Rise and Restore Virtual Resident Recruitment in Rural America – 11/10 – 11AM – 1PM – Online
November 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
In response to COVID-19, Headwaters RC&D has partnered with Great Northern Development Corporation, America’s Small Business Center of Montana and Montana Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program to present the Rise & Restore Small Business Mini-Symposium. This event will take place on November 10, 2020, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM via Zoom. This mini-symposium will feature an industry expert, Ben Winchester. Ben Winchester has been working both in and for small towns across the Midwest for over 25 years. He lives in St. Cloud, Minnesota with his wife and two children. Ben is trained as a Rural Sociologist and works as a Senior Research Fellow for the University of Minnesota Extension. His applied research on economic, social, and demographic topics surrounding the theme of “rewriting the rural narrative” is a new way of looking at rural America. Winchester received his B.A. in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Minnesota, Morris (1995), and M.S. in Rural Sociology from the University of Missouri, Columbia (2001). He was a founding employee at the Center for Small Towns, an outreach and engagement program at the University of Minnesota, Morris and specializes in community development, demographic analysis, data visualization, and moving communities away from anecdata.
This live event will be focused on Resident Recruitment in Rural America.
*Advanced registration is required*
Please use the following link to register: https://mtsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/4739