The Social Enterprise Alliance -Twin Cities chapter’s commitment to the growth of social enterprises was the driving force behind the State of Social Enterprise event co-hosted by Minnesota Business Magazine, on October 9.
The event speakers highlighted all the right ingredients that we have at our finger tips: diverse organizations incubating and supporting social enterprise development, community and identity-building organizations, and legal structures that support social enterprises. Minnesota Business Magazine* partnered with the Twin Cities Chapter of the SEA to host this inaugural event that included a market place for local social enterprises to promote the organizations.
“We’re ready to make Minnesota the nation’s capital of social enterprises,” said Jenny Kramm, the Programming and Events Committee Chair of the SEA-TC Chapter.
Attendees were educated about a range of progress that we’ve made in the state to foster social businesses and enterprises. After the conference, the marketplace was transformed into a networking event for like-minded change-makers to meet and share their excitement for the future.
“Now that we have all the critical pieces in place, its time for us to lead,” said Jeff Ochs, SEA-TC board member.
Minnesota is on track to lead the nation in the social enterprise sector and the Twin Cities Chapter will be at the forefront.
*A special thanks to Minnesota Business Magazine for hosting this powerful event and for being the state’s most committed media champion for social enterprises.