How often do you meet someone who has truly changed the world? Not just a community or industry, but the entire world. Blogger Joel Runyon was trying to get some work done in a coffee shop when he was chatted up by a truly remarkable person.
Lars Leafblad muses on the connections between agate hunting and recruiting in this insightful piece on perseverance, patience and enjoying yourself.
Pollenite Emy Johnson is running for Shoreview City Council. Read about her platform and campaign here.
Fast Company profiled St. Paul based ArtSpace, the initiative to help artists stay living in areas that they make more attractive and, subsequently, more expensive to live in.
Ever wonder why you took on a commitment once you're already in deep? Read George Dow's advice for staying on the course.
Read about The Wilder Center for Communities, the largest social services agency in St. Paul, and their innovative after school programs.
Calls to Action
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal is seeking companies dedicating time, talent and energy to charitable causes for its Jefferson Awards for Corporate Giving honorees. Nominations will be accepted online through August 24.
Weber Shandwick is accepting applications for their 2013 pro bono client. Eligible nonprofits must be based in Minnesota and serve Minnesota youth adn families. Weber Shandwick will give specific priority to organizations that focus on human needs, growth and development. A successful applicant, for example, may be involved in crisis intervention, prevention services, diversity initiatives, youth skills development or educational programs. Successful candidates will also have a specific or timely reason to tell their story – a major milestone, a trend that has an impact on the organization, or a significant change in the way they are structured. Applications are due September 4.
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