Michigan Downtown Association - Event Information

Event Name:Annual Statewide Michigan Downtowns Conference
Event Type(s):Annual Conference


Wednesday, Oct. 18 & Thursday, Oct.19, 2017

Scottish Rite Masonic Center
614 Center Ave.
Bay City, MI 48708

Comfort Inn and Doubletree Hotel for $109 per night.

Early Bird (register before Oct. 10):
    MDA Member: $160    Non-Member: $205    Student: $50
Registration after Oct. 10 or at the door:
    MDA Member: $185    Non-Member: $230    Student: $55
Event Date:10/18/2017 - 10/19/2017
Location:Scottish Rite Masonic Center
614 Center Ave.
Bay City, MI 48708

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Keynote on Wednesday 10/18:
Dan Gilmartin, Michigan Municipal League

Sessions on Wednesday 10/18:
*Maximizing Stakeholder Relationships -
Paul Zelenak, City of Linden & Nik Banda, City of Rochester

*Leveraging Community Assets to Create an Impact -
Emily Pantera, Pantera Consulting & Kristi Hazard, Consultant

*Presentation: Seven Tips for Keeping Private Investors Coming Back -
Jenifer Acosta, Jenifer Acosta Development

Sessions on Thursday 10/19:
*Presentation: How to Think Like a Developer & Love Like a Preservationist -
Donovan Rypkema, Place Economics & Jessica Flores, Preservation Forward

*Driving the Roadmap for Your Downtown
Jackie Lovejoy, Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce & Bob Thomas, Michigan Association of Chamer Professionals

*Trends in the Craft Alcolhol Industry -
Kelly Allen, Adkison Need & Allen; Jon Good, Green Door Distillery; Tony Grant, Northern United Brewing Company; & Dan Riley, Axle Brewing

*Plenary Session: Justification for Downtown Management & Historic Preservation -
Donvan Rypkema, Place Economics

*Presentation of the first MDA Annual Awards

*Legislative Update

There will be an MDA Meet & Greet on Wednesday 10/18 beginning at 5:30 at Tavern 101, 101 Center Street in Bay City. Appetizers provided, cash bar, dinner on your own

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