Richmond Times Dispatch: Impact Makers pumps profits into local charities

On July 2, 2012, the Richmond Times-Dispatch ran “Impact Makers pumps profits into local charities.” The article describes how Impact Makers recently established $562,500 in equity-like debt investment to finance continued growth, using contributions from board members and external investors including fellow B Corporation: Virginia Community Capital. VCC received their B Corp certification recently, becoming the second […]

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New DC Pub to Donate All Profits, Inspired by Impact Makers’ Model

Impact Makers doesn’t just make change, we inspire others to make change. A couple years ago, Impact Makers CEO and Co-Founder Michael Pirron met  one of the owners of a new Washington, DC pub. They spoke about the unique model of running a competitive business yet donating all profits to community  charities. Soon this gentleman […]

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Greater Richmond Grid Covers Impact Makers – Twice!

The June/July 2012 issue of Greater Richmond Grid magazine features a letter about becoming a B Corp and an article by Jim Ukrop about local B Corps and Impact Makers. It is wonderful to see our local B Corp community grow! See the articles and read excerpts below. From page 6, “Here We Go,” a letter from […]

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Impact Makers’ Business Model in Work It, Richmond

Work it, Richmond published an interview with local leadership coach Ann Deaton on May 28, 2012. It the interview, Ann discusses her admiration for Impact Makers and our innovative business model. Read the article: http://workitrichmond.com/people/ann-deaton/. Work it, Richmond is a new website for small business news in Central Virginia.  

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Impact Makers Hosts Students from UVA Studying Social Enterprise

On March 22, 2012, Impact Makers hosted students from the University of Virginia studying social enterprise and how their community may be able to address social issues. They traveled to Impact Makers’ office in Richmond, Virginia to meet with Michael Pirron and Rodney Willett. The students learned about Impact Makers’ unique business model,  B Corps […]

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William and Mary’s SEcon – Social Entrepreneurship Conference

Michael Pirron and Rodney Willett represented Impact Makers at the College of William and Mary’s SEcon – Social Entrepreneurship Conference -March 15-17, 2012 at the Mason School of Business in Williamsburg. SEcon featured nationally and internationally recognized thought leaders in social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility who presented their models for businesses and organizations in discussions […]

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PBS NewsHour on B Corporations

On February 29th, PBS NewsHour aired Benefit Corporations Aim to Make a Profit — and a Positive Impact as part of Economics correspondent Paul Solman’s Making Sen$e of financial news series. The program covers benefit corporations, firms striving to make a positive impact on society while also turning a profit. Seven states have passed benefit […]

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Jay Coen Gilbert – On better businesses

Jay Coen Gilbert shares his vision to harness the power of business to solve society’s problems through B Corporations — a new standard labeling socially and environmentally responsible companies. B Corps will help corporations be profitable while solving society’s problems. Coen Gilbert co-founded B Lab, an organization trying to solve social and environmental problems by relying […]

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ABA Journal features Impact Makers

The ABA Journal features Impact Makers in “Profiting for Good: New Corp Structure Helps Nonprofits Deliver Benefits,” in the January 2012 issue. The article discusses the company’s unique business model, donating all profits to charity, and the benefit corporation laws spreading across the country.

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