Engaging Immigrant Business Owners in the Main Street Model
| Hilton Baltimore, Johnson | Posted: Tuesday, 3:45-5:00 p.m.
Immigrant-owned small businesses transform our Main Streets into vibrant, ethnically accessible corridors. Yet, at times it is challenging to absorb immigrant business owners into our Main Street Approach. This session will provide the “Seven Strategies of Inclusive Outreach and Public Engagement,” which focus on building and cultivating one-on-one relationships. You’ll learn how to work side by side with immigrant business owners to improve your business corridor, as well as how to design inclusive, flexible engagement strategies that work!
- Participants learn alternative forms of inclusive engagement that are better suited when working with immigrant-business owners
- Participants learn and understand the Seven Strategies of Inclusive Outreach and Public Engagement which focus on building and cultivating one-on-one relationships
- Participants see immigrant-business as an overall economic asset for their business district
- Participants can learn how to incorporate immigrant services into the business corridor's competitive advantage