Rural Business and Innovation Summit

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Klamath Falls, OR

Don Macke will address how rural communities can grow a stronger economy and community through entrepreneurship.

BALLE Fellows Immersion

Sunday, July 15, 2018Thursday, July 19, 2018
Santa Fe, NM

Deb Markley will attend her second BALLE immersion.

ESHIP Summit 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Friday, July 13, 2018
Kansas City, MO
ESHIP Summit 2018

Don Macke will be attending this Summit--a convening that brings together entrepreneurial ecosystem builders — leaders connecting communities to accelerate entrepreneurship.

Training - Community Foundation Serving West Central IL and Northeast MO

Monday, June 25, 2018Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Quincy, IL

Deb Markley will be conducting training for the foundation.

Third Peer Learning Institute

Monday, June 18, 2018Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Chaska, MN

Deb Markley will be attending the 3rd Peer Learning Institute of the Rural Economic Development Philanthropy Innovators Network (REDPIN).

E-Community Coaches meeting

Monday, June 11, 2018
Grafton, WV

Deb Markley will be meeting with the WV Hub e-community coaches.

Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Athens, Ohio

Deb Markley will be the kick off speaker for the Seventh annual conference. More details to come!

Regards to Rural Conference

Friday, May 18, 2018Sunday, May 20, 2018
Portland, Oregon

Regards to Rural is the signature event hosted by Rural Development Initiatives. Deb Markley will present three sessions:
1. "Building Prosperity for Rural People and Places: Finding Your Foundation's Niche"
2. "Align to Thrive: Philanthropy and Rural Prosperity"
3. "An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: What Is It? How Do You Build One?"

Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit

Wednesday, April 25, 2018Thursday, April 26, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri
Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit

The second Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit brings together a variety of best practice programs from many disciplines and perspectives, urban and rural, in one place to talk about what it takes to build a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. This time the focus will be on what it takes to build e-ecosystems in distressed communities both urban and rural and especially how to reach marginalized members of those communities.

Healthy Communities Initiative Team Meeting

Tuesday, March 27, 2018Thursday, March 29, 2018

Deb Markley and Don Macke will be attending the Kansas Health Foundation's Healthy Communities Initiative team meeting.

E-Ship Field Day

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Shickley, Nebraska

Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri annual event

Thursday, March 8, 2018Friday, March 9, 2018
Chillicothe, Missouri

A program featuring Co-director of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship Deb Markley will run from 9 o’clock to 10:30. The mission of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship is to help community leaders build a prosperous future by supporting and empowering business, social, and civic entrepreneurs.

Deb Markley will also lead two Community Conversations on the topic of “Finding Your Best ‘Next Step’ Toward Regional Prosperity” at the Community Building in Cameron March 8th from 10 o’clock in the morning to 2 o’clock in the afternoon.