Month: August 2015

Destination Medical Center Corporation Board Begins Energy and Sustainability Initiative, Tours Rochester International Airport

ROCHESTER, Minn. (August 27, 2015) – The Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMC Corporation) Board of Directors began its energy and sustainability initiative with a planning discussion. The Board’s new initiative was made possible by a McKnight Foundation grant. The grant was approved at last month’s Board meeting. It aims to address efficient energy usage and environmental sustainability goals related to create a more sustainable future for Rochester and the DMC.

The DMC Corporation Board also visited the Rochester International Airport for a presentation on the Airport’s strategic plan, current and upcoming projects, and potential for future growth.

Follow Today’s DMCC Board Meeting

We’re blogging live this morning from the DMC Corporation Board of Director’s August meeting. Noteworthy topics on today’s agenda include a discussion with the Center for Energy and Environment, the nonprofit energy engineering firm tasked with developing sustainable energy policies and designs in DMC developments.

A presentation from John Reed, executive director of the Rochester International Airport, is likely to help the DMC Corporation Board and audience members understand the transportation hub’s plans for expanding in tandem with DMC.

Read the complete board packet below, and follow along with the blog and Twitter throughout the morning for regular updates from the meeting.

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Put on Your Thinking Caps, TEDx Coming to Rochester

“Think Big. Start small. Move Fast.”

This is Barbara Spurrier’s motto – at least it is in her day job as administrator of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation. She runs the operation that probably is the closest thing Mayo has to a skunkworks.

It comes at little surprise, then, that Suprrier would be leading the organization of Rochester’s first TEDx event, planned for spring 2016.

Ambassadors Meetings on Wednesday

Calling anyone curious about DMC…

Blank-DMC-HangoutsThe DMC Ambassadors meet twice this week, at University of Minnesota-Rochester and Grand Rounds Brewpub. The laid-back, no-pressure setting is designed to give visitors an opportunity to learn more about recent updates and plans for DMC, and to ask those closest to DMC just about anything — clear the air, so to speak.

We can’t guarantee you’ll learn everything, but there’s a pretty good chance you’ll leave with more knowledge than you came with. We had a nice turnout at last week’s gathering, and we’re hoping for even more this time around. Come join us for a friendly chat.

Post Bulletin: Locals round out new hires at DMC EDA

A key agency in Destination Medical Center plans completed its recruitment Thursday. The DMC Economic Development Agency announced three new hires to fill out its five-member staff.

The Mayo Clinic-formed nonprofit economic development agency will assist the DMC Corporation to implement the goals of DMC plans by developing and marketing assets under DMC plans. The agency will work closely with the city of Rochester, the DMC Corp. and private developers.

Destination Medical Center (DMC) Economic Development Agency (EDA) Hires New Team

ROCHESTER, Minn. August 20, 2015 – The Destination Medical Center (DMC) Economic Development Agency (EDA) today announced it has hired three additional professionals. Communications and Community Relations Director Mary Welder, Finance Director Mitch Abeln and Executive Assistant Cody Pogalz join the DMC EDA team, which includes Executive Director Lisa Clarke and Economic Development and Placemaking Director Patrick Seeb.

“Each of these individuals brings their own uniquely impressive skill set to the table,” said Clarke. “Our dedicated team will propel the DMC initiative forward as we begin implementing our development plan.”

Destination Medical Center’s Economic Development Agency Hires Experienced Economic and Community Development Leader

Patrick SeebROCHESTER, Minn. (August 12, 2015) –The DMC Economic Development Agency (EDA) today named Twin Cities’ leader Patrick Seeb as its Director of Economic Development and Placemaking. He joins a newly formed team of professionals who will build Rochester as the destination for health and wellness. Seeb has served as Executive Director of the Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation for the past 20 years.

“Our goal was to find someone with a strong record of success in creating major private-public investment and Patrick comes to us with more than 30 years of stellar leadership experience,” says Jeff Bolton, Chair of the DMC EDA Board.