The DRIVE Experience

DRIVE – Developing & Retaining Individuals with Vision & Energy – is one of the premiere groups for young professionals in the MSP region. Designed for those under 40, DRIVE informs, engages and connects individuals from all businesses and backgrounds at events throughout the year.

The current DRIVE board represents a cross-section of all MSP industries including law, hospitality, finance and the non-profit sector. These individuals are dedicated to the future of the region and guide the DRIVE program content, ensuring that attendees have a valuable experience. Organizations that encourage young professionals to attend DRIVE events recognize, as does the Chamber, that retaining and growing MSP’s burgeoning young workforce is critical.

The MPLS Regional Chamber produces a variety of events for the DRIVE Emerging Leaders program which are designed to provide attendees with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of issues facing the region, establish meaningful business relationships and build connections to the greater community.

DRIVE Events & Sponsorship Opportunities

Roundtable Breakfasts

The DRIVE Roundtable Breakfasts occur monthly September-May with the exception of December. Roundtable Breakfasts are designed to be interactive and informative. Each event includes a presentation on an issue or topic relevant to the region. Small group discussions follow and allow for ample time to network and build relationships. This program is designed for professionals early to mid-career, but events are open to all.

2020 Roundtable Breakfast Dates

Thursday, June 18th

Thursday, September 17th

Thursday, October 15th

Thursday, November 19th


Community Connect

This new and interactive series provides participants with an opportunity to support local nonprofits through fast paced and partial or full day hands-on activities while making new connections and deepening relationships. These events attract guests of all ages who are interested in giving back to the community in specific and meaningful ways.