The Startup Assistance Grant Supports Emerging Women Entrepreneurs and existing women-owned businesses. The Education and Mentoring is year round.
The Metro Omaha Women’s Business Center (MOWBC) invites you to lead the community in supporting women entrepreneurs and professional women transitioning to business ownership by sponsoring our seventh annual Masquerade Ball & Auction.
Founded by BC Clark in 2008, MOWBC is a leader in the metro area in supporting women; entrepreneurs, business owners, career professionals, moms and young entrepreneurs girls(YEG) 12 years and over. Over 5,000 women have benefited from our programs over the past eight years. Some of our programs include Business Forum Breakfasts, Lunch & Learns, Success Series workshops, Presentations, educational seminars, various business social/networking events, and our premier annual event–the Start-up Assistance Grant Masquerade Ball & Auction. We strive to educate, inspire and empower women by bridging connections with other businesses, by providing educational and vendor opportunities, and by promoting awareness of community resources.
To further connect and assist women, we are hosting our seventh annual Ball on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Omaha Marriott Ballroom in Regency. We will offer a variety of music, comedy, dinner, a silent auction featuring unique items and a dynamic keynote speaker. Our first Ball granted Pink Store entrepreneur a $1,000.00 Start-up Assistance Grant and to date we have awarded $11,500 in Start-up Assistance.
This fun, special event will not only provide funding needed to award start-up grants, it will also help us further our vision in 2018 of providing educational training and mentoring for girls 12 to 19 with the entrepreneur spirit desiring to start a business.
Sara Fili, Mistress of Ceremony Channel 7
Mr. & Mrs. Ernest White, American National Bank
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Williams, Honorary Host Couples
Mr. & Mrs. Al Mejias, Honorary Host Couples
Mr. & Mrs. David Kinlow, Honorary Host Couples
Mr. & Mrs. Nick Bermel, Honorary Host Couples
Table Captains: Mr. & Mrs. Victor Johnson
Speaker: Barbara Weitz- candidate for Regents
Cash Bar Open
Award & Grant Recipient Presentation
Special Recognition: Marlene Hansen Kaplan (Marhanco) Kim Kuhle (Capital Consltant) Pauline Stark (SCORE), Cathy Lang (NBDC), Amy Ryan (Benson Theatre)
Special Live and Silent Auction with Auction Solutions Shayne Fili -also featuring a Unique Auction (Fund the Girls with Male models)?
Dancing to the Music of Chad Stoner and Band, also featuring Comedian (Samuella)
Formal or semi-formal Attire and Mask Suggested, but not required