Community Impact: July 2022
28 July 2022 - minneapolis

I know it is cliche, especially as Minnesotans, to say that Summer is going fast – but wow, it is flying! 

And with the end of this summer comes a few more Impact Hub goodbyes.

Our summer programs are nearing their completion, leases for our current private office tenants are almost up, several board members terms have ended and two staff members are moving on to their next adventure.  

Although it is always hard to say goodbye, we know that the lessons we have taught each other and the feeling of being part of something bigger sticks with you. We are continuously inspired by the amazing people who make up the Impact Hub community. From program participants and members to staff and board, we appreciate and value you!

Goodbyes and Gratitudes

Thank you to the following board members who have volunteered their time to help lead Impact Hub MSP and make it the best it can be!

Ted Carling, Chris Dykstra, Kayla Yang-Best and David Ly

And welcome new Board Members Ned Zimmerman-Bence and Miranda Noll

Both have been long-time supporters of our community and we couldn’t be more excited to have you as leaders on our Board.

A bittersweet farewell to staff members Stacy Reynolds and Adi Adara who are both headed to the East Coast. We will miss your energy, spunk and creativity at the Hub, but know you are on to your next great thing. Be sure to stop by and say hello to our friends at Impact Hub New York!

Finally, a huge thank you to our inaugural anchor tenants – WareCorp, Brown Venture Group and NDN Collective. What a pleasure to have you as our first private office tenants in our Stadium Village location. Your offices will have big desks to fill.

Meet our Entrepreneurship 4 Good Summer 2022 Cohort

These six inspiring entrepreneurs are working on turning their social venture ideas into reality. 

“It’s a pleasure to have such a great group of passionate individuals in our cohort. They are truly working to change the world.”

Tina Pfau-Gonzales, Co-instructor

  • Munira Ahmed – Mental health services for immigrants
  • Laila Orsi – Digital marketing agency for emerging businesses
  • Mario Jackson – Construction apprenticeships for recently incarcerated men
  • Kesha Green – Family & children’s counseling services
  • Susana Rosas – Suyana Designs is committed to empowering female artisans through employment and education opportunities.
  • Mary Taris –  Publishing company & bookstore centering Black narratives – Strive Publishing

In Case You Missed It

Do you struggle with time management and staying organized? That’s okay—most of us do. This workshop provided simple strategies for improving your time management skills, in order to boost your productivity and efficiency, both at home and at the office. 

One attendee said it was the most helpful workshop on time management she had been to in years!

You can watch the recording here and get in touch with the instructor, Ann, through LInkedin or Impact Hub MSP’s Experts Are In Program.