Clinton Twp., MI - Macomb County MSU Extension is inviting community leaders to participate in its fall Octoberfest.
This virtual gathering of Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) will be a one-of-a-kind conference offering presentations on a wide variety of topics - including microbusiness loans, geofencing, food systems, building strong tribal nations, engagement and the intersection of design and crime prevention.
The 2021 CEC Octoberfest conference will be a lunch and learn series held every Tuesday and Thursday in October from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants can join one or all eight sessions for $20.
- Oct. 5 - Strengthening Community Through Community Engagement
- Oct. 7 - The Re-Imaging of Food in Cereal City
- Oct. 12 - Next Steps in Resiliency: Design to Prevent Crime
- Oct. 14 - Ready…Action: Lessons from Co-Creating Change
- Oct. 19 - Farming: A Strategy for Community Resilience
- Oct. 21 - Outdoor Industry Assets for Economic Development
- Oct. 26 - Community + Collaboration + Connection = Progress
- Oct. 28 - Building Strong Tribal and Local Economies through Unique Partnerships
This national award-winning program is open to all and geared toward community development professionals, chamber of commerce staff, DDAs, planners, Main Street, government, education and those with an interest in supporting entrepreneurial communities.
Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) brings educational programs to residents empowering them to improve their lives and community. County-based MSUE staff, in concert with on-campus faculty members, serve residents with programming focused on agriculture, natural resources, children, youth, families, community and economic development.