Brick X Brick is a monthly conversation series focused on the building blocks of thriving communities. Each conversation will feature three speakers and provide time for question and Answer. All are invited to attend and engage in conversation about Albion’s past, present, and future.


Conversation 1: Why Should We Bother? March 25 | 4:30 – 5:30pm

During this conversation, we will discuss why it is important to invest in Albion and similar small communities. Why is now the time to double down on our local economies and invest close to home?

Click here to view the recording of the March 25 conversation

Featured Speakers


Conversation 2: Role of Anchor Institutions in Community Revitalization  April 22, 2021 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm

During this conversation, we will discuss the role of large institutions (colleges, healthcare systems, large employers) in community revitalization. How can we cultivate positive relationships between institutions and communities for the best?

Click here to view the recording of the April 22 conversation.

Featured Speakers

  • Raymond Barclay, Chief Planning Office, Albion College
  • Shane Williamson, Acting Director, Albion Community Foundation
  • Dustin McClellan, Founder / CEO, Pontiac Community Foundation

Conversation 3: Small Business & Entrepreneurship | May 27, 2021 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm

During this conversation, we will discuss the value of small business and entrepreneurship, how we can best support our community entrepreneurs and build a thriving small business network.

Click here to register by Tuesday, May 25

Featured speakers to be announced

  • Albion Economic Development Corporation
  • Dr. Vicki Baker, Director of Albion College Community Collaborative
  • Regina Ann Campbell, President & CEO of Build Insitute

Conversation 4: Preserving, Honoring, and Featuring Community History |  June 24, 2021 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Click here to register by Tuesday, June 22

Featured speakers to be announced


Conversation 5: The  Value of Arts, Culture & Place in Community Building | July 22, 2021 | 4:30 – 5:30pm 

Click here to register by Tuesday, July 20

Featured speakers to be announced


Conversation 6: Civic Pride | August 26, 2021 | 4:30 – 5:30pm 

Click here to register by Tuesday, August 24

Featured speakers to be announced