Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lone Eagle Initiative Kickoff Meeting This Thursday (9/20)

September 20, 2012
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Waunakee Village Hall
500 West Main Street
Waunakee, WI

The Village of Waunakee is pleased to announce the kickoff meeting for what we are calling the "Lone Eagle Initiative".  The first meeting will be held this Thursday (9/20/2012) at Village Hall from 2:00 - 3:00 PM.

Waunakee’s Lone Eagle Initiative is an effort to engage with and understand the needs of professionals who work out of the home. We speculate that there is a significant home‐office segment in our community. The Village is interested in reaching out to these individuals. Our hope is to change that, with an outcome of greater engagement that is a benefit to both the home‐office professionals and the Village as a whole.

Key Goals:

1) Identify the size of the home‐office segment in our local economy.
2) Engage home‐office professionals to learn how the Village, other community organizations, and local business sector can be of greater service to them.
3) Establish a plan to foster improved relationships with home‐office professionals and undertake projects to better serve them.

Desired Outcomes:

1) Greater awareness of home‐office professionals, which will allow for opportunities to share information and establish professional connections.
2) Position Village to coordinate helpful resources and services, to perhaps include public facility spaces designed to meet needs of home‐office professionals.
3) Incubator‐style business growth where home‐office professionals enjoy success to the point where they open vibrant and successful businesses in the Village.
4) Growth in private sector resources and opportunities to serve lone eagles.
5) Ensure greater success for home‐office professionals.

Contact for more information:

Todd Schmidt, Waunakee Village Administrator / Economic Development Director
Direct Tel: (608)850‐5227
E‐Mail: tschmidt@vil.waunakee.wi.us
Skype: todd.j.schmidt