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‘Keys to the City’ discussion set Wednesday at Pioneer Public TV Studios in Appleton

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APPLETON — How the community of Appleton can position itself to grow to attract new businesses and residents will be the topic of a community-wide event starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the studios of Pioneer Public Television, 120 West Schlieman Avenue in Appleton.

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A group discussion will follow a viewing of a 45-minute video of a presentation by small-town revitalization expert Jack Schultz, author of “Boomtown USA.”

A social time and meal will begin the evening. Participants are encouraged to bring a dessert, salad or appetizers to contribute to a free meal to be served to all attending starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Pioneer Public TV and Subway will be providing soup, barbecue sandwiches, coffee and apple cider.

Following the meal, the Jack Schultz “Keys to the City” video will be shown starting at 6:45 p.m. in both the Old Opera House and on the ground floor level of the Pioneer Public TV studios for those who cannot climb the stairs in the Opera House.

Discussions will follow starting at about 7:30 p.m. It is hoped that the “Keys to the City” video will help stimulate and continue discussions on ways to encourage entrepreneurship, build new leaders and develop a vision for the future of Appleton.

Currently, volunteers from across the city are working to generate new economic development strategies and ideas.

The recording of Jack Schultz’s “Keys to the City” video was sponsored by the West Central Initiative, the Southwest Minnesota Initiative Foundation and the Initiative Foundation of Central Minnesota in order to encourage communities from throughout the region to get together and discuss ways to encourage revitalization and economic development. The video is available for viewing online at www.pioneer.org.

For more information about the community discussion, contact Les Heen, president and general manager of Pioneer Public TV, at 320-289-2622.

Wednesday’s event is free and open to the public and is being co-sponsored by the city of Appleton and Pioneer Public Television.

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