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July 13, 2010 Small Town Downtown Forum 1PM to 5:30PM

(Shullsburg) This unique workshop has been developed to create a dialog among small town leaders with populations of 1,500 or less. You'll learn from each other through case studies, roundtables and discussion groups. To be held at the Shullsburg Townsend Community Center located at 190 N. Judgement St., Shullsburg.

About Shullsburg:
As Wisconsinís third oldest city, it has a great
mining history and several signature events
such as the Cheesefest and 4th of July Fireworks.

1:15 p.m. Opening Remarks
1:20 p.m. Dynamics of Small Towns
1:40 p.m. Case Study #1 - Shullsburg
2:10 p.m. Discussion Group: The Successful Business Mix in Small Downtowns
2:40 p.m. Discussion Groups: Raising Funds for Community Projects
3:10 p.m. Round Tables discussions:
How to Improve the Business Climate
Tourism/Attracting Visitors
Promoting the Unique Assets of your Community
Improving Downtown Appearances
How to Involve People and Stakeholders
Organizing for Success: What does your group/organization look like?
Developing Great Community Events
Developing Community Gathering Places
3:30 p.m. Repeat Round Tables
3:50 p.m. Case Study # 2 - Blanchardville
4:20 p.m. Resources available to small towns
5:30 p.m. Adjourn

Sponsors include The University of Wisconsin-Extension, Wisconsin Rural Partners, Wisconsin Downtown Action Council and Wisconsin Main Street. The cost is $10. Register now by contacting Catherine Dunlap with Wisconsin Main Street at [email protected] or at 608-267-3855, or Ricky Rolfsmeyer, Wisconsin Rural Partners, 608-967-2322 or [email protected]

See more at http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/shawano/documents/SmallTownDowntownForumsbrochure.pdf


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