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March 20, 2014 Meeting Summary

Opening Remarks

 

JoAnn Stormer and Steve Borchardt recapped the history, and the evolution of the community network group (CNG):

Rochester Area Foundation's role--that of an interim host

Emphasizing that CNG's current format is "experimental in nature" and "we will adjust to benefit network participants"

The network must offer value to the network contributors and and participants. Some indicators might be: attendance, feedback, level of buy-in, an increased awareness and understanding of each other's plans and needs, etc.

 


Journey to Growth  (Gary Smith - RAEDI)

  • A five-year plan that aims to improve the economy from an additional angle.
  • A steering committee of 26 business leaders from Olmsted, Dodge and Wabasha 
  • Plan aggregates community feedback from more than 2,600 survey responses.

Three major themes:

    1. Expand and diversify the economy.
    2. Optimize the regional talent base.
    3. Become a more cohesive and connected region.

    A 501C3 Corporation will be formed to execute the plan:

    • Collaboration is key and partnership with other community groups is essential,
    • Expected annual budget is 500K to 700K, a 5 year plan horizon
    • Plan be available to the public from RAEDI soon

    Takeaway

    • Useful for the Journey to Growth steering committee to provide feedback/status updates to the focus groups that have taken time to provide inputs to the plan
    • Our area is on a clear economic growth trajectory. We have a strong business, social, public, philanthropic culture of collaboration. It is great place to do business because of the human and capital investments we are willing to make. We are offering a high-quality business and community environment for businesses to thrive and prosper. We should articulate this value proposition for new businesses in order to set the tone and expectation for them to support this strong community culture and tradition. It's a long-term commitment and holistic vision.
    • Economic growth has social side-effects (education system, property value, land speculation, etc).  We need to collectively plan for these needs.

    Collective Impact (April Suitor - United Way)

    CLICK Link to full view

     

    Takeaway

    April to share specific articles on collective impacts for network members to review


    Future CNG Topics

    • cpg.dcmbeam.org site demo and its collaboration potential - Al Lun
    • A visualization of community dashboard: look and feel, navigation from key metrics (executive summary), to regional plans and their inter-connections - Al Lun
    • Social Impacts
    • School District planning updates
    • RAF plans
    • UMR plan
    • Update on city/county plans
    Help
    CNG Partner Sites

    United Way of Olmsted County

    Rochester Area Foundation

    Rochester Public Library

    Diversity Council

    Channel One

    Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester

    CNC

    A sub-site of dmcBEAM, the Community Network Center (CNC) aims to provide "continuous communication" for Community Networking Group (CNG) to increase awareness and understanding of public, private, non-profit organizations' plans and needs so that individually and collectively we will be more effective in carrying out our mission of serving the community.

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    How to participate?

    Step 1: Find out more about CNG and if its vision and mission inspire you to act. Things to consider include: What can I get out of participation? What can I contribute to the network? Take a look at the FAQ's and read more about this effort on our InfoCenter .

    Step 2: Get on our distribution list.

     

    Community Status/News

    Collider Coworking Updates (March 29, 2020)

    March 2020, February, 2020 and October 13th, 2019 Updates

     

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    Family Service Rochester implements COVID-19 Grocery Shopping Service (March 27, 2020)

    Family Service Rochester implements COVID-19 Grocery Shopping Service

    Olmsted County residents who are homebound and unable to shop for groceries can contact Family Service Rochester for help. FSR will match requests with a volunteer to assist with shopping.
    Requests can be submitted online at familyservicerochester.org or by calling 507-218-3267 between 9 am – 3 pm. All volunteers have background checks and COVID-19 screening for health and
    safety.
     
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    Rochester-Area Economic Development Inc (RAEDI) Loan News (March 27, 2020)

    News forwarded by RAEDI: The State of MN’s Small Business Emergency Loan Program is now accepting applications.

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    Governor Tim Walz Press Conference Summary (March 27, 2020)

    Governor Tim Walz today joined leaders from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Department of Employment and Economic Development, Department of Education, and the State Emergency Operations Center to answer questions from the press on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    DMCC Executive Committee Topics including COVID-19 Handling (March 26, 2020)

    2020-03-26 DMCC Executive Committee Meeting materials including discussions on COVID-19 handling. 

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    Rochester Community Warming Center (March 26, 2020)

    (1) Rochester Community Warming Center relocates to Mayo Civic Center Exhibition Hall effective immediately 

    (2) Olmsted County will comply with Governor Walz’s Executive Order directing all Minnesotans to stay at home to help contain the spread of COVID-19 from Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. to Friday, April 10, 2020. This means that Olmsted County residents, and all Minnesotans, should only leave home when absolutely necessary for essential needs and to maintain essential services. This new order follows similar actions from our neighboring state of Wisconsin. 

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    Resilient Option - finding strength and connection (March 22, 2020)

    Living with angry brains The next few weeks will challenge your emotional and social skills.

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    Y Childcare for School Age Children of Essential Workers (March 20, 2020)

    Governor Tim Walz Announces Partnership with YMCA to Care for School-Age Children of Essential Workers, Register Links and  Y Message about COVID-19 and mission from Glen Gunderson
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    Council's Priorities During COVID-19 (March 18, 2020)

    Over the coming days, you will begin to see a rapid number of updates on our Council Facebook page. These updates will provide you with the latest information on actions the federal and state governments have taken as components of their ongoing response to mitigate the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. 

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