September: Making a Mall for Everyone: The Nicollet Mall Project
A joint business forum with the mpls downtown council celebrating the progress and
ultimate outcome of the Nicollet Mall construction including key accomplishments and
future programming aspirations for this new public amenity.
October: Getting Around in East Town Now and for the Next 25 Years
Transit and access to downtown is a hot topic! This forum will include local and regional
leaders talking about transit and access policy and strategies alongside emerging pedestrian,
bike, and car technologies that are changing the way we move to and from East Town.
November: Super Bowl 52: Let’s Get the Party Started!
Super Bowl 52 Host Committee Leadership providing an overview of all the activities
and events of Minnesota’s moment on a global stage.
December: Innovative Business Models + Start Ups
East Town is becoming a new hub for startup companies! This shared forum with the
mpls downtown council will feature successful entrepreneurs discussing the theory and
practice behind their success and strategies.
January: Helping Businesses Lead on Energy Efficiencies, Waste and Pollution Reductions
This forum will feature subject experts discussing several new and innovative partnerships
that are transforming how Minneapolis businesses can play a leading role in new energy efficiencies and waste reductions that are both good for business and the community.
February: Destination Transformation 2030 Meet Minneapolis Tourism Master Plan
Executive Leadership from Meet Minneapolis presenting on the long range goal to be a
region that hosts 50 million visitors annually through regional branding and marketing
and efforts across an array of sectors.
March: First Look at the New HCMC Clinic and Specialty Center
$222 million, 377,00 square foot, 40 clinics moved from 9 buildings into one new
clinic that is skyway and tunnel connected to the HCMC campus! This shared forum
with the mpls downtown council will feature HCMC Executive Leadership sharing unique
details about the project.
April: A Big, Bold North, Booming East Town Extraaaaavaganza (Annual Meeting)
This meeting will include annual district highlights and emerging priorities. And, our
feature presenters, the very popular Theater for Public Policy will provide a humorous
and improvised look at what it means to be East Town in the Bold North!
May: Water Works + Lock and Dam: All Things Riverfront Development
This forum will feature leadership from the Riverfront Partnership and the Minneapolis
Park Foundation giving us a comprehensive look at projects transforming the riverfront
for generations to come.
June: Celebrating the Opening of the Kraus Anderson Block
The redevelopment of an entire block of East Town is a celebration of urban innovation
and best practices for mixed use development. This shared forum with the mpls
downtown council will introduce us to all that is new on this block including new
housing, the Elliot hotel and restaurant, the Finnovation Center, and the new Kraus