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DT #306: Connectivity and Broadband

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Release Date: 08/05/2020

DT #339: Become a High Quality Speaker with Dr. Adam Sharples Brooks show art DT #339: Become a High Quality Speaker with Dr. Adam Sharples Brooks

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Are you envious of great public speakers?  Are they simply born with the natural gift to entertain audiences? In this episode, Dennis chats with Dr. Adam Sharples Brooks, director of The Speaking Studio at the University of Alabama.  Tune in to learn some tips and tricks of the trade to become a better speaker. About Dr. Adam Sharples Brooks Dr. Adam Sharples Brooks is a nationally renowned public speaker with a Ph.D in Communication and Information Sciences, an M.A. in Communication Studies, and a background in Public Relations. His research focuses on rhetoric in the areas of...

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DT #338: Series - Never Have a Board Chair That.....Is Too Busy for You show art DT #338: Series - Never Have a Board Chair That.....Is Too Busy for You

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Selecting the right chair of the board for your non-profit organization is very important. This 7 part series is all about selecting the right individual for that position.  Today's episode is #1 in the series....never have a board chair that is too busy for you! When you need to bend the ear of your board chair - you need them.  Not after the next board meeting - you need them now!  If your potential chair of the board isn't going to be available, then you need to select someone else for the job. Tune in for Jason's methodology and full context. This week's episode sponsored by...

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DT #337: Preparing for a Top Leadership Position with Drew Kamp show art DT #337: Preparing for a Top Leadership Position with Drew Kamp

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Economic developers are wired to ask the question: what's next? While that question can often relate to projects or the organization,  it can also relate to your career. Drew Kamp has recently been named the President/CEO  of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce in Iowa.  Prior to that, he had a variety of roles, duties, and opportunities at the Ames Chamber of Commerce. In this episode, Dennis asks Drew about his process for gaining the right experience for the top leadership job in an organization.

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DT #336: New Series - Never Have a Board Chair That.....Makes Less Money Than You show art DT #336: New Series - Never Have a Board Chair That.....Makes Less Money Than You

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Selecting the right chair of the board for your non-profit organization is very important. This 7 part series is all about selecting the right individual for that position.  Today's episode is #1 in the series....never have a board chair that makes less money than you! Okay- perhaps never is a bit harsh, but here's the deal: you want a board chair that believes you get what you pay for.  While we aren't suggesting an organization overcompensates a CEO, it is in your best interest to make sure the volunteer leadership isn't trying to balance a budget on your back. Tune in for Jason's...

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DT #335: The Arts as an Economic Development Strategy with Taneshia Nash Laird show art DT #335: The Arts as an Economic Development Strategy with Taneshia Nash Laird

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Where is the intersection of arts and economic development? In this episode, Dennis interviews Taneshia Nash Laird, CEO of the Newark Symphony Hall.  She talks revitalization, fundraising during a pandemic, and working with a team of millennials.  She also identifies three steps needed to succeed. Connect with

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DT #334: Encore Episode - Virtual Fam Tours with Warren Westcott and Greg Kolbjornsen show art DT #334: Encore Episode - Virtual Fam Tours with Warren Westcott and Greg Kolbjornsen

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

In this episode re-run, Jason caught up with the folks from Golden Shovel Agency at the Mid America EDC Conference in Downtown Chicago in late 2019. Warren Westcott and Greg Kolbjornsen talk about website pet peeves, virtual fam tours, and more.

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DT #333: When Disaster Strikes with Nick Glew show art DT #333: When Disaster Strikes with Nick Glew

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

What would you do if a natural disaster hit your community?  Ever heard of the term 'derecho'? In this episode, Dennis interviews Nick Glew, President of the Marion Economic Development Corporation.  Nick's community was hit hard by the derecho storm in Iowa last summer, and he shares his experience in dealing with the aftermath. Connect with

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DT #332: Leading IEDC with Board Chair Tom Kucharski, CEcD show art DT #332: Leading IEDC with Board Chair Tom Kucharski, CEcD

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

The economic development industry has both challenge and opportunity ahead. In this episode, Dennis digs in deep with IEDC board chair Tom Kucharski, President and CEO of Invest Buffalo Niagara. Learn more about Tom's four key priorities: -Assist our members and their communities as they thrive to help their economies recover and prosper as the pandemic hopefully dissipates -Connect and collaborate with a new federal administration -Make meaningful, measurable progress in addressing the chronic and worsening racial and social inequities in the global economy -These priorities must be advanced...

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DT #331: Stack the Deck in Your Favor show art DT #331: Stack the Deck in Your Favor

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

There is no shortage of obstacles that can get in the way of your economic development project.  Do yourself a favor- stack the deck. In this episode, Dennis and Jason swap war stories about projects that were ambushed because commission volunteers or local elected officials didn't see the long-term vision. Your EDO should work behind the scenes to recruit key individuals for various boards and commissions and then work to educate them on the process of an economic development deal.  Projects are hard enough to get across the finish line.  You need all the local support you can...

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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

For many of us, January brings new members to our board of directors.  We can either have them begin service wandering in the dark or prepared for their term. In this episode, Jason offers advice and suggestions for board orientation as well as following-up after the first board meeting to take a quick temperature check. This week's episode sponsored by .

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