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Upcoming Events

Christine Hamilton-Pennell's Upcoming and Recent Presentations

  • "Economic Gardening: An Innovative Approach to Community Economic Development" (webinar), Rural Ontario Institute, May 30, 2012.
  • "Sahuarita Business Resource Provider Training" (full-day workshop), Town of Sahuarita, Arizona, May 22, 2012.
  • "Entrepreneurship Opportunity Assessment, Sahuarita, Arizona," Don Macke, Co-presenter (webinar), Town of Sahuarita, Arizona, May 7, 2012.
  • "Building a Stronger Entrepreneurial Ecosystem" (webinar), Creating Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Program, Michigan State University" April 16, 2012
  • "Economic Gardening Assessment Report for the BitterRoot Economic Development District, Inc. (BREDD)," Don Macke, co-presenter (webinar), BREDD, Missoula, Montana, March 1, 2012.
  • "Economic Gardening: It's a Philosophy, Not Just Another Program" (keynote), Montana Economic Development Association, Kalispell, Montana, October 6, 2011.
  • "Economic Gardening: Benefits of Market Intelligence" (presentation), Montana Economic Development Association, Kalispell, Montana, October 6, 2011.
  • "BREDD Pilot Economic Gardening Project: Resource Provider Training" (full day workshop), BitterRoot Economic Development District, Missoula, Montana, October 5, 2012.
  • "Creating a Business-Friendly Library" (webinar), WebJunction, July 12, 2011.
  • "Growing Your Regional Economy Through Economic Gardening" (keynote), Sussex County Economic Development Action Committee networking event, Georgetown, Delaware, May 5, 2011.
  • "Growing Entrepreneurial Jobs: An Economic Gardening Strategy," Don Macke, co-presenter (webinar), National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), April 27, 2011.
  • "How Libraries Can Stimulate the Regional Economy" (workshop), Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation, Spencer, Iowa, March 25, 2011.
  • "Entrepreneurship Development Strategies That Work" (keynote), Iowa Lakes Corridor Strategic Planning Conference, Spencer, Iowa, March 25, 2011.
  • "Growing Your Local Economy Through Economic Gardening" (keynote and panel session), Nevada Rural Economic Development Conference, Carson City Nevada, December 2-3, 2010.
  • "Economic Gardening: Success Strategies to Grow the Local Economy," Rob Pochert, Meme Martin and Pablo Diaz, co-presenters (webinar), ICMA University Webconference, November 4, 2010.
  • "Economic Gardening: Growing Local Entrepreneurs" (keynote and breakout session), Oregon Microenterprise Network (OMEN), Portland, Oregon, October 15, 2010.
  • "Implementing a Regional Economic Gardening Program: What Do I Do on Monday?" (joint breakout session with Robin Lasher), Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) annual conference, San Antonio, Texas, September 21-24, 2010.
  • "Making Your Library Entrepreneur Friendly: a Conversation between Christine Hamilton-Pennell and Shelley Walchak" (webinar), WebJunction, August 17, 2010.
  • "Creating a Business-Friendly Community" (workshop), and "Libraries and Economic Development" (workshop), Carson City Public Library, August 12, 2010.
  • "Economic Gardening: A New Approach to Regional Economic Development" (keynote), and "Economic Gardening: Best Practices and Lessons Learned" (joint breakout session with Don Macke), Michigan Association of Planning Spring Institute, Lansing, Michigan, March 31, 2010.
  • "Economic Gardening: How Libraries Can Stimulate the Economy" (keynote) and "Libraries and Economic Development: Next Steps" (breakout sessions), Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) spring workshops, Grand Junction, Fort Collins, and Pueblo, Colorado, March 1, April 8, and April 22, 2010.
  • "Business Research: A Hands-On Approach" (half-day workshop), Grand Junction Business Incubator, Grand Junction, Colorado, March 2, 2010
  • "Florida’s Research Coast Economic Gardening Program" (Primary stakeholder presentation and discussions, working lunch, and librarian and researcher presentation), various locations in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties, Florida, December 7-9, 2009.
  • “Planting 'Seeds' to Make Your Economic Garden Grow: How Libraries are Supporting Local Business” (half-day workshop), Colorado Association of Libraries annual conference, Denver, Colorado, November 19, 2009.
  • "Economic Gardening: A New Approach to Regional Economic Development" (breakout session), and "Thriving in a Big Box World" (two-part breakout session), Colorado Entrepreneurship MarketPlace, Grand Junction, Colorado, October 9, 2009.
  • “Economic Gardening: A New Role for the SBDC in Regional Economic Development” (workshop), Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) annual conference, Orlando, Florida, September 14-17, 2009.
  • “Librarians as Economic Gardeners: Promising Practices and Lessons Learned” (joint presentation with Dr. Barb Fails, Michigan State University), National Economic Gardening Gathering, Glacial Lakes Area, South Dakota, June 18, 2009.
  • “Building Public Partnerships” (full-day workshop), Nevada State Library and Archives, Henderson, Reno, and Elko, June 9, 11, and 25, 2009.
  • “Research Supporting Your Entrepreneurial Networks” (half day of two-day preconference workshop with co-presenters Erik Pages, Graham Toth, and June Holley), Council of Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, June 2-3, 2009.
  • “It’s Not Just Business as Usual at the Library! Connecting Partners to Boost Economic Development in South Carolina” (workshop and panel discussion), South Carolina State Library, Columbia, South Carolina, May 6, 2009.
  • “Using a Google Adwords Campaign to Grow an Information Business: Lessons Learned” (Tips on the Terrace roundtable), Association of Independent Information Professionals annual conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 27, 2009.
  • “Gaining the Competitive Edge: Strategies and Tools for Meeting the Information Needs of Small Businesses” (full-day workshop) Northern New Mexico Connect (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 25, 2009.
  • “Growing Local Economies Through Economic Gardening” (presentation), Small Business Development Center, Tyler, Texas, January 29, 2009.
  • “Growing Local Economies Through Economic Gardening” (presentation) and “Linking Public Libraries and Economic Development Efforts” (workshop), Beloit, Wisconsin, December 11, 2008.
  • “Town Hall: Disrupting The Recession - Colorado's Response to the Financial Crisis, Election, Energy and Sustainability,” (panel discussion), Angel Capital Summit, Denver, Colorado, November 21, 2008.
  • “Small Business Research Strategies” (hands-on workshop), Douglas Public Libraries, Castle Rock, Colorado, November 13, 2008.
  • “Economic Gardening: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Economic Development” (keynote presentation) and “Gaining the Competitive Edge: Strategic Information Needs of Small and Growing Businesses” (workshop), Idaho Economic Development Association Conference, Boise, October 29, 2008.
  • “Growing Local Economies: Meeting the Strategic Information Needs of Small, Growing Companies” (presentation), and “Leveraging Community Assets to Support the Research Needs of Local Businesses” (workshop), Plug Into Profit: Gain an Edge in Today’s Economy, community training workshops, Valdosta, Byron, and Athens, Georgia, October 14-16, 2008.
  • “Economic Gardening” (workshop), and “Thriving in a Big-Box World: Strategies for Independent Business Owners” (workshop), Colorado Entrepreneurship MarketPlace, Otero Junior College, La Junta, Colorado, October 10, 2008.
  • “Connecting the Dots: The Role of Michigan Libraries in Local Economic Gardening Efforts,” (full-day workshop), Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, September 29, 2008.
  • “Supporting Local Entrepreneurs as an Economic Development Strategy: What Local Communities Can Do” (presentation), Corsicana and Waxahachie, Texas, August 13-14, 2008.
  • “Economic Gardening Overview” (teleconference presentation), Tuscola County and Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, Economic Gardening Pilot Project Orientation, July 29, 2008.
  • “Gaining the Competitive Edge: Strategic Information Needs of Small and Growing Businesses” (presentation), National Economic Gardening Gathering, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, June 14, 2008.
  • “Meeting the Research Needs of Local Business Owners” (full-day workshop), Public Library and Economic Development staff, Douglas County, Colorado, April 7, 2008.
  • “Competitive Intelligence for Small and Growing Businesses: North Coast Regional Economic Gardening Program” (five-hour workshop), Arcata, California, March 6, 2008.
  • “Libraries and Community Economic Development” (full-day workshop), Building Rural Libraries and Communities: Planning for the Future Conference, Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs, Peoria, Illinois, January 30, 2008.
  • “Economic Gardening: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Economic Development” (presentation), Regional District East Kootenay, Cranbrook, British Columbia, October 15, 2007.
  • “Creating Change in Challenging Times: From Personal to Community Transformation” (public presentation), Nelson, British Columbia, October 15, 2007.
  • “Economic Gardening: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Economic Development” (presentation), Regional District Kootenay Boundary and Regioanl District Central Kootenay, Castlegar, British Columbia, October 16, 2007.
  • “Creating Change in Challenging Times: From Personal to Community Transformation” (presentation), Regional District Okanagan Similkameen, Grand Forks, British Columbia, October 16, 2007.
  • “Economic Gardening: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Economic Development” (presentation), Penticton, British Columbia, October 17, 2007.
  • “Thriving in a Big Box World: Strategies for Independent Business Owners” (presentation), Osoyoos, British Columbia, October 17, 2007.
  • “Creating Change in Challenging Times: Locus of Control and Negotiation Strategies” (workshop), Rocky Mountain Chapter, Special Libraries Association, Colorado, October 12, 2007.
  • “Connecting the Dots: The Role of Libraries in Community Economic Development” (full-day workshop), Weld County Libraries, Colorado, September 7, 2007.
  • Energizing Entrepreneurship Institute (co-presenter and trainer at three and one-half-day institute), Asheville, North Carolina, August 20-24, 2007.
  • “Economic Gardening Produces Results” (general session), Pacific Northwest Economic Development Council annual conference, Helena, Montana, July 16, 2007.
  • “The City of Littleton’s Economic Gardening Program” (keynote) and“Implementing Economic Gardening: the Information Component” (workshop), Small Town and Rural Development Conference, Rural Partners of Michigan, Crystal Mountain, Michigan, April 25, 2007.
  • “Common Mistakes Self-Employed People Make” (general session), Association of Independent Information Professionals, Minneapolis, April 22, 2007.
  • “The City of Littleton’s Economic Gardening Program” (keynote presentation), Beyond Our Borders Conference, Economic Development Association of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, April 12, 2007.
  • “The City of Littleton’s Economic Gardening Program: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Economic Development” (presentation), Creating Entrepreneurial Communities Institute, Augusta, Michigan, February 21, 2007.
  • “How to Work Smarter, Not Harder: Strategies for Small Businesses” (workshop), Micro Business Development Corporation, Denver, Colorado, November 28, 2006 and May 31, 2007.
  • “Strategies for Small Business” (workshop), Jefferson County Small Business Forum, Golden, Colorado, September 26, 2006.
  • “Becoming an Entrepreneurial Community: The City of Littleton Experience.” City Council special session, Beaverton, Oregon, July 24, 2006.
  • “Becoming an Entrepreneurial Community: The City of Littleton Experience” (keynote presentation), Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Regional Economic Forum. Sacramento, California, February 24, 2006.
  • “City of Littleton Economic Gardening Project” (presentation), Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives 2005 Fall Conference. Castle Rock, CO. November 2, 2005.
  • “The Journey to Becoming an Entrepreneurial Community” (keynote presentation + 2 workshops), Michigan’s Cool Upper Peninsula Community and Economic Development Summit. Marquette, Michigan, October 17, 2005.
  • “Economic Gardening: An Entrepreneurial Model for Rebuilding Communities” (featured presentation), Louisiana American Planning Association Conference, Shreveport, Louisiana, October 6, 2005.
  • “Growing Entrepreneurs: The City of Littleton’s Economic Gardening Program” (presentation), International Rural Network Conference, Abingdon, Virginia, June 24, 2005.
  • “Thriving in a Big Box World: Strategies for Independent Business Owners” (presentation), City of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Economic Summit, May 20, 2005.

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