One of the best and easiest ways to stay in touch with civically-engaged professionals and community-oriented opportunities in the Twin Cities is to sign up to receive the Pollen newsletter.
Pollen is a networking newsletter that over 1,500 area professionals have already subscribed to. It is described as “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.”
Lars Leafblad is the savvy curator whose day job is as a Principal at KeyStone Search based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lars also dedicates his time to serving on the boards of CaringBridge.org, The Salvation Army - Twin Cities, and on the host committee of TEDxTC.com. He was awarded with a "40 under Forty" award from The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal in 2007.
Pollen was launched December 4, 2009 and features job opportunities, events around the community, board openings, interesting ideas and information to be a well-informed professional, and an entire section devoted to Pollen members who have been recognized in the community. At the end of every newsletter is an area devoted to new members and those who recruited them, so add your name to that list, if it isn't already, by emailing Lars at larsl[at]keystonesearch[dot]com. You can also connect with Lars on Twitter, LinkedIn, and the Keystone Search website.
To view the latest issue of Pollen, published on MinnPost, click here.