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734-237-7509

105 N. Ann Arbor, Saline, Michigan 48176

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2019 Speaker Series

Every month, McPherson Local welcomes a local small business entrepreneur and leader into our shop for our 2019 Speaker Series. Each talk is designed to provide insight, guidance, community, a chance to learn something new, and the opportunity to grow your own visions. Let’s come together to be inspired.

FRIDAY, MAY 3 AT 7 PM

Angie Lane

OWNER, A. LANE ARCHITECTURE/INTERIOR DESIGNER

TICKETS: $25.00

Midwest Modern Moments

Small Business Branding, Presence, Marketing & Design and a Bonus Mini-Instagram Course

Small business ownership is hard. The landscape is constantly changing. One thing that’s always there is YOU. Find out how YOU can improve your business brand and presence without being obnoxious; helpful methods and ways of thinking to improve and inform your brand and marketing strategies.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 AT 7 PM

Janice Leach

OWNER, WHY NOT PIE?/MASTER GARDNER

TICKETS: $15.00

Fearless First Food Gardens

According to the song by Guy Clark, there “ain’t nothing better than homegrown tomatoes,” but not knowing where to begin can squash those first-time gardener dreams of success. Join Janice Leach for a workshop to discover how to launch your organic food garden this summer by learning about right sizing, right planning, and right practices. Janice is a master garden volunteer and an organic home gardener for more than 35 years, as well as the owner of Why Not Pie, a baking company. There will be surprises, including pie and gardening loot!

FRIDAY, JULY 19 AT 7 PM

Mike Gustafson

CO-OWNER, LITERATI BOOKSTORE/AUTHOR

TICKETS: $10.00

Mike Gustafson, co-owner of Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor (Publishers Weekly’s 2019 Bookstore of the Year), discusses his perspective on how an organization or business, through both orthodox and unorthodox ways, can create and cultivate a sense of localism and community. Mike will share a little bit about Literati’s history and background, as well as some of the research, visioning, and values that went into the bookstore opening process. He will also discuss some of Literati’s strategies for helping nurture community, like the public typewriter experiment that became a book, Notes from a Public Typewriter, now a 2019 Michigan Notable book.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are tickets for the Speaker Series?
Each speaker has a different ticket price. This happens for many reasons such as materials and resources being shared, swag bags, travel time, content etc. Each price will be listed when the speakers are individually introduced.

What are the topics that are being discussed?
There are so many topics! We truly have something for everyone! Each speaker will be individually announced about one month prior to their talk. The announcement will include an overview of their evening topic and what you can expect.

How do I purchase tickets?
We recommend purchasing in advance as seating is limited to 25 guests per talk.  You can purchase tickets by charging over the phone at 734-237-7509 or by signing up in store. Ticket sales close two (2) days prior to the event, so our speaker can prepare!

What do you suggest bringing to each talk?
Yourself and a positive attitude! Also, anything for note taking if you think you may want notes. Light refreshments will be served.

Can I record or photograph?
Each speaker will have different limitations and it’s best to ask prior to the talk. We want to make sure we are respecting each individual speaker’s preferences.

Are refunds available?
We are not able to refund the ticket once purchased.