It’s very exciting to hear that the folks who are currently working on the development of open money in Powell River, BC are making some real progress. They recently sent on the following information:

The PR Peak covered the Chamber of Commerce lunch where PR$ were discussed in the May 30 paper:

And there was a little piece in Powell River Living at the bottom of page 6 of the June issue:

When asked, the Chamber treasurer, Cory Carr, wrote this press release:

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY: Proponents of the Powell River Dollar, [from left] Kevin Wilson, Sean Melrose and Rob Higgin, explained the concept at a Powell River Chamber of Commerce lunch last week.

“I’m happy to say that the Powell River Chamber supports the Powell River Dollar initiative. There are several advantages that the Powell River Dollars present to the local business community. Firstly, it creates extra capital that can continue to fuel business while regular cash may be tight. It encourages local spending, because the dollars flow in and out of exclusively local businesses. It will also indirectly raise awareness of all of the businesses on the program, because the immediate reaction an individual will have to receiving Powell River Dollars will be to research where those dollars can in-turn be spent. Along the same lines, it will associate all of the businesses enlisted in the program, as being “local businesses” worthy of the community’s support. The successfulness of the program will depend on the community’s willingness to adopt and use it regularly, so as a result the Chamber of Commerce asks that you research Powell River Dollars and determine whether it has the ability to lend value to your business. ”

That press release appeared in Sustainable Coast online magazine:

Many thanks to Kevin Wilson and all the others investing time and energy into making this alternative to a failing economic a reality, rather than a possibility.

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