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    Upcoming Events


    Friday, January 20, 2017
    The Dining Dish:
    What's New in 2017


    Friday, February 17, 2017
    Keeping the Beat:
    Public Safety in the City


    Friday, March 10, 2017
    A Mall Rises:
    Nicollet Redesign Update


    Friday, April 21, 2017
    Soccer at The Bank:
    MN United FC


    Friday, May 19, 2017
    Urban Disparities:
    Working Toward a City Solution


    Friday, June 16, 2017
    Greater MSP:
    Marketing the Region


    Friday, July 21, 2017
    Making the Most of the Markets:
    Your Money and You


    Friday, August 18, 2017
    Grassroots and Grasstop Giving


    Friday, September 15, 2017
    Every Vote Counts:
    Elections 2017


    Friday, October 20, 2017
    Super Bowl XLII:
    An Update on the Bold North


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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."

    -Lynette Dumalag




    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 Management
    Allison Brandenburg
    Best & Flanagan LLP
    Lindsey Day
    Gray Plant Mooty
    Christopher Ferguson
    Bywater Business Solutions
    Whitney Gale
    Cara Irish Pubs
    Ben Hering
    Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
    Sam Holsen
    Xcel Energy
    Molly Horsch
    Schechter Dokken Kanter CPAs
    Cory Johnson
    Connor Lantz
    RBC Wealth Management
    Jeff Maurer
    American Agency, Inc.
    Jason Noble
    Wells Fargo
    Evan Richardson
    Schafer Richardson, Inc.
    Dillon Schwindt
    Greater Twin Cities United Way
    Aashay Shah
    McKinsey & Company
    Aalok Sharma
    Foley & Mansfield, PLLP
    Chris Stark
    City of Saint Paul

    Jessica Stone
    Cara Irish Pubs

    Josh Zuehlke
    Coldwell Banker Burnet


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