Monday, March 5, 2018
Upcoming Chamber Events
DRIVE Leadership Luncheon: Working Philanthropy
Wednesday, March 7 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Dakota Jazz Club

This panel of entrepreneurs have turned their desire to create community connections into businesses with purpose and passion. Each of their journeys are unique from the moment of inspiration to the realization of their vision of service. Learn more about their paths and unique business models and missions.

Panel
Dania Toscano Miwa | Toscano Advisors
Jamie Millard | Pollen Midwest
Michael Mader | Hippy Feet Socks

Thank you to our sponsors CenterPoint Energy, US Bank and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Conversations with Kim: Destination Bloomington
Thursday, March 8 | 7:30 - 9 a.m. | Bloomington Convention & Visitor Bureau

Conversations with Kim continues in March with a timely conversation about the state of our Bloomington hospitality industry and strategic planning efforts now that the Super Bowl has come and gone. Come learn about all the planning and hard work happening year-round to fill our wonderful entertainment spaces and hotel rooms, keep the food and drink flowing, and ensure the malls stay bustling in Bloomington and throughout the region for the months and years to come.

Thank you to our sponsor Bloomington CVB .
Meet the Chamber: Tubman
Tuesday, March 13 | 7:30 - 9 a.m. | Tubman

Calling all new Chamber members, prospective members, and those interested in learning about the benefits and services the Chamber provides. Meet the Chamber heads to Tubman to present an overview of our work supporting local businesses and the regional economy. Create new connections with community members and Chamber staff - register today!
Executive Women's Council: Women in Nontraditional Careers
Wednesday, March 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Lumber Exchange Event Center

This region faces an estimated worker shortage of 300,000 by 2024. Industry leaders are already reporting difficulties filling well paid skilled positions. Many of these jobs are in sectors which have traditionally been dominated by men. Our panelists will discuss the opportunities for women in these fields, the barriers that exist, and ways to create career pathways into these fields.

Panelists:
Robin Hutcheson | Director of Public Works, City of Minneapolis
Lynn Littlejohn | Director of Community Affairs, Mortenson
Heather Manley | CEO, On-Demand Group

Moderator:Elaine Vandenburgh | Minneapolis Community & Technical College

MNUFC Kickoff Luncheon
Wednesday, March 14 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | TCF Bank Stadium

Join us at TCF Bank Stadium for the first MNUFC Kickoff Luncheon on Wednesday, March 14 as the Loons prepare for the 2018 home season. Enjoy lunch with the players and coaches and get to know your Loons a little better ahead of the home opener against the Chicago Fire on Saturday, March 17.

This event is held in partnership with the Midway, Minneapolis Regional and Saint Paul Area Chambers of Commerce.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Target and our event sponsors Mortenson, NTH Inc., Twin Cities Pioneer Press and Visit Saint Paul.
Public Affairs Forum: 2018 Session Headlines
Thursday, March 15 | 7:30 - 9 a.m. | Loews Minneapolis Hotel

With a short session, ever shifting leadership and debates about the budget, taxes and bonding projects the Minnesota legislature is making headlines. We've invited a panel of top journalists from the State Capitol Press Corps to discuss the issues, the decisions being made, why they matter and what the remainder of the session might bring. Register for what promises to be a lively conversation today.

Panelists:
J. Patrick Coolican | Star Tribune
Kyle Potter | AP
Briana Bierschbach | MinnPost

Moderator:Brian McClung | MZA + Co

Thank you to our series sponsors: CenterPoint Energy and Wells Fargo