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February 20, 2015
Racial Dynamics in Housing and Schools – LGIEN Webinar
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | Noon to 1 Pm
Register Online

The 26th Annual Rural Economic Development
Conference Is Coming in 3 Weeks!

Among the speakers who will share their strategies this year is Janet Ady, President/CEO of Ady Advantage, who will present “The Three Megatrends of Economic Development, and What They Mean for Rural Communities.” Ady Advantage is a specialized site selection and economic development consultancy that has advised hundreds of economic development organizations and corporate clients across the country. Her specific areas of focus are in the agribusiness and manufacturing sectors. Her book, The Rural Economic Development Toolbox, was published in 2014 and the presentations will cover some of the basic tools available for rural practitioners. Ady also routinely writes articles in her series As I See It, which are available online.

Reserve your space and register TODAY, February 20, to receive the Early Bird Rate! Payment is due by the first day of the conference.

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32 Place Names Pronounced Correctly
There’s nothing more irritating to a pedant’s ear and nothing more flabbergasting than realizing you’ve been pronouncing the name of so many places wrong, your entire life! Despite the judgment we exhibit toward people who err in enunciating, we all mispronounce a word from time to time, despite our best efforts. Likewise, almost all of us would have pronounced Bangkok as it is but in real it is “Bahng-Gawk”. Well, now it’s time we can really stop mispronouncing the following places.
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