News from the Downtown Alliance
September 20, 2019
A note from the president

A huge congratulations to the St. Paul Saints, who took home the American Association title last Saturday. And what better way to celebrate than with a three-minute parade . We're already counting down the days to next season.

I am also incredibly proud to share some of the data from our Streets of Summer program that recently wrapped up. The results are really impressive and I think our Street Team and the placemaking work was a huge benefit to our downtown. Check out the details below.

Finally, congrats to our most admired CEOs in downtown Saint Paul -- Jeanne Crain and Dr. Eric Jolly!

See you all around (down)town,

Joe Spencer
The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
Final Streets of Summer stats now available
The final Streets of Summer stats are now available on our website. It was a fantastic summer, full of music, art and of course - the Street Team. Some of the highlights of this summer's programming include :
  • 84 bags of trash removed
  • 547 graffiti tags removed
  • 1,717 visitors, workers and residents helped
  • 32 tile mosaics installed
  • 52 musical performances
Thank you to everyone who paused throughout their day to listen to some music, look up at Uplift or chat with the Street Team. If you have any thoughts about Streets of Summer feel free to take the survey or send us an email .

Future Finance Forum coming to Saint Paul
The leading influential minds in financial services are gathering in Saint Paul at Allianz Field on Friday, October 11 for the Future Finance Forum (F3). Join more than 300 CEOs, founders, venture capitalists, government leaders, journalists and corporate executives from across the country as they connect in Saint Paul to discuss the latest trends moving the fintech industry forward. The day will include industry expert speakers, a pitch competition from national startups, and plenty of opportunities to network and learn more.

Congrats to downtown CEOs
Congratulations are in order for Dr. Eric Jolly and Jeanne Crain ! Both have been recognized among Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's ten Most Admired CEOs of 2019. Dr. Jolly has served as the head of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations since 2015 with a big vision for the future of our community. Crain has been with Bremer Bank for seven years and has been CEO since 2016, focusing on strategic future planning and community reinvestment for the bank. Downtown Saint Paul is fortunate to count them as two of our greatest assets. Congratulations!

Downtown Saint Paul in the news 
What's happening next week in Downtown Saint Paul
Mozart's Paris Symphony | September 27, Ordway

Andrew Bird with special guest Madison Cunningham | September 27, Palace Theatre

Minnesota Wild vs Winnipeg Jets - Preseason Game | September 29, Xcel Energy Center
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