“Growth on Every Level: A Conversation with All Three City Council Members Representing the East Downtown.” The next East Downtown Council Business Forum is scheduled for Thursday, June 19, at Day Block Brewing Company – 1105 Washington Avenue S. Registration, networking and lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., with the EDC Update and guest presenters starting […]
The May Business Forum took place on May 15, at the 1010 Building. The topic was “The Minnesota Vikings New Game Day Experience.” Guest speakers included Steve LaCroix and Lester Bagley. Click here to read the full forum recap.
The March Business Forum took place on March 20, at the America Red Cross. The topic was “Preparing your business and employees to respond in moments of crisis.” It featured guest speaker Phil Hansen, Regional CEO, American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region. Click here to read the full forum recap.
The February Business Forum took place on February 20, at the Guthrie Theater. The topic was “The Impact of the Arts in the Mill City Neighborhood: Education, Performance and Medicine.” It featured guest speakers from the Guthrie Theater, MacPhail Center for Music and the University of Minnesota Mill City Clinic. Click here to read the full forum recap.
The January Business Forum took place on January 16, at First Covenant Church, in the Fellowship Hall. The topic was “The role of minority construction labor amidst a cast of thousands.” It featured guest speakers from NAMC, MSFA, Mortenson, Thor Construction and Ryan Companies. Click here to read the full forum recap.
The December Business Forum took place on December 19, at the Guthrie Theater. The topic was “Envisioning Downtown Minneapolis in 2025 Part Two: Development.” The guest speakers were Mike Ryan, Chair of the Downtown 2025 Plan Subcommittee on Development and Rick Collins, Director of Development at Ryan Companies. Click here to read the full forum recap. […]
The November Business Forum featured guest speakers Collin Barr, Chair of the Minneapolis Downtown Council and Downtown Improvement District, and and Mikkel Beckmen, the Director of the Office to End Homelessness. This forum provided an overview of the 2025 Plan, and the specific initiatives related to community development, including working toward being the first major U.S. […]
October’s EDC Business Forum took place at the Aloft Hotel. The forum title was “From flat parking lots to meaningful density: The New Face of Community Planning and Economic Development for Minneapolis and Downtown East.” Guest speakers included Mayor Rybak and City of Minneapolis CPED Department leaders Jeremy Hanson Willis, Director of CPED; Kjersti Monson, Director […]
September’s EDC Business Forum took place at the Red Cross. The guest speaker was Jeff Sommers from Izzy’s Ice Cream. Jeff talked about becoming an entrepreneur and growing his business in the Mill District. Click here to read the full forum recap.
June’s guest speaker was Tom Schmall, Director of Project Development at Mortenson Construction. Schmall provided an overview of Mortenson Construction and discussed the new Vikings stadium project. Click here to read the full forum recap.