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April 16, Business Forum at the Normandy Inn

April 16, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The next East Downtown Council Business Forum is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2015. This is the organization’s Annual Meeting.  Elections to the EDC Board will be held.

The theme for this month’s event is, “Celebrate Our Growth…Contribute to Our Vision.” Registration, lunch and networking starts at 11:30 a.m., with the EDC Update and guest presenters starting at Noon. The cost to attend the forum is just $20. You can pay by cash or check at the door.

Please RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] by no later than Monday, April 13, at Noon.  


The East Downtown Council Board of Directors invites you to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 16, 11:30 am-1:00 pm at the Normandy Inn. The theme for this year’s annual meeting is “Celebrate our Growth…Contribute to our Vision.” This meeting will be a celebration of this moment in time in which we are experiencing unprecedented growth and feature a presentation about where we are going in the future and how you can be an active part of the unfolding vision of our business association.

EDC Board and staff members will provide a year in review and provide a strategy update for the future along with special Guest Steve Cramer, CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council-DID. The featured presenters for the Annual Meeting will be the entertaining comedy group The Theater for Public Policy. One publication describes T2P2 as, “C-Span being suddenly swarmed by the cast of SNL.”


  1. Call to Order (Paul Mellblom)
  2. Introductions (Dan Collison)
  3. Board Candidate Election (Paul Mellblom)
  4. EDC Strategic Plan Report (Paul Mellblom)
  5. New EDC Video
  6. Review of Business Forum Topics and Potential of Next Season (Christie Hantge)
  7. MDC-DID Partnership Update (Steve Cramer)
  8. Membership and Program Growth (Dan Collison)
  9. Theater for Public Policy
  10. Closing Announcements (Dan Collison)
  11. Adjournment (Paul Mellblom)


603835_752893754788387_6215114847533200387_nThe Theater of Public Policy is an improv comedy show created by Tane Danger and Brandon Boat. T2P2 uses various politically charged issues from the local and national levels as fodder for comedy, but not with the intent of make light of serious issues. T2P2 uses the material for the dual purpose of entertaining their audiences and breaking down politics in an engaging and educational way, all while deftly remaining as nonpartisan as possible. A typical show starts with the actors interviewing someone who’s passionate about a particular aspect of public policy. Then in the second half, the actors use the interview as the fodder for a round of improv theater. To learn more about The Theater of Public Policy, please visit the group’s Web site.


April 16, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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East Downtown Council
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Normandy Inn
Minneapolis, MN United States + Google Map
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