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Meeting Summary on how to proceed on Journey to Growth's Diversity in Business Resource Project

November 23, 2015 Public Report On Diversity in Business Resource (DIBR Registry)

Duane Saulk, ReMax Rochester, Minn.Al Lun met with Duane Sauke, co-chair, Journey to Growth Diversity/Inclusion Committee,  on 2015-10-27 to exchange ideas on how to proceed with the Diversity Beam to implement the online diversity assets resource (DBR) concept. Duane will touch upon our discussions at the next J2G D&I meeting.

Diversity Beam serves multiple user groups/perspectives: 


A. Commerce Perspective

  1. Small business owner: Recruit, retain diverse talent. Legal compliance. Serve diverse, global custom base.  See this example.
  2. Entrepreneur (startups): Recruit, retain diverse talent, diverse investment sources (crowd sourcing), develop the right products/services for wide scope
  3. General public wants to build out skills to become more resilient and relevant in the "flat world"

B. Social Perspective

  1. Social activists: What projects and agencies exist to advance Diversity and Inclusion?  How can I collaborate with them? Which organizations and projects should I contribute to? What are the results? 
  2. Community leaders: How is my community doing in the key metrics of Diversity and Inclusion? Employment, income, housing, education, etc. 


J2G top priority is the business perspective offered by Diversity Beam. 

General architectural discussions

  1. Positioning of Diversity Beam with Al Lun's Beam hub (Community Beam ( and Community Assets Portal ( . See this link for explanations. 
  2. Positioning vs Rochester Hub (RochHub) vs Community Dashboard (see this link for more)
  3. Different roles that J2G D&I members can play to help build out Diversity Beam.
    1. Informer
    2. Report/writer
    3. Curator
    4. Ambassador

Action Items:

  1. Add related projects in Ad Hoc query result view (done)


 Updated on 2015-11-22



November 23, 2015 Public Report On Diversity in Business Resource (DIBR Registry)



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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'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. could be an interesting first step.

The following defines the various project phases:
  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
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
Links to Beam and beam sub-sites: