Local Investment Opportunities Networks

You know it's important to "buy local." What if you could also invest local?

As the Slow Money investment movement grows, Local Investment Opportunity Networks, or LIONs are springing up across the country in places as diverse as: Port Townsend, WA, Portland, OR, Ithaca, NY, New York City, and Madison, WI. A LION is simply a way to connect local investors with local businesses that need loans. It’s a potent alternative to Wall Street.

Local Investment Opportunity Networks

A LION is a group of local citizens who create opportunities for local businesses, individuals, and local investors to network. A LION is not a loan or investment fund, and it does not make collective investment decisions.

LION membership consists of local citizens who want to invest their money locally, thereby putting their investing money to work within our community. Keeping funds local facilitates greater economic self-sufficiency, job growth, economic development, and a dollar-multiplier effect whereby a dollar kept within the community can be spent many times over for a far greater benefit than a dollar invested away from our community.

Examples of opportunities that could receive local investor support (via loans or equity shares) are: business start-ups, a business expansion or line-of-credit, non-profits, cooperatives and conservation financing.

Investors get their agreed-upon return. Businesses get competitive loans from supporters. And the economy gets a good in jobs, income, wealth and tax revenues.

We encourage all PosiPair members to think about starting a LION network in your community.

Add your business Add Your Company

or non-profit organization

A community-led transition to the new economy. We're way beyond green.

Company Name
Company Type

Featured Product

Our frames compliment most face shapes, and come in two widths. Small is designed to fit 3- to 5-year-olds, while large will fit most 5- to 7-year-olds. Our frames also come in three temple arm lengths. The temple arm length is the measurement, in millimeters, from the front of the frame to the tip of the temple along the length of the entire temple arm. You want the the temple arm to be long enough so the glasses don't perch at an angle above the ear. Most young children wear a temple length of 125. Each order includes a copy of our book "Princesses Wear Glasses." Once you receive the frames, take them to your optical provider, who will make sure they fit properly and add your child's prescription lenses.

Featured Certification

Founded in 1936, ACMI was organized to assist its members in providing the public with art and creative materials for children and artists that are non-toxic. The Institute's members are art and creative material manufacturers, and currently there are over 210 members. Of the 60,000 art and creative material formulations evaluated to date, 100% of the children's products and 85% of those meant for the adult artist are certified as non-toxic. All products in the program undergo extensive toxicological evaluation and testing before they are granted the right to bear the ACMI certification seals.
Share PosiPair:
To share this specific page, please use the links on the left sharing bar
Copyright ©2011, PosiPair, LLC. All Rights Reserved. PosiPair is a trademark owned by PosiPair LLC. Patent Pending. Use of this site is subject to express Terms of Service.
Share