We typically meet monthly to discuss the legislative platform for MDWA, current events, education opportunities, etc. All are welcome!
Special guest for our November 2020 meeting will be Shawn Phetteplace with The Main Street Alliance.
Since 2008, The Main Street Alliance has engaged over 30,000 businesses in eleven states to build our network. Through grassroots organizing, including in-person surveys at business locations, one-on-one meetings and local events, we seek to understand the issues that matter most to small businesses. Our members include manufacturers, restaurateurs, artists, farmers, accountants, printers, software designers, retailers, mechanics and more. We primarily work on childcare, healthcare, paid leave and credit access policy.
Provide small businesses a voice on the most pressing public policy issues across the nation
A thriving economy depends on thriving communities. Strong businesses value our customers and strive to provide them quality goods and services. For us to prosper, our customers must also prosper. Independent small businesses and local economies are the backbones of a thriving community.
Good government plays a critical role in nurturing business and community. The Government should equitably invest in, create, and enforce effective policies and systems to sustain independent business for the public good. Public investment is a critical component to create and sustain prosperous equitable economies and entrepreneurial spirit.
Strong businesses view success as a shared enterprise. We recognize that treating all employees with dignity, a livable wage, and good working conditions lead to a better community for all. We take an active approach to building relationships with our customers and giving back to the communities where we live and work.
Active civic participation of all in our community is essential to the growth and success of our businesses, communities and country. We push for policy participation and engagement of our local elected officials to support a prosperous and sustainable small business community.
Please let the co-chairs (Irene/Sandi) know if you need to CANCEL if your plans change. We hope to see many of you there!
Irene Strohbeen firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandi Rohde email@example.com