picture of Deb in front of store in Gulfport MS

Deb brings real world practicality and common sense to help you create the kind of town you want.

Her programs on various small town challenges like:

  • what to do with empty buildings,
  • better customer service,
  • marketing and economic development in small towns,
  • Innovative Rural Business Models, and
  • Becoming an Idea Friendly Town

have helped chambers, economic developers, tourism specialists, museum experts, business groups, and local and national conferences.

Virtually, on the phone or in person, she helps you create the kind of town you want.

Deb is also the co-founder of www.saveyour.town along with Becky McCray. They bring you practical advice on how to shape a brighter future for your small town. Sign up for the weekly newsletter that focuses on small town challenges. Become a Megaphone Member and have access to all their videos. More info here

I’m a former Chamber of Commerce Executive Director with my certification from the Institute for Organization Management. My business background is varied with experience in foreign casualty insurance, retail management, bartending and I grew up farming. I'm in small towns, neighborhoods and out in the field, talking to business owners, residents, officials, volunteers and everyday people.

Deb Brown

Grants and other resources

Is funding an obstacle? Take a look at the bottom of this page for ideas and grants you could implement!