New Member Connections Make All The Difference

Nov 18, 2020

The day to day work of running a business can be all-consuming, particularly for those small to mid-sized business owners who wear several hats to get it all done. Getting connected to the larger business community and support networks is critical, but is oftentimes easier said than done. With the pandemic presenting even more challenges for people and businesses to connect, our Member Mentor effort, led by the Economic Alliance Business Support Innovation Council, offered a better way for the more seasoned companies engaged with the Economic Alliance to connect with new members joining during a challenging time.

The concept is simple, it is essentially a buddy-system that provides introductions and connections with the greater membership base. Impact can be felt simply by one person making the effort to extend a welcoming message of gratitude for conducting business in the area.

“Early in our membership with the EA, we were visited by Pat Sauter of King’s Materials to talk about how membership has been helpful to their company’s decision-making and operations. Having the opportunity to learn more about which features and programs were most beneficial to our shared sector of industry (construction) was a great introduction and helped us to feel we had made a good investment. I am grateful to Pat for the time and wisdom he shared with us to help us get plugged in quickly and efficiently.

Since then, our membership to EA has already proven invaluable due to the steady and informed guidance on COVID in the workplace, health recommendations, PPP and Families First coaching, and derecho resources. “

Sarah Nolte | Business Manager, Blue Grass Enterprises

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