Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency (DMC EDA) is hosting a week-long webinar series titled “Road to Recovery – Navigating the Path to Economic Recovery,” April 27 – May 1 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.
Conversations hosted by Patrick Seeb, director of economic development and placemaking for DMC EDA, will be conducted with key industry leaders from retail, commercial, transportation and hospitality sectors covering topics of preparation and best practices for post-pandemic realities.
“As we turn the page toward reopening the economy, these conversations will be both inspiring and practical,” says Seeb. “Business owners and public service agencies alike are creatively exploring ways to safely provide services while recreating the customer experience.”
Webinars are free; Registrations are required.
Schedule and Featured Presenters:
Monday, April 27: Office Environment
Jeremy Jacobs, managing director/market leader, Colliers International
Melany Bjorkman, project interior designer, RSP Architects
Jamie Sundsbak, director of operations, Collider co-working
Max Musicant, founder and CEO, the Musicant Group
Register for “Office Environment” here.
Tuesday, April 28: Public and Private Transportation
Charlie Zelle, chair, Metropolitan Council
John Reed, executive director, Rochester International Airport
Ia Xiong, physical development manager, City of Rochester
Laura Elwood, Chamberlain Concierge, Rochester
Register for “Public and Private Transportation” here.
Wednesday, April 29: Travel, Lodging and Conventions
John Edman, director, Explore Minnesota Tourism
Joe Ward, president, Experience Rochester
Angie Richards, Area Director of Sales at Avra Hospitality
Debbie Van Ravenhorst, regional vice president, HelmsBriscoe
Register for “Travel, Lodging and Conventions” here.
Thursday, April 30: Retail and Restaurants
Andrew Zimmern, TV personality, chef, writer, teacher and social justice advocate
Maureen Bausch, CEO, Bold North Associates
Svaar Vinji, owner and operator, Knight’s Chamber Clothiers, Rochester
Jennifer Becker and Erik Kleven, co-owners, Bleu Duck Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Lizzy Haywood, CEO, People’s Food Co-op
Register for “Retail and Restaurants” here.
Friday, May 1: Outdoor Public and Event Spaces
Tom Fisher, director of the University of Minnesota Design Center
Jerry Hammer, general manager, Minnesota State Fair
Karli McElroy, senior director of placemaking, Rochester Downtown Alliance
Mike Nigbur, Park and Forestry Division Head, City of Rochester