Pollen vol 18 September 9, 2010 Curated by Lars Leafblad Principal, KeyStone Search Pollenites, Welcome to Pollen volume 18!

For those of you just joining us…a quick recap of just what Pollen is… “Pollen is a community comprised of civic-minded connectors who share ideas, career and civic engagement opportunities and peer-to-peer recognition to create positive impact and personal and professional growth for its members.” There are currently 1490 subscribers to this Pollen e-newsletter and 1,026 members of the Pollen LinkedIn group. Join us on LinkedIn here: (http://www.bit.ly/Pollen-LinkedIn) Subscribe to the e-newsletter by emailing Lars Leafblad at larsl-at-keystonesearch.com. Before we begin our regularly scheduled programming, we’d like to share a very special back-to-school offer from the Citizens League and to convey a special request... First…. Free One-Year Memberships to the Citizens League The Citizens League invites any member of the Pollen community who is not yet a member of the Citizens League to join for one year at no cost – a $25 value! To join, please fill out the simple form at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pollenite. Citizens League members network with other engaged citizens and civic and business leaders via reduced admission to select Citizens League events; create thoughtful public policy by participating in citizen-based, multi-partisan initiatives; receive weekly notices about special events and ways to get involved; and stay informed on key public policy issues through a subscription to the Minnesota Journal. This opportunity was made possible by a donation to the Citizens League from Pollenites Scott and Sarah Burns. Thank you Scott and Sarah!! Second…. How has Pollen impacted your life and/or career? We’d love to share examples of how Pollen members are benefitting, or have benefitted, from their participation in this community, but we need your input to make it happen. If you, or others in your network or organization, have had new career or civic engagement opportunities arise as a result of Pollen, please email it to larsl-at-keystonesearch.com. Thank you!! Now, on the show…. EVENTS: Vin Weber at HHH September 9th Washington Update with Vin Weber on Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 4:00-5:15 PM Humphrey Forum, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of MN Join the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance for a presentation by Vin Weber, managing partner of Clark & Weinstock, who will offer his insights and viewpoints on the current political climate in Washington and other affairs. Conversation will be moderated by Professor Lawrence R. Jacobs. This presentation is free and open to the public; registration is not required.

Andrew Borene at Rotary Club of Edina September 9th Andrew will speak to the Rotary Club of Edina on September 9th on “Security Policies and Global Business: the information environment in the age of Wikileaks, Facebook, and Twitter.” http://www.edinarotary.org/programSchedule.html National Hispanic Bar Association Youth Symposium event September 11th The National Hispanic Bar Association is hosting its 2010 national conference in the Twin Cities September 8-11. It includes a “Youth Symposium” on September 11 at the Minneapolis Hilton for high school and college students interested in entering the legal profession. Pollenites are asked to help spread the word. Details: http://www.hnba.com/youth-symposium/ (via Steve Helland) World Premiere of Hubert H. Humphrey documentary “The Art of the Possible” September 15th The Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs begins its celebration of the centennial of the birth of Hubert H. Humphrey with a world premiere of the documentary, “The Art of the Possible”, about the life and legacy of Hubert H. Humphrey on Wednesday, September 15th at 6:30 p.m. at Ted Mann Concert Hall at the University of Minnesota. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Bill Moyers, White House press secretary during the Johnson Administration, Norm Sherman, Humphrey's press secretary during his vice presidency, and Geri Joseph, Humphrey’s lifelong friend. The event is free and open to the public. Full details and event registration: http://artofthepossible.eventbrite.com/ Questions? Email Camille Cage (cgage-at-umn.edu). (via Camille Gage) BringMeTheNews, Citizens League, and the LEAD Project Gubernatorial Debate September 15th BringMeTheNews, the online and broadcast aggregation news network, will host a live, interactive debate between Minnesota gubernatorial candidates Mark Dayton (DFL), Tom Emmer (GOP), and Tom Horner (Independence) in partnership with the Citizens League and the LEAD Project on September 15th. The event is sold out but the discussion will be moderated by former investigative journalist, TV News anchor and BringMeTheNews founder Rick Kupchella and will stream live on www.Bring.MN and rebroadcast on the CW (channel 23) the following week. Behind the Scenes Tour of Minnesota Orchestra with the Crescendo Project September 15th: “Pollenites are invited to come to a very special behind-the-scenes event hosted by Crescendo Project, the young patrons group of the Minnesota Orchestra, on Wednesday, September 15th, at 6 p.m. at Orchestra Hall. The Art of Conducting (led by Sarah Hicks, Minnesota Orchestra’s principal conductor of pops and presentations) introduces you to the art of conducting—from the basics of time signatures, to more subtle aspects of leading an ensemble of professional musicians. Held onstage under the spotlights of Orchestra Hall, the event will include: a brief history of conducting; a hands-on introduction to conducting basics; an opportunity for a few lucky attendees to use their newfound knowledge to conduct a quartet of Minnesota Orchestra musicians; and cocktail receptions before and after the workshop to enjoy refreshments with fellow attendees and Minnesota Orchestra musicians. Normally open to Crescendo Project members only, all are welcome for this first event of the season to see what we’re all about. Space is limited, so sign up early to reserve your spot! For more information, visit: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/crescendoproject/events.cfm and http://www.crescendoproject.org” (via Joe Thiegs) CommonGood Breakfast with Governor Arne Carlson September 16th CommonGood Breakfast Series hosts September 16 program with Gov. Arne Carlson at the Minneapolis Club (via Joanne Henry)http://www.commongoodseries.org/ The Collaborative hosts program on leveraging technology and entrepreneurship September 16th The Collaborative is hosting a “Leveraging Technology, Sales & Marketing, Entrepreneuring in Minnesota” program on September 16th from 7:10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m at the Humphrey Center at the U of MN. The program features several Pollenites as panelists and moderators including Scott Litman, Dan Grigsby, & Jamie Thingelstad. Full program details here: http://bit.ly/Collaborative-Sept16

The Bolder Options 12th Annual Bolder Dash is September 18th Full details: http://www.bolderoptions.org/GetInvolved/GetInvolved_BolderDash.asp (via Emma Wilhelm) Launch of The Minneapolis Foundation’s “Fourth Generation” at The Soap Factory September 21st The Minneapolis Foundation is launching “Fourth Generation”, a program designed to foster the next wave of charitable givers to make a local impact. Come to hear what this program is all about, how to get involved, and meet others who want to learn, share and connect around community issues and strategic giving. Inaugural event will be held September 21 from 6 to 8 pm at The Soap Factory. Please email Robyn Schein for information – rschein-at-mplsfoundation.org. Full details: http://atthetable.minneapolisfoundation.org/ (via Robyn Schein) Women and Law panel event and lunch program hosted by Janel Goff on Thursday, September 23 Event will be held from 11 am to 1 pm at the Minneapolis Club. Janel will share conversations worth having around wealth management and retirement readiness. Joining Janel will be three women Super Lawyers® Stacey DeKalb with Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg, Debra E. Yerigan with McGrann Sea Carnival Straughn & Lamb, and Julia L. Rau with Dorsey & Whitney LLP. They will be sharing and discussing from their areas of expertise in Labor Law, Family Law and Estate Planning. RSVPs to Sandra_andersen-at-ml.com. Hope Rocks 2010 featuring Everclear and benefitting Faith’s Lodge is September 25th Full details can be found here: http://hoperocks.faithslodge.org/ (via Angie Andresen) Surge is going National with our Chicago launch on September 25th Opening event will be held at the Primitive Art Gallery in the West Loop of downtown Chicago. We already have a significant Minneapolis representation attending this event - and would welcome more support. For more information: www.SurgeforWater.org (via Shilpa Alva) The 21st Annual Minnesota State Sacred Harp Singing Convention September 25-26 Events held in St Paul and Shakopee. Join singers from all over the country for two full days of singing. It's a participatory event, and all are welcome to join in. Our website is http://freude.com/mnfasola/convention.html and the Facebook invite is http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142661879103431 (via Matt Wells) 2010 Inter City Leadership Visit to Austin, TX is November 7-9 Full details and application information can be found here: http://www.minneapolischamber.org/events/iclv.php 2010 Give to the Max Day is November 16th Are you ready to do some serious fundraising? Do you think we - by that we mean Minnesota's collective nonprofit community and ALL generous Minnesotans - can break our record from last year? Help us Give to the Max this Nov. 16, 2010. Read about this year’s exciting prizes and strategize to support your favorite charities. More info here: http://bit.ly/GiveToMaxDay-2010 (via Dana Nelson)

JOBS: Mosaic (http://www.mosaicco.com) seeks to fill three positions – Manager, The Mosaic Foundation, Program Manager, Employee Involvement, The Mosaic Foundation, and Program Manager, Governance, The Mosaic Foundation. Full position profiles can be found here: http://scr.bi/MosaicFndnJobs (via Chris Lambe) The University of Minnesota seeks a new president http://www.presidentsearch.umn.edu/index.php Minnesota State Colleges & Universities seeks a new chancellor: http://www.mnscu.edu/about/chancellor_search/position.html

Mayo Clinic’s “Center for Social Media” has several new open positions. You can learn more via this link: http://socialmedia.mayoclinic.org/2010/08/17/help-wanted/ (via Lee Aase) Houlihan Lokey seeks an associate in their M & A Group for their Minneapolis Office. Full details can be found at: http://www.hl.com/us/experiencerecruitment.aspx (via Dave Pelka) Target seeks Manager, Executive Messaging and Senior Manager, Editorial on their Communications team. Full position profiles can be found at: http://bit.ly/Target-Jobs (search under “communications” - via Josh Grant) CaringBridge.org has six open positions in development, marketing, and technology teams. Info: http://www.caringbridge.org/careers Tunheim Partners seeks new administrative assistant Position info: http://scr.bi/Tunheim-AdminJob Resumes to bolson-at-tunheim.com (via Blois Olson) GovDelivery hiring Junior Implementation Manager, Marketing Manager, State and Local Sales Director, & Technical Software Support Manager – info: http://www.govdelivery.com/about-us/careers/ University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management International Programs (IP) office announces an opening for a Global-Corporate and Alumni Relations Engagement Program Director. For full position details and to apply, go to: https://employment.umn.edu Click Search Postings, Enter Job Requisition number 167413 (via Abby Pinto) Project Manager position is open at the Center for Prevention, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN. The position will focus on addressing health inequities and working with community partners on tobacco, obesity, and prevention initiatives. Apply for Health Improvement Project Manager Job # 4508 at www.bluecrossmn.com. (via Amy Johnson) BOARDS: The MN Film & TV Board (http://mnfilmtv.org/) seeks a new board member with experience and interest in private fundraising (from business and/or individuals). The MN Film & TV Board is the industry association advocating on behalf of Minnesota's moving picture production industry, which includes, film, tv, commercials, corporate video, 3-D, and multi-media. Interested candidates should contact Steve Helland (shelland-at-fredlaw.com) (via Steve Helland) Become a part of MPR's Twin Cities Community Advisory Council! To learn more and/or to apply go to http://www.mpr.org/advisorycouncil (via Lisa Radzak) Surge (http://www.SurgeforWater.org) has several Board Member openings - contact rachel.malvin-atsurgeforwater.org for more information. Reference: "Board Openings" in the e-mail title. SURGE is a U.S. based 501c3 non-profit organization that improves access to clean, safe water for life. “District 202, an 18 year-old nonprofit that empowers LGBTA youth, seeks a board treasurer. Approximate time commitment is 10-12 hrs/month. You'll be paired with an efficient business manager and well-connected finance committee chair. Persons of color and F500 employees are encourage to apply. Please email Curt Prins (c.prins-at-dist202.org) for more info.”

Pollenites should also bookmark the “Board Openings” posted by the Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits (MAP for Nonprofits) organization. There are currently board member openings for 25+ different MN non-profits at MAP for Nonprofits: Click here to learn more: http://bit.ly/MAP-BoardOpenings IDEAS/INSPIRATION: If you’re not already one of the 1300+ subscribers to Blois Olson’s free daily “Morning Take” email that covers all things MN-political/public affairs/public policy in nature, you should be. You can subscribe to “Morning Take” via this link: http://bit.ly/morningtakesubscribe Fast Company magazine has assembled their “Top 10 TED” videos. See them here: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/148/greatest-hits-of-ted-videos.html Each month the Minnesota Community Foundation and The Saint Paul Foundation produce a video highlighting the work of one nonprofit doing great work in Minnesota. This month’s featured nonprofit is Rebuilding Together. We want to promote a culture of giving and raise the profile of nonprofits using the video series and pushing it out through social media. We aim for a new video in the third week of each month, so stay tuned for more. Here is the link to the Rebuilding Together video: http://www.rebuildingtogether-twincities.org (via Jeff Achen) Great piece in The Line from Dan Haugen on MOJO Minnesota: http://www.thelinemedia.com/features/Mojofeature082510.aspx “Calling all civic-minded Minnesotans: Get the (nonpartisan) facts at www.MNCompass.org, where we are all about “Measuring progress and inspiring action.” We just released a new section on immigration, adding to those on aging, civic engagement, demographics, disparities, and more. Join us on FaceBook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-Compass/267181014159) and Twitter (@MNCompass).” (via Craig Helmstetter, Ph.D.) If you’re interested in MN-based entrepreneurship, start-ups, etc. then you should bookmark Dana Severson’s blog for Twin Cities Business, “Start Me Up”: http://tcbmag.blogs.com/start_me_up/ LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT/VOLUNTEERING: Carlson School of Management’s Executive Education program is awarding 10 scholarships, valued at up to $3,500 each, to Minnesota-based small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and entrepreneurs who best articulate how their organization would benefit from new knowledge. The scholarships can be used to explore a variety of topics taught at the Carlson School including finance, marketing, operations, strategy, leadership, and personal performance improvement. The scholarship is available for small companies or nonprofits that have fewer than 100 employees, as well as individual entrepreneurs. Scholarships will be awarded to the applicants based on their ability to articulate the positive impact attending an Executive Education program could have on their organization. Visit http://www.carlsonschool.umn.edu/cms/page10564.aspx for more information or to apply online. The deadline for scholarship applications is December 10. (via Steve Rudolph) If you live/work in downtown Minneapolis, check out the Downtown Network “Let’s Do Lunch” program series: https://sites.google.com/site/downtownnetwork/letsdolunch

POLLEN PROPS: Kate-Madonna Hindes (aka http://www.girlmeetsgeek.com) for organizing the inaugural happy hour gathering of Pollenites on August 20th; thanks Kate! Leala Wegwerth on her new role as Manager of Business Development for Guardsmark, LLC Uri Neren on his new partnership with the Harvard Business Review blog: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2010/08/why_innovation_thrives_at_the.html Bonnie Marshall on her new role as VP, Development with the American Composers Forum David Bares on his new role as Regional VP with Mansfield & Associates Executive Search Nicole de Beaufort on her new role as Director of Communications at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Carolyn Egeberg on her promotion to VP, Development with CaringBridge.org Jay Novak on his very successful tenure as editor of Twin Cities Business. You can read his final “Editor’s Note” here: http://bit.ly/JayNovak-Row Jennifer Ford Reedy on her article, “Local Giving in a Virtual World” in the Council on Foundations blog: http://www.cofinteract.org/rephilanthropy/?p=2225 Rachel Schaefer on her new role as research associate with Bentz Whaley Flessner To MOJO Minnesota, TechdotMN, and Generate for being singled out in Twin Cities Business “Best of the Recession” as “best effort to build a new generation of innovation in Minnesota” by Gene Rebeck http://www.tcbmag.com/features/features/130108p1.aspx Suzanne Stenson O’Brien on her new role as Director of Development and Outreach for the Twin Cities Media Alliance Keith Halleland on his new law firm’s profile in the August Twin Cities Business http://bit.ly/KeithHalleland-TCB To those Pollenites who completed the 2009-10 Leadership Twin Cities program – including Duchesne Drew, Robert Freeman, Jeff Urban, and Nils Snyder and to those Pollenites who have been accepted into the 2010-11 Leadership Twin Cities program – including Kate Cimino http://www.minneapolischamber.org/program_leadership_twin_cities.php Tim Morin on his opportunity to give the formal introduction for Seth Godin’s recent visit to the Twin Cities: http://tjmorin.blogspot.com/2010/08/seths-intro.html Abby Pinto on her new role as managing director of the new Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the University of Minnesota (http://www.csom.umn.edu/ciber/). To those Pollenites who completed the 2009-10 HHH Institute of Public Affairs Policy Fellows program – including Allison Barmann, Sarah Goldthwait, Matthew Hunt, Anne Mason, Dan Miller, Sara Noznesky, Dan Pfarr, Adam Robbins, Ben Schein, and Kirstin Sersland Beach and to the Pollenites who have been accepted into the 2010-11 Policy Fellows program including Megan Leafblad http://www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/cspg/policy_fellows/2009_2010.html Katie Eukel on her new role as President/CEO of Fourth Sector Consulting

Al Watts on his new book Navigating Integrity - Transforming Business As Usual Into Business At Its Best (Brio Books.) He positions “integrity as an indispensable strategy for competitive advantage, and provides practical guidelines for navigating four challenges that most leaders and organizations face: Identity, Authenticity, Alignment and Accountability. The book includes many examples from his nearly 30-year consulting career, provocative questions and exercises to apply concepts, and a pass code to inTEgro's online Leadership Integrity Survey. Learn more at http://www.integro-inc.com” To Pollenites whose companies were recognized in the Mpls St Paul Business Journal’s “2010 Best Places to Work” http://twincities.bizjournals.com/twincities/event/12501 Numerous Pollenites were nominated for “The 25 Most Connected Twin Cities Business Professionals 2010” (via Jeff Nolan):(Scroll down to blog comments to read nominations) http://tcthursdayhappyhours.com/2010/08/13/the-25-most-connected-twin-cities-business-professionals2010/

FUN: In honor of the back-to-school festivities, here is a very creative re-interpretation of the Sesame Street theme song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clcza815sao&feature=channel The cultural milestones for the Class of 2014-->The Beloit College Mindset List http://fb.me/FDZXjV5u How Jelly Belly invents flavors for their beans. http://bit.ly/avHjrh The Top 10 Viral Ads of All Time http://adage.com/u/7Oz2nb

POLLEN on TWITTER via http://www.twitter.com/larsleafblad RT @socialcitizen Top 10 US Cities For Young Entrepreneurs, NY tops list - any surprises? http://bit.ly/c9LKwS RT @wharton Wharton profs. Jehoshua Eliashberg and John Zhang, and NYU's Sam Hui show formulae can predict box-office success. http://n.pr/bl0jmm RT @USTbusiness MN alongside Mississippi in index of entrepreneurial activity http://bit.ly/cgwc6m This will produce high ROI on a 30 second investment. RT @HarvardBiz Six Fundamental Shifts in the Way We Work http://s.hbr.org/cFTF37 Value #healthcare innovation? Read->RT @HarvardResearch Managerial practices that elicit solutions from front-line staff http://ht.ly/2uBuV RT @ChiefUnlearner What's on Your Anti-Resume? http://bit.ly/amBcY8 RT @berkun Great article & comments on the history of search and its business model: http://tcrn.ch/aYZtqq RT @the99percent 99 Excuses For NOT Making Ideas Happen + tips on overcoming inaction: http://bit.ly/9dC7VX RT @HarvardBiz For a Better Career Outlook, Look Inward http://s.hbr.org/cLUV9i & Hire Great Guessers http://s.hbr.org/cmBn2x

HELP A POLLENITE: Fan of SXSW? Then vote to support Andrew Haeg’s SXSW 2011 PanelPicker submission – “Human Centered Journalism: Changing News with Design Thinking”: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/5872 You can also vote for CaringBridge founder & CEO (and Pollen member) Sona Mehring’s SXSW PanelPicker submission, “The Value of Personal Health Social Networks”: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/6165 Emily Seiber is seeking new career opportunities. Please check out her LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/emilyseiber (via Emily Seiber)

NEW POLLENITES (& representative sample of the companies/organizations they represent) Thanks for your continued referrals, forwards, and invitations to your friends and colleagues to join us. We’ve grown to 1490 Pollen subscribers and 1,026 members of our LinkedIn group thanks to your efforts. Thank you! Welcome to 192, yes 192, new Pollenites who’ve joined us since our last issue! Note: this # now includes my best effort to welcome Pollenites who are joining our LinkedIn group only (If I missed you, please let me know! If you’re inadvertently being recognized for a second time, a double welcome to you!): New Pollenites: Faith Adams, Angela Alwin, Katherine Amundson, Deena Anders, Eric Anderson, Denise Anderson, Kari Anderson, Michael Anderson, Jen Auguston, Marcia Ballinger, Sandeep Bang, Aaron Bannin, Kristen Barlow, Liz Beaudry, Kirstin Searles Beach, Katie Bellows, Chris Beltmann, Shannon Bennett, Wendy Benson, Jana Bertheaume, Samuel Boeser, Andrew Borene, Michelle Brask, Amy Bravo, Anna Bregier, Bill Breon, Monica Carlson, Robin Carpenter, Clare Cizek, Erin Cohen, James Collins, Barbara Cox, Justin Coz, Sean Crimmins, Kayla Curtiss, Lynne Dablow, Erin Dady, Bobbi Dahlstrom, Dirk DeYoung, Pamela Dickson, Tony Dodge, Valerie Dosland, Greg Downing, Kent Dunham, Heather Durenberger, Jane Eastwood, Angela Eifert, Kari Erickson, Mario Fantauzzi, Katie Farley, Matt Forrest, Mike Frommelt Lynn Gaardsmoe, Sharon Gifford, Dan Goodenough, Todd Graham, Ryan Green, James Gualdoni, Jim Hammerand, Stephen Hampton, Mary Harpin, Jerome Harrison, Emily Heagle, Lisa Helminiak, Erin Herold, Joe Horwath, Kathleen Houlihan, Sherilyn Howes, Nan Jahnke, Jade Johnson, Megan Johnson, Dan Johnson, DJ Johnson, Darla Kashian, Kate Kingery, Michelle Klein, Lee Koch, Anna Korinko, Melissa Kovach, Willow Kreibach, Leslie Krona, Ryan Kronzer, Jim Kuhn, Diane Kulseth, Kim Kusnier, Josh LaBau, Ashley Laflin, Susan Langer, Sara Larson, Erin Lauderman, Lisa Lavin, Patti Dalen Leisinger, Kristen Lemke, Eleanor Lewis, Kyle Lewis, Jay Lindgren, Darralu Lindholm, Danna MacKenzie, Christopher Maddox, Joanne Ticen Mallon, Susan Maricle, Caitlin Marlotte, Dan McElroy, Paul McGinley, Sonia McNeil, Simon Meyer, Jessica Miller, Nancy Millichap, Ryan Molstad, Rick Mons, Bridget Nelson Monroe, Mike Muilenburg, Scott Newstok, Jeff Nolan, Kristina Nordstrom, Kevin Norman, Matt Norris, Destin Nygard, Daren Nyquist, Marisa Ontko, Jessica Vogt Park, Jodi Petrich, Jayson Pope, Justin Porter, John Pottebaum, Ashley Poyser, Curt Prins, Keith Privette, Kimberly Profitt, Christine Pulkrabek, Christine Pulver Roshan Rajkumar, Kyrra Rankine, Winston Ray, Barbara Raye, Gene Rebeck, Steve Retka, Heather Rist, Jo Roberts, Sam Rosen, Patricia Ross, Jared Roy, Jonathan Sage-Martinson, Jeneen Hartley Sago, Tamim Saidi, Anna Sanders, Scott Schmitt, Beth Schommer, Rachel Schwalbach, Sheldon Schwartz,

Daniel Sellers, Bob Seng, Kristi Gray Shepherd, David Sherman, Zafar Siddiqui, Amy Bonnema Sinykin, Debbie Sit, Marilyn Skarja, Gabriel Skelly, Becky Smith, Linda Spotts, Lizz Sable Stauning, Joel Stegner, Cindy Stemper, Denise Stephens, John Strenger, Joy Svoboda, Kristofer Sween, Marilyn Taylor, Tom Teigen, Erik Thorsell, Tim Tormeon, Ann-Marie Trost, Onder Uluyol, Charles Vander Aarde, Katy Burke Van Hercke, Jane Vega, Amy Wagner, Gary Wagner, Julie Watson, Amanda Webster, Jay Weiner, Erin Werde, Tracy Whiteley, Sarah Whiting, Jonathan Wilson, Phil Wilson, Beth Wolf, Andrea Wood, Brooke Worden, Anne Marie Young Representative sample of the companies/organizations affiliated with our new Pollen members: 15 minutes media, All About Gifts & Baskets, Americorps VISTA, Architectural Alliance, Associated Builders and Contractors of MN, Avenues for Homeless Youth, Axiom Marketing Communications, Azul 7, Best Buy, BestPrep, BidPal Network, Birnberg & Sons, Bowman & Brooke LLP, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Center for Policy, Planning, & Performance, Central Corridor Funders Collaborative, Changing Lives & Attitudes, Inc., Charities Review Council, Charter Communications, City of Saint Paul, Consulate General of Canada, Cook County, Core Global Interactive, Cornerstone Consultants, Courage Center, Dahlstrom Legal, LLC. Dakota County, Dale Carnegie, DDL, Inc., District 202, Dolphin Staffing, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Envision, Ergolet, Evantage Consulting, Event Architects, Ewald Consulting, Family Philanthropy Advisors, Fladeboe Auctions, Fox Sports North, Fraser, General Mills, Goodwill/Easter Seals of MN, Grasstops, Inc., Gray Plant Mooty, Hammer Residences, Inc., HarkHerold, HealthPartners, Horwath Sales,LLC, Impact Proven Solutions, Interim Solutions, J & B Group, Keystone Community Services, KeyStone Search, KNOW Market Research & Consulting, Kyle Lewis Law, LLC, Larson King, LexisNexis, Loucks Associates, Lutheran Social Services of MN MacCallum Ross, MAP for Nonprofits, Marketing Bridge, Marketing that Matters, Marshfield Clinic, Mediamazing, Medtronic, Mentoring Partnership of MN, Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities, Metropolitan Economic Development Association, Midwest Direct Marketing Association, Minnesota Business Partnership, Minnesota Senate, Minnesota Twins, MN Dept of Corrections, MN High Tech Association, MN Optometric Association, Mpls. St Paul Business Journal, Neighborhood House, Nemadji Community Resource Center, Nonprofits Assistance Fund, Nosal Partners, LLC, NYIT, MN Office of Enterprise Technology, Ordway Center, Patch.com, Project SUCCESS, RBC Wealth Management, Rebuild Resources, Inc., Reside, LLC, Risdall Marketing Group, S & T Office Products, Sable Design, Salo, LLC, Securian Financial Group, Select Comfort, Shea, Inc., Sit Investment Associates, Solution Design Group, STLF, Success Computer Consulting, Target, Teach for America, TechHouse, The A-List, The CORE Organization, The McKnight Foundation, The Minneapolis Foundation, Three Deep Marketing, Thrivent Financial, Tiger Oak Publications, Towers Watson, Twin Cities Business magazine, Twin Cities GLBT & Allied Chamber of Commerce, UnitedHealth Group, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Foundation, University of St. Thomas, Weber Shandwick, Wells Fargo, World Relief Minnesota Huge thank you’s to the 17 Pollenites who directly referred a new member to Pollen! (If you were omitted, please let me know!) Pollen Recruiters: Peg Birk, Kim Ciresi, Jean Edhlund, Matt Hilker, Deb Hopp, Jennifer Champer Huber, Tim Huebsch, Jenny Javitch, Ann Kirby McGill, Taylor Larson, Chris Mayr, Sharon Ruhland, Daniel Sellers, Tammy Lee Stanoch, Greg Tehven, Bridget Ulrich, and Fedwa Wazwaz

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