Thursday, July 11, 2013

You're Invited | Torch Community: Calling all Twin Cities Interns!

Torch Community invites interns across the Twin Cities to an event tonight designed specifically for them during their internship! Drop in this evening for "Creating. Connecting. Community." to learn about developing relationship-building skills and to get an even better a snapshot of the great place that we live and work. Make the most of your time here with Torch Community!

Welcome to the Twin Cities

Whether this is your first time here, or you're a native on a new adventure, we're glad you're here.

Transitioning from one stage of life to the other can be overwhelming. When you find the right place, it can make all the difference. At this event, you will learn about the many opportunities to grow in the Twin Cities. We have designed a number of interactive activities for you to create new relationships, connect with different organizations and become part of the community. You will  meet new people and discover why the Twins Cities is the best place to live.  Kathy Schmidlkofer, Executive Vice President at GreaterMSP and finance executive at General Mills, will give insight regarding economic growth in the Twin Cities region and why it matters to you. Most importantly, you'll how you can become part of the thriving Twin Cities community.

July 11, 2013
5:30pm - 8:30pm

$5 Interns
$5 Supporters
$10 At The Door (cash/credit)
Minneapolis Club
729 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

5:30-6:15 Network/Partner Fair
6:15-6:30 Kathy Schmidlkofer
6:30-7:30 Program
7:30-8:30 Network/Partner Fair 

Speaker: Kathy Schmidlkofer, GreaterMSP

Kathy Schmidlkofer is the Executive Vice President of the regional economic development partnership, GREATER MSP.   Launched in 2011, GREATER MSP is a private-public partnership dedicated to providing leadership, coordination and engagement to grow the economy of the 13-county Minneapolis Saint Paul region.

Kathy also has extensive private sector experience as a finance executive with General Mills.  She held a number of leadership positions over her 25-year career including, Vice President, Finance for the Meals and Yoplait divisions and Vice President, Finance  for the General Mills Canadian Subsidiary located in Toronto, Canada where she successfully led the integration of Pillsbury Canada business.

Currently, she serves on the boards of Tubman and the Saint Paul Foundation.  She is also a member of the Itasca Project Working Team, Minnesota Women's Economic Roundtable and the International Economic Development Council's Economic Research Partners.  She also actively mentors emerging female leaders of the Twin Cities through the Menttium program.

Program: Creating. Connecting. Community.

Building the relationships that will make a difference personally and professionally can be difficult. Its important to be intentional about why and how we build them, and the good news is, they will be the vehicle that takes us where we want to go. We'll engage in some experiential learning on how to network with wisdom, mutual value, and authenticity.

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