Tax Reform that Works for Minnesota
Commissioner Myron Frans will discuss tax reform ideas that he has heard in his discussions throughout Minnesota with communities and businesses. Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Vice President Bill Blazar and U of M Professor Laura Kalambokidis will join a panel to discuss the Commissioner's presentation.
October 3, October 10
Give to the Max Day Workshop
PR for Good is hosting free, small-group workshops on how to make the most of Give to the Max day.
The Theater of Public Policy: The Fall of the Creative Class
The Theater of Public Policy is kicking off their first show of the fall season back at HUGE Theater with special guest Frank Bures, Literary Editor of Thirty Two Magazine. Bures wrote a piece that counters Richard Florida’s vision of the creative class, garnering a critical response from Florida himself. T2P2 will discuss the relationship of cities and creative types with Bures at this season debut.
Toast of the Town
Toast of the Town is the annual fundraiser for the Normandale Community College Foundation. The funds raised provides scholarships to students and strengthens campus programs. The student team who raises the most money wins the Normandale Toast of the Town title and the Normandale Cup trophy.
Women of Influence
Author and performer Lorna Landvik is the featured speaker for the season finale of Women of Influence, a conversation hosted by Minnesota Monthly’s Sue Zelickson to inform, inspire, and motivate attendees while contributing to a local charity. Ms. Landvik has chosen Project SUCCESS as this month’s nonprofit beneficiary.
Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association Summit
Join 1,000 digital futurists, communicators and business leaders for the 11th annual Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association Summit, with keynotes Guy Kawasaki and Jane McGonigal, plus 40 breakout speakers in 8 topic tracks.
Give & Take in the Creative Enterprise Zone
The Creative Enterprise Zone is rooted in the idea that creative work is both necessary and satisfying and that innovation grows when interesting people and projects increase their connectivity. This event will feature presentations by members of the neighborhood’s creative community, interactive audience-led games, snacks and beverages, and other unexpected opportunities to connect to local creativity and ingenuity.
Can Business Govern America?
Professor Pierson explains why and how American government and business can move toward a more sustainable direction. Paul Pierson is a Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley and an active commentator on public affairs. His latest book is Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class (Simon and Schuster 2010), co-authored by Jacob Hacker.
Leadership Idea Exchange
Arts Midwest presents this event built around engagement. It incorporates artistic voices, inviting the artist's ability to produce something new through imaginative skill.
Fourth Generation Fund 2012-13 Kickoff
Fourth Generation is kicking off their new efforts of focusing on small business entrepreneurship with guest speaker Yvonne Cheung Ho, President and CEO of The Metropolitan Economic Development Association.
Run to Unite: A Walk/Run to Unite Neighbors for Somalia
With the goal of uniting Somali and non-Somali neighbors, this run is unique because no one will know how long it is until race day. The length will be determined by the length of a paper chain, which will be build one link at a time, with one link being added for each dollar donated to the American Refugee Committee.
Nicholas Kristof Distinguished Carlson Lecture
A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof
is an extraordinary thinker, human rights advocate, and chronicler of humanity.
A seasoned journalist, he has traveled the major roads and minor byways of China, Africa, India, and South Asia, offering a compassionate glimpse into global health, poverty, and gender in the developing world.
Leading Together: In Celebration of Multicultural Leadership
This inaugural Good Leadership Conference, which will include theatrical performance, practical hand-on sessions and ample opportunities to share your challenges and ideas with other forward-thinking leaders.
Maiden Minnesota 2012
Maiden Minnesota is a fun, socializing and charitable shopping event featuring some of the best women-owned businesses in Minnesota. More than 35 "Maidens" will show you their fashion, jewelry, accessories, home decor, specialty food items and more. The event will feature exclusive sales and merchandise, as well as a silent auction. Maiden Minnesota 2012 will help support and raise awareness for Project SUCCESS, a local non-profit, youth-development organization that works with students over a seven-year period, from middle school through high school, to help them develop life skills that can transform their lives.
An Evening of Fright & Delight with LEAD
This Halloween party at the Gale Mansion will benefit the Children’s Theatre Company. Costumes are encouraged and will be rewarded.
The Top Companies for Developing Leaders
Top Companies for Leaders is the world's most comprehensive study of leadership development in the business sector. Aon Hewitt will discuss his research findings of the 2011 study and hear from leaders at four Minnesota-based companies recognized among the top 25 companies globally for leadership development.
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