Member Meeting next week


Just a reminder that we have a meeting next week on Thursday, February 16th, 4:00pm at Augsburg College. This will be my first member meeting, and I really hope that many of you are able to make it. A copy of the meeting agenda is below. I also wanted to let you know about two opportunities coming up. Both are timely:

  • The Carlson School of Management is organizing a charity auction in support of the Brian Coyle Center, and they are looking for silent and live auction items. If your business is able to donate services or a gift certificate, please contact Jenniver Blevins. (BlevinsJ@puc-mn.org612-876-9325)
  • Today (Febraury 9th) is Midway Chamber’s monthly “Lunch on the Avenue.” It will be held at the Red Sea (320 Cedar Ave S) from noon-1pm. if you’d like to attend, Please RSVP as soon as possible with Sarah(

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you next week!

Jamie Schumacher
Executive Director


West Bank Business Association – Monthly Member meeting

4:00pm Thursday February 16, 2012


4pm – Call to order

I. Introduce new director (10 mins)

II. Business (10 mins)
– Approve November minutes
– Vote: Jamie to be alternative for University District Alliance Committee
– Vote: Take an organizational stance on the redistricting issue

III. Michael Schmitz – West Bank Community Coalition Focus Group (10 mins)

VI. BID Presentation, Q&A (10 mins)

V. Facade Program – Matching Grant opportunity (10 mins)

VI. Networking/ meet with board and new director. (10 mins)

5pm – Adjourn

Next Meeting
4:00pm Thursday March 15, 2012


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3 Comments on "Member Meeting next week"

  • Robert Rick says

    Dear West Bank Business Association,

    Our Bullwinkle restuarant and bar endeavor is hoping to re-open soon.

    As new, as of today, members of your fine West Bank Business Association we are looking forward to participation (this afternoon at Augsberg) and joining in Westbank business-to-business and community service association.

    Thank You,


    • purenoumena says

      Thanks Rob! I’m looking forward to seeing you this afternoon.


      • Robert Rick says

        Hi Jamie, Thanks for the reply. My bio is shown below.

        Robert Rick (February 2012).

        A business software professional with American Health Management Assoc LLC (dba Bullwinkle Saloon) and community education experience as well as SAS programming, quality assurance, and teaching skills.

        Professionally, Rob is a recently retired CVS/Pharmacy Analyst, currently teaching SAS for Softech International, and doctoral candidate with Walden University. With a Health Services focus, the dissertation title is – Marketplace clinics: Diabetes care complement for Native Americans.

        Educationally – a licensed Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Instructor, Registered Industrial Engineer, and Masters of Public Health, University of Minnesota.

        SAS training includes both classroom and on-line courseware and am currently teaching at Forest Lake Adult Learning and developing University of Minnesota/Community partner courseware.

        Special area interests are Indian Education Parent/Grandparent Committee, Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors, Minneapolis Public Health and Families Advisory Committee, and Native American Health Management Association (

        Prior community service includes 3-term elected community at-large hospital board member (District Memorial Hospital; now, Fairview/University Lakes Regional Hospital).