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Re-Engaging the Rural Economy: Activating Rural Entrepreneurship

Time and Date

December 9, 2020 8:30AM – 9:30AM


ZOOM Webinars


The virtual roundtables are free to attend, but advanced registration is required.

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Economic downturns can create significant opportunity for savvy entrepreneurs. Hear stories from the front lines from business startups and learn how your community can foster entrepreneurial growth, setting the stage for a stronger economic recovery.

Guest Co-Hosts:

  • Megan & Brian Josefowicz, The Mitten Bar/Barley & Rye - Downtown Ludington
  • Bryan Stratton, Sipzee.com - Caledonia
  • Julie Burrell & Jodi Nichols Pitch + Grow North

Target Audiences: Local Businesses, Community Leaders, Start-Ups, DDAs, Chambers, EDOs

About Re-Engaging the Rural Economy:

These virtual roundtables are presented by The Right Place Rural Team in partnership with the Ionia County Economic Alliance, Lake County Economic Development Alliance, Montcalm Economic Alliance, Newaygo County Economic Development Advisory Committee & the Oceana County Economic Alliance.

The focus of this follow-up to our impactful series this summer: convene business owners & leaders from multiple sectors of the economy in our rural West Michigan counties to share best practices, build networks and learn from each other as we continue to weather the storm of COVID-19. Businesses can learn a great deal from their peers across the region to help them be resilient during this crisis and position themselves for success as we strive toward economic recovery.

Sessions are open to any business/organization throughout West Michigan, with a focus on those operating in rural communities. While each session will also include a brief presentation from a subject matter expert or peers demonstrating success in the field, the bulk of each virtual round table will be interactive peer-to-peer discussion.