Newberry Country Economic Vitality Summit. Economic Power on Main Street & Beyond.


The Ford Institute and Rural Development Initiatives invites you to participate in an Economic Vitality Summit aimed at empowering our main streets and investing locally in the future of our communities.

Date:  Friday, November 8, 2013
Time:  9am – 4pm
Location:  La Pine Senior Activity Center 16450 Victory Way

This agenda was created with input from graduates of the Ford Institute Leadership Program and economic development specialists across the Newberry region.  The Summit will include exciting strategies designed to inform what is happening locally and provide methods for boosting our region’s economic vitality.

8:30           Registration
9:00           Welcome and Opening Remarks

                       Heidi Khokhar – RDI
                       Roger Lee – Economic Development for Central Oregon
9:30           Why Invest in Main Street and How to Get Started
10:30          BREAK
10:45         Local Opportunities
                        Rick Allen –  La Pine City Manager
11:15          Strategies to Help Business Work Together & Shine
                        Ken Mulenex  –  La Pine Mayor
11:35         Local Applications – Are the Applications for Newberry Country?
                        Heidi Khokhar  –  RDI
12:00                LUNCH
1:00           Community Successes Panel  – Learning from our Neighbors
                   (Buy Local Campaigns, Sandy Style  –  Sandy, Oregon)
1:50            Taking Action Locally
                        Heidi Kokhar – RDI
2:50          Closing Remarks from the Ford Family Foundation
                        Joyce Akse – Director, Ford Institute
3:00          ADJOURN

This event is Free and open to anyone interested or involved in the economic vitality of Newberry region.

Registration is limited to the first 100 and will close no later than November 1, 2013

Please share this invitation with others in the Newberry region who would find it relevant to their work and interest.

La Pine Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center
PO Box 616, La Pine, 97739
51425A Hwy 97


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