First Impressions Exchange – Green Bay & Fond du Lac

Green Bay and Fond du Lac are a conducting a First Impressions exchange in March 2017. A First Impressions Exchange is where volunteers from two communities swap places for a day and share their feedback about visiting the respective communities. It is a valuable learning experience for the host communities to gain new insights and new […]

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Gift Giving that Puts Our Community First

The holiday season officially kicked off with the passing of Thanksgiving weekend, and Americans are on a gift buying bender the likes of which have not been seen in the past decade. As per the American Research Group, the average American plans to spend $929 on gift buying this holiday season, the first time since […]

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A Living Learning Lab in Wisconsin Rapids

As those of you who read my blog regularly know, I’ve been working with the Village of Pulaski on an adaptive reuse effort for the Franciscan Printery Building in their downtown. A group of stakeholders joined me on a field trip to Wisconsin Rapids last week to dive into a similar project happening a few hours […]

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Wisconsin Wednesday – November Edition

Happy November, readers! I completely failed to post this on Wednesday. As the weather turns from falling leaves to whirling snow (please, not yet…) – I’ve got some local and statewide things to share with you! Wisconsin Downtown Action Council – Downtown Summit (La Crosse, WI) I celebrated my first year co-chairing the Wisconsin Downtown […]

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Leveraging Pokémon Go to Foster Recreational Tourism

I’m Allyson and I’m a Pokémon Go addict. Pokémon played a HUGE role in my childhood. I collected the cards and played avidly from 4th through 6th grade (1998-2000). Being six to ten years older than my three younger siblings, Pokémon was one of the few games that I could share and play with my siblings – […]

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Hobart Creates Own ‘Downtown’ District

This post generated from a Green Bay Press Gazette article, which you can read in full here. The Village of Hobart’s Centennial Centre project is growing quickly as Hobart Crossing is on target to complete their second luxury apartment building this June. The complex offers high end amenities such as granite countertops, high end appliances, […]

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County Bike/Pedestrian Plan Input Timeframe Extended

This post generated from a Green Bay Press Gazette article, which you can read in full here. County Planners have extended the deadline for input into the 2016 Brown County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan update through March 25. The comment period had been slated to close March 18 for the plan, which serves as a […]

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Brown County Bicycle and Pedestrian Survey Launched

This post generated from a press release: Brown County Planning Commission staff is offering an initial opportunity for public input for the 2016 Brown County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update.  Public input will be collected through participating in a short survey and through a map that allows you to place comments anywhere in Brown County. The […]

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