Wednesday, August 31st | Raleigh Convention Center
Our hearts are full after spending the afternoon with hardworking downtown advocates who share the common goal of revitalizing our urban core. Thank you to not only those who attended the event, but every single community member who embraces all that Downtown Raleigh has to offer on a daily basis.
Looking back on the year, we've seen undeniable improvement with many signs of growth and rebounding from the pandemic – but our work is not done yet. We will continue to advocate for our community and hold on to what makes Downtown Raleigh so special while creating space for sustainable growth.
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Pre-session: Deep Dive into Downtown Raleigh's Economy
Kyle Touchstone | Raleigh Economic Development (RED)
Ikima Hicks | Kane Realty Corp.
Josh Dix | Trammell Crow Company
Johnny Hackett, Jr. | The Black Dollar Corp.
Innovation and the Future of Downtown
Todd Olson | Pendo
Bill Spruill | Global Data Consortium
Jason Widen | Raleigh Founded
Downtown Storefront Entrepreneurs
Sunny Gerhart | St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar
Julian Zarron Jacobs | Unorthodox Vintage
LaTanya Lodge | TresLife
Kimberly Clayton Thigpen | The Bath Place
Lindsay Wrege | 321 Coffee
Building Experiences and Community in Downtown
Grady Bussey | John Chavis Memorial Park
Carly Jones | Artspace
Russ Jones | LODEN Hospitality
Christina Coffey | Lee & Associates
Britt Thomas | Marbles Kids Museum
Leadership Perspectives & Award Presenters
Michael Iovino | August Construction Solutions, Inc.
Ted Klinck | Highwoods Properties, Inc.
David Meeker | Carpenter Development, Trophy Brewing
Rob Reid | Kane Realty Corporation
North State Bank
The Fallon Company