Month: March 2015

Live blogging DMCC board meeting – final post

The Economic Development Agency (EDA) board report was presented by Jeff Bolton, Chair of the EDA and chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic, and Lisa Clarke, interim-executive director of the EDA. Highlights included announcing the date of a special DMCC board meeting and public hearing to be held on Thursday, April 23. This will be public comment period for the community to weigh in on the approval of the DMC development plan.

Live blogging today from the DMCC board meeting 3-26-15

DMC_teardrop_green_180pxWe are live blogging today from the DMCC board meeting. If you cannot join us – you can watch the live-stream here.

The meeting is just getting started with the public comment period. Community members have shared a variety of comments with the board including a recap of the special City Council meeting this past Monday by Dave Beal, excitement about the future by a young millennial Tia Calvert, and a reminder about the importance of historical preservation by Nancy Slocum.

Next on the agenda, the DMCC board report and a resolution to execute the April 1 report to DEED. You can find the full DMCC agenda and meeting packet here: View PDF



New Life for the Chateau Theatre

A big win today for fans of the theater — the Chateau Theatre in downtown Rochester, that is.

The City of Rochester just announced a possible purchase of the iconic landmark, located in Peace Plaza just one block from Mayo Clinic. The city will discuss executing a purchase agreement for the 88-year-old theatre at its April 6 City Council meeting.

DMC at the MN Chamber of Commerce’s Day at the Capitol


DMC leadership spent the day in St. Paul this week as a presenter at the 2015 Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s Business Day at the Capitol event.

Business Day at the Capitol provides all sizes and types of Minnesota companies the opportunity to see the state legislature in action and to influence public policy decisions. More than 800 business leaders gather for the event every year.