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Are you interested in learning the how-tos & possibilities of developing a creative economy in your community?

On March 5th, Pam Schallhorn, University of Illinois Extension, Community & Economic Development Educator was interviewed in a podcast on Creekside with Don & Jan in Greenville, Illinois. In the interview Pam talks about developing a creative economy and the community planning sessions she will facilitate along with the City's Economic Development Coordinator to develop and market an art-based culture in Greenville.

The interview also included Roxanne Bare who owns Terra Mater, in Greenville, where she makes teas and sells soaps, candles, jewelry and salt lamps. She started out in a pop-up shop on the square in Greenville in 2012.

Listen to the interview at https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/owlcreekradio/episodes/2017-03-05T17_03_28-08_00 (Note: Interview begins at 4:28)

For more info contact Pam at pscha2@illinois.edu

Do you live in Greenville, Illinois and want to participate in the Creative Culture Centered Community Discussion? If so, the event will be held at Bradford National Bank's Community Room on March 30th at 7pm.

The next Developing a Creative Economy program will be given by Pam Schallhorn in Freeport, Illinois at Freeport Art Museum – 121 N. Harlem Ave. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 6:00-7:00pm. To register or for more info: http://web.extension.illiois.edu/jsw