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In this edition of Pathways to Rural Prosperity Podcast Don Macke with e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems hosts Luke Mahin from Courtland, Kansas population 290. In this episode we cover a lot ground given Luke’s work a rural economic developer, entrepreneur with a relatively new brew pub and his role a community coach with E3 Energizing Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Nebraska. This conversation shares insights from a remarkable journey relevant to a large swath of our audience.

This episode of Espresso with Entrepreneurs features Mr. Clifton Taulbert, noted Entrepreneur, Author and Businessman. Clifton is the man who introduced Stairmaster to the world, and is known as “One of America’s Most Outstanding Black Entrepreneurs” – Time Magazine. He is also the speaker of choice for Harvard University, US Federal Reserve, Bank of America and US Pentagon. On top of all that….he is the President and CEO of both Freemount Corporation, and Roots Java. Grab your cup and settle back for some incredible insight on Entrepreneurship and success from Clifton Taulbert!

In this edition of Pathways to Rural Prosperity Podcast, Don Macke with e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems hosts Jackson Swearer, the Entrepreneur Navigator and Director with STARTUP Hutch serving Hutchinson and Reno County, Kansas. This community in South Central Kansas is both urban and rural with a rich history of entrepreneur-focused community economic development. In this episode Don and Jackson reflect on this entrepreneurial ecosystem story with lots of lessons for other communities seeking to make entrepreneurship the foundation for all development.

Welcome to another inspiring episode of Espresso with Entrepreneurs! Today we’re joined by Dave Hill, from Mid-America Bank. Get ready for a deep dive into Dave’s extensive banking experience and his remarkable entrepreneurial journey. Dave is not only a banker, he’s a community-driven visionary who has transformed Baldwin City and Douglas County, Kansas, through his commitment to entrepreneurship and redevelopment. He discusses how important mentorship and a commitment to personal finance is to entrepreneurs. Grab your favorite coffee, settle in, and explore how Dave’s passion is fueling the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Northeast Kansas!