Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Huffington Post Article Features PCM

July 28, 2010 - Eric Holt Gimenez, the Executive Director of Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy, wrote a piece for the Huffington Post that raises concerns over the move of Walmart and other big box retailers into urban food deserts communities. While bringing retail and good food into these communities is very much needed, Eric breaks down the potential damage that big box retailers can cause to communities that are already vulnerable. PCM's CEO, Brahm Ahmadi, is quoted in the post.

Here's the link to the story: The Fight Over Food Deserts -- Corporate America Smacks Its Way Down

Thursday, July 15, 2010

PCM Presents at Slow Money Alliance National Gathering

In early June 2010 PCM's CEO Brahm Ahmadi attended the annual National Gathering of the Slow Money Alliance. An Entrepreneur Showcase was help on June 10 in which 25 food entrepreneurs each gave a 3 minute presentation on their venture and funding needs. Brahm participated in the showcase and presented on PCM. Click here to view a video of Brahm's presentation at the Slow Money Alliance's 2010 National Gathering.

Another important development that took place at the National Gathering was the announcement of Ari Derfel as the new Executive Director of Slow Money Alliance. This is very relevant to PCM as Ari is a member of PCM's Board of Director's and is the Board Treasurer. So Ari's direct involvement and leadership is building a movement for slow money that supports mission-driven and socially responsible companies is a significant opportunity for PCM to gain greater traction and support. You can learn more about Ari on his Facebook page by clicking here.