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December 18, 2018, Tuesday - East Town Business Partnership Business Forum

The next East Town Business Partnership Business Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, December 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the new Elliot Park Hotel - 823 S 5th Avenue.  (Please note that this is two days ahead of our regular meeting date).  This is a joint forum with the minneapolis downtown council.  The title of this month’s forum is “Downtown Demographics: Who Are We Becoming?”

Registration, lunch and networking starts at 11:30 a.m. with the program starting at Noon.  Please RSVP for this event via this link by no later than Friday, December 14, at 4 p.m. 

The Downtown Minneapolis residential population continues to surge year over year, and demographics continue to shift and change. Join us for this shared forum with the East Town Business Partnership and mpls downtown council as our panel of experts explore who we are becoming together. 

Andrea Brennan, Director of Housing Policy and Development, City of Minneapolis, C.P.E.D.
Erik Hansen, Director of Economic Policy & Development, City of Minneapolis, C.P.E.D.
Mary Bujold, President, Maxfield Research and Consulting
11:30 am - registration & networking
12:00 pm - lunch & program
1:00 pm - event concludes 

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Future ETBP 2018-2019 Business Forums:


January | Car Lanes, Bus Lanes, Bike Lanes—Oh My!
Figuratively speaking it seems that modes of transportation do not always get along. This forum will feature a panel of transportation design experts talking frankly about downtown street design, emerging trends in multi-modalism and potential disruptive technologies such as autonomous vehicles.

February | Ways the Social Determinants of Health are Transforming Institutions
The World Health Organization defines the social determinants of health as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age.” In this forum East Town and Hennepin Healthcare’s Upstream Health Innovation Team will discuss cutting edge research, measurements, and health care programs that are changing the very nature of health care itself.

March | The Economic Opportunities of Engaging Homelessness
Downtown Minneapolis is home to nationally recognized thinkers and organizations that work to end homelessness. This joint forum with the mpls downtown council will feature People Serving People CEO Daniel Gumnit moderating a panel focusing on where economic innovations meet human need.

April (Annual Meeting) | Advancing Arts and Entertainment in East Town
East Town is known for the Guthrie Theater, MacPhail Center for Music, and the US Bank Stadium. Are you also familiar with Gamut Gallery, Good Arts Collective, Armory Event Center, and neighborhood art venues? This season’s Annual Meeting will feature our growing arts and entertainment scene!

May | Crime and Safety, Sentencing and Restorative Justice
This forum will feature a candid panel conversation about the intersection of downtown crime, modern policing, sentencing, incarceration, and restorative justice.

June | Toward an Inclusive Downtown
This joint forum with the mpls downtown council will unveil the results from the yearlong “Inclusive Downtown Think Tank” co-sponsored with the YMCA that set out to cast a bold new vision for an increasingly welcoming downtown.