Beam Subsites

Dashboard: Community Anchor Projects Metrics

Various anchor initiatives in Rochester have similar 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. hat'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 the matrix world we live in. 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.

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Community Networking Group (CNG)

A sub-site of dmcBEAM, the Community Network Center (CNC) aims to provide "continuous communication" for Community Networking Group (CNG) 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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Diversity/Inclusion Beam

openBEAM.net in collaboration with Journey to Growth's Diversity/Inclusion Committee 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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DMC Document Portal

Transparency, Accountability, Responsiveness and Process-full (TARP) are important attributes to making community progress. This "home-grown" portal aims to build, enable, activate, model (beam) the TARP attributes onto the DMC Project.

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Transportation Beam

Efficient, 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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Community Status/News

In the Shadow of Growth Forum: Pathways to Prosperity and Well-being (October 17, 2017)

At the October 5 C4G forum, Paul Flesinner talked about a national pilot project to stop generational poverty and what we need to do within the current system to accomplish this now.

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What's the vision for Saint Marys Place subdistrict? (October 11, 2017)

PB Reporting: "A Destination Medical Center rendering provides a potential look at the future St. Marys Place. Community input is being sought this week as a final design concept nears."

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Taylor Arena Replacement (October 09, 2017)

Discussion of a proposed arena project connected to Mayo Civic Center will continue Tuesday.

The Mayo Civic Center Commission will hear a presentation from London-based PricewaterhouseCoopers regarding an analysis of a proposed sport and entertainment arena to replace Taylor Arena.

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Journey of Peace 2017 Planning Workgroup (October 05, 2017)

Agenda outline for the October event, August 23 Meeting Agenda and May 24 meeting notes.

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University of Minnesota, Rochester Master Plan (October 01, 2017)

PB reports "The University of Minnesota Rochester is taking another step toward its future goal of building a 10-acre college campus at the edge of downtown."

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Diversity Council Rochester Area Racial Attitude Survey (September 30, 2017)

Luther College researchers released a Diversity Council presentation: At the Cross Roads: 2016 Olmsted County Racial Attitudes and Actions Survey

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Mayo Clinic Health Disparities Research Lecture by Dr. David Williams (September 27, 2017)

Dr. David Williams in his Keynote Address at the Mayo Research 2017 Annual Health Equity retreat.

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City Council Discussing Affordable Housing (September 21, 2017)

City Council's Committee at Large discussed Affordable Housing andCouncilman Michael Wojcik's counter proposal. 

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September, August , July , June & May News from Community Focus Team (September 11, 2017)

September, August, July, June and May, 2017 Community Focus Team news and meeting notes.

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MN Department of Education education data analysis (September 10, 2017)

Great opportunity to get connected with deeper data collection and analysis on education outcomes. 

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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 Cbeam will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, Cbeam'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 relevancies 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. Cbeam 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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