GETTING REAL IN RURAL - In Lostine, Union and Elgin
Come and enjoy snacks and drinks and engage in a lively discussion about building a vibrant, community-supported, local economy led by Brad Attig, founder of Reinventing Rural. All are welcome!
January 26 - Z's BBQ in Lostine - 125 OR-82, Lostine
February 2 - Catherine Creek Community Center, 667 N Main St, Union
March 9 - Hale Turner Theater, 831 Alder Street, Elgin
Each event will start at 5:30 p.m. Our presenter, Brad Attig, passionately believes that rural communities can become creative entrepreneurial centers. He advocates that small places can take simple steps that can quickly impact the local economy and energize an entire community. Small Businesses are the lifeblood of rural Main Streets throughout Oregon and beyond. While there are those who say rural America is destined for decline they forget that many said the same thing about big cities in the 1970's. While challenges exist to building strong rural economies, Brad will lead a discussion on building an entrepreneurial environment in our small communities and present pathways to support the creativity and initiative needed to revitalize rural. This free event is sponsored by NEOEDD and Reinventing Rural and made possible through Business Oregon funding.