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May 23, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
5-6 Social hour, 6-7 Keynote Speaker, 7-8 Book signing
Harbor View Event Center
130 Harbor View Dr
Washburn, WI 54891
Free and open to the public
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"The Power of Shared Narratives for Community and Economic Development" with Former Duluth Mayor Don Ness

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Mr. Ness’s presentation will address how successful communities find ways to develop a story that authentically explains the character of the area and creates a sense of direction and inspiration into the future. Our goal is to create communities defined by pride and optimism - when that happens, individuals are more likely to confidently invest in themselves, their homes, their businesses, and the overall health of the place they live. Doors open at 5 pm and the keynote presentation is at 6 pm. Afterwards, Don will be signing copies of his book Hillsider, not your typical political memoir! Instead, this “love letter to Duluth.” cobbles 140 short essays and more than 500 full-color photos, paintings, and illustrations into a mosaic story of a young politician struggling to navigate the challenges of public life. Hillsider was honored with the 2016 Midwest Book Award by the Midwest Independent Publishing Association.