You were not created to play small.



On today’s Show, Rebecca is sharing her “best of” list of takeaways from the RuralX conference she recently attended in South Dakota.

Hosted by the amazing Dakota Resources (seriously, go check them out) this 2-day conference was filled with speakers and sessions dedicated to helping those of us that love our small towns and want to see them thrive.

Every small town faces similar challenges so when we get a chance to come together, share ideas, and offer insights into what’s working well, each of our communities gets better.

Connect with the speakers Rebecca mentions in this episode:

Laura Zabel – executive director for Springboard for the Arts.

Tim Lampkin – chief executive officer for Higher Purpose Co.

Becky McCray – founder of Small Biz Survival.

Scott Meyer – executive director of entrepreneurship at NDSU. Check out the Nice Center.

Tane Danger – co-founder of The Theater of Public Policy.

And please share your own “best of” ideas by joining The Groove Seekers Community on Facebook where we can share, collaborate and innovate together as people who want to see our towns be the grooviest versions of themselves.


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