It was a tremendous opportunity to learn from your experiences and a great challenge to each of the ROI communities to apply the best practices you shared across Oregon. Participants gave high regards in their evaluations, they said your content was wonderful, practical and empowering. One participant said that much of your content was so simple, it was mind blowing how they had so consistently overlooked what was right in front of them. Another said he had always wanted to kill committee’s and after this weekend, he has no reservations! I think they will indeed take small steps and in some cases, start a revolution.”
Janet Soto Rodriguez, Entrepreneurship Strategist.Business Oregon
We were fortunate enough to have Deb Brown join us as our keynote speaker at our 54th Annual Missouri Community Betterment Conference. Deb spoke to approximately 170 individuals (ages 14 & up) from rural communities across Missouri. The relevant subject matter and down-to-earth conversation she presented was just what we were looking for. I received so many positive comments following her presentation and several attendees asked that we invite her back. We were thrilled that Deb chose to participate in the full conference which began Sunday afternoon and didn’t end until Monday evening. This allowed our attendees the opportunity to visit with her one on one and glean additional information and tips from her specific to their community’s needs.
Long-time veterans of MCB and newcomers alike stated that this was one of the best conferences they had been to. This is due in large part to the energetic and empowering message Deb shared which provided new ideas and the boost many of our community members needed. Well Done Deb!!
Teresa Keller, MCB Director of Operations
Deb Brown is the real deal. She speaks from the heart and lives what she speaks. Deb is a wonderful authority and shares her hands-on experiences regarding small towns and making them thrive. If you’re in a small town, you need to hear from Deb.
Leslie McClellan, Tourism Currents
Julie Flyckt, Adams County, Washington Economic Development Director
“Deb’s energy and passion for people and small business is evident in everything she does. From building momentum during a speaking event, to touring small towns, to her blog, she always has a fresh prospective and helpful, positive attitude.” Connie Larson, Milbank, SD Chamber of Commerce
The great thing is that the principles you discuss are as applicable here in rural Australia as they are in the USA!
DAVID SCOTT, DESTINATION DORRIGO, AUSTRALIA