ESABA Board Candidates, Part I

17 Jan 2020

Check out some of our Board Candidates for our 2020 Board Elections which will take place at our 28th Annual Meeting on Jan 24th at Vomela! To register click here. 

Chelsea Fey, Visit Saint Paul

I do not have a business on the East Side but love working with this community! They are hardworking, resourceful, creative, and bring energy and vibrancy to Saint Paul. I am the Partnership Engagement Manager for Visit Saint Paul, the city’s official convention and visitor’s bureau. I have worked closely with ESABA partners the last two years to bring more visibility to all the assets on the East Side and look forward to doing more in the future.I would love to join the ESABA Board because the wellbeing of our local economy depends on the health and vitality of our businesses, and I believe I have a unique set of skills that could provide value to serving this community and elevating its presence.


Shateka Flowers, Family Values for Life

Our organization is on the East Side because we first saw the need for the services we provide here on this side of town.  We wanted to help East Side families become whole and healthy. The benefits of being on the East Side are the opportunity to collaborate with other caring organizations and businesses to serve a greater good and add to the continued growth and revitalization the East Side is experiencing. At Family Values For Life I am the executive director, I worship here on the East Side at Contender for the Faith Church, and since I am here on the East Side during the week to work and on the weekend for worship a lot of my play and eating happens here too. ESABA has proven to be a vital contributor to the collaboration, connection, and recognition to this great East Side. Any help I could lend to continue the work of unity in business and charity on the East Side would be my responsibility as an East Sider.

Randy Bloom, MSS

MSS a local non-profit, provides jobs training, placement and day programs services to over 650 people with disabilities. Headquartered on the east side since 1971, MSS has served persons with disabilities within the city of St. Paul and surrounding communities. MSS benefits the east side by providing services to persons affected by disabilities and is a provider of professional employment jobs (our staff members) to many living on the east side. My role is to connect local businesses and organizations with MSS and the people served, creating opportunities to solve local hiring and staffing needs. ESABA has been a long-term partner with MSS. We feel strongly that returning value to ESABA through board participation is critical to our mutually beneficial relationship.