ECRDC Upcoming Events

When:  Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Where:  ECE Headquarters, 412 Main Ave. N., Braham, MN 55006


Limited seating.



Registration: starts at 8:30 a.m.

Meeting: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker:  Terry Whipple, Executive Director, Juneau County WI EDC

Terry Whipple has a passion for creating a contagious environment for entrepreneurship!  He is also adamant that the Midwest needs to foster a culture of entrepreneurism in all ages to compete in the 21st century economy.


Terry is the Executive Director of the Juneau County Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC), Founder of the Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club and Co-Founder/President of iLEAD, an Entrepreneurial/Leadership Charter School

 He is a seasoned professional with practical experience in a plethora of business applications including business start-up and turn-around, mergers and acquisitions and maximizing business opportunities via trends research. He is skilled in strategic planning, management, negotiations, sales and marketing and an expert in presentations, public speaking, team building and networking. 

 He has been applying his experience in corporate turn-arounds to revitalizing Juneau County and its rural communities.

A bridge-builder and collaborator, Terry received the SBA’s Region V and Wisconsin 2005 Home-Based Business Champion of the Year Award. He also received the Wisconsin 2005 Innovation Champion Award for the development of innovative new programs as well as the 7 Rivers Region Pyramid Award. In 2009, Terry was presented the International Economic Development Council Award for Innovative entrepreneurial programs.  He has served as an independent business consultant specializing in work with distressed small businesses and currently maintains his own private consulting business.

Boxed Lunch will be provided – sponsored by ECE and Great River Energy

Special thanks to East Central Regional Development Commission and GPS45:93 for their planning assistance.