Featuring Ron Drake as keynote speaker; Author of “Flip This Town”

The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri, Inc. is excited to announce their 2017 Annual Event.
The event is scheduled for Friday, February 10, 2017 at the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom (Campus of Northwest Missouri State University) 800 University Drive, Maryville, MO. The guest speaker is Ron Drake, author of “Flip this Town.” He is also the CEO and founder of Ron Drake Consulting, LLC. The Siloam, AK based firm provides consulting services on improving the quality of life in small town America. Ron speaks, teaches, and consults all across the country about how infusing lives into a downtown core attracts new life to a community, focusing on the overall quality of life. Teaching through his own experiences to inspire, equip, and restore, Ron is uniquely qualified to guide any organization through the process of accomplishing their vision of having a vital, thriving downtown.
Through Mr. Drake’s different companies, he bought and sold over 45 homes, specializing in historic neighborhoods. Subsequently, Ron made the shift to the core downtown and restored 17 historic buildings, revitalizing over 75,000 square feet of downtown space, and helped turn the unlively downtown of Siloam Springs, Arkansas into a vibrant cultural center, and was instrumental in their listing as Number 14 in Smithsonian Magazine’s Best Small Towns in America. In 2014, Parade Magazine listed Siloam Springs as the Fourth Best Main Street in America.
Mr. Drake will share his thoughts on his consulting in Maryville and how it translates to other towns in Northwest Missouri. Guests will learn his proven steps on improving the quality of life in small town America.
Annually, their breakfast meeting attracts between 200-300 regional leaders from a variety of industries.
This is The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri’s 6th Annual Event. Doors open at 8:15 a.m. with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and the program at 9 a.m. Reservations are required and are $30 per person.
Please register and pay online: www.cfnwmo.org or contact Stacey at The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri at 816.232.2022.
The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) public charity with a mission of encouraging regional collaboration to increase the power of charitable giving and philanthropy to transform our region into an economically vibrant area. The foundation provides charitable giving administration to more than 187 funds with over $21 M in assets. They provide services to help donors connect with the causes they care about now and forever.