Need to Make a Difference in Your Community with some Solid Advice? Let me help with an interactive keynote, workshops or an extended visit.
I listen, ask questions and identifies ways to help small towns and rural areas reclaim their character and purpose. Let me provide the guidance and structure necessary to get conversations moving in the direction of accomplishment. Be assured that your audience will leave with solid advice they can put to work when they get home, and they’ll know they are not alone in their quest to make their towns a place they want to live, work and play.
You’ll receive common sense advice based upon my work experience and the experiences of other small towns I’ve helped.
My programs on small business, what to do with empty buildings, customer service, marketing and economic development have been received by chambers, economic developers, tourism specialists, museum experts, business groups, and small town conferences.
Take the next step! Head over the Book Deb page and let’s talk some more.
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January 9, Monday, 5 to 7 pm
K’é – A Place to Grow Small Business
126 Main Street, Downtown Mesa, AZ
Downtown After Five: Bringing Life to Your Downtown After Hours
Open to small business owners, sponsored by Pamela Slim, free to attend
February 1, Wednesday, 11 am to 12:15 pm
Western Association of Chamber Executives
Marriott Los Angeles Airport
5855 West Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 95812
Small Chambers – They’re in a League of Their Own
Small chambers have their own unique challenges and opportunities. This workshop will discuss and explore how to evaluate the need to dump events holding you hostage, how to prove your relevance to the business community, how to jump into the larger arena of playing a bigger role in economic development, and how fun-sized chambers can enjoy a larger percentage of businesses as members. Presentation, panel discussion and roundtable formats will be utilized during the day.
February 22 and 23, 2016
Monroe County Economic Development Conference
WI Military Academy – Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin
Bringing More Life and Activity to Your Downtown After 5 on Wednesday
Creating A Successful Future for Your Town and Businesses on Thursday
Join Deb Brown as she shares ideas other communities have used to create a vibrant town and stories of successful small businesses and how they got that way. The future is yours to decide and Deb will weave a tale of others who are creating vibrant futures right now. Listen for ideas and suggestions you can take back to your own community and put into place right away. There will be time for questions as well!
March 30 and 31
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Tulsa, OK
What Can I Do?
This session with be very much hands on, a sharing of ideas that work and a discussion of new ideas we can all try to grow our local businesses and work together. Takeaways: How to partner with local businesses so all parties win; Small steps your town can take towards growth; What Can I Do? – How to make your way of being resonant with the community.
April 5 and 6
Mid States Economic Development Conference
Marina Inn, South Sioux City, NE
April 19 and 20
Creating Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC)
Mid-America Chamber Executives Conference
Innovative Rural Business Models
Sioux Falls, SD
Rural Arts and Culture Summit
The Role of Arts and Culture in Talent Attraction and Retention
Preserve Iowa Summit
Community Buy-In and Preservation
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Social Media Breakfast
Keynote: Idea Friendly Towns
Albert Lea, MN
July 18 and 19
Rural X Summit
Keynote Presentation and Closing
Empower! South Dakota
Conversation in Action