Come participate in a live webinar and community strategy session.
Update: A replay has been scheduled for April 27th at 10 am. Please visit the Event Page for details and to let us know if you’re coming.
Learn ways that small towns are connecting their small businesses and would-be entrepreneurs with the support and network they need to be successful and create jobs.
Learn about business resource nights, networking events, backroom tours, and online courses you can take together. You’ll hear about actual small towns who are using these techniques right now.
We will be participating in a live nationwide webinar for rural business owners, entrepreneurs and economic development organizations. The webinar is presented by Dakota Resources, Tourism Currents, Iowa SBDC, NDSU Extension Center for Community Vitality and North Dakota Department of Commerce–Tourism Division.
Featured speakers Becky McCray and Deb Brown are both small town people. McCray is a small town business owner from Oklahoma. She and her husband Joe own a retail store and a cattle ranch. She shares insights from this real-world experience at her highly-ranked website, Small Biz Survival, and in her award-winning book, Small Town Rules. Her practical perspective is often featured in a wide range of media, from The New York Times to The High Plains Journal. She makes her home base in Hopeton, Oklahoma, a community of 30 people.
Brown shares stories and advice on social media, working and living in a small town and creating the kind of community you want to live in. She is the Executive Director of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce in Iowa. She is recognized internationally for her online presence as @debworks and publisher of Building Possibility. She shares real world examples of how people are changing their small town into the kind of place the community wants to live, work and play.
When: April 20, 2016, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Where: Tuolumne County Library Community Room
More information on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1680992352123345/
For those who can’t attend the live webinar, replay viewings will be scheduled.