Ideas for Action Exchange

Overview

The Metro Center’s Ideas for Action Exchange builds the capacity of a community service organization (such as a Rotary Club) to support their local entrepreneurs through the implementation of focus groups. This service enhances community-based entrepreneurship by helping local entrepreneurs identify and address a strategic challenge they face through a formal idea exchange and action planning process.

The Ideas for Action Exchange service builds onto a community’s business support ecosystem and delivers value as follows:

  • Supports local entrepreneurs who are experiencing a particular challenge or
  • Offers a community-based venue for an in-person exchange of
  • Builds strategies and actions for improving community-based businesses.
  • Provides a better understanding of the local economy and strengthened relationships.

Workshops include the following:

conducting in-person meetings with the local service organization; gathering community stakeholders; detailing structure, roles, and responsibilities; supporting the recruitment of entrepreneurs; facilitating the initial focus group session; and providing a framework for ongoing assessment. Project activities with the community service organization are delivered over the course of six months.


About the Facilitator:

Anthony Gromko, is an assistant professor of community and economic development with WSU’s Metro Center and is a certified trainer for the Ice House Entrepreneurship program. Anthony has worked extensively with entrepreneurs and students throughout the Pacific Northwest region over the past 10 years.

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Anthony Gromko, MBA
anthony.gromko@wsu.edu
425-405-1570

WSU Everett
915 N. Broadway
Everett, WA 98201 (MAP)

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