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The DRIVE Experience
DRIVE – Developing & Retaining Individuals with Vision & Energy – is a group for young professionals in the Twin Cities region. Designed for those under the age of 40, DRIVE provides networking and leadership growth opportunities for individuals from both small and large business as well as the nonprofit sector. DRIVE is a program created by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce as part of its investment in the region's growing workforce.
DRIVE hosts both monthly roundtable discussions and social events throughout the year. Roundtables feature a guest speaker and small group conversation about topics that are timely and influence the workplace and the greater community. Social events include happy hours, volunteering and events with other young professional organizations.
"I always look forward to attending the DRIVE monthly roundtable discussions. DRIVE invites informative speakers who are experts in their fields and I always learn something new. The roundtable discussion is a fantastic way to meet and develop professional business relationships with those in other industries."
DRIVE Advisory Committee
The DRIVE Advisory Committee of young leaders actively works to create valuable, low-cost programs, increase event participation, and promote the efforts of DRIVE. DRIVE would like to thank our 2017 Advisory Committee:Eric Anderson
RBC Wealth ManagementAllison Brandenburg
Best & Flanagan LLPLindsey Day
Gray Plant MootyChristopher Ferguson
Bywater Business SolutionsWhitney Gale
Cara Irish Pubs
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
Schechter Dokken Kanter CPAsCory Johnson
RBC Wealth ManagementJeff Maurer
American Agency, Inc.Jason Noble
Wells FargoEvan Richardson
Schafer Richardson, Inc.Dillon Schwindt
Greater Twin Cities United WayAashay Shah
McKinsey & CompanyAalok Sharma
Foley & Mansfield, PLLPChris Stark
City of Saint Paul
Cara Irish PubsJosh Zuehlke
Coldwell Banker Burnet