Video and More


TEDx is an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere — celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage. Brookings, SD TEDx invited Deb to speak about the Tour of Empty Buildings – TEDx Brookings (8 minutes)

Developing Resilient Communities: The Idea Friendly Method with Becky McCray, virtual, Limestone Bluffs RC&D, 2021 (52 minutes)

Visit with Sharon Frerichs, Mayor of Akron, Iowa.  Deb was there for an Embedded Community Experience. This video highlights the events, businesses and highlights since Deb’s visit. (20 minutes)

A recap of the SMTulsa presentation in 2018, on Building Possibility. SMTulsa is THE social media and business conference in the heartland, and Deb has spoken the last two years.

RuralX is a unique rural celebration designed to bring rural champions together from across the region to boost rural economic and community development. Becky and Deb keynoted at the inaugural RuralX and returned the following year to keynote again. Rural X Summit, Closing Keynote (12 minutes)

RuralX Innovative Rural Business Models (about 30 minutes)

Deb brought an Embedded Community Experience to Belle Fourche, SD and keynoted at the end of the visit. This short piece is a Belle Fourche, SD Discussion on Creating Workspaces (4 minutes)

Video Short one and half minute of Empty Buildings Tour: 


Interview with Michael Libbie on Insight on Business

Interview August, 2018 about Rural That Works

Interview April 25, 2017 on Insight on Business: The News Hour


Filling Empty Buildings for Kansas State Research and Extension

Marketing in a Small Town for Kansas State Research and Extension


Proud Places with Jeff Siegler

A common sense approach to reinvigorating America

Rural Business: Episode 34 with Ben Rowley

Podcast with Develop This – Economic and Community Development Episode 237

Podcast at Small Town Big Talk 

Podcast with George and MaryLynn at BIGG Success 

Podcast with Sherry Borzo from Storied Gifts 

Podcast with Des Walsh talking about Leadership in Small Towns

In the Moment – Rural X Update

Digital Homesteading with Scott Meyer

Visual Documentation and Graphic Recording

Adams County, Washington invited Deb for an Embedded Community Experience. The final presentation of her findings was help in Ritzville, Washington. The visual documentation of Reviving Rural Downtowns recap of a 2 hour presentation on Solutions for Small Towns, was created by Anne Nelson.

Written and Online Coverage:

Targeted Small Business Newsletter

Avon and Cold Spring, MN

Gary Wood, Belle Fourche SD Chamber Year End Review

Adams County, Washington 2018 Magazine

Goldendale Webinar Article

Sallisaw KXMX Coverage

Akron, Iowa review

Visit the Square page that shares the story Made In Iowa. Deb was instrumental in the process.

The Old Geezer Club in Akron, Iowa

CoWorkers of the World

Sebring, Ohio 

Innovative Downtown Businesses 

The Crescent News in Defiance, Ohio

York News in York, NE

West Bend News, Ohio

Results of an ECE in Webster City, Iowa

Southern Oregon Business Journal

Sequoya County Times

Small Biz Trends

Fostoria, Ohio







Lisbon, Oh Morning News