books. ISBN – 10: 1576753719. 8.40 US dollars.