Member Meeting Next Week + Block Ambassador Program

Greetings West Bank business friends,

A reminder that our member meeting is coming up next week and we’ll be bringing in an expert to help you and your staff navigate MNSure.

We’re also launching a new Block Ambassador program to help get even more involvement from our neighbor businesses on the West Bank.

More information is below. Looking forward to seeing you next week if not sooner!



Become a WBBA Block Ambassador  

Are you interested in supporting the work of the WBBA and connecting with your neighbors? Become a WBBA Block Ambassador! Block Ambassadors help get the word out about WBBA programs, events, and opportunities. Ambassadors are responsible for the following, acting as great PEERs on the West Bank: 🙂

  • Participate! Come to WBBA member meetings and read the WBBA member newsletter.
  • Engage! Block Ambassadors visit and connect with approximately 1-2 blocks of businesses on an ongoing basis.
  • Educate! Block Ambassadors notify their neighbor businesses about upcoming meetings and seminars, as well as recommend new opportunities like the façade improvement grant.
  • Report! Block Ambassadors will listen and record any suggestions they receive and bring them back to the WBBA to help us continue to improve our programs and services.

Together we’ll continue to make the West Bank a great place to live, learn, and work.
If you’re interested in being a Block Ambassador, let us know!

MN Sure for your Small Business

Margo Worman of WomenVenture will provide an overview of MNsure SHOP, Minnesota’s new health insurance marketplace for small businesses. She will explain how businesses can use SHOP to offer health coverage to their employees, outline the potential benefits to employers and employees of using SHOP, and describe the enrollment process.

About the presenter:
In her capacity as WomenVenture’s MNsure Outreach Lead, Margo Worman is a resource for small business owners who are interested in learning more about health reform and its impact on their business. In addition to training provided by MNsure, Margo brings a passion for health care policy to her outreach work. While completing her degree in Political Science and German Studies at Macalester College, she wrote an honors thesis examining the creation of health insurance exchanges on a national level. Margo also interned with several elected officials and was actively involved in public health advocacy work as a student.

About WomenVenture:
WomenVenture is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women-owned businesses by providing microloans, working capital, education and ongoing consultation through all stages of business.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 4:00pm at Augsburg’s Oren Gateway Center

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