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Poised to Pivot

Regardless of what industry you are in, the prevailing question now is: How can your company survive the COVID-19 “new normal” we are...

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New American Citizen Planner Module

To further the Community Development Program’s commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion associated with our programs, the...

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Congratulations, Michael!

For the December 2020 edition, we have hijacked Michael’s column to bring you some great news! Dr. Wilcox, Purdue Extension’s Assistant...

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Recruitment Strategies for Building Stronger Boards

Purdue Extension recently surveyed over 350 board, council, and committee members throughout the state to better respond to their training needs....

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Identify the Professional, Business and Organizational Skills You Need to Thrive in 2021

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What are you most thankful for?

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Hybrid Engagement

In October, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant kicked off a multi-meeting series focused on creating an action plan that will guide the future of the Cedar...

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Everything Counts…

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Indiana Space Trees

Sycamore and Tulip Poplar tree seeds orbited the Earth on the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis STS more than 30 years ago, from December 2-6, 1988, as...

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Let’s Shake it Up!

We have always heard that change is good and change brings about new ideas. What happens when an event, business or community fail to change? When...

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Purdue Launches Small Business Connections through EIRPC

Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) and Purdue Extension – Community Development (CDEXT) want to help small businesses shift toward...

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Diversity = Prosperity

Fall is my favorite season. Crisp air, falling leaves, harvest, and holidays. Time for family and friends. Here on campus, fall is a time for...

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Tipping Point Planner Online Course

The new online Tipping Point Planner course teaches almost anyone involved in land use planning or water quality issues how to use the tool to...

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Q4 2020 Trends

In the midst of the pandemic, economic environments have shifted significantly. Competitiveness has increased tenfold, businesses are examining how...

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Drum Roll Please…

During the last six months, many individuals, organizations, and institutions have been stretched to their limits in terms of leadership,...

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Shifting Tides

History has a way of repeating itself. Within the world of fashion, mullets have reappeared in adolescents. Men are wearing shorter, tighter shorts...

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Blackford County Receives Two Rounds of Funding for Local Business COVID-19 Support

On April 30, when Lt. Governor Crouch announced that 61 communities had received COVID-19 response funds, Blackford County was among them because...

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Register for EDEN’s Annual Meeting

This year has given all community development educators a reason to tune into the expertise of the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)....

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Latino Health Needs & Workforce Assessment Begins in Clinton County

A Latino Health Needs & Workforce Assessment study has launched in Clinton County as a collaboration between the Indiana Minority Health...

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Fall 2020 Registration for American Citizen Planner Now Open

Purdue Extension and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant have opened enrollment in American Citizen Planner – Indiana, an online training course for...

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Spotlight on Grant-Writing Success

Let Us Learn, Inc. (LUL) was a brand-new 501(c)3 nonprofit at the beginning of 2017. We received our nonprofit status in December of 2016, and we...

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Developing Employee Engagement through Leadership

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, companies and communities have been running extremely lean on virtually every front, especially in the human...

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A Graphic Reflection Tool

As any great leader knows, in order to lead effectively you must first meet people where they are. Every person’s experiences are different,...

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A Year Ago…

A year ago, when I started my new role as assistant director and program leader with Purdue Extension, I was focused on helping our team continue...

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Small Business Resources to Support Economic Retention and Recovery

This article contains a list of resources for Indiana small businesses to support economic retention and recovery related to the COVID-19...

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Promoting Resilience by Diminishing Isolation

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global public health and economic crisis. Whether it is on the news, through your social media networks or...

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Local Leaders Explore Property Tax System in Purdue Extension Workshop

Purdue Extension provided a free workshop for local leaders to learn about Indiana’s property tax system and explore trends in local and...

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Are We In This Together?

As our store shelves are being rapidly emptied of food, hand sanitizer, medicines, masks and other ‘essentials,’ I have been thinking...

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Childcare: An Economic Development Strategy

Imagine you are a single mom with three kids, ages 2, 5 and 8. You have a “normal” job working 8-5 p.m. with a slightly flexible...

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Local Government Leadership Workshop Explains Election Process Requirements

Lake County Extension collaborated with the Lake County Clerk’s office and the Board of Elections & Registration to present the...

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To Do or Not To Do, That is the Question…

It is a commonly held notion that many smaller communities have ten people that do everything. They serve on committees and boards, and they plan...

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Is It Better to Give Than Receive?

For me, the recent holiday season put an old adage to the test, is it better to give than to receive? Like most parents of pre-teen and teenage...

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Purdue Extension Land Use Team Launches American Citizen Planner Program in Indiana

The American Citizen Planner program, which provides training in core competencies for public planning officials, is now being offered in Indiana...

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