Kids These Days…

Kids These Days…

For our final post of 2021, we invited Alicia Criswell, Purdue Extension Educator (4-H Youth Development) to be our guest blogger. Hear what she has to say on “kids these days” and reach out to her in the new year for your volunteer needs: I’d be willing...
A Veteran’s Reflection

A Veteran’s Reflection

Join us as we celebrate Veterans Day with our guest blogger and U.S. Navy veteran Keith Kassidy. He reflects on his service and homecoming: If you ask any veteran, “Why did you join the military?”, you will get one of a hundred different reasons. For some, they may...
You Have Possibilities

You Have Possibilities

Forward Wayne County’s Employability Coalition kicked off their Possibilities career awareness campaign last week. It’s been a labor of love and hard work. Lots of hard work. It has been a sold 18 months of ups and downs, but many things have remained the same...
The Arts And Youth

The Arts And Youth

To continue our focus on Arts and Culture, we invited Monica Koechlein, Executive Director of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, to share her thoughts on arts and youth. Here is her take on the subject: It happens all the time. I’m asked what makes Wayne County so...
Why Art Matters

Why Art Matters

Shaun Dingwerth, Executive Director of the Richmond Art Museum recently spoke at the Chamber’s State of the Community event on the arts. It was so good, we asked to reprint his thoughts as we discuss another of our focus areas (Arts and Culture) this month. He shares:...
What’s going on Wayne County?

What’s going on Wayne County?

Occasionally someone will say something that stops you in your tracks. Sometimes it’s profound and sometimes it’s not. But it will get you thinking. And then you start talking about it with others. Eventually, you will get to “what’s going on?” I’ll tell you what...

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