The next East Town Business Partnership Business Forum is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, at Day Block, Brewing Company – 1105 Washington Avenue South. The title for this month’s forum is, “RT Rybak on Leadership and Philanthropy.“
This is a joint forum with the Minneapolis Downtown Council. There is no cost to attend this month’s business forum. Thank you to our sponsors Ryan Companies and NTH (Nelson, Tietz & Hoy).
Please RSVP via Eventbrite:
Parking is available on Washington Avenue, adjacent side streets and surface lots within walking distance. Ramp parking is available close by at the Guthrie Theater.
Featured Speaker – RT Rybak
Rybak is a Minneapolis native. He raised his family and has worked his entire career in the city. He is currently CEO and President of the Minneapolis Foundation.
During his 12 years as Mayor of Minneapolis, Rybak led efforts in economic development, affordable housing, and transportation. He also partnered with The Minneapolis Foundation on a community-wide effort to prevent youth violence. As mayor, he launched the STEP-UP summer jobs program, which has employed 22,000 young people. Previously, he worked in journalism, marketing, commercial real estate, and Internet strategy.
Rybak is also a Senior Advisor for Municipal Practice at Living Cities, which is focused on working with cross-sector leaders in cities across the country to build a new type of urban practice aimed at dramatically improving the economic well-being of low-income people. Additionally, he serves on the Boards of the Northside Achievement Zone and the Minneapolis Parks Foundation.
A graduate of Boston College with a degree in Political Science and Communications, he is the author of “Pothole Confidential,” a book about his years as Mayor.
11:30 am – networking
12:00 pm – lunch & program
1:00 pm – program concludes