The Kansas Network Hub is hosting the 'Connecting for Growth' dinner event on Tuesday, April 18th! 

Join guest keynote speaker Greg Gaeddert, Chair of MEDA's Board of Directors, as he reveals MEDA's vision for economic development moving forward.

This evening presentation will highlight:

  • How MEDA's organizational changes will improve their ability to create business solutions to poverty.

  • The story of how and when Prairy Market & Deli opened its doors. 

  • Details about the upcoming global development trip to Guatemala to experience MEDA's work in person.

Enjoy a delicious dinner provided by El Cerrito while networking and re-connecting with friends. This is a great opportunity for both long-time supporters and those new to the organization to learn more about MEDA's global work.

About the Speaker:

Greg is managing partner with B12 Capital Partners and B12 Real Estate Advisors – private equity investment firms located in Kansas City, Missouri. He has experience in investments focused on manufacturing, distribution, and real estate-related entities. Greg has an operational background in manufacturing and commercial banking, with equity investment and fund management roles at Capital for Business and the B12-related entities. He has an MBA from the University of Kansas and BA from Bethel College, and serves on the boards of numerous manufacturing, distribution, financial services, and non-profit entities, including MEDA’s Board of Directors. Together with several family members, he's an investor in Prairy Market & Deli.

About Prairy Market & Deli:

Prairy is a downtown Newton gem that offers a wide selection of local products, healthful whole foods, gluten free snacks and mixes, local meats, natural foods, bulk spices, coffees, and teas. Prairy is beloved for their deli, juice bar, and baked goods including peppernuts baked in-house. The store and mezzanine event spaces are located in the historic Hanlin-Lewis Mercantile Building at 6th & Main in Newton.

Attend this event to learn more about the exciting global development trip opportunity to Guatemala planned for January 2024 in support of MEDA's new WE4CA project!

Limited spots available, so register today!

Date: Tuesday, April 18th, 2023
Location: The Mezzanine at Prairy Market & Deli, 104 West 6th Street, Newton, KS 67114 
Parking:  Parking is available on 6th Street and the public lot at 6th and Poplar
(CORRECTION) Time:  Doors open at 6:00 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm
RSVP by:  Monday, April 10th, 2023
Cost:  The event is free, but contributions towards costs are appreciated

General admission
Additional Donation