Amy Cortese, author of Locavesting, The Revolution in Local Investing and How To Profit From It, will be the featured speaker at this year’s closing Chamber Economic Luncheon. The annual program series is generously sponsored by Wacker Chemical Corporation, Robison, Curphey and O’Connell, PC, and First Federal Bank.

“Cortese is a journalist who has spent her career writing about business, finance, environmental issues and food, giving her unique perspective on how these different realms are intricately linked. A former editor at businessWeek, her work has also appeared in the New York Times, The NY Times Magazine, The American, Mother Jones, portfolio, Afar, TheDailyBeast.com and many other publications, She lives in Brooklyn, New York and travels extensively to promote the Locavesting concept.”

“Locavesting is a call to rethink the way we invest, so that we support the small businesses that create jobs and healthy, resilient communities. Cortese promotes the theory that a small shift in our investment dollars can reap outsized benefits for a local economy. She explores the revolution in citizen finance taking root across the country, and shows how local investing can help rebuild our next eggs, our communities and – just perhaps – the country.”

The Economic Club takes place at The Centre on Wednesday, October 31st from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Cost to attend is $25 per person and pre-registration is requested. Please call the Chamber at 265-2320.