Quorum networking events provide opportunities to create authentic professional and social connections that provide access to resources, information and collaborative alliances.
NETWORKING LUNCH AT GINGER HOP!
Join us for a fun event that highlights LGBTQ and Allied Women at Ginger Hop! A great opportunity to network, it also is a great place to forge connections with other women business leaders, have some tasty food and have the opportunity to highlight your work. Ginger Hop (201 East Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN) is a fun casual restaurant located in the beautiful Northeast area.
Quorum Women meets on the third Thursday of each month at noon. Open to all LGBT 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. Don't forget to bring your business cards!
Come join us for an interactive lecture style program on Women's Self-Protection! The more you know the safer you will be.
Steve Donofrio, is our seminar speaker and is a security management and self-protection specialist who has consulted and taught to schools, colleges, and companies throughout America and Japan.
This free event is sponsored by the Natalie Lyon Agency- Farmers Insurance who will be providing some snacks and refreshments to all attendees. Please RSVP so we know how many to expect.
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Please join us for an exclusive screening of the new documentary The Power Of Zero. This is a must see for anyone looking ahead in retirement planning!
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!
Join us at Northeast Minneapolis' own Ginger Hop at the Quorum and Young Professionals Network Night! Please join us for a great happy hour and amazing networking at Ginger Hop located at 201 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis.
Ginger Hop: Enjoy complimentary appetizers from Ginger Hop's delicious kitchen and a cash bar!
Try one of their chic cocktails at their beautiful bar!
To learn more about Ginger Hop: CLICK HERE!
You are invited to join Quorum for our 1st annual LGBTQ+ and Allied Business Equality Summit on Tuesday, February 21 from 8:30am-1:00pm at Best Buy's Corporate Headquarters located at 7601 Penn Avenue South in Richfield.
With additional support from Wells Fargo and UPS, we are very excited to present our inaugural 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. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in two rounds of breakout sessions on a variety of topics impacting business owners and professionals. A detailed list of breakout sessions will be available soon!
The cost is $25.00 for Quorum members and $35.00 for non-members. Space is limited so please register today. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
NEW! HERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN FROM THE BEST!
During the afternoon session, Best Buy will provide insight in to how to present in a professional manner to enhance your sales ability when meeting with potential clients. In addition, Best Buy will allow a small number of interested, certified diverse suppliers to “practice” their sales presentations in a front of members of the Best Buy Corporate Procurement team.
BIZ PITCH FEEDBACK CHANCE!
In an effort to further LGBTQ supplier diversity across the Twin Cities, Best Buy and Quorum are partnering to offer a Sales Presentation Feedback Panel opportunity. This event will allow a small number of interested, certified diverse suppliers to “practice” their sales presentations in a front of members of the Best Buy Corporate Procurement team.
By providing a neutral and nurturing environment, Best Buy hopes to offer support to LGBTQ suppliers by providing thoughtful feedback on selected supplier’s presentation content, messaging, value proposition, materials, style, etc. The overall goal of this program is to help diverse supplier participants distinguish themselves in future corporate sales opportunities and enable them to generate new growth supporting businesses. And, the goal of this opportunity is to enable selected diverse suppliers to gain specific and actionable feedback to incorporate learnings into their organization’s sales efforts.
Please understand that this is not a sales opportunity to Best Buy.
Note: These sessions will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Due to the limited availability, interested diverse suppliers are encouraged to respond promptly. Should there be high demand for the program, Best Buy may opt to offer more session at a future date.
If you are interested in participating in this program, please email Rebecca Waggoner at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Noon, September 10th and indicate your interest in participation. Each supplier will receive email confirmation of their participation in the program, and confirmed presentation slot, no later than 5:00 p.m. July 9th.
To prepare for the event, please review the following:
The basic supplier agenda for each presentation is:
Best Buy Panel feedback will be shared directly with each supplier via email no later than the week of July 20th, 2018.
It is strongly suggested that participants treat this presentation opportunity exactly like a normal sales opportunity. This will allow the Best Buy panel to provide the most applicable and appropriate feedback.
Best Buy is once again excited to partner with the Quorum on this innovative approach to supporting supplier diversity and the LGBTQ community.
Join us for the Quorum and Young Professionals Network Night! Please join us for a great happy hour and amazing networking.
Celebrate Bold Excellence! At the Quorum Community Leadership Awards, we celebrate community leaders who represent the very best of Quorum’s core values of connecting, building and strengthening the LGBTA business landscape in the Twin Cities!
In honoring our community leaders, we are celebrating their dedication, their innovation, and their embodiment of leadership that drives both personal success and the success of those around them. These leaders have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to creating an equitable and inclusive community and continually contribute to a shared vision of economic success.
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
Shop for all your favorites at our fabulous Silent Auction featuring items from a variety of Quorum members and supporters!
Quorum depends on the generosity of our sponsors to continue to provide the highest level of quality services to our members. Please consider sponsoring this very unique event honoring our community partners. It is only with support like yours that we continue to be able to promote economic development for LGBTA owned businesses in Minnesota.
Corporate and Small Business Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels including Platinum, Silver and Supporting opportunities. For more information, please contact Rebecca Waggoner: email@example.com or visit 2018 Sponsorship Information
Are you a certified LGBTBE or interested in learning more about becoming certified? Do you want to learn more about becoming a diverse supplier with Best Buy? This is the opportunity for you!
More details to come soon!
Are you a certified LGBTBE or interested in learning more about becoming certified? Do you want to learn more about becoming a diverse supplier with Ecolab? This is the opportunity for you!
More event details will be available soon!
Are you involved in an LGBTA ERG/BRG/BSN or other LGBTA 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 yourpeers from Twin Cities LGBTA Employee Resource Groups for the Q2 Workplace Alliance Event and a night of networking and best practices sharing!
Quorum is thrilled to be partnering with Voya Financial to host our next Workplace Alliance event on May 29, 2019 at 5:30pm at Voya Financial (located at 20 S Washington Ave in downtown Minneapolis)
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 June networking event will be hosted at Wilde Cafe and Spirits at 65 SE Main St in the beautiful St. Anthony Main area of Minneapolis.
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.
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Join your fellow early risers for our monthly Wake Up With Quorum Networking Coffee, this month at The Freehouse. Get some quality networking in before you even begin your work day! The Freehouse is located at 701 N Washington Ave #101, Minneapolis, MN 55401.
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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!
Thursday, October 11, 2019
Marketplace Expo opens at 10:00am-1:30pm
*Tickets-$59 members/$69 non-members
*Vendor Tables-$175 members/$195 non-members (includes 1 Luncheon ticket)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
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.
More event details coming soon!
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
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
*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!