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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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Related PlanScape Status on: Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Education

Key reports on: Rochester Chamber of Commerce Foundation


June 15, 2024: Homes for our Neighbors Community Gathering
Calling for Community Support at Community Meeting:  The most recent Olmsted County Maxfield Study found that from 2020-2030, housing demand required 18,000 new housing units. 71% would need to be general-occupancy and 29% age-restricted senior housing.

 

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June 03, 2024: May 2024 Minnesota Compass Newsletter

May MN Compass Newsletter

Importance of data disaggregation: Minnesota's Asian Population, Minnesota's Black communities

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June 01, 2024: 2024 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

2Q 2024: May 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report; April 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

1Q 2024: Feb 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report; Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

Special callouts: Women in Construction; City of Rochester Equity in Development 

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May 29, 2024: Mr and Ms JuneTeenth 2024
2024 Recognition

$1K Scholarship: 2024 Rochester H.S. Graduate: Application and Nomination, Sponsorship and Donation support

Facebook photos of 2024 Mr. and Miss Juneteenth

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May 27, 2024: DMC's BioRoch effort to Collaborate with MN MedTech 3.0

DMCC Board Updates:

1. May 2024 Status Memo to DMCC Board  

2. Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting: Video Clip of Discussion at Feb 1 2024 DMCC Board - DMC part of MedTech 3.0; Memo to DMCC

3. Nov. 2023 Video Clip of Discussion at DMCC Board Meeting about MN MedTech 3.0 Description and Webinar

References: US DEA Tech Hub Awardees 

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May 24, 2024: 1H 2024 Destination Medical Center
Proceedings

May 2024 DMCC Board Meeting and City, County, DMC Joint Meeting

Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting

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May 06, 2024: Free FAFSA Support for Community Based Organizations
5/6/2024 Announcement: CBO hosting a College Financial Aid Event to receive $1000 grant

Cradle 2 Career (C2C), Rochester Public Schools (RPS), and Arch to Philanthropy are launching a College Coordinator Pilot to provide College Based Organizations (CBOs) resources for College Readiness.

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April 27, 2024: 2024 Destination Medical Center (DMC) Updates
DMC Updates April 29 Presentation to City Council Study Session 

Transit Village

Business Development

Historic District

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April 19, 2024: Rochester Vision 2050
The visioning effort calls for soliciting broad community input to help propose desired strategic initiatives based on desired outcomes through 2050.

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April 01, 2024: EBE Presentation to City Council Study Session
1. Part of Feb 26, 2024 City Council Study Session on DEI: Presentation Slides include actions and measures to City Council Study Session and Link to City Council video 

2. Career Opportunities for Women of Color

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March 27, 2024: Full-Time Career Navigator: Built Environment Wanted

Application Due April 5, 2024: Workforce Development, Inc. is seeking a friendly and professional Career Navigator to join our team.  

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March 20, 2024: NIH Community Engagement Alliance Consultative Resource

We invite community organizations and partners who expressed interest in the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) initiative to participate at no cost in several opportunities hosted by CEACR.

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March 13, 2024: DEED Funding Opportunities and Workforce Training Available for Minnesota Employers
Funding Opportunities: DEI for Small Employers, Targeted Populations Capacity Building

Employer subsidies: 1. The state of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) program offers grants to help train or retrain your workforce.; .2. New Minnesota Fund Reimburses Employers for Costs of Reasonable Accommodations

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March 12, 2024: University of Minnesota Rochester at DMC Board November
DMCC Board November 17, 2023 Meeting UMR Update

Presentation Slides

Video Recording

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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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Projects/Programs

Confirmed Project Involvement: Hubsource.mn (employment hub)


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Organization Life Cycle Assessment (Pause, Startup, Steady, Isolated Impact, Collective Impact  Unknown)

Isolated Impact

Site Information
Project Phase 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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  • 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.

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