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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.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 AT 7 PM

Mandy Tamborini

OWNER, SPUN SUGAR DETROIT

TICKETS: A donation amount of your choice
to Three Sisters (threesisters.org)
Call for tickets: (734) 237-7509

Mandy Tamborini had a dream about finding her sweet spot. She listened to her heart and left her corporate job. With her twin sister Megan, she founded Spun Sugar Detroit, making cotton candy with a twist. Their ingredients are simple: organic sugar, plant-based dyes, and natural flavoring all creatively crafted into an assortment of delicious and unique flavors. Join us as Mandy shares her story and an explanation of ingredients, topped off with a tasting, a custom-blending of your own cotton candy, and delicious mocktails.

Reserved seating. Ages 8 and up please.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 AT 6 PM

Heather Spooner

OWNER, AMPERSAND LETTERING LAB/ARTIST

TICKETS: $30.00

Each day, billions of people around the world use social media to make connections and share information. Oftentimes we are overcome with feelings of uncertainty and we lack the confidence to share our own stories in fear of judgment or pushback from our friends and followers. Join us for an evening with Heather Spooner of Ampersand Lettering Lab as we focus on overcoming the challenge we find in confidently owning our own voice on social media and dialing in to our personal stories to create a vibe that is unique and able to stand out in a sea of sameness.

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.