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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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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Moving Ahead with the Franciscan Publishers Building

Back in February, I shared an update on a community visioning meeting hosted in downtown Pulaski with members of the Pulaski Economic Development Ad Hoc Committee (made up of village staff, elected officials, local business and school representatives) and the public. Fast forward 8 months, and conversations are moving ahead on how to bring new […]

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Wisconsin Wednesday: August 2016

The majority of my content is localized to Brown County, but there are too many exciting things happening in the state of Wisconsin to not share some of it here! Here are a few highlights in community, natural resources and economic development from around Wisconsin from this month: Pabst’s Return to Milwaukee Pabst announced that […]

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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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Wisconsin Wednesday: June 2016

The majority of my content is localized to Brown County, but there are too many exciting things happening in the state of Wisconsin to not share some of it here! Here are a few highlights in community, natural resources and economic development from around Wisconsin from this month: Ernessi Organics I just found out about […]

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Upcoming Community Development Webinar Series

The University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension’s Center for Community and Economic Development has partnered with the Center for Land Use Education (UW-Stevens Point) and the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association to present a new monthly community development-focused webinar series for Wisconsin professionals. Through our relationship with the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension, Brown […]

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A Possible New Future for the Pulaski Franciscan Publishing Building

This Wednesday, the UW-Extension and Redevelopment Resources had the pleasure of facilitating two meetings to discuss the future use of the Franciscan Publishing Building in the heart of downtown Pulaski. A lunch hour facilitated session of invited officials and stakeholders, as well as about half a dozen religious leaders from the local Franciscan group toured the 75+ […]

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Pulaski Friars’ Building Vision Meeting

This post is generated from a UW-Extension press release. The Village of Pulaski’s Economic Development Committee is partnering with the Brown County UW-Extension Community and Economic Development Educator, Allyson Watson, to host a community visioning session for the former Franciscan Friars’ Printing Building in Downtown Pulaski. The three story, 50,000 SF building is owned and […]

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