Monthly Archives: April 2013

Localism 101: Investing

What should we do to help build our local economy? What CAN we do? Have other communities made helpful changes that we can do here as well? Before we run out and maybe make a mistake because we just “Have to do … Continue reading

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A Local Farmers’ Market as a Business Incubator

Business Incubator (Wikipedia): “Programs designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business-support resources and services.” “Business Incubation” programs are popping-up all over the country as local Chambers of Commerce, Business Associations, municipal governments and … Continue reading

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Webinar: Maximizing District-wide Impact of Safe Routes to School

Webinar: “Maximizing District-wide Impact of Safe Routes to School: Educating Student Transportation Departments” When: Thurs April 18, 2013 / 1:00pm – 2:00pm CST Cost: FREE, but online advance registration is required. Login instructions will be sent upon registration! Helping your school … Continue reading

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Webinar: Building Community Resilience Through Courageous Storytelling

Webinar: “Building Community Resilience Through Courageous Storytelling” When: Thurs April 18, 2013 / 1:00pm – 2:15pm CST Cost: FREE, but online advance registration is required. Login instructions will be sent upon registration! Webinar Description: “A shared story and history that gives … Continue reading

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Own The Sidewalk

This post, written by Joe Nickol, co-founder of StreetSense.Org, stands on its own (we don’t normally post an ENTIRE piece by some else) as to the critical role that working sidewalks serve in municipalities of ALL sizes. As we complete the build-out of Round … Continue reading

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A Short To-Do List

If you’ve been “stuck on the treadmill” as a dedicated earn-and-spend consumer for so long that you’ve forgotten how to “live” for yourself and loved ones, this graphic will give you a start. Yes, it a list of “Do’s”, but … Continue reading

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Density Done Well

One reason so many people have been attracted to (the idea of) the suburbs is to “get away from the crowds” in the cities. The American Dream came in a lot of flavors, and most of them included the idea of … Continue reading

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