Quorum networking events provide opportunities to create authentic professional and social connections that provide access to resources, information and collaborative alliances.
We wanted to let you know about some exciting programming coming up in April. Building on The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois’s Industry Week that took last year, a collaborative effort has built Industry Week: Creating Connections Across the Region, a 5-day series tackling different topics focused on what businesses and those they employ are experiencing during this pandemic that will bring together LGBTQ+ and allied business owners, employees, and chamber stakeholders from throughout the North Region of the NGLCC affiliate network and beyond.
This five-day series will tackle a different topic each day. From economic outlooks to innovative ways to be inclusive in the workplace to the new ways we do business in and out of the home, we will present industry experts and thought leaders from the region to create conversations that matter right now. Each day at 1pm EDT (noon CDT) there will be a different hour-long topical discussion followed by a half hour of virtual networking where you can meet others. All are invited to participate, but registration is required.
Tuesday, April 13:This Too Shall Pass - How Our Hospitality and Tourism Industries Will Adjust
The past 12 months have adversely affected the hospitality, tourism, and storefront industries deeply, but recovery is on the horizon. Join us as we talk to industry experts to learn more about the ways our businesses will pivot and adjust to the new realities that recovery will bring.
Wednesday, April 14: Bouncing Back- Economic Outlook for Businesses in 2021
A year into a pandemic and at the dawn of a new presidential administration, the year 2021 has brought with it unprecedented challenges and opportunities. Join us with a panel of experts who will let us know what to expect in terms of the economic outlook and business trends for this year and beyond.
Thursday, April 15: Creating Impact: Starting Your Corporate LGBTQ+ Inclusion Program
Many corporations are leading the way with LGBTQ+ inclusion through their internal policies, external initiatives, and diverse supply chains. Join us to learn what successful partnerships and corporate best practices cutting edge businesses are employing to create impact for the LGBTQ+ community.
These virtual free 30-minute programs are your chance to learn all about our mission, and how we’re using housing to prevent the further spread of HIV.
For more information and to register, CLICK HERE!
Join us for Quorum Network Night! Please join us for a great happy hour and amazing networking.
We are excited to take the value of connecting and relationship-building online with our virtual monthly Networking Nights! Join us and engage with other members and guests. We will break into smaller, more intimate groups throughout the program to ensure that you can build valuable relationships.
TO JOIN THIS MEETING:
Meeting ID: 851 9518 5529
ABOUT THIS EVENT: 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.
QUORUM WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE
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.
TO JOIN THE MEETING:
Meeting ID: 880 0980 1403
Quorum Women's Leadership Roundtable meets on the 2nd 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.
Please join Quorum for our newest small business education option-Thrive Thursdays!
We know that now more than ever there is a need for connection and support. Thrive Thursdays is a virtual one hour Lunch and Learn series designed to support our members at every scale through education and networking right from the comfort of your own home!
EVENT DETAILS: What Employers Need to Know about the Coronavirus
COVID-19 has slammed our country, and the world, from a health and economic perspective. Beyond the basic concern for human safety and general welfare, many employers are now faced with decisions on how to address employee concerns and how to protect their employees from the virus while also remaining in compliance with the law. These are complicated questions and times. This presentation is designed to address key employment law questions related to COVID.
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Meeting ID: 835 0170 7231
Please feel free to submit questions in advance to Rebecca Waggoner via email: firstname.lastname@example.org!
Join us for monthly networking and education events!
ABOUT QUORUM YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP:
Quorum Young Professionals (QYP) is newest affinity group of Quorum, Minnesota's LGBTQ+ and Allied Chamber of Commerce. Established to build skills, strengthen the fully inclusive business community, and connect with other like minded young professionals, QYP is a pipeline opportunity to develop as leaders in the LGBTQ+ and Allied business community.
Whether you are growing your career in corporate America, developing a non-profit, or becoming an entrepreneur, QYP is here as a resource for the next generation of business leaders.
The QYP/Emerging Leaders group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
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.
Register in advance and your name will be added to a drawing for a gift card from a member business!
And...join us for quick networking breakout sessions! You will get to meet other attendees, share information about your business or organization, and get those referrals!
TO JOIN THE MEETING:
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New to Quorum? Wake Up With Quorum (sponsored by Associated Bank) is usually held on the second Friday morning of every month at 8:00am, and is hosted by a Quorum member business. Wake Up With Quorum is a great alternative networking opportunity for members who are unable to attend events in the evening or prefer a smaller, more intimate environment. These networking events are a casual fun way to increase your networks, build your business and meet other community business leaders.
Host Wake Up With Quorum (Post-Covid 19)Wake Up With Quorum is co-hosted with one of our member businesses which gives the that member a great opportunity to showcase their business - and it gives our membership the chance to travel to each other's businesses. Attendance is typically around 20-30 people, making the event easy to accommodate and manage. Let us know if you'd be interested in hosting an upcoming Wake Up With Quorum!
We are excited to take the value of connecting and relationship-building online with our virtual monthly Networking Nights! Join us and engage with your fellow Chamber members and guests. We will break into smaller, more intimate groups throughout the program to ensure that you can build valuable relationships.
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.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Celebrate Moving Forward Together! 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!
Members: $25.00 Non-members:$35.00
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 LGBTQ+ and Allied 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
Quorum is a Minnesota 501(c)6 non-profit organization.