Bell Ringers, TedX Speakers & Workplace Diversity Workshop 
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      One Journey. One Region. One Voice. 

Several groups from around the region and J2G Investors have rallied to fill shifts ringing bells while spreading holiday cheer.  What an AWESOME regional effort! 

The bell ringing season starts each November and runs through Christmas Eve, when the red kettles are packed away for the season. Volunteers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises about $30 per hour – enough to provide a family with two bags of groceries, or shelter an individual for a night.

There is still a need to fill shifts - click HERE to find location and times available and sign up. 

Locations are available in Rochester, Stewartville, Byron and Chatfield.  

(Pictured groups include F&M Community Bank, Mayor Jimmie-John King & City Administrator Bill Schimmel - Stewartville,  The Rotary Club of Rochester, Rochester Area Builders, Think Bank, Custom Alarm and Dunlap & Seeger)

TEDxZumbroRiver wants to invite you to apply to speak at the TEDxZumbroRiver 2017 event to be held in Rochester on Thursday, May 18th. Talks can be on a wide variety of topics, are typically 5-18 minutes in length, and cannot be political, religious or corporate.
To apply go to the short speaker application form on the TEDxZumbroRiver site. Applications will be reviewed and a handful chosen to participate in Pitch Night, on January 12th in Rochester. Applicants will be asked to give a 3 minute synopsis of their upcoming talk.
Doing a TEDx talk has been known to launch careers and take people to new professional and personal heights. The experience has often been life changing.
Consider applying today. It's free and the deadline to apply is December 31, 2016 at Midnight.
FREE TRAINING:  Discovering Diverse Workforce Solutions training hosted by Project FINE
Learn about changing demographics and best practices to attract and retain diverse employees.  This is a great resource for those involved in hiring, recruitment or training!
Dates and locations for training are as follows: 
January 24, 2017
10am-noon  at Rochester Public Library in Rochester

January 25, 2017
2pm - 4pm at Steele County Historical Society in Owatonna

Training is free but online registration is required.  Register HERE.  
The Discovering Diverse Workforce Solutions project is funded by the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.
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