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Will More Entrepreneurship Energize Communities?

09jun6:30 pm8:30 pmWill More Entrepreneurship Energize Communities?Journal Launch Event

Event Details

Will More Entrepreneurship Energize Communities?

In-Person & Livestream Magazine Launch & Discussion
Thursday, June 9 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM CDT
Kansas Leadership Center
325 East Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas
Virtual Attendance Available

Special thanks to media sponsor, KMUW, Wichita Public Radio at 89.1 FM.

Register below to attend the launch event in-person or virtually (Comes with a complimentary copy of The Journal)

For communities looking to thrive, encouraging entrepreneurship can energize local economies. While communities such as Council Grove and Alma are seeing green shoots, it isn’t always easy to encourage new ventures and there’s no tried and true formula that works everywhere. At a time when entrepreneurs such as Wichita’s own Eddie Sandoval and Deborah Gladney are taking advantage of the pandemic to innovate, questions remain about how to reignite a golden era of entrepreneurship in the heartland.

Join us for a celebration of the role entrepreneurship plays in making communities great places to live and for an in-depth discussion of the challenges that must be surmounted for places to find their own versions of success. This will be the first in a series of events in June focused on entrepreneurship in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska.

The event will start at 6:30 PM with a 30-minute reception followed by discussion at 7 PM on entrepreneurship and community in KLC’s Town Hall.

Featured guests for the evening of discussion include:

  • Deidre Knight, Council Grove business owner
  • Jesse Knight, Council Grove business owner
  • Wrenn Pacheco, Alma business owner
  • Morgan Holloman, Alma business owner
  • Tracy Henry, Morris County economic developer
  • Christy Preston, Product Manager, Rural Entrepreneurship, Western Region at NetWork Kansas
  • Ciara Miller, Manager, Rural Entrepreneurship, Central Region at NetWork Kansas
  • Christina Long, owner of CML Collective, LLC
  • Deborah Gladney, co-founder of QuickHire

Join us for the continuation of the Signs of Revival: Entrepreneurship and Stronger Heartland Communities series throughout the month of June.

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