You Won't Want to MissThis Event if
You are Planning to Start a Business in 2017!

Or do you know someone who is thinking about starting a business?
Feel free to share this flyer with individuals you know who could benefit from the information our Panelists will share during our panel discussion on February 1st.

Legal and Financial Experts will talk about some of the steps required to set up your business from a legal perspective, as well as, how you go about obtaining the capital you will need.


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Ways Women Sabotage Communication in the Workplace

facilitated by Wendy Bjorklund

FALL, October, 2016


Wendy Bjorklund, associate professor at SCSU teaches Organizational Communication, Contemporary Leadership, Communication in the Workplace, Interpersonal Communication and Conflict, Theories of Third Party Intervention, and Introduction to Communication Studies. 


WINTER, January, 2016


Topics Covered During the Presentation:

  • Women's Health and the Impact on Employment and Job Performance,
  • Overview of Mental Health Services and Benefits to Individuals & Families,
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and
  • Handling Mental Health Concerns in the Workplace, from both the Employee's and Employer's perspective


Thank you to everyone who attended our event!  

A special "thank you" to to our speaker Rebecca Cluever, MS LMFT, Clinical Therapist with The Village Family Service Center 

and Rasmussen College for hosting the Lunch 'n Learn.

FALL, October, 2015


Human Sex Trafficking in Central Minnesota



Shan Wang, Assistant Chief of Criminal Division, Stearns County Attorney's Office

Aaron Stellmach, Law Enforcement Officer, St. Cloud Police Department

Janelle Kendall, Stearns County Attorney

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FALL, October 2014


Keynote Presenter:  

Janelle Kendall, Stearns County Attorney 



Attendees learned about the Domestic Violence Program which was developed in Stearns County and is being adopted as a NATIONAL best practice to stop the biggest domestic violence offenders.


A big "thank you" goes out to Rasmussen College for hosting the event.

WINTER, February 2014


The 5 Personality Types:  How to Better Understand Yourself and Your Co-Workers


This event was facilitated by Business Women of Central Minnesota member, Kathy Boeckman.  The group looked at the 5 personality types of people and gained insight into themselves and the people around them.  The group was given tips and tricks to improve working relationships in a fun new way.


Ban the Box


Effective January 1, 2014

Legislation limits an Employer's right to ask about an Employment Applicant's criminal background.


2013 Minnesota Statutes

(a) A public or private employer may not inquire into or consider or require disclosure of the criminal record or criminal history of an applicant for employment until the applicant has been selected for an interview by the employer or, if there is not an interview, before a conditional offer of employment is made to the applicant.

(b) This section does not apply to the Department of Corrections or to employers who have a statutory duty to conduct a criminal history background check or otherwise take into consideration a potential employee's criminal history during the hiring process.

(c) This section does not prohibit an employer from notifying applicants that law or the employer's policy will disqualify an individual with a particular criminal history background from employment in particular positions.

"Ban the Box" Power Point Presentation
2013 Minnesota Employment Law Update
by Betsey Lund, Attorney at Law Neils, Franz, Chirhart, P.A.
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WINTER, January 2013




Books for Children


"I Can Play it Safe" by Alison Feigh

(Teaching kids about personal safety without making the world a scary place)


"On Those Runaway Days" by Alison Feigh

(Steps for children to take when life seems overwhelming)


"My Body Belongs to Me" by Jill Starishevsky

(A book for children about their bodies.   It assures children that it is ok to tell)


Books for Middle School and Teens


"Life Freaks Me Out and then I Deal With It" by K.L. Hong

(Personal memoir about being a teenager and lessons learned along the way)


"" by Katherine Tarbox

(A teenager's true story about her own experience with internet exploitation)


Books for Adults


"Connect 5" by Kathleen Kimball-Baker, Forward by Patty Wetterling

(The importance of caring mentors in teenagers lives)


"How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk" by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

(Tested strategies to use for better parent/child communication)



Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

2324 University Ave W,  Suite 105

St. Paul MN  55114


For a Full List of Recommended Books