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We build this website to help create a healthy and inclusive community where opportunity and responsibility are broadly shared.

The information contained here is obtained from various public sites and sources. Its goal is to show that Transparency, Accountability, Responsiveness and Process-centric (TARP) attributes of a community can be "beamed (Built, Enabled, Activated and Modeled)" into existence from a grass-roots level.

As we build out the site, we hope to awaken in the community an epiphany and a realization that a resilient community should have the vision and aspiration to develop and operate with interlocking processes and investments to allow public, economic and social development systems to complement each other so that collaboration is by design and not chance-encounter (or by luck).

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Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 8/27/22)
 

Community Beam has the following sub-sites

 

Community Mobilization Resources Center (CMRC)

A sub-site of dmcbeam.org, the Community Mobilization Resources Center (CMRC) aims to provide "continuous communication" for the CMRC Coalition to increase awareness and understanding of public, private, non-profit organizations' plans and needs so that individually and collectively we will be more effective in carrying out our mission of serving the community. 

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Grass Roots Pilot Sites

We are also hosting the following websites to support some of our area's grass-root initiatives:


Open Beam

Open Beam (aka Beam) is about leveraging Web 2.0 and cloud computing to build technology capacities to serve the community.

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Diversity Beam: OpenBeam.net in collaboration with Journey to Growth's Diversity/Inclusion Committee (now defunct) is "beaming" up this portal to showcase projects and organizations that aim to improve the well-being conditions of minority groups. Statistics such as those curated by Minnesota Compass tell us there are significant education and earning gaps in non-white populations across Minnesota. With projected workforce shortage and demographics trend, these gaps cannot persist if our region is to realize the Destination Medical Center (DMC) objectives and other overarching wellness aspirations.

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In the City for Good: A community forum to focus on issues indirectly affected by DMC economic development: Affordable Housing, Education, Historical Preservation, Living Wage, Social Justice, Social Services, Sustainability and Transportation 

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Education Beam: A Beam subsite that captures Rochester area's efforts to improve K-12 education outcomes. Projects such as RPS's strategic plan, area's Cradle to Career collective impact project and grass roots participation in RPS's community engagement effort. The subsite offers a layered navigation into these currently disjoint efforts with the hope to beam up system level coordination.

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Misc Websites

Kiwanis Rochester

"Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers, dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time."

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Dashboard Beam

Dashboard Dashboard Beam: Various anchor initiatives in Rochester have overlapping goals and that the organizations/teams driving these initiatives have great intention to collaborate. And the difficulty of teaming and collaboration among large scale projects is well-known though seldom receives serious discussions. That's why alignment of goals, indicators, strategies and measurements is highly valued in best-practices such as Lean 6 Sigma.

However, a rigid top-down approach which says everything has to be lined up before actions take place is not practical in our matrix world. What we champion is "beaming up" transparency, accountability, responsiveness and process-centric disciplines by leveraging technology to allow side-by-side visibility of various projects. This portal demonstrates how it could be done. Focused areas include: Disparities, Education, Housing, Economy, Workforce Development, and Health

DC3 Beam

Started in 2009 by Diversity Council Board IT Taskforce to enable Diversity Council stakeholders to collaborate online, DC3 Version 2 (DC Beam) aims to continue to facilitate DC intranet collaboration as well as to explore connection potentials with various community anchor projects/organizations hosted on openBEAM.net's BEAM cloud.  

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Community Health Beam

A prototype portal that shows how virtual teaming for a "Community for Health" can be facilitated.

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ICI Beam

ICI Beam is a web portal built on top of Al Lun's dmcbeam.org web platform. It is offered as a demo to show how a dashboard tool could be used to track intercultural progress and to make ICI information sharing more consumable. 

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DMC Doc Beam

dmc docDMC Doc Beam is a "home-grown" portal that aims to build, enable, activate, model (beam) the TARP (transparency, accountability, responsiveness, process-centric) attributes onto the DMC Project.

Go there to read DMC documents and check status.

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Transportation Beam

transitEfficient, cost-effective transportation in SE Minnesota is crucial to its growth. We are building out this portal to demonstrate how technology can beam up (Build Enable Activate Model) transparency, accountability, responsiveness and project/process-centric execution of individual transportation plans, and to point out the need to have a systematic approach involving multiple public, private partnerships (PPP) to harmonize the various efforts.

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Upcoming Events
Latino Fest 2022 Oct 01, 2022 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Chateau Theatre
RAEDI Economic Development Center Grand Opening October 3, 2022 Oct 03, 2022 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Minnesota BioBusiness Center, 6th Floor
Cradle to Career (C2C) Annual Education Summit Oct 04, 2022 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Saint Mary's University - Rochester Campus 2900 19th Street Northwest Rochester, MN 55901
Community Vaccination Clinic (First 50 shots will get a $50 Incentive) Oct 14, 2022 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Kuko Sushi Japenese Restaurant, 460 Crossroads Dr, Rochester, MN 55902
IMAA Presents Pearl Gala Oct 21, 2022 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM — Mayo Civic Center
Taste of Asia Oct 23, 2022 11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Business Summit Nov 13, 2022 - Nov 14, 2022
CoStarters Start Something Nov 15, 2022 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
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Community Status/News

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Microwash News (September 19, 2022)

100K boost by NMotion via its growth accelerator program to Microwash.

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DMC Information (September 13, 2022)

July 2022 Destination Medical Center Information Sheet.  

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Welcoming Week Related Events 2022 (September 12, 2022)

Olmsted County and other community events related to Welcoming Week 2022

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Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization 2022 Communication (September 11, 2022)

3Q2022: August, July messages and reports; 2Q2022: June, May, April message and report; 1Q 2022 (1) TB report and message (2) An apprenticeship readiness program is now recruiting women, people of color and veterans for careers in the construction industry. (3) Bloomberg news

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Luther College Rochester Semester Cohort (September 10, 2022)

Luther College Rochester Immersion internship placements and coursework information: 2021, 2022 programming information 

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Concept refinement (September 09, 2022)

Expressed as Community Hall - Intercultural Space

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Adminstration of Rochester's 3.12M award from Minnesota Main Street Economic Revitalization Program (September 09, 2022)

(1) DMC Announces First Recipients of Main Street Grant Funding 30 Businesses ($1.6M) ; (2) Launching of Main Street Grant 

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Empty Bowls To-Go Fundraiser (September 08, 2022)

Empty Bowls remains a crucial part of Channel One’s work to spread awareness and increase food access for our friends and neighbors. The past year has introduced many obstacles in ensuring that people in our region do not go hungry.

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SBDC South Central Region & LAUNCHKIT Announce New Opportunity Venture Accelerator (NOVA) (September 08, 2022)

Business startup program for BIPOC and other underestimated entrepreneurs. Virtual, flexible pace, scholarships available.

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Transportation: ROCOG Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) (September 07, 2022)

The Rochester-Olmsted Council of Governments (ROCOG) has released a draft of the 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), for a 30-day public comment period. 

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Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Strengthens Relationship with Rochester Area Foundation (September 06, 2022)

The Rochester Nonprofit Consortium (Consortium) has announced its intent to become a program of Rochester Area Foundation (RAF). 

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