2021 NBN Mini-Conference

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For many, 2020 drew a line in the sand to not turn the clock back to 2019, but to step forward into a better future.  On July 25-27, 2021, Norfolk neighbors stepped forward to Tell a New Story about their neighborhoods at our mini-NBN Conference, Mermaid Tales 2021.  It consisted of three activities.

NBN Conference Mixer (in-person) (Sunday, July 25, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.) Neighborhood Services relaunched in-person events with a bang!  An evening of networking, music, food, and a conference kick-off from keynote speaker, Marla Newman, Director of Community Development in Winston-Salem was held at Norfolk's scenic Pagoda and Gardens.   Click here for Presentation


Session #1 (virtual):  Build the Block Beyond Your Boundaries (Monday, July 26, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.)  Get tips on how Norfolk residents are partnering with local businesses to shape their neighborhood story.  Click here for Presentation.  


Session #2 (virtual):  The @ Game (Tuesday, July 27, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.)  Learn from the experts how to effectively tell your neighborhood story on social media and beyond.  Click here for Presentation.