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1 The Road to Economic Recovery OMNI-NWACC 2-12-09 SC 114-E NWACC Student Center Group of Participants

2 Edrene McKay History Professor and Faculty Advisor to OMNI-NWACC, Host of Meeting Bella Vista, AR

3 Al Hitt Host of Inaugural Meeting, NW Arkansas Team for Change, Lowell, AR

4 Gladys Tiffany President of the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology, Fayetteville, AR

5 Mark Dillard Student and member of OMNI- NWACC’s Executive Committee, Bentonville, AR

6 Barbara Rademacher Math Professor and CNN Videographer

7 Bob Fisk Participant from Rogers, AR

8 Bill Williams Co-Owner of the Inn at Bella Vista

9 Gwen Millager Participant from Rogers, AR

10 Craig Crowder Student from Lowell, AR

11 Carole Westby Participant from Bella Vista, AR

12 Chris Delacruz Participant from Bentonville, AR

13 Jessica Long Student from Springdale, AR

14 Alex Stratigakis Math Professor and Participant from Rogers, AR

15 Beverly Williams Co-Owner of the Inn at Bella Vista

16 Carly Storts Participant from Fayetteville, AR

17 Summary of Meeting  In a series of lively discussions, participants examined the stimulus plan and came up with several ideas to reduce unemployment in the area, including:  Start-up businesses  Community gardens  Workshops for the unemployed  An online Jobs! web site, set up by Bill Williams for job seekers and employers, already has been implemented: http://jobs.bubbaplanet.com/.http://jobs.bubbaplanet.com/

18 Bonnie O'Boyle, a healthcare professional who could not attend the meeting, summarized the sentiments of many in the group when she wrote about the significance of the new leadership in Washington, which inspired this meeting: "...the inauguration of Barack Obama means a New Beginning for our country, in which we will return to our status as a beacon of hope unto the world." Concluding Sentiments


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