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Diversity in Business Resource (DIBR Registry)

Beam Project Type:     Project in Archive Phase

An electronically formatted resource to provide information and contacts targeting diverse individuals interested in starting a business in our J2G region

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Strategy

Work with Diversity Council, openBEAM.net IT and other groups to design and build this electronic registry in accordance to the evolving design specification.

Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Best Practice ; Business Process ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Technology Enablement

Level 2:

DMC: Commercial Research & Technology

Community Health:

Results

Minority groups have better access to business startup opportunities

Collaboration

Lead Organization: Journey to Growth Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Confirmed Collaborators: Journey to Growth Diversity and Inclusion Committee ; openBEAM.net

Potential Collaborators: Diversity Council

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Technology Enablement

July 06, 2017: Diversity in Business Resource (DIBR Registry)

In June J2G D/I Committee meeting, though Al Lun has built a prototype, decision was made to connect with J2G board for its guidance on the future of this project.

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May 16, 2016: Diversity Council and openBEAM.net to discuss taking the DIBR work forward

In the April 25 J2G D&I meeting, it was determined since the diversity/inclusion resources registry concept fits the mssion of Diversity Council, Dee Sabol and Al Lun will discuss how Diversity Council as J2G D&I implementation agent may take the registry work forward.

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February 22, 2016: Diversity in Business Resource Search Prototype

I am building a more specific search portal that aims to enable business people to discover what diversity/inclusion programs and resources exist in the Rochester Area.

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December 08, 2015: Diversity in Business Resource - what is it exactly?

Al Lun's starting a conversation and a document to specify the requirements of DIBR.

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November 23, 2015: Meeting Summary on how to proceed on Journey to Growth's Diversity in Business Resource Project

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. How does Diversity Beam work? Duane will touch upon our discussions at the next J2G D&I meeting.

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August 03, 2015: A review of past conversations on DIBR

I made this presentation to J2G D&I team several months ago. Like many past presentations I have made to similar audience, it is uncertain how much of the information I wanted to impart hit home.

I have since grown accustomed to this unknowing nature of technical knowledge sharing with members who have different backgrounds, different needs.

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August 08, 2018: Riverfront project gets first nod per Post Bulletin Report

"Early plans for a $180 million construction project along the Zumbro River received some enthusiastic support from Rochester's Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday night." 

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July 30, 2018: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

July 18, 2018 Commissioner Lindsey of the MN Department of Human Rights Forum with Rochester Community.

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July 27, 2018: CNG Steering Committee info "Stop the Census Citizenship Question"

CNG Steering Committee helping LWV spread the word to "Take Action Now To Stop the Census Citizenship Question!"

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July 13, 2018: Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) Formal Alliance Proposal

Two webinars to formally kick off this work. A number of members of the Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) are proposing a formal alliance framework.

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June 29, 2018: Triton Hilton Hotel (Broadway at Center)

June status same as March Status except completion date is now set for 1/31/2019.

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June 22, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Recruiting members to join Community Engagement Workgroup.

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June 22, 2018: Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 Presentation to CNG

Complete Count 2020 representatives conducted a community briefing at 2018-06-21 CNG meeting on the importance and logistics of Olmsted County social and public agencies build out a network of helpers to ensure a complete count in 2020.

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June 19, 2018: 2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information

At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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June 18, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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June 15, 2018: Mayor Brede signed ICI pledge

On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Journey to Growth team, the City of Rochester and citizens of Rochester will gather in the City Hall Atrium for a special Signing Ceremony, designating Rochester as the first U.S. City to join the Council of Europe’s ICI (Intercultural Cities Initiative) program.

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June 01, 2018: Rochester Area Family Y 2018 Summer Program

The YMCA has 250 free summer memberships to give to teens in need this year. 

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Last modified by allnode on 2017/07/06
Created by kalun on 2016/04/15

Site Information
Beam
  • 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 dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

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.

Definitions
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
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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