You are cordially invited to join the East Downtown Council membership and constituents for the May 2013 Business Forum. The event will take place on Thursday, May 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall, at First Covenant Church, 810 S. 7th Street.
This month’s guest speakers include Michele Kelm-Helgen from the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, along with representatives from the Minnesota Vikings. This is the business community’s opportunity to get an up close look at the new Vikings stadium design.
Please RSVP for this month’s business forum by Tuesday, May 14, by sending an email to email@example.com.
11:30 to Noon:
Registration and Lunch
Noon to 1:00 p.m.:
EDC Update followed by presentations by Michele Kelm-Helgen from the Minnesota Sport Facilities Authority and representatives from the Minnesota Vikings.
Please RSVP to EDC Executive Coordinator Christie Rock Hantge by Tuesday, May 14, 2013, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or 612-359-0601.
The April 2013 EDC business forum convened at the Normandy Inn on April 18. Elections to the EDC Board of Directors were held. In addition, David Fields, Community Development Coordinator at Elliot Park Neighborhood Inc., gave a presentation titled “Opportunity Sites for Development in Downtown East and Elliot Park.” He reviewed the underutilized properties in the DEEP District (mostly surface parking lots) and discussed what their prospects might be for development in the future; whether associated with the new Vikings stadium or the “DEEP 2100″ vision. Read the full forum recap.
You are cordially invited to join the East Downtown Council membership and constituents for the April 2013 Business Forum. The event will take place on Thursday, April 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Normandy Inn, 405 S. 8th Street.
This months guest presenter is David Fields, Community Development Coordinator at Elliot Park Neighborhood Inc. David will give a presentation titled “Opportunity Sites for Development in Downtown East and Elliot Park.” He will review underutilized properties in the DEEP District (mostly surface parking lots) and discuss what their prospects might be for development in the future; whether associated with the new Vikings stadium or the “DEEP 2100″ vision.
Please RSVP for this month’s business forum by April 11, by sending an email to email@example.com. The deadline is earlier this month to accommodate the catering schedule of the Normandy Inn.
In addition, this month’s business forum also serves as the East Downtown Council’s Annual Meeting. Elections to the board will be held. If you have an interest in running for a seat on the board, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Monday, April 15, to be included on the pre-printed ballot. Board member terms are one-year.
11:30 to Noon:
Registration and Lunch
Noon to 1:00 p.m.:
EDC Update followed by board elections and a presentation by David Fields from Elliot Park Neighborhood, Inc.
Please RSVP to EDC Executive Coordinator Christie Rock Hantge by Thursday, April 11, 2013, to email@example.com, or 612-359-0601.
The March 2013 EDC business forum convened at the Aloft Hotel. Attendees learned about the Washington Avenue Reconstruction project from Jennifer Lowry from Hennepin County and John Wertjes from the City of Minneapolis. Read the full forum recap.
You are cordially invited to join the East Downtown Council membership and constituents for the March Business Forum. The event will take place on Thursday, March 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Aloft Hotel – 900 Washington Avenue South.
This month’s topic is the Washington Avenue / County Road 152 Reconstruction Project.
Hennepin County, in coordination with the City of Minneapolis, is preparing for the reconstruction of Washington Avenue South (County Road 152) between Hennepin Avenue and 5th Avenue South. 5th Avenue South to I-35W is not identified as a reconstruction project at this time. However, the concept plans will provide guidance as future projects are identified and as funding becomes available.
Hennepin County held the first of two public meetings for the design concept of Washington Avenue in December 2012. Information about existing uses, a preliminary traffic analysis, outcomes of the first design charrette, and the challenges and opportunities of conceptual alternatives were available to the public for feedback and comment. In addition, an online survey was made available for all interested parties to provide additional feedback about the future of Washington Avenue.
The project team has taken the feedback from over 1,000 people and is working to refine a roadway layout that addresses the complicated and competing demands of all the modes and elements that are desired for Washington Avenue. A resolution to address as many needs and concerns of the corridor is being carefully considered and reviewed, and the project team is nearing a recommended layout that achieves the best solution for downtown Minneapolis.
A second round of public involvement is being planned for this Spring, and will include a design charrette, a public meeting, and an online survey. These outreach efforts will focus on seeking public input on urban design features (streetscaping and landscaping) for the corridor. All residents, businesses, property owners and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend the public meeting, take the online survey, and subscribe to the project website to receive updates on the project.
Guest speakers for Thursday’s Business Forum will include:
- Jennifer Lowry, Hennepin County (Project Manager)
- Charleen Zimmer, Zan Associates
- Jon Horn or Todd Halunen or Tom Harrington, Kimley-Horn Associates
- Jon Wertjes or Don Pflaum or Don Elwood, City of Minneapolis
11:30 a.m. to Noon – Registration and Lunch
Noon to 1:00 p.m. – EDC Update and Guest Presenters
Please RSVP to EDC Executive Coordinator Christie Rock Hantge by Monday, March 18, 2013, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or 612-359-0601.
For more information on the Washington Avenue / County Road 152 Reconstruction project, please visit the Hennepin County project Web site.
Transition of Leadership: A Second Generation CEO’s Perspective
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Blaine, MN 6 – 8 p.m.
Learn from the lessons from a second generation CEO who took over from her father. Find out how she accomplished the transition with very few issues.
At the end of this session, you will be able to:
- Understand how to avoid many management transition issues
- Distinguish between the different equity types
- Recognize accredited investors
- Learn about equity compensation
- Identify equity restrictions and control
Who should attend?
This session is designed for CEO’s, general managers, presidents, and small business executives. Speaker Jodi (Sizer) Boldenow, President and CEO of Industrial Door Company, Inc., manages this second generation company along with her brother, the VP and Director of Operations. With three divisions in three states and 150 employees, Industrial Door Company is a leading residential and commercial overhead door sales, service, and installation company in the Twin Cities and the largest professional garage door dealer in the Midwest.
6 – 6:30 p.m. — Registration and refreshments
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Seminar
Tina Miranda at email@example.com or 612-397-3130. Please register by March 22, 2013.
Please mention CLA-CRS when registering for this event.
Blaine Campus of Rasmussen College Main Entrance 3626 95th Avenue NE, Blaine, MN 55014
For more information please refer to the meeting flyer.
The February 2013 EDC business forum convened at Meet Minneapolis – 250 Marquette Avenue South. Attendees learned about the work of Meet Minneapolis from its President and CEO Melvin Tennant and its Partnership and Marketing Manager Michael Rainville. In addition, the group got an update on the Vikings stadium project from MSFA Chair person Michele Kelm-Helgen. Read the full forum recap.
You are cordially invited to join the East Downtown Council membership and constituents for the February Business Forum to hear presentations from Michael Rainville, Partnership Marketing Manager with Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association, and Michele Kelm-Helgen, Chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.
Meet Minneapolis is a private, not-for-profit, member-based association. It actively promotes and sells the Minneapolis area as a destination for conventions and meetings, works to maximize the visitor experience and markets the city as a desirable tourist destination to maximize the economic benefit of the greater Minneapolis area.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) was established by the legislature in 2012 and charged with the design, construction and operation of the new multi-purpose stadium. The MSFA consists of five members. Three authority members, including the chair, are appointed by the governor. Two authority members are appointed by the City of Minneapolis.
The event will take place on Thursday, February 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the offices of Meet Minneapolis – 250 Marquette Avenue South.
We will have the opportunity to learn more about what Meet Minneapolis does at the February 21, Business Forum, including efforts to recruit the 2024 Summer Olympics, as well as the 2018 Super Bowl.
In addition, we will get an update on the Vikings stadium project from Michele Kelm-Helgen with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.
Please RSVP to EDC Executive Coordinator Christie Rock Hantge by Monday, February 18, 2013, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or 612-359-0601.
For the third year, the Minneapolis office of the Small Business Administration has been selected to offer a free intensive training course to area businesses. Past year Minneapolis participants include Certus EDM, Christensen Law Office, CorAzon, Flair Fountains, Gandhi Mahal, Guaranty Commercial Title, Harry Jensen Construction, IpHouse, kp Companies, MAG Mechanical, Mother Earth Gardens, Nelson Electric, Olu’s Home, On-Demand Group, PediaPals, Saffron restaurant, The Stratford Companies, Tri-Construction.
WHAT? E200 Emerging Leaders is an intensive training initiative to accelerate growth of high potential small businesses located in America’s cities. Developed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, e200 offers qualified business owners powerful benefits including innovative strategies to grow, acquire financing, access new markets and leverage networking.
WHO? The e200 training is open to small businesses located in the City of Minneapolis or City of Saint Paul and surrounding suburbs with annual revenues between $400,000 to $10 million that have been in business for at least three years. This training is not for start-up businesses. E200 is considered a mini-MBA type of training with the case study being the owner’s business, but it does require a major time commitment of the CEO.
WHEN? Thirteen classes will begin early/mid April and run through early November. Space is limited to one C-level executive per business.
WHAT’S THE COST? The only costs are your time and commitment to complete the curriculum. Anticipate 100 hours of combined classroom, homework and peer-to-peer mentoring.
CLASSROOM LOCATION? To be determined.
HOW DO I REGISTER? To request a letter of interest form, contact Cindy Collett at 612-370-2312 (Cynthia.Collett@sba.gov<mailto:Cynthia.Collett@sba.gov>)
Letters of interest must be received by March 5, 2013.
The January 2013 EDC business forum convened at Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd located at 710 South 2nd Street in the Mill District of the Downtown East neighborhood in Minneapolis. Attendees learned about the elements of good urban design from EDC Board member and architect Paul Mellblom and David Frank, Manager of Transit Oriented Development for the City of Minneapolis. Read the full forum recap.