GREENWAY BUILDING – Greenway Partners celebrated the opening of the Link with a casual evening affair that brought together local dignitaries, public officials, Link mentors, as well as new and prospective members.
With many more events scheduled through the rest of 2012, the Link opens its doors to the community as a place to meet others talk about ideas and discover ways to make those ideas become a reality.
In November, Greenway’s David Narum leads a free workshop on Asset-Based Community Development.
These events are all free and open to the public. Meet others in the community who want to explore and create new opportunities.
The evening of the Link Grand Opening highlighted a quick example of asset-based community development. Greenway’s David Narum led guests in a brief exercise to identify solutions to community issues.
As the exercise began, and guests were instructed to talk about their personal assets (skills) with strangers, a groan of dissent murmured through the room. But, within minutes, the room was exuberant with the collaborative idea-generation process.
This effort profiled just one way to get people inspired and engaged in finding solutions to problems in a collaborative and creative way. Events like this and others are being added to the Link calendar regularly.
Updates can be found at the Link website, the-link.us. The Link combines strategic partnering, education, networking, and collaborative workspaces, providing members with tools and opportunities to turn ideas into valuable outcomes.