September 19 | Celebrating the Opening of the “Iron Clad”!
A joint business forum with the mpls downtown council (MDC) celebrating the “Iron
Clad” innovative hospitality focused mixed use project that leverages a historic site
into a new hotel, housing, and event space in East Town.
October 24 | Elliot Park Yesterday, Today and in the Future
This forum will feature historians, urban planners and neighborhood leadership exploring
one of the most historic, vibrant, and constantly changing neighborhoods in Minneapolis.
November 21 | Bridging the Generational Gap in the Workplace
This forum inaugurates a new series: Critical Concerns for the Workplace. Four
generations of people co-mingle and sometimes clash in our modern workplaces. This
event will provide practical frameworks to more effectively attract and retain talent
from all generations.
December 17 | What You May Not Know about the Minneapolis Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve is the Central Bank of the United States of America. Yet, many
would be surprised to know how each regional reserve operates contextually. This
shared forum with the MDC will feature leadership of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve
discussing strategies and programs that may surprise you!
January 16 | The History of News Makers in East Town: The Star Tribune Story
In 2015 the Star Tribune closed its doors on its nearly 100-year-old building in
Downtown East and moved to the Capella Tower. This forum will explore the intersection
of institutional change and real estate transformation for the common good.
February 20 | The Importance of Downtowns to their City and Region
The mpls downtown council recently participated in an international study about
the importance of downtowns in relationship to their city and region. This forum
will feature experts discussing five key principles of compelling downtown sectors:
economy, inclusion, vibrancy, identity and resilience.
March 19 | Including One Another as Diverse Identities in the Workplace
This shared forum with the MDC on Critical Concerns for the Workplace Series will focus
on best practices for improving workplaces to be more inclusive of our many identities with
a close look at sexual identity, religious convictions, and physical ability adaptations.
April 16 (Annual Meeting) | The History and Future of our Riverfront
The riverfront of East Town is referred to as the Mill District. Originally a place
designated exclusively for industrial purposes—it now features mixed uses and is
poised to become a leading regional destination. This forum will provide an intriguing
historical review and update on the many projects that are being developed in 2020.
May 21 | The Evolution of Downtown Farmer’s Markets
The Mill City Farmer’s Market is wildly popular. This forum will look into the history
of both our beloved market as well as a larger exploration of where farmer’s markets
began and what they are becoming across the city.
June 18 | Popping the Hood on the Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan
Are you fearful or do you scoff at the idea of autonomous vehicles? Do you wonder
how you will commute in downtown 10 years from now and beyond? This joint forum
with the MDC will engage the Minneapolis Transportation Plan—a 10 year action plan
shaping how we move downtown now and in the future.