THE RURAL REVIVAL MASTERMIND
CHASE THE DREAM.
MAY 12-15, 2019
Rural Revival + THE Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce
We’ll be hitting key topics surrounding entrepreneurship and how to develop your story through things like branding, the ever-changing digital landscape, and the real talk that comes with being a rural entrepreneur. Here’s what our sessions will focus on:
The Power of Story
Serving Your Tribe
Community Over Competition
How to Keep Going When You Want to Quit
Putting Dreams Into Action
How to Run a Business That Doesn’t Run You
We’re bringing you to Pawhuska, Oklahoma — a small town that’s in the middle of a major revival — so you can be even more inspired to go after your dreams. And we’ve teamed up with the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce to create the most amazing experience for you!
You are responsible for booking your own lodging. We’ve reserved a block of rooms at The Frontier Hotel and the Historic Whiting Hotel Suites. Event discounts are available at both hotels. There are also many great Airbnb options in town. More details will be provided on our registration page.
You are responsible for getting yourself to Pawhuska, but once you are here you shouldn’t need a vehicle. We will help participants connect for carpool options as many fly into Tulsa or Oklahoma City at similar times.
The closest airport is in Tulsa (TUL), which is one hour southeast. There are rental car options onsite at the airport, and we can try to help guests coordinate carpooling after flight arrangements
The second closest airport is Oklahoma City (OKC), which is 2.5 hours southwest.
$800 per person
All meals, drinks, and the course material
All group workshops
One-on-one time with leaders to look specifically at your business, website, goals, and challenges
Access to our private Facebook mastermind group for ongoing support throughout the year
Included with your ticket price:
Exclusive resources from our event speakers
And some fun surprises!
MEET YOUR SPEAKERS
These keynote speakers are with us for the entire mastermind and are coming ready to pour into you and the success of your business! From leading sessions to fireside chats to bringing ideas - they’ll be a part of it all.
As the Executive Director of the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce, Joni works to promote economic development and job creation in Pawhuska. A former Miss Rodeo Georgia and Oklahoma State University alumni, she also operates as an independent-contract auctioneer specializing in benefit and non-profit fundraisers.
Her recent work as the Regional Coordinator for Marsy’s Law, a campaign to strengthen rights for crime victims, achieved a successful victory in Oklahoma.
As a wife, mother, teacher, speaker, and blogger, Karmen is passionate about encouraging and exciting others with real stories about real life. A former public school teacher, Karmen now owns and operates Fort Payne Feed & Garden alongside her husband, Jason.
An enthusiastic speaker and author with a growing platform, she touches on a variety of topics near and dear to her: living life on purpose, entrepreneurship, infertility, loss, adoption, and fostering children on their Alabama farm. You can read more about Karmen and her passion for life on her personal blog, Blessings Beyond the Barnyard.
Brooke Clay Taylor
From coordinating influencer programs to training top-tier customers, managing on-location events and launching global digital brands, Brooke has made a career of never telling the same story twice. After graduating from Oklahoma State University with a degree in agricultural communications and a masters in international agriculture, she made her home in digital strategy for rural businesses, growing brands, and ag agencies. Today she is a strategic communicator who works with national and international organizations in the agricultural and food space to align their business objectives in the digital environment.
You know her as the founder and podcast host of Rural Revival. And yes, she spends a good part of her time fueling Rural Revival, showcasing the hardworking people who are finding creative ways to do life in rural communities all across America. But beyond that, Danna is an entrepreneur at heart and loves bringing new ideas to life. She provides her clients creative and strategic solutions for brand ignition and social marketing through Spark Seven, her strategic consulting company. She also runs a nonprofit record label.
We’re excited to have these local speakers and coaches lead some of our mastermind sessions:
Rich Cantillon is President of the Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce/Tourism Office in Ponca City, Oklahoma. A graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma University and the US Chamber Institute of Organizational Management at the University of Arizona, he was chosen Oklahoma’s 2008 Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year.
Rich owned a photography business for 15 years prior to his Chamber career, where he has served for over 20 years as a professional chamber executive.
Rich is involved with the Ponca City Arts Council, Rotary Club, Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executives, Oklahoma Travel Industry Association, Center for Chamber Excellence with the University of Oklahoma and Winter Institute Board with the U.S. Chamber, serving as chair in 2014.
As the Senior Director of Business Development at Tri County Tech, Tonya Foreman is a dynamic motivational speaker that has been in business coaching and small business development planning for over 20 years. She presents no-nonsense, winning solutions and designs her training to relate to each participant regarding their personal and professional growth, attitude, motivation, and success!
Tonya holds a B.S. degree in Communications from Evangel University, and a MBA in Marketing from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. She is John Maxwell certified in six specific leadership areas. She is also a Certified Covey training specialist in the areas of: 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, 4 Imperatives of a Leader, The 5 Choices and Project Management-For the Unofficial Project Manager.
Bob Negen, co-founder of WhizBang! Retail Training, is a professional retail speaker, consultant, business coach, and author. Bob motivates and trains independent retailers to improve and grow their businesses with practical, actionable tactics and strategies. He speaks to local independent business owners in their own language using real world retail experience and humorous stories from the trenches.
From quilters and crafters, gift stores, clothing boutiques, to pet supply stores, Bob’s expertise gives measurable results. As a retailer Bob turned a single kite store into an award winning multi-million dollar toy store chain. Now he uses his three decades of retail experience to help store owners and managers learn the necessary business skills they need to succeed in today’s economy.
>>> Schedule is subject to change slightly as necessary. <<<
SUNDAY, MAY 12
Arrive to Pawhuska by 6 pm
6:00 pm // SESSION 1 >> LET’S CONNECT! >> The Farmhouse Relatively Near the Prairie
Supper at the Farmhouse
Meet and greet
Share your stories and dreams
Set goals for the next three days
MONDAY, MAY 13
8:30 am // BREAKFAST >> Pioneer Woman Event Center
9:00 am // SESSION 2 >> PUTTING DREAMS INTO ACTION >> Tonya Foreman
10:30 am // SESSION 3 >> SHARING YOUR STORY >> Brooke Clay Taylor
12:00 pm // WORKING LUNCH >> P Town Pizza >> SESSION 4 >> SERVING YOUR TRIBE >> Rich Cotillion
2:00 pm // SESSION 5 >> BRAND STRENGTH - PART 1
Marketing and the Strength of Your Brand
Photography and Video
4:00 pm // Pioneer Woman Lodge Tours (optional)
5:00 pm // BREAK
6:00 pm - SUPPER // Pioneer Woman Mercantile
Continuing conversation on small business
7:00 pm // SESSION 6 >> COMMUNITY OVER COMPETITION >> Joni Nash
9:00 pm // FIRESIDE CHAT >> Engaging Your Local Audience >> The Farmhouse Relatively Near the Prairie (optional)
TUESDAY, MAY 14
8:30 // BREAKFAST >> Pioneer Woman Event Center
9:00 am // SESSION 7 >> SESSION 5 >> BRAND STRENGTH - PART 2
Dominating Digital >> Websites, social media, ecommerce
10:30 am // SESSION 8 >> HOW TO KEEP GOING WHEN YOU WANT TO QUIT >> Karmen Smith
12:00 pm // WORKING LUNCH >> OVERCOMING CHALLENGES >> Pioneer Woman Mercantile
1:00 pm // SESSION 9 >> STRATEGY >> Brooke Clay Taylor + Danna Larson
2:30 pm // SESSION 10 >> CREATIVE SPACE + BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS
Put together your strategy and plan of action to take home and implement
Group work on websites, tools to organize your files/photos/marketing materials
Individual sessions with leaders to look at your business, break down where you need to focus, how you can grow, tools that might help, tips and advice on how to build your brand and business
5:30 pm // BREAK
6:30 pm // SUPPER >> The Farmhouse Relatively Near the Prairie
7:30 pm // SESSION 11 >> NEXT LEVEL DREAMS >> Danna Larson
9:00 pm // FIRESIDE CHAT >> Going Beyond Your Small Town -OR- continuing conversation about troubleshooting challenges (optional)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
8:15 am - 4:15 pm // SESSION 12 >> Bob Negen >> Pawhuska Community Center
Funded in part by the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce
Bob is a retail expert and bestselling author and comes very highly recommended by retailers we know and trust. He’s bringing us a full day of Retail Success Bootcamp: How to Run a Business That Doesn’t Run You.
Learn how to be a smarter, better, and wiser business professional with ways to:
Gain more customers
Work less hours while staying on track
Create a business that runs smoothly - even if you aren’t there
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We love to bring value to the communities we visit, and to invest in as many people as possible while we’re there. So together with the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce, we’re opening up this final session to everyone in Pawhuska and the surrounding communities. For those attending the Rural Revival Mastermind, this session is included in your registration. For everyone else, individual tickets can be purchased here.
We are hoping for a small, intimate group of like-minded people to gather together for our mastermind, so we are asking interested attendees to answer a few questions so we can better determine if this workshop will best meet your needs.
Please fill out this short application to ensure your current or aspiring business will benefit from this course. We will notify you shortly after your application is received. Once accepted, you will be sent a link to register for the course.
We’re honored to include these great local businesses:
All photos courtesy of Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce, Pioneer Woman Mercantile,
The Farmhouse Relatively Near the Prairie, and Rural Revival.