Social Enterprise

In 2019, we invite you to join us, as we explore social enterprise, deepen our understanding of social needs in Huron County and evolve entrepreneurial efforts that will create social impact for families in our community.

Thanks to our generous financial sponsor: Libro Credit Union Prosperity Fund
Thanks to our business development facilitator:  Huron Small Business Enterprise Center

May 2019 – Community Showcase & Celebration  10 am – 12 pm  More details coming soon!
Community showcase of achievements and celebration of people who took the time to deepen their understanding of social needs, contributed to making a social impact and are on their way to evolving a new social enterprise or integrating social impact in their business. 

Background
Rural Response for Healthy Children’s interest in social enterprise stems from a previous project funded by Status of Women that identified opportunities in Huron to build economic opportunities for women.  The project focus was on women who lead single family households and/or those who manage multiple part-time jobs while trying to secure quality, flexible child care.   Through Rural Response for Healthy Children’s ongoing work in the community of supporting families, we see opportunity to deepen the understanding of social need in Huron County and engage local business to increase their ability for social impact.

This program is financially supported by the Libro Prosperity Fund and co-facilitated by Huron Economic Development and Rural Response for Healthy Children. The idea emerged from a social enterprise pitch opportunity hosted in 2017 at Ashwood Inn, Bayfield.   Rural Response for Healthy Children leveraged our second-place cash prize from the pitch event and was also awarded a grant from the Libro Prosperity Fund in 2018 to advance this project.