This week, we’re shopping local. On the occasion of the holiday season, we sat down with two people immersed in the movement. First up, Timothy Wolf Starr discusses the recently rebranded Small Business Beanstalk, now called Connects Columbus. Then, Lynn Stan, co-founder of Celebrate Local, has a wide-ranging conversation on the inherent difficulty in quantifying the value of buying, shopping, and sourcing local.


The Confluence Cast is sponsored by Celebrate Local, a champion of small, local businesses. Celebrate Local is the retail home to more than 300 Ohio artisans, small businesses and farmers. With their flagship location at Easton Town Center and newest location, Liberty Center, their stores invite visitors from around the country to “Shop the Best of Ohio” and support local.