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Join us in conversation with Gwyn Lurie, the editor, and CEO of the Montecito Journal, and learn about the various changes she has implemented in the community paper and her views on the importance of local media.
Join Zoom Meeting
At this meeting there will be a discussion of the book "Known" by Mark Shaefer. He writes about building and unleashing your brand in the digital age.
A Zoom meeting invite will be emailed after registration.
We will be recognizing the 2021 Clarion Award winners and finalists with another virtual event this year! Hosted by Teri Bowers with appearances from AWC members and winners.
For 148 years, the Springfield Dominican Sisters have built strong relationships and connections with the communities they serve in central Illinois. But the dangerous COVID-19 pandemic made it nearly impossible for them to reach people in more traditional ways. From this challenge, an idea was born. The Sisters turned to podcasting to reach their audience, build connections, and offer entertaining and inspirational content to listeners.
Meeting via Zoom. The link will be sent by email upon registration.
Are you interested in learning more about SEO, display advertising, OTT, and other growing trends in digital marketing? Megan Weinkauf, lecturer of Management and Digital Marketing at Oral Roberts University, will share an overview of trends in digital marketing and answer your questions in this engaging one-hour Zoom presentation
Anjanette's Home (address sent upon registration)
Join us for our Fall Social! Member Anjanette-LaBellarte Gilbert will be our wonderful host for the evening. This will be a come & go event at her home (address sent upon registration).
Zoom. Participants will receive a link to join the meeting after registration.
Register today for "Grassroots Growth," our October Virtual Speaker Series event! Join Katie Novak (a native of Bloomington, IL, now working in Plano, TX) for an interactive discussion centered on growing your audience organically. Over the last 20+ years Katie has honed skills that combine the best of the business world combined with the non-profit and cooperative worlds to create engaged and active audiences, be that online or in person using grassroots organizing tactics. Come prepared to learn how grassroots organizing skills can help you grow!
About Katie Novak:
After leaving corporate America (State Farm Insurance) in Colorado and returning to her hometown of Bloomington, IL in 2012 Katie volunteered for Green Top Grocery Cooperative and was hired as the co-op’s first employee (Outreach Manager) in April 2013. She chaired Green Top’s record setting Owner Loan Campaign raising nearly $1.5 million in loans and donations to open the grocery’s first location. Katie grew co-op ownership (with help of an army) from just 100 owners in April 2013 to nearly 1700 owners when she left Green Top in 2017. During her tenure, she was approached by other start-up grocery co-ops seeking guidance and advice. Over time, as requests became more frequent, she launched Katie Novak Cooperative Coaching. Katie now works from her home in Plano, TX assisting start up grocery co-ops with topics ranging from ownership growth to hiring the co-op’s first employee to capital campaign planning. Recently Katie has upped her game by co-developing and offering an app created specifically for start-up grocery co-ops, which has been received with rave reviews. She’s also recently expanded her work to include strategic grassroots marketing consulting services to other mission driven businesses.
Award-winning local author Dori Jones Yang will share stories of her eight years as a Business Week correspondent covering China from her new memoir "When the Red Gates Opened: A Memoir of China’s Reawakening."
Join the AWC Book Club!
From September 10-October 21, we are reading Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. On October 21 at 7pm CT, we will host a discussion to share our reading experiences. Register to join the call!