Rise & Restore Virtual Small Business Summit
Time & Location
About the Event
In response to COVID-19, Headwaters RC&D has partnered with Great Northern Development Corporation, America's Small Business Development Center of Montana and Montana Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program to present the Rise & Restore Small Business Virtual Summit. This event will take place on November 10, 2020, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM via Zoom. Join us for a timely talk and sneak previews of speakers, topics and the Minnow Tank competition being presented at our live Rise and Restore Conference planned for Spring 2021. Ben Winchester is the keynote speaker with the topic Resident Recruitment in Rural America: Capitalizing on Covid-19 Influx of New Talent into Montana.
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.
Please use the following link to register: https://mtsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/4739
We remain excited to host you in Sidney and Butte Spring of 2021 for the live Rise and Restore Small Business Summits. More information on specific dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
*Advanced registration is required!