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Heather Strohm
~ by Heather Strohm, Regional Extension Educator, Community Development – Purdue University   Business owners in 2021 have witnessed many aspects of operations change over the past 24 months. The small business space is always changing, but if you stay up-to-date on the latest new trends, you’ll be ahead of the curve in 2021 and …
Calling all individuals to register for the 2021 fall cohort of the community coaching learning circle! Purdue Extension Community Development is offering a professional development opportunity for individuals interested in honing their community coaching skills. Through participating in this learning community, you will: Increase your knowledge of the principles and practices of community coaching Reflect …
~by Steve Yoder, Community Development Regional Educator, Purdue Extension     Community Boards of Directors are tasked with many responsibilities, from creating a mission statement to raising funds in support of that mission. As fiduciaries of an organization, they are stewards of the public trust and must make decisions that are in its best interest. …
~by Dr. Larry DeBoer       On April 15, toward the end of the 2021 session of the Indiana General Assembly, the State Budget Committee heard the revised revenue forecast. It was $2.4 billion more than the initial forecast from December 16. That’s “billions,” with a “b”. It was a forecast for the ages. …
~by Steve Yoder, Community Development Regional Educator, Purdue Extension When I speak to community leaders throughout Indiana as part of Purdue Extension’s Community Leadership Program, I will often ask participants about their experiences serving on local boards. One question that I like to ask is if they have ever served on a community board that …
Plan to attend the Virtual Indiana Land Use Summit on September 8 & 9, 2021. All sessions will be live with recordings posted for later viewing. Conference content will be focused on innovations in land use planning for agriculture and natural resources. Save the date: Sept. 8 & 9, 8:30 am – 11:30 pm CT …
~ by Heather Strohm, Regional Extension Educator, Community Development – Purdue University   Driven by the work ethic her mother instilled in her, Sherri Bryant established Team Bryant six years ago when she moved to Indianapolis. She dappled in real estate back then. But recognizing the market was establishing momentum, Sherri began to make significant …
Michael Wilcox
~by Michael Wilcox Assistant Director and Program Leader for Community Development / Purdue Extension Associate Director / North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD)     I must be getting old. My mind seems to receive input and then I immediately associate that input with a song which – more often than not – …
~by Dr. Larry DeBoer Suppose you’ve been prevented from buying things for a year, or maybe a decade. Now the dishwasher is on the fritz, the tires are nearly bald, and the springs on the couch have sprung.  Or, you’ve not been to a restaurant or concert or ballgame—or anywhere—for all that time. Then the …
Michael Wilcox
by Michael Wilcox and Elisa Worland For many, just reading the title of this article sets off the tune in your head. Well, assuming that you can find it in your brain, which has become a jumbled mess over the last year for many of us. In the song, Jackson Browne sings: “Gotta do what …