Helping people make impact where they live.
Stacey Price is no stranger to building communities. With a passion for vibrant place and a belief that people are central and strong together, she has spent her career growing eco-systems through collaboration--- connecting brands with consumers, business with resources and space, and people with passion driven projects that create impact. Now, together with a vast and talented network of partners she wants to help you do the same!
Founder + Chief Community Catalyst
Stacey Price has over 15 years of experience activating community.
Currently acting as a Washington, DC based consultant, she nurtures independent business and closely advises municipalities, developers, and non-profits to plan, create and manage projects that grow the local economy.
Creatively connecting community and commerce is her strategy for vibrant ecosystems. In only 6 months, her latest project, Shop Made in DC- a retail store and cafe dedicated to only products made in DC, has generated nearly $400,000 back to local makers. As former Executive Director of Think Local First DC, Stacey formally supported a network of 500 local businesses, helping launch incubator programs such as MADE IN DC and StartUP Kitchen and worked on policy supporting independent business growth.
As a recovering retailer, she has coupled her background in business and PR with her passion for education and vibrant local economy to help scale 100s of independent retail brands. Using events as tool for engagement, Stacey has planned conferences, festivals, pop-up retail events and marketplaces. Since 2014 she has been working with property owners and developers in the DC Metro Area to re-imagine mix-use properties to include temporary activation, collaborative retail and small batch production space; all working to improve their bottomline while providing low-entry to market opportunities for small business.
Stacey has a Masters Degree in Corporate Communication from Radford University, completing her thesis work in Social Capital and Community Engagement. She currently serves on the board of directors for MESS HALL and FRESHFARM Markets and on Kaiser Permanente’s PFCC Leadership Team as a Patient Partner from the Mid Atlantic Region.
The People Make Place TEAM
People Make Place team brings an enormous breadth and depth of expertise to the table to help our clients.