“When our team came back from Durham last spring, like many of you, the excitement in town was running high. And I’m sure you all experienced that. We were greeted with signs on every storefront, headlines on the theater marquee, and front page accolades in the Madison Courier. Not to mention the high fives when many of us walk down the street.”

Andrew Forrester and Valecia Crisafulli led the Madison, IN team in sharing stories of inspiration, success and challenge. Listen to the full webinar by following this LINK.

In addition to the Community of the Month, we also heard from Christy Reap, representative and host from Frontier Communications, who shared a few updates about the upcoming ABC Grand Prize Announcement and Celebration in the spring. We know you are eager to plan your trip to the event — while the date and venue are set, we are still determining some of the logistics. Please stay tuned as we determine these and we will let you know next steps.

Lastly, we will share an updated version of the Finalist Reporting Guidelines which will include the reflection questions before the February Finalist Webinar. We will then discuss these guidelines during the February and March webinars, in addition to hearing from our Communities of the Month. We appreciate your patience.

In the mean time, please mark your calendars:

  • February 15: Finalist Webinar featuring Tualatin, OR (New date!)
  • March 16: Finalist Webinar featuring Chisago Lakes Area, MN
  • March 29: Final Submission Deadline
  • April 19: ABC Grand Prize Announcement and Celebration at the Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa in Kirkland, WA

For questions or assistance, send us an email at info@americasbestcommunities.com. We are standing by to support you!