We here at Streetwise tend to think everyone has at least one great idea to improve their community.
With that in mind, everyone should put on their thinking caps and submit their idea for the UWO American Democracy Project's third annual Creating a Stronger Community Contest.
The past two winners, the Oshkosh Food Co-op and Growing Oshkosh, each received some seed money, networking opportunities and visibility thanks to Creating a Stronger Community. And your idea could be next.
If you think you've got the right idea, fill out the electronic application available on the university's website by Sept. 29. Just search "Creating a Stronger Community" on www.uwosh.edu and you'll find it.
A committee will select a set of finalists who will present their project or idea details during a special event at Becket's from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. It's a fun-filled event that puts the focus on residents who want to make their community a better place to live.
The contest is open to everyone in Oshkosh, so be bold and think big!
? You might already know that U.S. Highway 41 will likely become Interstate 41 in the next year or two. The helpful folks at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals stand ready to help business owners prepare for conversion. The group will host an informational session beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel. The event costs $40 for members and $60 for non-members. To registrer, log on to http://cscmp.org/nwic/event/networking-and-dinner-wisdot-waterfront.
? The wait is finally over, and Big Rig Chrome Shop, 3735 S. Washburn St., opened its doors with one heck of a grand opening celebration this weekend. The company gave away more than $10,000 of merchandise to customers to celebrate their relocation from Manitowoc to a new, 18,000-square-foot store with Highway 41 frontage. Welcome to Oshkosh!
? We here at Streetwise hope you actively engage your elected leaders whenever possible and always in a respectful and civil manner. So we wanted to pass along word that state Rep. Michael Schraa, R-town of Algoma, will hold an office hour from 6-7 p.m. Monday at the Oshkosh Town Hall, 230 E. County Trunk Y.
? As if there's ever a shortage of things to do in Wisconsin's Event City, we've got one more event entering its second year that might draw you downtown for some good music, art and expression. Feed Your Head Festival will bring together local and state musicians and visual artists at the Time Community Theater, 445 N. Main St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.