I think this week with John Newby and Truly-Local, LLC. was BY FAR the most forward-thinking event Belle Fourche has had. Brainstorming, asking hard questions, talking about hard topics, breaking barriers, learning to work with all the spokes of the wheel.  Michelle Evans, Belle Fourche, Business Owner

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John has demonstrated a constant passion for developing and growing downtown communities and supporting small business through many varied shop hyper-local campaigns and marketing strategies.  John has a proven proactive approach to dealing with problems and is effective in anticipating potential issues before they surface.  He has a strong desire for continual learning and for thinking outside of the box when it comes to accepting new and challenging projects. I have enjoyed John’s easy and confident communication style and his ability to deal positively with personal and public issues that arise when working with so many different segments and viewpoints that typically make up a downtown community. 

Dylan Lucht, Muskogee Main Street President

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John Newby is a proven winner. He is detail oriented, passionate, and a tireless champion for our industry. I like the way his brain works. He is literally flooded with great ideas to fill needs and fix problems. Its easy to like John.
Bailey Dabney, Senior Executive
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John Newby is, hands down, one of the most innovative thinkers in our industry. While others run away from change, John rushes toward it ... with open arms. We're fortunate to have forward thinking leaders like him.

Carol Ann Riordan, Senior Executive, Non-Profit Leadership

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While John is one of the most intelligent people I know, what impresses me most about him is his eagerness to continue learning. He and I have often been participants at indusry training events, and his depth of reasoning and his level of analytical skills always amaze me.
Linnie Pride, Regional Director, APG