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Supplier Diversity Initiative

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The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is a proud supporter of Diversity in Business. Our Supplier Diversity Initiative is a collaborative effort of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the City of Rochester, and Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc. (RAEDI) to provide business level opportunities, certification assistance and education to small and diverse area suppliers (minority, women and veteran-owned) who seek access to the Southeastern Minnesota economy and business community. This will help develop mutually beneficial relationships with and between diverse suppliers and buyers in order to source local and regional vendors and thus build economic vitality.TBD

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Impacts

PlanScape

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

Level 2: Women ; Business Process

DMC: Hotel & Hospitality ; Retail, Dining & Entertainment, Arts & Culture

Community Health:

Collaboration

Lead Organization: Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce

Confirmed Collaborators: County of Olmsted, MN ; Diversity Council ; Journey to Growth Diversity and Inclusion Committee ; Mayo Clinic ; Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce

Potential Collaborators:

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

August 01, 2016 TBD: 2016 Supplier Diversity Summit & Business Expo

Local organizations (Chamber of Commerce, Diversity Council, etc) teaming up to host 2016 supplier diversity summit.

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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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May 27, 2018: Three DMC Proposals

Three projects looking for TIF: Hotel Indigo, Hyatt House Hotel and Wells Fargo Bank Building Renovation

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Last modified by support on 2016/11/07
Created by allnode on 2015/06/02

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