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Rochester Chamber of Commerce Foundation

 

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Organization: Rochester Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Sector: Foundation

Organization Mission: The Rochester Chamber of Commerce Foundation was organized and incorporated in March of 1990 and serves as the charitable arm of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce. The Foundation supports the education and workforce development efforts of the Chamber through educational programs and charitable giving for learners and leaders of all ages.

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Economic Development ; Entrepreneurship ; Education

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DMC Impact:

Community Health Impact area:

 

Projects/Programs

Confirmed Project Involvement: Hubsource.mn (employment hub)


Potential Projects

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Potential Collaborators

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Status Reports
Related PlanScape Status on: Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Education

November 12, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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November 02, 2018: Open Beam: A "For Purpose" Entity

openBeam is having conversations with for-purpose agent(s) to explore the adoption of holacracy framework.

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October 16, 2018: Cradle to Career publishes community report

Cradle to Career published Community Report and recruiting Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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October 04, 2018: 6 Crtical Components for Discovery Square

Presented to DMCC Board in its September 2018 board meeting.

 

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September 19, 2018: November 2017 DMC Dashboard

September 2018 DMCC Board Meeting, YE 2017 DMC Metrics per Nov. 2, 2017 DMCC Board Meeting.

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September 16, 2018: Agreement with Minnesota Department of Human RIghts

RPS, ISD 535, entered into collaboration agreement with MDHR.

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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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Community Anchor Participation:

Organization Life Cycle Assessment:

Isolated Impact

Site Information
Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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