TMCN to host annual conference in Abilene

The 10th Annual Texas Midwest Conference is set for Oct. 15 at the Abilene Civic Center.’ Community leaders throughout the region will gather to network and learn ways to enhance community development and economic development programs in their respective communities.’ A feature of this year’s conference is the announcement of the Texas Midwest ‘Community Achievement Award’ recipients. Also featured at the conference will be solution seminars, motivational speakers, silent auction, live entertainment and the luncheon catered by Perini Ranch Steakhouse. Seminar topics will focus on quality of life issues and developing local economies.’Topics include clean up ordinances, highway entry signage and landscaping, small business development, entrepreneurship, workforce issues, rural health care, marketing ideas for tourism and telecommunication needs for rural communities.’ ‘Celebrating Regionalism’ is the conference theme commemorating the organization’s 10- year history. Texas Midwest Community Network is a regional organization that provides a means for communities to work together to accomplish what one cannot do alone. TMCN activities and programs include marketing for economic development and tourism, legislative awareness, education for volunteers and networking opportunities. Pre-registration for the conference is $30, which covers all activities and the conference luncheon. Walk-in registration is $35. A discount for five or more from one community or organization is also available.’For information call 325-676-0329 or e-mail TMCN member cities include Abilene, Albany, Anson, Aspermont, Baird, Ballinger, Brady, Breckenridge, Bronte, Brownwood, Buffalo Gap, Cisco, Clyde, Coleman, Colorado City, Comanche, Cross Plains, De Leon, Dublin, Early, Eastland, Eden, Goldthwaite, Gorman, Hamilton, Hamlin, Haskell, Jayton, Knox City, Merkel, Munday, Ranger, Robert Lee, Roby, Roscoe, Rotan, Snyder, Stamford, Sterling City, Sweetwater, Throckmorton, Tye, and Winters.

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