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Building Community with Productive Networking

By Caren Libby | February 26, 2019

It was the Winter of 2009, and our country was in the thick of the Great Recession. The United States went through its longest and, by most measures, worst economic recession since the Great Depression between December 2007 and June 2009. It was a time of economic upheaval that shifted the direction of the lives of millions of people. In January of that year, I heard an announcement on the radio about a new organization that was being formed at St. Patrick Center in St. Louis, Missouri. They were inviting people to gather at their conference center and learn more…

It All Started the Day I Met The 5th Dimension

By Devrick LaGrone | November 21, 2018

My story is simple but has taken a lifetime to write. When I was eight years old, I was blessed to have an uncle who was friends with members of the internationally acclaimed pop music and vocal group, The 5th Dimension. For those of us who are old enough to remember, the group was internationally known for their chart-topping songs, such as “Up, Up and Away,” “One Less Bell to Answer,” “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” and “Rock Steady.” At the time, the group’s leader was Ronald Townson, a talented writer, singer and producer hailing from St. Louis, Missouri. One day…