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Panel Discussion: When does Social Value Translate into Market Value 

Entrepreneurship-at-CornellModerator: Emma Frisch (PEAKS, Co-Founder and Director)
Panelists: Eric Miller (Finger Lake Naturals, Owner) and Elisa Miller-Out (Singlebrook Technology, CEO).

What: Entrepreunership @ Cornell's 2013 Celebration
When: Friday, April 19 from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Where: Room B05, Sage Hall, Cornell University

There’s a growing trend among some entrepreneurs to leverage social value to increase sales. They might tie consumer purchases of products with giveaways to those in need – buy one, donate one programs. Or, they may seek to leverage social impact as a core element of their business model to customers. In each case, they are operating with the assumption that the social performance of their business will lead to profitable returns. This session will explore if and when social benefit translates into market success.


Ithaca Loves Local: The Economics of Community 
Swidjit 2Host: Alex Colket, Swidjit
Moderator: TBD
Kirby Edmonds (Building Bridges), Emma Frisch (PEAKS), Svante Myrick (City of Ithaca), Gay Nicholson (Sustainable Tompkins)

Where: Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) located at 301, West Court St., Ithaca, NY 
When: Monday, April 29 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Tompkins County may already be leading the “local” revolution, but really, we’re just getting started.  So what's next?  To find out, join us for a community discussion on how smart development, social equity, technology, and collaboration will help us cultivate a thriving local economy and a more inclusive, resilient community.
Keynote Presentation: Passion as a Vehicle for Change, with Emma Frisch
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REGISTER TODAY for the Community Foundation of Tompkins County's fantastic annual celebration of philanthropy and the generosity of people in Tompkins County! Join us in learning how PEAKS can help Changemakers bring a good cause to life through easy, affordable online tools for raising money, building community and developing capacity.

When: Tuesday, May 28 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 
Where: Franziska Rackers Center, 3226 Wilkins Road, Ithaca, NY


PEAKS Summer Internships

Campus Ambassador Internship 
Paid internship for students: act as a liaison between student groups/on-campus affiliates and local non-profit groups to develop fundraising, awareness-building and volunteer campaigns that utilize the PEAKS platform.

Web Development Internship 

Paid internship for students with strong programming, coding and design skills. Support lead developer in designing and maintaining PEAKS website with WordPress and PHP.


Inspire AWP to create something amazing for your organization!

If you are a not-for-profit making a positive impact in your community, this is for you! AWP, a leading creative agency headquartered in Ithaca, NY, is seeking ideas from innovative not-for-profits for a special summer project.

Send in your idea(s) by May 15, 2013. We will select a winning project on May 22, to be completed by August 15.

Join me in funding the change! 
Emma Frisch 
Co-Founder & Director, PEAKS
Public Affairs Coordinator, Cornell Cooperative Extension



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