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Free event Thurs 3/28 5-7pm at Conor's: Why people do leave the Ann Arbor area? RSVP required

From: Ted B.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:25 PM

Free event for anyone interested in how to attract and retain young professionals in the area. Registration required at their website:

Why do people move away? The obvious answer is: opportunity. Many assume that better job options incite talent to relocate. But studies and trends show that the answers are usually more complicated than simply the chance for higher paying work. Family, social amenities, livability, environment, education, culture, density of peers and even public transportation can play an important role in why someone chooses to move to or from a place. For the last few years local blogger Mark Maynard has been running an occasional interview series called "The Exit Interview". In it, Mark has a conversation with an Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti local who has chosen to become an ex-local. Concentrate has asked Mark to moderate a panel of folks who have chosen, for a variety of reasons, to leave Ann Arbor, either personally or professionally. We want to use March's Speaker Series Event as an opportunity to conduct a live exit interview with these people, learn what they'll miss about Ann Arbor, what they'll be glad to leave behind, what opportunities they had here and what opportunities were lacking. Join us THURSDAY, MARCH 28 at Conor O'Neill's from 5-7pm for what we hope will be a fascinating conversation about our community. And feel free to offer questions of your own.

Moderator:  Mark Maynard
Guests:       Dustin Krcatovich
Newcombe Clark
Linda Foit
David Landrum (tent.)

WHEN :      Thursday, March 28, 5:00 - 7:00pm

WHERE:     Conor O'Neill's (318 S Main St in Downtown Ann Arbor)

WHO:          The event is free and open to Concentrate's readers, but seating is limited so RSVP. Doors open at 4:45pm. Beverages will be provided and the speaker program will begin around 5:15pm.  Conversation and networking is welcome afterward.


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