Welcome to NBMBAA-Twin Cities
The NBMBAA-Twin Cities Chapter’s monthly programming consists of seminars, guest speakers, panel and open discussions. The chapter produces and distributes a quarterly newsletter and is actively involved in Leaders of Tomorrow. The Leaders of Tomorrow program is a national initiative tutors and mentors minority high school students preparing them for college.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, many African American managers relocated or were recruited to the Twin Cities to enhance their career opportunities. While moving to Minnesota was good for career advancement, largely, they found themselves socially and professionally isolated when away from their offices. This shared experience led charter members to create a professional support system – a local chapter of NBMBAA. In partnership with General Mills, Pillsbury, First Bank [now US Bancorp], Norwest Bank, 3M and Honeywell, a Twin Cities chapter was born.