Zoom Luncheon, Partner Event — Angela Engle from WBDC Will Discuss the Blue Stream Initiative
Join Us Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 11:30 am for our monthly Zoom meeting, Free for members and non-members.
Angela Engle from the WBDC (Women's Business Development Council) will talk about the various programs and services provided by the organization.
Launched earlier this year, the innovative Blue Steam program is a multi-phase project offered by WBDC in conjunction with CTNext and the Thames River Innovation Place (TRIP) that offers a customized curriculum catered to individuals that are mobile due to being a trailing spouse.
The Blue Stream program helps to support entrepreneurial ambitions of those who relocate and for whom traditional jobs do not provide an effective professional trajectory by offering group training sessions and individualized coaching led by WBDC business advisors, as well as microgrant programs to invest in business creation and capital necessities. Current clients include spouses of service members and employees of the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and General Dynamics.
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Angela Engle is a Program Coordinator at the Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC). She helped build out programming and implementing of the Blue Stream Project, a partnership program of WBDC, CTNext, and the Thames River Innovation Place to support spouses of those working at Blue Tech anchor institutions of the region. Ms. Engle is actively working with the Equity Match Grant Team to review applications and support clients in preparing themselves for funding opportunities. Ms. Engle conducts training and counseling, specializing in foundational business support for military spouses. She explores entrepreneurship as a viable career path, educates them on relocating their business, and helps them chart a course to sustainable business development.
Ms. Engle brings a passion for helping others grow and a community banking background to her work with clients. Formerly a Universal Banker at First Federal Savings and Loans in WA State, she worked very closely with small businesses to help establish healthy financial goals and build their business banking relationship. In addition, Angela also brings sales and marketing expertise that informs impactful networking and strategy to help scale a successful business.
As a military spouse, Angela brings over a decade of experience navigating life and logistics on the move. She is currently the active Ombudsman for her husband’s Command; Ombudsmen are primarily Information and Referral Specialists who help command family members gain the assistance they need to succeed as part of the extended Navy family.Her approach to success is fueled by dedicated understanding and actionable insight, leveraging a blend of knowledge and relevant tools. She has two beautiful girls and has a love for dogs. They enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, biking, and all things water. Originally from the Evergreen State, Angela maintains her passion for cooking, enjoying a good cup of coffee, and reading when she has the time.
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