There's something about finding a new road, a new path, that always gets my heart going. It can be said for life in Kansas, too - finding new paths once the old ones are worn or too wrote. What new path are you looking for? I've always been a wanderer, and explorer. I get tired of traveling the same route, following the same routines. Many of my generation feel the same way - we're not predisposed to slog along at a 9 - 5 job, endlessly. We crave a challenge - we crave opportunity - we crave variety. That's not to say we aren't reliable,...
PowerUp Meeting in Little River, Wednesday Feb. 8th!
That's right! We had a great set of sessions at the Big Rural Brainstorm this past weekend, and we're continuing the conversations across the state!If you're in the Little River area on Wednesday, Feb. 8th, please join us for more schemin' and plannin' and conversations about creating a sustainable rural existence for PowerUps...We have a room reserved from 3:30 'till about 6:00, at the Mutual Telephone Company offices at 365 Main. I'll have some snacks to power the conversation, and bring any and all topics that are important to you - they're...
PowerUps wanted at the Big Rural Brainstorm
PowerUps have a chance to make a difference at a powerful new event. Being planned with PowerUps in mind, the Big Rural Brainstorm
will take place...
Why I'm Rural by Choice!
I wrote this as a Facebook note to recruit my friends to join Power-ups and realized I had finally found the words to describe why I love where I live. There's more to it than just this but it's a start. So enjoy!
Returning to a rural community doesn't mean you can't "hack it" in the real world...it means you desire the values we consider important in rural America. Yes, everyone knows your name and what you're up to at almost every moment, but if you're in a bind and need a helping hand, you don't have to look very far. Your children can safely...
PowerUp meetings to be held in November
Connect with other PowerUps! We've got meetings scheduled in six regions of the state in November (see events, bottom left on home page) and would love to hear your thoughts about living in rural Kansas and some of your ideas about helping make rural communities the best they can be. Your voice is important for rural!
PowerUps win Business of the Year Awards!
Check out the recent Business of the Year Winners from the Kansas Department of Commerce!
Wamego's own PowerUp Brooke Balderson (Oz Winery) was selected for the Women Owned Business of the Year in the manufacturing category. And many of the other winners were PowerUps as well!
PowerUps: this is a GREAT company to work for! We'd love to have you in Pottawatomie County.
PowerUps Open Diner in St. Marys
PowerUps: check out this great story about two PowerUps who started a business in the small, rural community of St. Marys in Pottawatomie County. The owners entered their idea into a contest at K-State centered on entrepreneurship and the concept grew from there.
Check it out!
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