Become an MBEA Endorsing Organization!
These organizations such as Chambers of Commerce, Service Organizations, and Professional Associations, Educational Institutions — are asked to help in ‘getting the word out’ concerning the MBEA and what it stands for.
There is no financial commitment required. MBEA Endorsing Organizations are listed on the MBEA website and on the official program for the Annual Awards Luncheon.
Endorsing Organizations are asked to:
- Promote the MBEA program to the organization’s membership by:
- arranging for a brief presentation or announcement about the MBEA program at one of your regular meetings, and
- placing MBEA promotional material in your print or electronic newsletters and other communications ( a media kit will be provided by the MBEA, including ad slicks, electronic advertisements, other ‘camera-ready’ materials, and content for social media.
- Most important, encourage your members to nominate one or more Minnesota businesses for the Minnesota Business Ethics Award, including their own employers (nominations deadline is January 25, 2013).
- Recruit one or two volunteers to assist the MBEA in contacting nominated companies during the month of February (volunteers plug into one brief training session and help by contacting 6-7 nominated companies by phone and email).
- Encourage your members and guests to attend the MBEA Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
For information on becoming an MBEA Endorsing Organization, contact MBEA Steering Committee members:
Become a Liaison!
We train you in 2-3 hours. As the nomination phase is concluding, it is time to concentrate on the important task of converting nominations into actual applications for the Award. We want each Nominee Company to fully understand the MBEA application and judging process, and we want each Nominee Company to fully appreciate the considerable advantages that accrue to the Company itself as a result of applying for the Award.
To assist in this effort we are recruiting volunteer MBEA Nominee Liaisons, each of whom will be asked to relate on a personal basis to one to three Nominee Companies. Specifically, the duties of each Nominee Liaison will consist of the following:
a) Have an initial telephone conversation with the designated contact at the Nominee Company and confirm the correct contact person.
b) If possible, participate in at least one on-site visit with the Nominee Company, for the purpose of further explaining the MBEA program, the application process, and the associated benefits.
c) Maintain liaison with the Nominee Company, answering questions and providing help, as required, assisted by members of the MBEA Steering Committee.