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Quorum is Minnesota's award winning LGBTQ+ and Allied Chamber of CommerceWe are an organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+ and LGBT-allied businesses, corporations, nonprofits and professionals focused on building a strong business community in Minnesota. Quorum champions the business case for a fully inclusive business community as a conduit for economic development and is a leader in the continuum of change. With over 70+ networking, education and certification events, Quorum builds, connects and strengthens Minnesota's LGBTQ+ and Allied business community. 

CLICK HERE  Become a Quorum Member Today! 

CLICK HERE For resources and information from Quorum about the COVID-19 Virus!


LGBTQ+ BIPOC Business Capacity Fund
Quorum and PFund Foundation are offering a business development grant, Quorum Membership, and capacity building support to businesses in Minneapolis, owned by LGBTQ+ BIPOC individuals

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Upcoming events

    • July 21, 2021
    • December 15, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Via Zoom
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    QUORUM WOMEN'S  LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE

    NETWORKING LUNCH!

    Join us for a fun event that highlights LGBTQ+ and Allied Women! A great opportunity to network, it also is a fantastic place to forge connections with other women business leaders and have the opportunity to highlight your own work.

    Quorum Women's Leadership Roundtable meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at noon. Open to all LGBTQ+ and Allied women, this is more than a networking group. It’s an opportunity to highlight your business, share best practices, discuss successes and challenges, and get to know other women business owners in our community. 

    To join the meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87247648362

    • August 18, 2021
    • November 16, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • The Loop - 606 N Washington Ave #100, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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    Join us for Quorum Network NightPlease join us for a great happy hour and amazing networking. This location is The Loop (606 N Washington Ave #100, Minneapolis, MN 55401)!

    Please note: This event requires prior registration. Minneapolis mask mandates will be followed by all guests. Additionally, you will be required to wear a red, yellow, or green wristband to clearly show comfort level with touch and distance.

    New to Quorum Networking Nights? 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. 

    Quorum works to build your social capital by connecting you to other businesses, giving you access to community leaders, developing relationships and helping you gain visibility in Minnesota. 

    This is a great opportunity to build your business network by meeting other Chamber members, making valuable connections and learning more about the LGBTQ+ and Allied business community. 



    • October 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Target Field: 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis
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    Quorum's 28th Annual National Coming Out Day Luncheon and Business Equity Summit 

    "...We will not win our rights by staying quietly in our closets..." (Harvey Milk)

    ABOUT THE LUNCHEON:

    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.

    EVENT DETAILS: 

    Friday, October 8, 2021 

    Luncheon: 11:45am-1:15pm

    Marketplace Expo opens at 10:00am-2:00pm

    Location: Target Field: 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis

    *Tickets-$50 members/$60 non-members

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


    ABOUT THE BUSINESS EQUITY SUMMIT:

    With additional support from Best Buy, we are very excited to present our virtual 2021 Business Equity Summit! At this event, attendees will have the chance to network with other business professionals, hear remarks from business leaders about the importance of the LGBTQ+ and Allied business community, and attend breakout sessions designed to help your business growth and thrive. 

    The conference will open with a quick welcome from Quorum staff and Board. Attendees can then choose from a variety of small business, nonprofit and corporate education sessions presented by local and national experts in their fields.

    CLICK HERE to register as a presenter!

    CLICK HERE to register for the event!

    EVENT DETAILS: 

    Friday, October 8, 2021 

    Summit: 9:00am-11:30am

    Location: Virtual via HopIn


    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.

    COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES:

    For this year’s National Coming Out Day Luncheon, Quorum is making every effort to ensure a safe and enjoyable event. Thank you for your patience as it has taken longer than anticipated to address all of the planning concerns related to this event.

    We recognize that never before in our collective histories have we had to address the impacts of a global pandemic. We also know that we have a wealth of information to guide our decision-making strategies. We have extensively researched guidelines provided by the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

    We will implement multiple layered prevention strategies to ensure that all attendees are as safe as possibleWe have developed the following event guidelines/safety protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19 at the Luncheon. If you are unable to follow these protocols, which were created with CDC guidelines and local and state ordinances at the forefront of our minds, we ask that you do not attend the in-person event and attend the event virtually through our livestream option.

    • All attendees will be required to either have proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of the event. We will have a special check-in process to ensure this step towards safety.
    • Masks will be required throughout the event except when seated or eating/drinking. We will have some masks available but encourage you to bring your own as well.
    • We will have hand sanitizer stations throughout the event
    • We will strictly limit the number of attendees, staff and guests to 350 people, which aligns with local and state ordinances and our venue’s capacity restrictions.

    Postponement Information: There is a possibility that due to increased case count and changing local restrictions that we will have to postpone our event. We are making every effort to finalize our plans by October 1, 2021 and will let you know at this time if event plans change or significant event changes need to occur.

    Although our 2021 National Coming Out Day Luncheon may not look like others you’ve attended in the past, we know that it will continue to be a joyous and celebratory event. Please feel free to reach out to us via email at Rebecca@twincitiesquorum.com with any questions!

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and we look forward to seeing you (masked up!) on October 8!

    Sincerely, 

    Ron Gersdorf, Quorum Board President

    Rebecca Waggoner, Quorum Executive Director



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