News from the Downtown Alliance
September 5, 2019
A note from the president

All over Saint Paul, schools rang back into session this week. For some of us that has meant a week of packing lunches and readjusting schedules. For all of us, however, it is exciting to see students spill onto the sidewalks and take their lunches into the parks, and it is a fantastic reminder that downtown is not only home to thriving businesses and historic public institutions but to middle schoolers, high schoolers and colleges students. A special, very warm welcome to everyone at the newly opened Upper Mississippi Academy!

I hope to see you all at Flugtag on Saturday!

See you all around (down)town,

Joe Spencer
The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
Saint Paul circa 1895
Hamm Building celebrates 100 years
When it was built in 1919 the Hamm Building was said to have been one of the most significant private construction projects in the history of the city. After 100 years, it's easy to see the praise was well deserved. Over the past century this historic building has seen tenants and attractions come and go, but always maintaining its character and status as a highlight of downtown. On September 12 the public is invited to gather at the Hamm Building to celebrate a century of history from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will feature 1919 inspired food, drink and music. 

Securian Financial heralded by Fitwel
This week, Securian Financial was recognized as the first headquarters in Minnesota to be certified by Fitwel as a building that supports healthier lifestyles. T he Fitwel certification recognizes both internal and external work communities that support employees’ physical, mental and social health. Securian Financial has made tremendous investments not only in it's downtown campus and employee experience but as a committed and invested partner in improving downtown for all. Congratulations to the entire team at Securian Financial!

Downtown Saint Paul in the news 
What's happening next week in Downtown Saint Paul
Hamm Building Celebrates 100 Years | September 12, Hamm Building

The M: OPENING PARTY | September 12, The M

Big River Concert Series | September 13, Big River Pizza
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