People too closed to new ideas?
Open them up to be Idea Friendly
Gather your crowd, make connections, and take small steps. We'll show you the research behind it, and the practical steps you can take to put it into action right away.
Live video broadcast Sept 7
Or catch it on-demand until Sept 21
About Deb Brown & Becky McCray
We believe small towns can be saved — including yours.
Small towns thrive when they set themselves apart. We’ve joined forces to show you practical steps to help you shape a brighter future for your small town.
Deb 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. Deb is the Executive Director Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce in Iowa. You might recognize her online as @debworks. She grew up in a town of 141 people, Geneva, Iowa. She loves to tell stories and share real world examples of how people are changing their small town into the kind of place the community wants to live, work and play in.
Becky McCray believes small towns have a future. She watches the global trends in the economy, technology and society, then she delivers practical steps rural people can implement right now to shape the future of their town. Her advice is based on her real world experience as a retail store owner and cattle rancher. Her store is in Alva, Oklahoma, and she makes her home in Hopeton, Oklahoma, a place with 30 people. She doesn’t just talk about rural issues; she lives them.
Together, we’re teaching you specific ways to make your small town a better place. We’re creating the courses, toolkits and online communities that will help you learn, grow and take action.
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