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Supplier Diversity Initiative

The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is a proud supporter of Diversity in Business. Our Supplier Diversity Initiative is a collaborative effort of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the City of Rochester, and Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc. (RAEDI) to provide business level opportunities, certification assistance and education to small and diverse area suppliers (minority, women and veteran-owned) who seek access to the Southeastern Minnesota economy and business community. This will help develop mutually beneficial relationships with and between diverse suppliers and buyers in order to source local and regional vendors and thus build economic vitality.TBD

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Project Information

About the project

Impacts: 

Best Practice, Business Process, Consultancy, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development   Hotel & Hospitality, Arts & Culture  

Project Phase: 

Available

Collaborators

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce

Collaborators: County of Olmsted, MN ; Diversity Council ; Journey to Growth Diversity and Inclusion Committee ; Mayo Clinic ; Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce

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Status/News

August 01, 2016 TBD: 2016 Supplier Diversity Summit & Business Expo

Local organizations (Chamber of Commerce, Diversity Council, etc) teaming up to host 2016 supplier diversity summit.

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    Beam
    • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
    • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
    • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

    While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

    This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

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    The following defines the various project phases:
    1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
    2. Develop - program or application is being developed
    3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
    4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
      demonstration
    5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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