Monday, April 16, 2018
Bush Foundation Selects 24 Extraordinary Leaders for 2018 Bush Fellowships
Tech Dump CEO Amanda LaGrange was recently named a 2018 Bush Fellow to help her work to provide valuable job experience to individuals who recently left incarceration or recovery programs. The Bush Foundation selected 24 people, of 751 applicants, to receive grants up to $100,000 to develop leadership skills. Read more here.
Mortenson Promotes Lynn Littlejohn to Vice President
Mortenson is pleased to announce that Lynn Littlejohn has been promoted to Vice President, Community Affairs and Development. In her role, Littlejohn represents Mortenson in existing and new markets by designing and implementing progressive inclusion and community benefits plans for the employment of women, people of color and other targeted groups, and business opportunities for small, minority and female-owned companies. Read more here .
Chamber Town Talk: Affordable Housing - CommonBond Communities
Wednesday, April 18 | 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Jax Cafe

CommonBond Communities has been taking a holistic approach to the multi-faceted issue of affordable housing for five decades. Join the Chamber for a conversation with CommonBond’s leadership about the challenges of being a developer in the current market as well as an update on their current projects. The discussion will also include how these issues will affect their organization’s ability to serve individuals and families in the future. Register today and be a part of the conversation.

Lisa Wilcox-Erhardt | Executive Vice President of Housing & Services, CommonBond Communities

Andy Hughes | Director of Acquisition & Development, Lowry-Marshall Project Manager

Thank you to our series sponsors CenterPoint Energy and Wells Fargo and to our host Jax Cafe.
DRIVE Roundtable: Cultivating Connections Make It. MSP.
Friday, April 20 | 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. | the Local

Since 2015, Make It. MSP. has been bringing together hundreds of people from dozens of organizations to show off our region’s assets. Projects like MSP Hello and MSP Mingle showcase why Minneapolis-Saint Paul is the best place to live, stay and thrive. Tiffany Orth, Make It. MSP. coordinator, will share more about the initiative and goals at our next Roundtable.

Thank you to our event sponsors Xcel Energy, Be The Match, CenterPoint Energy, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, and the Local.

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Good Morning Minneapolis: #OnNicollet
Friday, April 27 | 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. | Kieran's Irish Pub

Nicollet is open for business after a multi-year renovation. Multiple organizations have plans to activate the new design assets. How will downtown businesses, employees and residents engage? Hear from our panel at the next Good Morning Minneapolis.

Gail Dorfman, St. Stephen’s Human Services
Michael Hernandez, Meet Minneapolis
Lisa Middag, Mpls Downtown Improvement District

Thank you to our series sponsor Wells Fargo.
Editorial: A clear case for these buses
"Transportation is a predictably divisive issue at the Capitol. But a proposal to invest $50 million to expand the region’s system of rapid-transit buses on arterial streets — so-called “aBRTs” — need not be."
Read more here.
Ridesharing has been a boon in the Twin Cities; bring it to the entire state
"Right now, the vast majority of ride-sharing rides take place in the metro area. Now is the time for Minnesota to join 45 other states that have passed statewide ride-sharing legislation, providing a single set of statewide rules for companies like Lyft and Uber."
Read more here.
Sprint Works for members of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber!
The Sprint Works Program offers a discounts of 15% on select rate plans to members of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber. If the customer is active on Unlimited Freedom, they will receive a $5 discount instead of the % discount associated with the company.

Any subscriber on the account qualifies for the Sprint Works Program discount. The name on the proof document must match a name listed as a subscriber. The subscriber does not need to be the Account Holder.