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Here's another chance! We're re-recording this webinar, April 12 - noon CDT 

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The Old Guard. The CAVE People (Citizens Against Virtually Everything). You know who we mean. The ones who stand in the way of every single good idea for your town. You're not the only town that has one.

How can we help overcome their fear of failure and develop their will to act?

One trick is to understand that they also care about your town. And that "Us vs. Them" is a myth.

We'll share three specific strategies that work to help you disrupt, diffuse or redirect that negativity so you can get on with what matters in your rural community. We'll share real-world examples of ways people have successfully worked with, around, or despite the committee of negativity.

What are your webinars like? Will there be slides?   

Our webinars are actually live video broadcasts. You see our faces. We connect with you personally. We give you a downloadable handout instead of boring slides, and we focus on real-world examples, not statistics. Your downloadable handout will have photos, more info and links for all the examples.

Will it be recorded? 

Yes, and the replay will be available for two weeks after the live broadcast. After that, the recording goes away, so be sure to schedule a specific time to watch!

How long will it run? How long do I need to schedule for a replay?

We wrap up the presentation within one hour, and we stay a bit extra to answer any last-minute questions. We also take questions by email during the two weeks the replay is available.

You can bring friends:

Once you’re registered, you can schedule more than one viewing during the two week window so you reach as many people as possible.

We allow you to watch the live event, invite friends and hold replays in your town, as long as you’re personally present each time. If others want to watch without you, we ask that they also register. 

Who should you invite?

  • Downtown business owners and managers
  • Downtown associations, Main Streets, Chambers
  • Economic development folks
  • Elected officials, cities, towns, municipalities
  • Those who want to revitalize their downtowns
  • Visionaries like yourself
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  • We had a fabulous inaugural “EDC after hours” on Wednesday night this week! We did the replay of the Bringing Big Ideas to Life – it was a perfect launching point for discussion! We had 25 of our members in attendance, and secured three new members as a result!
    Julie Barr, Schoolcraft County, U.P., Michigan
  • I'll make sure our Town Council and our fledgling Economic Development Commission see this webinar! Thank you!
    Jason Miller, Mayor, Town of Concrete
  • I have so many ideas, but didn't really have the motivating vehicle to get the stakeholders together to present them. Your webinar is the perfect vehicle to generate the enthusiasm and wherewithal to needed to start the ball rolling. While viewing the seminar, my enthusiasm to see things happen in Cleveland was regenerated, and it hasn't waned. I can't wait to start that journey. Keeping in mind, there are so many areas to address, I joined and am now a member of the Insiders so I can view all of the webinars.
    Mary Johnson, Cleveland, Oklahoma, Chamber of Commerce
  • Your webinars are just so precious. I wish I could fill an auditorium with our local chamber of commerce leaders and boards to hear you both.
    Jim Blankenship, Tennessee
  • I watched the webinar video last night. It was great. I think you and Deb make good team. Nice banter, good pacing, and lots of useful information. Excellent!
    Cindy Kelly, Kansas
  • This webinar stimulated lots of note-taking and conversation between the business owners gathered at my house. Deb and Becky gave us some new ideas and several excellent examples of known models. I think some of us are thinking of pivoting our summer’s plans after participating in Wednesday’s event. Thanks for a well-thought out presentation!
    Jonya, Oronoco, Minnesota, RochesterFiber.com
  • I appreciated the very relaxed feel to the webinar. No monotone drone that gets tuned out off and on throughout a session... I watched it twice as matter of fact.
    James Leonard, Town of Buffalo, Oklahoma

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