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ABOUT QUORUM

Quorum is Minnesota's LGBT and Allied Chamber of Commerce. Quorum builds, connects and strengthens the area's business community. With over 70 free networking, education and certification events, Quorum is a resource for small and large businesses, nonprofits and young professionals.

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Upcoming events

    • April 22, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Best Buy Headquarters

    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!

    • April 24, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Red Stag Supper Club-509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis)
    Register



    We believe all people deserve the opportunity to dream, believe, and achieve. That’s why U.S. Bank is proud to partner with Quorum and NAGLREP! 

    Please join us on April 24th at Red Stag Supper Club (509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis) to discuss home buying in the 21st century. Times are changing and buying a house is no exception. While buying a house may seem like an daunting task (especially for first time buyers), the process will be explained in easy to understand detail by local professionals featuring LGBT+ and Allied realtors, mortgage officers, title representatives and insurance providers.  Explore Minnesota real estate buying options while enjoying light appetizers and beverages provided by our hosts- Naglrep Minnesota ChapterU.S. Bank and Quorum!

    Please join Naglrep Minnesota Chapter, U.S. Bank and Quorum for our quarterly homebuyer open house and seminar! This is the perfect event for anyone thinking about purchasing their first home, looking to upgrade or downsize homes, looking to refinance on an existing home or just have the opportunity to spend some time talking to industry professionals.

    But you're not LGBT+? Awesome! part of building an inclusive community is making sure that we're catering to the needs of all clients, not just our community. Everyone is welcome to attend, and our professionals are happy to do business where they are needed.

    We are proud to bring over a dozen industry experts together to offer their services and expertise to anyone looking to purchase, sell, or refinance a home. We will have Realtors, Insurance professionals, Title professionals, Mortgage Professionals, legal professionals, and several LGBT advocacy resources as well as Minnesota Housing and Lavender Magazine all at your disposal to ask questions, sit down for a beer, or just collect information! All of this can be done while enjoying some complimentary appetizers, and selected beverages. Cash bar and full menu will be available as well for purchase if desired.

    This is the perfect place to start your homebuying journey!

    But you're not buying, selling, or looking to refinance? That's okay too! Do you know anyone who is in the market? Please feel free to share this event with that person, as it's a great starting place.

    ABOUT NAGLREP: NAGLREP Twin Cities exists to help members of our Community who are making any type of real estate transaction.  Fair and equal housing is critical for members of minority communities, particularly where Federal protections fall short; we are here to advocate for LGBT+ community members to ensure their experiences and expectations are adequate and equitable.

    This is a free event but we ask that attendees register in advance to ensure that we have enough space and food available.

    • April 26, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Sammy's Avenue Eatery, 1101 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN
    Register


    RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 26TH DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS!

    Join your fellow early risers for our monthly Wake Up With Quorum Networking Coffee at Sammy's Avenue Eatery. 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. 

    Sammy's Avenue Eatery, located at 1101 West Broadway Ave., Minneapolis, is  "a sandwich and coffee cafe offering great food and great atmosphere. It's an amazing place to do your work, meet, relax and have some good food all while being a part of an awesome community." Check out their website: www.sammysavenueeatery.com/ for information about their hours, menu and catering. 

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    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!

    Special thanks to Associated Bank, our Wake Up with Quorum Sponsor! 

    • May 10, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TBD
    Register


    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!


    • May 16, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 929 CENTRAL AVE NE, MINNEAPOLIS


    JOURNEY HOME PROGRAM

    Clare Housing’s mission is to provide affordable housing, supportive services and compassionate care to people living with HIV/AIDS. Our goal is simple . . . to provide a continuum of housing and services designed to empower people of low-income and to maximize their health, independence, dignity and quality of life.

    Join us at our next Journey Home Program! This one-hour guided interactive tour of Clare Housing's HIV-specific housing program demonstrates how affordable housing and supportive services improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Twin Cities.  

    Register at: www.clarehousing.org/get-involved/journey-home-tour

                            

                     

    For more information, contact a Clare Housing Development staff person:

    Jim Seas, Director- jim.seas@clarehousing.org                       

    Debbie Wyman, Coordinator-debbie.wyman@clarehousing.org          

    Chris Briggs, Coordinator-chris.briggs@clarehousing.org



    • May 21, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Bad Waitress NE, 700 Central Ave NE Minneapolis MN 55414
    Register


    Join us for the Quorum and Young Professionals Network Night! Please join us for a great happy hour and amazing networking at Bad Waitress's NEW location in NE Minneapolis.

    This monthly networking event is a combined event for Quorum members and Quorum Young Professionals. 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.Don't forget your business cards!


    Join us at Bad Waitress for great food and amazing cocktails! Check out their website!

    • May 22, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Ecolab

    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!

    • May 29, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • VOYA Financial-20 Washington Avenue South Minneapolis, MN
    Register

    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) 


    • June 14, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Wilde Cafe and Spirits-65 SE Main St, Minneapolis
    Register


    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.

    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!


    • July 12, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Gigi's Cafe, 822 W 36th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
    Register


    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.

    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!

    Check out Gigi's website: Click Here

    • July 16, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD
    Register


    Join us for the Quorum and Young Professionals Network Night! Please join us for a great happy hour and amazing networking.

    This monthly networking event is a combined event for Quorum members and Quorum Young Professionals. 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.Don't forget your business cards!


    • August 07, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Clare Terrace, 3555 France Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN 55422


    JOURNEY HOME PROGRAM

    Clare Housing’s mission is to provide affordable housing, supportive services and compassionate care to people living with HIV/AIDS. Our goal is simple . . . to provide a continuum of housing and services designed to empower people of low-income and to maximize their health, independence, dignity and quality of life.

    Join us at our next Journey Home Program! This one-hour guided interactive tour of Clare Housing's HIV-specific housing program demonstrates how affordable housing and supportive services improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Twin Cities.  

    *Lunch will be included for this event.

    Register at: www.clarehousing.org/get-involved/journey-home-tour

                            

                     

    For more information, contact a Clare Housing Development staff person:

    Jim Seas, Director- jim.seas@clarehousing.org                       

    Debbie Wyman, Coordinator-debbie.wyman@clarehousing.org          

    Chris Briggs, Coordinator-chris.briggs@clarehousing.org



    • August 09, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Freehouse, 701 N Washington Ave #101, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    Register


    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.

    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!


    Check out The Freehouse's website: Click Here

    • August 20, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD
    Register


    Join us for the Quorum and Young Professionals Network Night! Please join us for a great happy hour and amazing networking.

    This monthly networking event is a combined event for Quorum members and Quorum Young Professionals. 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.Don't forget your business cards!


    • September 13, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TBD
    Register


    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!


    • September 17, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD
    Register


    Join us for the Quorum and Young Professionals Network Night! Please join us for a great happy hour and amazing networking.

    This monthly networking event is a combined event for Quorum members and Quorum Young Professionals. 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.Don't forget your business cards!


    • October 04, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TBD
    Register


    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!


    • October 11, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    Quorum's 26th Annual National Coming Out Day Luncheon 
    "...We will not win our rights by staying quietly in our closets..." (Harvey Milk)

    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!

    The tide of history will continue to change only when we honor our identities with pride and live with joy, openness and truth. Coming out (whether as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, ally or any other identity on the spectrum) STILL MATTERS. Every person who speaks up continues to change hearts and minds, and creates new advocates for equality. 
    We hope you will join us as our community celebrates the strength, courage and wisdom of LGBTQ+ and Allied people who have braved their own unique journeys to now live openly and authentically...and with pride.

    DETAILS: 

    Thursday, October 11, 2019 

    Marketplace Expo opens at 10:00am-1:30pm

    Location: TBD

    *Tickets-$59 members/$69 non-members

    *Vendor Tables-$175 members/$195 non-members (includes 1 Luncheon ticket)


    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

    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 rebecca@twincitiesquorum.com with any questions!



    • October 15, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    Join us for the Quorum and Young Professionals Network Night! Please join us for a great happy hour and amazing networking.

    This monthly networking event is a combined event for Quorum members and Quorum Young Professionals. 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.Don't forget your business cards!



    • November 08, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Wilde Cafe and Spirits-65 SE Main St, Minneapolis
    Register


    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.

    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!


    • November 12, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD
    Register


    Join us for the Quorum and Young Professionals Network Night! Please join us for a great happy hour and amazing networking.

    This monthly networking event is a combined event for Quorum members and Quorum Young Professionals. 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.Don't forget your business cards!


    • December 05, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • General Mills

    More event details coming soon!

    • December 06, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Gigi's Cafe, 822 W 36th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
    Register


    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.

    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!

    Check out Gigi's website: Click Here

    • December 12, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Thomson Reuters Champions Club at Target Field
    Register



    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


    EVENT AGENDA:

    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

      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!

                 

      © 2018 Quorum. All Rights Reserved. 310 East 38th Street, Suite 209, Minneapolis, MN  55409

      Quorum is a Minnesota 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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