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The BNote Second Series is Here!

After much hard work and coordination, we are so proud to finally be able to reveal the designs for the Second Series BNotes! Conceived by the designer of the original BN1 and BN5, Richard Winchell, this new set of BNotes includes elements from the Baltimore flag and two prominent Baltimore women on the BN10 and BN20!
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The designs were revealed in a press event at Oyin Handmade, 2103 N. Charles Street, yesterday morning, with the BNote team, Richard Winchell, and other Station North business owners in attendance.
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Our fundraiser to get these designs printed and into circulation will run for another 10 days or so – please contribute whatever you can to help us print these great designs!
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We look forward to exchanging them into circulation starting on April 30th, at our launch party event at Gallery 788 – hope to see you there!
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Our Second Series Fundraiser is Live! Pitch in TODAY to help get them printed!

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It’s finally time – head over to our Indiegogo campaign to chip in whatever you can, to help us print the Second Series! We’ll be revealing the designs on this site and all over social media on April 14th, and if it’s fully funded, the new BNotes will begin exchange on April 30th.

We’ve worked hard to gather suggestions for the prominent Baltimore women on the BN10 and BN20, and now that the final figures have been selected, we are very excited to be this close to printing. See the great perks we have for our backers, including framed Second Series BNote sets, BNote business network tote bags, uncut First Series print sheets, and more – help us get to our goal today!

Think Outside the Bucks show and Second Series BNote Launch Party at Gallery 788 in April!

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Click for printable pdf version — Spread the word!

New Spring 2016 BNote Business Directories!

Downloadable pdfs to view or print – find out where to get and spend BNotes all across Baltimore:

brick and mortar businesses

citywide and online businesses

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
With over 230 businesses accepting and using BNotes across the city, it’s easy to support your local economy every day.  Friends don’t let friends go to Seattle coffee chains or faux-Italian corporate eateries!
 
If you know a business owner who supports local buying, please encourage them to check out our For Businesses page and get in touch with us if they would like to be in our print and online Directories.

New Press

As we continue gearing up for the Second Series reveal and launch in 2016, we’re starting to get more media attention – check out the latest BNote articles:

The Charles Villager (Winter 2016)

The Daily Record (January 5, 2016)

Keep your ears open – details on our reveal of the new series designs is coming very soon!

Help Us Get the Second Series Out!

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New Summer 2015 BNote Business Directories!

More great Baltimore businesses are joining the BNote business network every week – if you know a business owner who supports local buying, please encourage them to check out our For Businesses page and get in touch with us if they would like to be in our print and online Directories. Here are the latest downloadable pdfs to view or print, so you can find out where to get and spend BNotes all across Baltimore:

brick and mortar businesses

citywide and online businesses

 

New Spring 2015 BNote Business Directories!

Downloadable pdfs to view or print – find out where to get and spend BNotes all across Baltimore:

brick and mortar businesses

citywide and online businesses

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Why let corporate chains take your money and run? Keep more of your money in your community by buying local and using BNotes every day. With over 225 businesses accepting and using BNotes, it’s easy to support your local economy!  
If you know a business owner who supports local buying, please encourage them to check out our For Businesses page and get in touch with us if they would like to be in our print and online Directories.

Send Us Your Thoughts on the BNote Second Series!

Who will be featured on the new denominations of Baltimore’s local currency? We’ve been gathering your suggestions and votes, and decision-time is getting close. Send us your thoughts via our contact page or on the Facebook Group as soon as you can.

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We’ll be reaching out to our core supporters soon, to help us make the next BNote series a reality in 2014. If you want to volunteer some time to help us coordinate the roll-out this year, please get in touch – there are a few things (web changes via WordPress, data updates in Excel) that would really help us stay in high gear and would give you local currency experience as well!

Lillie May Carroll Jackson

Film Screening: Money & Life

Join us at the Creative Alliance on Thurs, November 21 at 7:30 pm for a screening of Money & Life, a documentary that examines the economic crisis not as a disaster but as a tremendous opportunity for positive change. See more event details

This cinematic odyssey takes us on a journey from the origins of money to the current global financial crisis. The film helps us to see that we owe it to ourselves to understand the fundamentals of this technology called money in order to be effective participants in the economic transformation that is happening around us – a shift more rapid but just as profound as the Industrial Revolution.

Tickets are $7 for members; $12 for non-members.