Monday, July 9, 2018
POLICY NEWS
Study finds transit access to jobs rises, thanks to A-Line
Twin Cities transit riders can reach more than 18,000 jobs within a half-hour when traveling by bus or train, up 7 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to study results recently released by the University of Minnesota.

One reason for the jump, say analysts who put together the annual Access Across America report, was the opening of the A-Line.

Bus Rapid Transit gets results and creates new connections to opportunities. It is affordable and can be supported by every one. The failure of the legislature to provide money for the expansion of the BRT network just highlights the amount of work we have to do advocating for these critical investments.

You can read more about the study in this Star Tribune article .
Doing Business with the city of Minneapolis
Join the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights on Thursday, July 26 to learn more about how to do business with the city. Network and learn about the basics of doing business with the city, certifications and resources for small/women/minority-owned businesses and upcoming business opportunities with the city.

MEMBER NEWS
Minneapolis Regional Chamber President & CEO appointed to co-chair Minnesota Complete Count Committee
Minneapolis Regional Chamber President and CEO, Jonathan Weinhagen, has been appointed by Governor Dayton to co-chair the Minnesota Complete Count Committee. The committee will be charged with leading statewide efforts to encourage residents to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census.

Marco Purchases Rudzianski's Business Equipment Client Base in Dubuque, Iowa
Marco, a leading technology services provider in the United States, announced today that it has purchased the copier contracts and client base of Rudzianski’s Business Equipment located in Dubuque, IA.


The Twin Cities Total Internship Management Workshop
Utilizing internships is the perfect way to conduct recruiting activities. That's why we partnered with the University of Minnesota to host The Total Internship Management Workshop, designed to help you & your organization build a win-win internship program.

Events
DRIVE Leadership Luncheon: Workplace Ethics
Wednesday, July 25 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Dakota Jazz Club

Companies are often recognized for their corporate ethics. How do ethics impact policy and procedures as well as decision making? At the next DRIVE Leadership Luncheon, our panelists will discuss corporate ethics, being an ethical leader and the challenges that occur when personal and business ethics are in conflict. Join the conversation and register today.

Panel:
Dawn Elm | Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics & Leadership, University of St. Thomas
David Rodbourne | Principal Consultant, DHR Consulting & Associates
Suzan McGinnis | Director of Ethics, Target

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Be The Match , and our series sponsors CenterPoint Energy , Minnesota Timberwolves , and U.S. Bank .
B.E.E.R.S.: Fun with the St. Paul Saints
Thursday, July 26 | 2:30 - 9:00 p.m. | CHS Field Securian Club

In this interactive experience, Mike Veeck, co-owner of the Saints, and Fran Zeulli, president of Fun Is Good, will help attendees learn the key elements of the Fun Is Good philosophy. See it all come to life as the nationally renowned St. Paul Saints and staff delight fans during the entertaining and fun-filled outing. Included in admission are seminar, CHS Field Tour, dinner buffet with open bar (soda, beer & wine) and St. Paul Saints game.

Agenda:
Fun Is Good Seminar, Securian Club at CHS Field
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Private Tour of CHS Field
5:00 – 5:45 p.m.

Open dinner buffet and bar (soda, beer & wine)
6:00 p.m.

St. Paul Saints Game, Securian Club seating
7:05 p.m.
Executive Women's Council: 2019 Final Four Preview
Wednesday, July 25 | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Weber Shandwick

In April of 2019, Minneapolis will host the NCAA Final Four. Join us for an evening of conversation, networking and updates from Kate Mortenson, President and CEO, 2019 Minneapolis Final Four ® Local Organizing Committee, about plans for the big event.

MEMBER ADVANTAGE
The Works Museum's Bloomington Summer Pass
The Works Museum and the Bloomington Chamber are offering an unlimited admission summer pass. The pass includes two adults and up to four children under the age of 18. The pass is for families who either live, work or attend school in Bloomington and is valid between June 11 and August 31, 2018. Passes may be purchased at The Works Museum or online. The passes are $25.99, or if you qualify for the Gateway Program subsidies, the cost is $11.99.

Purchase passes here .