Dave attended a KitchenTable Conversation and felt compelled to invite his friends and family to attend the next event. Below is the letter he sent out. Thanks Dave!
Hi Friends, Customers and Business Associates –
I recently sat in on a session designed to get strangers to talk to one another. I believe the motives of the organizer are genuine and merit some attention and perhaps your participation.
Much has been reported about Wisconsin’s stagnant economy – one of the worst in the country according to most reports. The organizer, Andy Gronik and his wife, are providing initial funding in an effort to bring people from diverse backgrounds together to talk about the state of things, hopefully, to percolate ideas that might help the turn-around of our currently stagnant economy.
Andy is not an activist. His background is pure business. I do not know him personally but, I did know his father briefly back in the early 80s when my partner and I worked on one of his real estate deals. His father was good people and usually the apple falls pretty close to the tree.
Andy does not interject any of his ideas except his wish to get people talking. I invite you to consider participating in one of two “Kitchen Table Conversations” which are scheduled for Wednesday, January 18th starting at 7PM. The locations are:
Sherman Perk Coffee Shop located on the corner of Roosevelt & Keefe (4924 W. Roosevelt Dr.), a neat community coffee shop in my neighborhood housed in a repurposed building that was originally an Art Deco gas station.
Tricklebee Café, 4424 W. North Avenue, a recently opened café providing fresh, healthy, locally-grown food to anyone regardless of ability to pay.
Both venues provide an intimate and comfortable environment for good conversations.
I encourage you to participate in at least one “Kitchen Table Conversation”. You might become inspired or inspire someone else. Call it brainstorming. Here is a video of the recent “Kitchen Table Conversation”:
Some “Kitchen Table Conversations” are video recorded and this time they may be broadcast on Facebook Live. Hopefully, this will not deter your participation. The purpose is to collect ideas” from which potential nuggets might help lead us forward. Everyone’s input is needed.
Here is a link to the main website, StageW. On it you may find an idea or two that is way out there, perhaps even naïve, at least in the short-term. But, if all one is doing is contributing to the exploration of ideas anything is possible.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me with any questions of comments.
Best wishes for a new year,