Todd-Wadena Economic Radio Town Hall to be aired June 11
A radio program highlighting the economic impact of COVID-19 on Todd and Wadena counties will be aired at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 11 on Hot Rod Radio 99.7 FM.
For those unable to catch the program on the radio, it will be available to be streamed live online at http://www.keylkxdl.com/sports.
The Todd-Wadena Economic Radio Town Hall will feature an analysis by Brigid Tuck and Neil Linscheid of the University of Minnesota Extension on how the pandemic affected the local economy of the two counties, followed by a panel of local business leaders sharing their own unique experience. The panelists include Jayme Carlson of Jemma’s Salon; Shannon Lausten of Hub 71 Restaurant and Convenience; Pat Lunemann of Twin Eagle Dairy; and Brent Line of Chandler Industries.
“Sharing accurate information and real-life stories is the first step in helping us process as a community what we just experienced,” said Katie Heppner, executive director of the Economic Alliance and co-organizer of the program, in a news release. “We hope this conversation will spark further off-air connections and will lay the foundation for a successful reopening and recovery period. There is great power that comes from understanding how something as mammoth as the coronavirus is affecting your neighbors and your own backyard.”
The end of the program will feature an opportunity for listeners to participate and ask questions to the guest speakers. Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the live program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @TheEconAlliance.
The Todd-Wadena Economic Radio Town Hall is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Economic Alliance, Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Staples Chamber of Commerce, Staples Economic Development Authority, Todd County Development Corporation and the Wadena Development Authority to share resources and information to empower businesses and community members during the pandemic.