2017 Inspire(d) Readership Survey

Inspire(d) Readership 10-Year (!) Survey

10 years! It doesn’t seem possible, but here we are, a decade into bringing positive news to the Driftless Region. And do you know what?! We feel like there are more stories to write about than ever. It solidifies what we knew when we started: People are good.

Speaking of good people, we need to thank you fine folks reading this page – if it weren’t for you all – and our incredibly supportive advertisers – we couldn’t make this fine and fun publication. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Times 10… million!

In order to keep bringing Inspire(d) to the world, we’d love to know some more about you! We’re always fine-tuning our content to what our readership wants, and always helping our advertisers understand our market so they can best represent their businesses within our pages.

So: Please tell us about yourselves through this survey! And please let us know what you’d like to see done differently in Inspire(d), or what ideas you have to make this magazine even better. Just fill out this page and mail it back to Inspire(d) HQ (412 Oak St., Decorah, Iowa 52101), or fill it out online (at iloveinspired.com). Everyone who answers the survey will be entered in a drawing to win a few fun (but small) prizes! (Uff-Unicorn pens? Local treats? You’ll have to fill it the survey to find out!)

Support local businesses, and they will support you! Thank you!

Aryn, Benji, & Roxie

November 2017 Calendar!

November 2017! Halloween is over and it’s time to start thinking about November fun and winter holidays! Woot! Start your planning now with this handy-dandy November 2017 calendar (and you can download the pdf here). Enjoy! XO, Inspire(d)

LOOKING FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT EVENTS ON THE CALENDARS?
Check out these great November 2017 activities!  In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!

22. November 2-5: NMP presents “The Whole Shebang and Then Some” at New Minowa Players Theatre, featuring three one-act plays. Tickets and more information at newminowaplayers.org.

23. November 4: The Ruth Moody Band in the historic Potter Auditorium. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. 7:30pmconcert, door open 6pm. Food, drink available. www.chatfieldarts.org

24. November 18: Holiday Fest- Art, Craft & Gift Expo 10am-3pm Fillmore Central High School Gym- Shop 50 holiday vendors featuring a wide variety of homemade arts & crafts as well as direct marketing vendors. www.exploreharmony.com

25. November 22: Holiday Lights Walk-Through Night. Only night to walk through the Lights!  Drive through starting tomorrow, open 5 – 9 pm nightly. | Pulpit Rock Campground, Decorah | www.helpingservices.org/holiday

20+ Random Acts of Kindness

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We here at Inspire(d) often talk about changing the world…or, more accurately, changing the community. But what about simply brightening someone’s day? That, honestly, changes the world right there. We thought we’d put together a fun list of ways to easily bring a smile to your family, friends’, neighbors’, and fellow community-members’ faces. It’s not so hard, and, happily, it makes both the giver and receiver feel all kinds of good.

“Kindness Week” is celebrated in February, but we think any time is a great time for compassion and general good-ness! So click below for more than 20 ways to brighten your days (it’s gotta rhyme, right?!). Read more about “Random Act of Kindness” .

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