December MNBLN Member Meeting

November 29, 2016

Please join us at the MNBLN December Member Meeting


Hosted by: Minneapolis VA HealthCare System
Featured Presentation: Community Giving Project& Year End Celebration

At our final meeting of 2016, Minnesota Business Leadership Network will be celebrating you, our members and friends, for all the work you have done to drive diversity and carry out our mission this year.

We will also be participating in a Community Giving Project for this holiday season.  The project that we selected involves donating personal care items and putting together hygiene kits for RESOURCE consumers (including youth and adults with economic needs and those with disabilities) who are experiencing homelessness, looking for employment or just recently got a new job.

Below is a little bit about RESOURCE:

RESOURCE is a nonprofit agency that has been serving the community since 1960.  RESOURCE’s mission is to increase individual’s overall well-being through recovery, employment and career advancement.  Each year RESOURCE serves more than 18,000 people who experience barriers to education, employment and wellness, through career education, employment, and chemical and mental health services.

RESOURCE provides services in the Twin Cities metro area as well as in greater Minnesota, including Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Kanebec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Washington, Winona, and Wright counties

 Our goal is to package up to 20 hygiene kits for RESOURCE consumers in this time of need.  A list of suggested items for each kit* is included below:
  • Bar of Soap (Wrapped)
  • Washcloth
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Comb/Brush
  • Deodorant

*Other items can be provided if desired. Items can be travel size, full-size, or a mixture.

 We will also have some great breakfast items and fun activities for everyone to network a little and get to know each other better.  This will be an in-person meeting only.  Please RSVP as soon as possible to help us estimate our numbers and potential donations.

Date: December 14, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. – 9:30am
: Minneapolis VA Health Care System, 1 Veterans Drive, Room 4T-111, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Visitor parking is available in the lots on your left when you drive up the main entrance to the VA.

The Outpatient Entrance is currently closed.  Please enter through the Main Entrance and take your first right towards the Outpatient Entrance/Elevators.  You will see the outpatient entrance and elevators on your right near the end of the hallway.  Take the elevators to the 4th floor.  4T will be directly in front of you when you exit the elevators.


  • Members: Free (for member companies and their employees)
  • Non-members: $20 per person

Prospective MNBLN members are welcome to attend their first meeting free. For details, contact

RSVP deadline:  December 12, 2016 (5 pm)


To RSVP:  Please indicate any item(s) you will be donating so we can plan appropriately for the number of packages we will be putting together.

If you need an accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting, please contact at least 5 days prior to the event with your request.

 Not a member? JOIN NOW!
Feel free to forward to others who support disability inclusion in the workforce. Thank you and see you on December 14th!

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