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NETWORK KANSAS SPONSORS 2020-2021 YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE SERIES

NetWork Kansas’ Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership announces the 2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series.

Poels honored with NREDA President’s Award

Nick Poels, received the National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA) President’s Award for outstanding support and commitment to rural economic development.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas grants funds to support The Kansas Community Investment Fund

NetWork Kansas and the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) announced today the first corporate sponsor for the Kansas Community Investment Fund (KCIF) is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBCKS). BCBSKS will award NetWork Kansas a Blue Health Initiative Trailblazer grant totaling $150,000 annually for the next three years.

e2 In-Depth: Broadband and Rural America Restart, Recovery and Resiliency

In this e2 article, Broadband and Rural America Restart, Recovery and Resiliency, Don Macke takes an in-depth look into the world COVID-19 pandemic health crisis, which has greatly disrupted our lives with millions of Americans now infected and deaths approaching 215,000 according to Johns Hopkins University data. While the worst effects of the pandemic have largely impacted more densely packed metropolitan areas, it is now spreading hot spots to rural America.

International Awards Received by Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation

Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation won three awards from the International Economic Development Council Excellence in Economic Development Awards. The honors were presented at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference, the week of October 12.

Sharing our work: NetWork Kansas featured on EntreEd Talk podcast

NetWork Kansas' Erik Pedersen and Amara Kniep are the featured guests of the EntreEd Talk podcast episode 79, which was released today. Pedersen and Kniep shared information about the organization's support of entrepreneurship and small business growth as well as provided an overview of the E-Community program.

e2 In-Depth: How hardship, leadership, philanthropy, and a 20-year vision built an entrepreneurial community

This e2 article explores Ord, Nebraska, an Entrepreneurial Community and the transformation the community experienced through an entrepreneurship lens.

Registration Now Open: The Aligned Leader, a Six-Week Virtual Leadership Series

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce is bringing the Aligned Leader Program to Central Kansas and beyond. This six-week virtual series launches October 14. Learn more about this new resource.

e2 In-Depth: Pandemic Recession Future Trends

This e2 article explores the profound change that can and will occur from the COVID-19 health pandemic, shutdowns, and evolving world recession. Here, the author speaks to four fundamental trends that e2 believes the Pandemic Recession Reset will empower that are foundational to the prosperity of the vast majority of rural communities and regions in North America.

e2 Announces Launch of National Network for Ecosystem Builders

e2, in partnership with NetWork Kansas, announces its National Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (e2) Network. Learn what this means for those working to grow entrepreneurial talent and those building smart eEcosystems.