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ABOUT QUORUM

Quorum is Minnesota's LGBT and Allied Chamber of Commerce. Quorum builds, connects and strengthens the area's business community. With over 70 free networking, education and certification events, Quorum is a resource for small and large businesses, nonprofits and young professionals.

Quorum is a member chamber: 



Upcoming events

    • July 23, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Let's Go To The Game!

    The Minnesota Twins are once again celebrating Pride at Target Field with rainbows, Kiss-cams, and what will be a fantastic game against the New York Yankees!

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS: twinsbaseball.com/pride

    Join the LGBTQ+ community, friends, family, and organizations to celebrate Pride Night at Target Field! Your purchase of this special ticket package includes an exclusive Minnesota Twins Pride Night denim black cap plus your reserved seat to cheer on the Twins vs theYankees on Tuesday, July 23rd at 7:10 p.m. 

    A portion of each ticket purchased through this special ticket package will go to support Quorum, Minnesota's LGBT and Allied Chamber of Commerce.

    You'll pick up your exclusive Minnesota Twins Pride Night cap on the day of the game (only) at Target Field Station, located around the corner from Gate 6 at the northwest corner of Target Field (near 5th Street.) A valid ticket purchased through this special ticket package must be presented in order for you to receive your exclusive Minnesota Twins Pride Night cap. Pick up will begin at 5:00 p.m. and run through 7:30 p.m. Seating & exclusive Minnesota Twins Pride Night caps are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis... purchase your seats today!

    For groups of 20 or more, please contact Andrew Reichert at AndrewReichert@twinsbaseball.com  or 612.659.3582.


    • July 31, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Best Buy Corporate Headquarters: 7601 Penn Ave. South Richfield, MN 55423
    Register

    JOIN US FOR QUORUM'S Q3 WORKPLACE ALLIANCE EVENT

    Are you involved in an LGBTQA ERG/BRG/BSN or other LGBTQA Employee Group? Would you like to meet other people involved in similar groups in the Twin Cities, learn about current best practices, and network with other professionals? You’re invited to join your peers from Twin Cities LGBTQA Employee Resource Groups for a night of networking and best practices sharing!

    Quorum is thrilled to be partnering with Best Buy to host our next Workplace Alliance event on Wednesday, July 31 at 5:30pm at the Best Buy Corporate Headquarters located at 7601 Penn Ave. South Richfield, MN 55423 


    ERGs as Agents of Change: From Social Workgroups to Change Agents Driving Corporate Culture and Enhancing the ROI

    Organizations have, in recent years, begun to view (and rely upon) employee groups as agents of change across the footprint. These diverse teams have begun to be far more strategic and future-facing. Driving leadership development, building new talent acquisition pipelines, and supporting DEI work as a core value of the company are just a few of the many examples of employee groups leading the charge to create truly 21st century workplaces. 

    Please join us for fun and interactive large and small group discussions regarding how to use best practices for how your employee network group can truly transform corporate culture:

    • How do LGBTQ+ ERGS enhance the culture of the organization? How is this momentum maintained beyond June/Pride month?
    • How can ERGS drive company success and be part of strategic approaches to acquiring/retaining diverse employees and customers?
    • What does the next iteration of ERGS look like and how can we support that success?

    We look forward to your attendance at this event. These conversations help shape our companies today and we’d love to have everyone’s attendance and input. Please feel free to share this exciting event with other network friends and colleagues! 

    PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. See you on July 31st!

    Rebecca Waggoner 

    Quorum Executive Director

    rebecca@twincitiesquorum.com


    AGENDA:

    5:30 - 5:45 Informal Networking with drinks/light appetizers

    5:45 - 7:15 Best Buy Welcome and Event Program

    7:15 - 7:30 Closing Remarks and Next Steps

    7:30- 8:30 Drinks and continued networking at TBD



    • August 07, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Clare Terrace, 3555 France Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN 55422


    JOURNEY HOME PROGRAM

    Clare Housing’s mission is to provide affordable housing, supportive services and compassionate care to people living with HIV/AIDS. Our goal is simple . . . to provide a continuum of housing and services designed to empower people of low-income and to maximize their health, independence, dignity and quality of life.

    Join us at our next Journey Home Program! This one-hour guided interactive tour of Clare Housing's HIV-specific housing program demonstrates how affordable housing and supportive services improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Twin Cities.  

    *Lunch will be included for this event.

    Register at: www.clarehousing.org/get-involved/journey-home-tour

                            

                     

    For more information, contact a Clare Housing Development staff person:

    Jim Seas, Director- jim.seas@clarehousing.org                       

    Debbie Wyman, Coordinator-debbie.wyman@clarehousing.org          

    Chris Briggs, Coordinator-chris.briggs@clarehousing.org



    • August 09, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TBD
    Register


    Join your fellow early risers for our monthly Wake Up With Quorum Networking Coffee. Get some quality networking in before you even begin your work day!  Location to be decided. 

    Start the day off right with the most important meal of the day, make great new connections, and talk about what you are up to! You will also be able to introduce your business and share news with everyone at the coffee. 

    New to Quorum? These networking events are a casual fun way to increase your networks, build your business and meet other community business leaders. Food and coffee will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring business cards!

    • August 20, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD
    Register


    Join us for the Quorum and Young Professionals Network Night! Please join us for a great happy hour and amazing networking.

    This monthly networking event is a combined event for Quorum members and Quorum Young Professionals. This is a fun, fab, casual event for all LGBTQ+ and Allied folks who are interested in networking, starting or growing their careers. The emphasis is on creating an energetic and vibrant atmosphere where valuable contacts can be made, ideas and opportunities can be shared, and community can be formed. Come build your networks, find opportunities to learn and grow, and help strengthen our presence in the greater business community.Don't forget your business cards!


    • September 13, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TBD
    Register


    Join your fellow early risers for our monthly Wake Up With Quorum Networking Coffee. Get some quality networking in before you even begin your work day! 

    Start the day off right with the most important meal of the day, make great new connections, and talk about what you are up to! You will also be able to introduce your business and share news with everyone at the coffee. 

    New to Quorum? These networking events are a casual fun way to increase your networks, build your business and meet other community business leaders. Food and coffee will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring business cards!


    • September 17, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD
    Register


    Join us for the Quorum and Young Professionals Network Night! Please join us for a great happy hour and amazing networking.

    This monthly networking event is a combined event for Quorum members and Quorum Young Professionals. This is a fun, fab, casual event for all LGBTQ+ and Allied folks who are interested in networking, starting or growing their careers. The emphasis is on creating an energetic and vibrant atmosphere where valuable contacts can be made, ideas and opportunities can be shared, and community can be formed. Come build your networks, find opportunities to learn and grow, and help strengthen our presence in the greater business community.Don't forget your business cards!


    • October 04, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TBD
    Register


    Join your fellow early risers for our monthly Wake Up With Quorum Networking Coffee. Get some quality networking in before you even begin your work day! 

    Start the day off right with the most important meal of the day, make great new connections, and talk about what you are up to! You will also be able to introduce your business and share news with everyone at the coffee. 

    New to Quorum? These networking events are a casual fun way to increase your networks, build your business and meet other community business leaders. Food and coffee will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring business cards!


    • October 11, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Hyatt Regency Minneapolis: 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Register

    Quorum's 26th Annual National Coming Out Day Luncheon 
    "...We will not win our rights by staying quietly in our closets..." (Harvey Milk)

    This inspirational and transformational community luncheon gives voice to the power of living openly, honestly and with authenticity at work, in our families, in our faith communities, and across our lives. The realities of living an authentic life are deeper than being "out". We all have many layers of identity and we must work together to create a world where people can bring their "whole self" to everything they do.  The National Coming Out Day Luncheon serves as a celebration of who we are individually...and together!

    The tide of history will continue to change only when we honor our identities with pride and live with joy, openness and truth. Coming out (whether as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, ally or any other identity on the spectrum) STILL MATTERS. Every person who speaks up continues to change hearts and minds, and creates new advocates for equality. 
    We hope you will join us as our community celebrates the strength, courage and wisdom of LGBTQ+ and Allied people who have braved their own unique journeys to now live openly and authentically...and with pride.

    DETAILS: 

    Thursday, October 11, 2019 

    Marketplace Expo opens at 10:00am-1:30pm

    Location: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis: 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    *Tickets-$49 members/$59 non-members

    *Vendor Tables-$150 members/$175 non-members (includes 1 Luncheon ticket)


    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

    Quorum depends on the generosity of our sponsors to continue to provide the highest level of quality services to our members. Please consider becoming our sponsor of the National Coming Out Day Luncheon..

    WHY SPONSOR AN EVENT?

    Sponsoring the Luncheon is, in fact, a brilliant marketing strategy. In this climate of shifting marketing budgets, reductions in every sector, and a deluge of "buzz word" messaging from competitors, an effective alternative has become being an event sponsor.

    1) Develop and enhance credibility in a target market-This is an opportunity to build rapport and trust with customers, prospects and the community in general!

    2) Highly targeted marketing-large events such as the Luncheon have a variety of attendees across sectors. Sponsorships allow you to create and utilize a targeted marketing strategy that automatically puts you head and shoulders above the competition. 

    3) Leveraged lead generation-The majority of attendees have shared interests in the LGBT community and most likely will know others who share the same interests or have similar needs thus increasing the chance of further recommendations or creating other connections

    4) Brand awareness and recognition-Logo placement in a variety of places such as flyers, direct mail, brochures, websites, email marketing campaigns, tickets, signage, etc. will add to increase brand awareness. Being recognized as a sponsor will communicate value and support with the audience at the event.

    5) Community support-Involvement in community organizations demonstrates your concern for the community in which you live and shows that your business supports certain community-related issues. This can significantly improve your organization’s public image, as well as help build goodwill in your community.

    Please email rebecca@twincitiesquorum.com with any questions!



    • October 15, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    Join us for the Quorum and Young Professionals Network Night! Please join us for a great happy hour and amazing networking.

    This monthly networking event is a combined event for Quorum members and Quorum Young Professionals. This is a fun, fab, casual event for all LGBTQ+ and Allied folks who are interested in networking, starting or growing their careers. The emphasis is on creating an energetic and vibrant atmosphere where valuable contacts can be made, ideas and opportunities can be shared, and community can be formed. Come build your networks, find opportunities to learn and grow, and help strengthen our presence in the greater business community.Don't forget your business cards!



    • November 08, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Wilde Cafe and Spirits-65 SE Main St, Minneapolis
    Register


    Join your fellow early risers for our monthly Wake Up With Quorum Networking Coffee. Get some quality networking in before you even begin your work day! Our November networking event will be hosted at Wilde Cafe and Spirits at 65 SE Main St in the beautiful St. Anthony Main area of Minneapolis.

    Start the day off right with the most important meal of the day, make great new connections, and talk about what you are up to! You will also be able to introduce your business and share news with everyone at the coffee. 

    New to Quorum? These networking events are a casual fun way to increase your networks, build your business and meet other community business leaders. Food and coffee will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring business cards!


    • November 12, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD
    Register


    Join us for the Quorum and Young Professionals Network Night! Please join us for a great happy hour and amazing networking.

    This monthly networking event is a combined event for Quorum members and Quorum Young Professionals. This is a fun, fab, casual event for all LGBTQ+ and Allied folks who are interested in networking, starting or growing their careers. The emphasis is on creating an energetic and vibrant atmosphere where valuable contacts can be made, ideas and opportunities can be shared, and community can be formed. Come build your networks, find opportunities to learn and grow, and help strengthen our presence in the greater business community.Don't forget your business cards!


    • December 05, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • General Mills

    More event details coming soon!

    • December 06, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Gigi's Cafe, 822 W 36th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
    Register


    Join your fellow early risers for our monthly Wake Up With Quorum Networking Coffee, this month at Gigi's. Get some quality networking in before you even begin your work day!  Gigi's is located at 822 W 36th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408.

    Start the day off right with the most important meal of the day, make great new connections, and talk about what you are up to! You will also be able to introduce your business and share news with everyone at the coffee. 

    New to Quorum? These networking events are a casual fun way to increase your networks, build your business and meet other community business leaders. Food and coffee will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring business cards!

    Check out Gigi's website: Click Here

    • December 12, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Thomson Reuters Champions Club at Target Field
    Register



    Join us on Thursday, December 12, 2019 to dance the night away, purchase your holiday gifts at our silent auction, and help us celebrate 2018! It has been a fantastic year and we want you to celebrate with us! 


    Please make sure to bring lots of business cards as this is also a wonderful evening for networking and fun. 

    Also, at this event, we hold a brief business meeting to update you on Quorum as well as election of 2019 Quorum's Board of Directors


    EVENT AGENDA:

    5:30PM Guest Arrival

    6:30PM: Welcome and Event Program:

    *Welcome from Kevin Ringdahl, Quorum Board President

    *Highlights from 2019

    *A sneak peek at Quorum in 2020

    *2020 Board Elections

      7:00pm Live Auction

      8:30pm: Guests depart


      We still have a limited number of vendor tables available to increase the visibility of your organization or business. Vendor tables are a easy cost-effective way to showcase your unique products and services!

      A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

                 

      © 2018 Quorum. All Rights Reserved. 310 East 38th Street, Suite 209, Minneapolis, MN  55409

      Quorum is a Minnesota 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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