BINGHAMTON, NY – The Binghamton Cabaret will host a discussion on Michael Shuman’s book, “Local Dollars Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity – A Community Resilience Guide,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Violet Room of the Lost Dog Café.

Binghamton Cabaret offers an ongoing open forum for discussion and exploration of matters concerning community development in the Binghamton Region. Binghamton University evolutionary biologist professor David Sloan Wilson, a founder of the Binghamton Neighborhood Project (BNP), will team up with David Currie, director of the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition (BRSC) to facilitate this series, regularly held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Lost Dog Café Violet Room.

At the Sept. 18 event, in addition to tackling the urgent problem of rebuilding local economies as laid out in Shuman’s book, Currie will present a summary of local investment choices – from public offerings, local stock exchanges, crowd funding, and more, which are described in the book, and outline some of the initiatives already in process or in early stages of development in Binghamton. The ensuing discussion will seek to discover which strategies to stimulate the economy make the most sense for our area and how we might advance them.

With this discussion, Binghamton Cabaret welcomes the opportunity to engage economic development planners, entrepreneurs and residents from all walks of life who share an interest in community development. It is recommended that participants familiarize themselves with “Local Dollars, Local Sense,” which may be purchased locally at RiverRead Books on Court Street in Binghamton.

For additional information, contact Hadassah Head at hhead1@binghamton.edu.