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Chamber Annual Meeting & Banquet

February 12, 2022
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Lincoln Art Center
126 E. Lincoln Ave Lincoln


The Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce in Lincoln, KS, will host “Ruralpreneurs: Tumbleweeds and Talents in Kansas Communities,” a presentation and discussion by Ron Wilson on February 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Lincoln Art Center, 126 E. Lincoln Ave. Members of the community are invited to attend the program. Contact the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce at (785) 524-4934 for more information. The program is made possible by Humanities Kansas.

This presentation is part of the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet, which will begin with social hour and a catered dinner, followed by the business meeting, presentation by Ron Wilson, and award for the Chamber Member of the Year. The event will feature Adopt-A-Table, with local businesses and organizations decorating a table to be voted on by event attendees. Tickets for the dinner and presentation will be $25 and can be purchased by contacting the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce.

Ruralpreneurs are innovative entrepreneurs who built successful enterprises in small town Kansas. This presentation highlights real-world examples of Kansas entrepreneurs who have built businesses and created jobs and opportunities in a rural setting. Additionally, this presentation honors the emerging role of diversity, technology, and telecommunications that have brought profound changes in society.

Ron Wilson is director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University. He has served as a legislative assistant; a staff member for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; and as vice president of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. He produces a weekly radio program and news column about rural Kansas called Kansas Profile.

“Ruralpreneurs: Tumbleweeds and Talents in Kansas Communities” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Movement of Ideas Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and workshops designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.

For more information about “Ruralpreneurs: Tumbleweeds and Talents in Kansas Communities” in Lincoln, contact the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce at (785) 524-4934 or email

About Humanities Kansas
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