Events

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There is always something exciting going on at Golden Shovel Agency. Sign up for one of our free expert webinars to keep tabs on the latest trends in economic development or meet up with us in person at the next conference. We are always looking forward to staying in touch.

We have team members that attend state and national Economic Development conferences monthly to stay current on best practices and to network with site selectors. Some of the conferences we’ve recently attended include:

State

  • California (CALED)
  • Idaho (IEDA)
  • Illinois (IRAC)
  • Iowa (PDI)
  • Kansas (KEDA)
  • Minnesota (EDAM)
  • Montana (MEDA)
  • Nebraska (NEDA)
  • North Dakota (EDND)
  • Ohio (OEDA)
  • South Dakota (GOED)
  • Texas (TEDC)
  • Utah (UAED)
  • Wisconsin (WEDA)
  • Wyoming (WEDA)

National

  • APPA - American Public Power Association
  • IEDC - International Economic Development Council
  • IEDC - Leadership Summit
  • MAEDC - Mid America Economic Development Council
  • NADO - National Association of Development Organizations
  • NREDA - National Rural Economic Developers Association
  • SEDC - Southeast Economic Development Council
  • UEDA - Utility Economic Development Association

April

★ Exploring Business Continuity Tools on the APEX Website

04/01/20204:00 PM - 5:00 PMOnline Session

We understand economic developers everywhere are scrambling to provide actionable resources to ensure long-term business continuity. APEX, the Area Partnership for Economic Expansion, serves northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin wit...

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★ Economic Developers Can Help the Economy by Protecting Local Businesses & Workers During COVID-19

04/03/202010:00 AM - 11:00 AMOnline Session

As an economic developer, it is critical to take action to protect the local economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are specific things that can be done to help protec...

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★ How To Tailor Your Message In a Time of Crisis

04/08/202010:00 AM - 11:00 AMOnline Session

Now more than ever economic developers need to actively communicate within their communities and to prospective businesses. In this webinar, we will share strategies for how to communicate during th...

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★ How To Use Website Analytics to Craft Your Message During the COVID Crisis and Beyond

04/15/202010:00 AM - 11:00 AMOnline Session

Intuition alone will not get economic developers through the COVID crisis. Leaders need to understand what content people are consuming and how to make sure your communication is crisp an...

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★ Economic Developer Happy Hour

04/17/20203:00 PM - 4:00 PMOnline Session

Are you needing a virtual break from the social distancing? Golden Shovel will host a virtual happy hour to share stories. Requirements: Participants must connect with video and audio (no lurking) Participants ar...

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★ Get Ahead of the Curve with a Communication Plan for 2020

04/22/202010:00 AM - 11:00 AMOnline Session

This crisis will pass and communities that work to get heard now will be remembered after the crisis is over. Join us for this webinar on Wednesday April 22, 202...

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★ Get Ahead of the Curve by Going Virtual

04/29/202010:00 AM - 11:00 AMOnline Session

We understand more than ever that communities need to find alternative ways to showcase their assets. With the social distancing and travel bans, virtual reality tours are becoming the got...

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May

★ Exploring the Future of Retail

05/20/202011:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

Join Aaron Farmer, President of The Retail Coach and Aaron Brossoit, CEO of Golden Shovel Agency for a 'fireside chat' exploring the changing face of retail post-pandemic and what tha...

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June

★ Leveraging Supply Chain Technology to Keep Business Growing

06/04/202011:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

The right tools can enable businesses to grow and scale faster, farther, and more cost-effectively. As communities everywhere pave their way forward through a global pandemic, it’s more important than eve...

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July

★ Turning National Catastrophes into Local Opportunity

07/23/202011:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

The trade war and the COVID crisis have proven the value of shorter supply chains. Retail stores are closing, often permanently. The best solution to strengthen existing local manufacturers an...

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