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:...
If You Want It, Build It

If You Want It, Build It

I am exhausted. Since high school I have heard, “there’s nothing to do here,” about one gajillion times regarding Wayne County. And if I am honest, my younger self probably said it every single weekend, but that was back in the day. photo supplied: Roxie Deer Now, I’m...
Small Town, Big Hearts, Just Because

Small Town, Big Hearts, Just Because

Former Wayne County Commissioner Mary Heyob kicks off our month of “Our Community” and provides some fun insights into our small towns- just because. Did you know there are 22 small towns in Wayne County? You know some of them:  Cambridge City, Centerville,...
Environment and Forward Wayne County

Environment and Forward Wayne County

Why is the environment one of Forward Wayne County’s focus areas? The short answer is because it’s important. The long answer is that good environmental practices in a community makes it stand out. It is important to attracting and retaining residents. It’s also a key...
Working With Government

Working With Government

Working with government can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. It all depends on if you have done your homework and are working with the right group. Wayne County residents play a key role in successful partnerships. Over the course of this month, we have...
Practicing Collaboration

Practicing Collaboration

As we focus on working with government this month, our guest blogger Jeff Plasterer, gives the following advice on practicing collaboration. Whether it is working together in small groups; between groups in a community; between communities, or on a regional scale,...

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