Community Conversations at 7am

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Open dialogue and an exchange of ideas. At 7am every month. Join us.


I heard a point of view that justified, validated and reminded me of the things I believe and feel right to me. And yet, more importantly, I also heard things that challenged my way of thinking—new paradigms with which to discern right and wrong that help me live a more meaningful life. That’s what conversations should be about.

— An Attendee of Morning Fill Up with Fr. Robert "Bud" Grant, PhD


This month’s guest

Philip Gaskin / Tuesday, October 29 at 7am

Philip Gaskin is the senior director of entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he leads the strategic implementation and execution of the Foundation’s Zero Barriers national strategy of removing systemic barriers to startup and success for entrepreneurs and their communities. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, and with an endowment of $2 billion, the Kauffman Foundation focuses on projects that encourage entrepreneurship, support education, and contribute to Kansas City civic life. Read more…

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Local, regional and national leaders come to Rapid City for a 24-hour blitz of conversations and collaborations through Morning Fill Up. Previous guests include a Grammy-winning beat boxer, the CEO of the largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing in the Midwest, producers of the Oprah Winfrey Show and National Native News, the person who landed the Rover on Mars, and the 32nd Governor of South Dakota.

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