Small Town Forums Return for 2016

This post is generated from a Wisconsin Downtown Action Council press release. 2016 Wisconsin Regional Small Town Downtown Forums Are Coming To A Location Near You! Small towns have unique issues and needs that are often very different from those of larger communities. These forums are intended to bring together those serving and working in […]

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Inside Innovation Series Profiles Wisconsin Innovators

This post is generated from an original LinkedIn post. This is in relation to a project I am working on for a service club of which I am a member. However, the topics at hand and guest entrepreneurs play into Wisconsin and Brown County economic development handily, and I encourage my professional colleagues to attend! […]

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Denmark Launches Community Trade Show this Fall

I’ve been working with the Denmark Community Business Association since starting in this role, and I’m thrilled to share their new event that they are launching this fall! (This post generated from a press release distributed by the Denmark Community Business Association): The Denmark Community Business Association (DCBA) is pleased to announce the launch of […]

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Thinking through Local Government Issues like a “Futurist”

I had the opportunity to attend a Local Government Institute event in Stevens Point this week. It was refreshing to see local government leaders (state, county, and municipal levels represented) thinking about challenges and solutions through the lens of future generations, rather than being stuck in the here and now. Like it or not, decisions […]

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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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Brown County Parks YP Focus Group

As a part of the Brown County Parks Department five year plan, we are going to be hosting a young professional focus group, in order to dive into the desires and expectations that young professionals and young parents have as park users in our community. This two hour activity is open to 12 participants, and […]

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De Pere Evaluates Aquatic Center

This post is generated from a Green Bay Press Gazette article, which you can read in full here. The City of De Pere is evaluating upgrading the City’s two older outdoor pool facilities with one aquatic center. The center would offer more amenities than either of the existing pool facilities. Residents (and non-residents) of De Pere are encouraged […]

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Brown County Parks Survey

In collaboration with the Brown County Planning Department and Brown County Parks Department, the UW-Extension has been helping to gather community input into the County’s 10 Year Park Plan through a 5 minute online survey. The survey asks users about what they enjoy doing in parks, how they travel there and how frequently they visit […]

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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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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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