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Diverse Interests Round Table

The strength and stability of a community comes from the recognition and inclusion of its diversity. The Diverse Interests Round Table provides an open-minded environment that allows for the sharing of triumphs and failures, challenges and opportunities, best practices and necessary changes. By connecting with, learning from and doing business with one another, we can change the dynamics of our economy and grow together.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Archive Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Networking, Workforce Development

Level 2: Civic Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Diversification, Leadership, Networking, Roundtable

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: Paul Richardson ; Email: prichardson@rochestermnchamber.com ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce

Known/Likely Collaborators: Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce

Potential Collaborators:


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Detailed Description

 

As part of its Diversity in Business Initiative, the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is working with the community to create a “Diverse Interests Round Table”. 

Dan Aguilar, CEO of Smart Home Innovations & Engineering, Inc., has agreed to organize the formation of this round table and serve as its first chair. Working with a small group of small and diverse business leaders, we have developed a working vision statement for this group:

The strength and stability of a community comes from the recognition and inclusion of its diversity. The Diverse Interests Round Table provides an open-minded environment that allows for the sharing of triumphs and failures, challenges and opportunities, best practices and necessary changes. By connecting with, learning from and doing business with one another, we can change the dynamics of our economy and grow together.

 

 

 

  

General reports on: Diverse Interests Round Table



  

Key Beam Reports on:

Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Networking, Workforce Development  
May 29, 2021: South-of-Downtown Waterfront Small Area Plan

  March and May 2021 status slides and recording. 

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May 28, 2021: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan

2021-05-28 News: Msg from JJ,;  May 2021 TB Report;  ACG pledge , 

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May 18, 2021: Sustainable, Resilient Rochester

Sustainability Task Force - Feedback from survey and action plan

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March 17, 2021: City of Rochester, MN Study Session on DEI

Rochester City Council session on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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March 02, 2021: Racism and the Economy -- Federal Reserve Series

Understanding the implications of structural racism in America's economy. 

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February 15, 2021: Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Usage Enablement (OpenBeam's Learning Journey)

 From the beginning to now, it was a painful and revealing story to learn about the power, complexity and the potential of MS Office 365. 

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February 13, 2021: MHC: Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage - 2021 Grantees

 OpenBeam.net is grateful to to have a chance to talk to some of the 2021 MHC Cultural  Identity Grant applicants and recipients. 

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January 14, 2021: 2021 - 2023 Community Health Improvement Plan Document and Sections

Coalition of Community Health Improvement (CHIP) releasing 2021-2023 health improvement plan. 

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January 01, 2021: 2020 Targeted Business, Workforce Participation Reports

2020-12-11 Report; 2020-11-02 October Report; 2020-09-30 September Report 

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December 10, 2020: Co-designing of Discovery Walk Concept

Summary of Co-design of Discovery Walk and Codify the co-design process. 

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December 06, 2020: Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 Completion Press Release

Data show that Minnesota had the highest self-response rate in the nation at 75.1%. Olmsted County had an even higher self-response rate of 78%.  

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Last modified by allnode on 2017/05/05
Created by support on 2016/04/15

 

 

 

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While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

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  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
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