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Bits + Pieces

15 Feb

b +p

1. Perri, EWI’s Outreach Coordinator, and Mariana, EWI’s graphic design volunteer, attended Language ETC’s Community Services Fair in DC on Tuesday

2. On Thursday, Perri and Mary, EWI’s Program Manager, had a great social media planning meeting at Cosi in Virginia Square!

3. This week EWI graduate and volunteer, Velma Crawford, was interviewed on Mining the Heart radio show on XM radio.

4. EWI graduates Aida and Lizzie came to our office (just in time for some surprise VDay chocolate covered strawberries!) in preparation for the Micro-Business Lending Conference in Richmond on February 25th and 26th. The two fantastic food entrepreneurs will be part of the “Meet the Micros” segment of the conference. Marga will introduce the women entrepreuners and discuss the role that technical assistance plays in the development of micro enterprises. She will moderate a discussion with the women about their work, needs, and their business goals for the future.

5. Development Associate, Alexandra, met Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor while out and about in DC! So exciting!

6. We celebrated Valentine’s Day with lots of roses, chocolates, heart shaped brownies, and a lovely Lebanese lunch! We hope you all had a great day celebrating loved ones, too! 🙂

Happy weekend, everyone! Don’t forget to check back on Monday for a Mondays With Marga post and a new Coach’s Corner!


Marga to Speak at The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Micro-Lending Conference

3 Oct

EWI founder and president, Marga Fripp, will be speaking as part of a panel about creating a marketplace for artists, and is hosting a panel on Kickstarter.  Some of our EWI artists will also be featured in a showcase, to include Velma, Clementine, Mariam, Azeb, Lizzie, Lisa, and Pilar.
The event will be on October 29th

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, VA 23219

9:30am to 7pm (registration at 9:00am)

If you are interested in attending, below is a brief summary, and link to the registration page.

”    Micro Business Lending: Landscape for the New Economy


The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the Virginia Microenterprise Network, and their partners invite you to a conference on micro development and micro business lending. The conference features a keynote presentation by author Michael Shuman, Fellow at Cutting Edge Capital; learning tracks on sustainability, funding, and technical assistance; a lunchtime marketplace featuring women-owned micro businesses; and a dinner focusing on crowd funding and other aspects of the American Jobs Act with Yale Law School scholar, Andrew Verstein.

Who should attend? Representatives of micro lenders; small business support organizations; community and economic development and other public agencies; state and local officials.

This event is the result of a planning partnership with the Virginia Microenterprise Network, Association for Enterprise Opportunity, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Empowered Women International, Virginia Community Capital and On Point Services.

To register go to: https://dmz1.dhcd.virginia.gov/DHCDEvents/registration.aspx?EID=54    “

Best of luck to all of those representing EWI at the event!




Clementine’s Creation

Velma and her Aprons