date

11/04/2019

location

The Avenue MKE

Empty Storefronts Conference

Presented By NAIOP WI

The Empty Storefronts Conference is a day-long conference that focuses on holistic solutions, national trends, best practices, and success stories that lead to action plans and spark ideas to fill empty storefronts.

The Empty Storefronts Conference features national and local speakers that have implemented practices and tactics in their own communities and across the country to address vacant storefronts and is hosted in storefronts and neighborhoods across Milwaukee.

Ticket price includes complimentary breakfast, lunch and happy hour, as well as shuttles to speaker sessions.

Is your company interested in sponsorship opportunities? Email us at contact@newaukee.com for more information!

See Recap from 2018 Conference

Speakers

Brandon Methu
Founder, OpportunityCrowd
"Working the Crowd: How everyday people can eliminate blight using Crowdfunding"

Sue Holdsworth
Strategic Planner, City of Edmonton
"Winter Placemaking: Don't Roll Up Your Streets in Winter"

Bill Ryan
Community Business Development Specialist, University of Wisconsin - Extension
"Creative Uses for Downtown Buildings in Small Towns"

N David Milder
President & CEO, DANTH Inc
"Creative Uses for Downtown Buildings in Small Towns"

Willow Goldstein
Founder & Creative Director, The Bakery Atlanta
"Culture, Community, and Commodification: How to Leverage DIY without Selling Out"

Amanda Norris
Community Manager, The Bakery Atlanta
"Culture, Community, and Commodification: How to Leverage DIY without Selling Out"

Amelia Davis
Community Director, Formerly of Tech Square ATL
"Co-location Does Not Equal Collaboration"

Ashley Colpaart, PhD
Founder & CEO, The Food Corridor
"Shared-Use Commercial Kitchens: Trends and Opportunities"

Lilo Allen
Founder & Owner, Papyrus & Charms; Founder, The Bronzeville Collective
"Collaboration Works: How to Sustain a Brick & Mortar in the Digital Age”"

Tiffany Miller
Founder & Owner, FlyBlooms; Founder, The Bronzeville Collective
"Collaboration Works: How to Sustain a Brick & Mortar in the Digital Age”"

Jamie Pesch
Planner II, City of Muskegon
"Muskegon’s Western Market"

Ali Carter
Economic Development Coordinator, Town of Arlington
"Going Legal: Arlington, Massachusetts' Vacant Storefront Bylaw"

Aaron Greiner
Director, CultureHouse
"From Vacant to Vibrant: Creating Pop-up Social Infrastructure"

Ann Chandler
Shareholder, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
"Real Estate Opportunities in the Midst of the Hemp and CBD Craze"

Christopher Schreiber
Shareholder, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
"Real Estate Opportunities in the Midst of the Hemp and CBD Craze"

Jeffrey Mark
Shareholder, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
"Real Estate Opportunities in the Midst of the Hemp and CBD Craze"

Peter White
Attorney, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
"Opportunity Zones"

Stacy Peterson
President/Owner, Connoils LLC
"Real Estate Opportunities in the Midst of the Hemp and CBD Craze"

Dannielle Lewis, CPA, MBT
Senior Tax Manager, Wipfli
"Opportunity Zones"

Ari Takata-Vasquez
Founder & Creative Director, VISCERA
"Locally-Grown – strategies to encourage entrepreneurship and retail-ready businesses"

Peter Balistrieri
Principal / Practice Leader, HGA
"Main Street to Main Stream: Redeveloping Urban Waterways"

Jim Shields
Design Principal, HGA
"Main Street to Main Stream: Redeveloping Urban Waterways"

Corey Zetts
Executive Director, Menomonee Valley Partners
"Main Street to Main Stream: Redeveloping Urban Waterways"

Elizabeth Adler
Development Associate, Mandel Group
"Main Street to Main Stream: Redeveloping Urban Waterways"

Ed Bryant
VP of Business Banking/Community Lending at Town Bank/Wintrust
"Opportunity Zones"

Kate Wolf
Civic Innovation Officer, WHEDA

Schedule

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LOCATION TIME SPEAKER PRESENTATION TITLE
Registration, Breafast, Introductions 8:00AM – 8:30PM NEWaukee & NAIOP
Morning Keynotes & Panel (The Avenue – 161 W Wisconsin Avenue)
The Avenue MKE
8:30AM-9:15AM Tony Janowiec “The Avenue Transformation”
9:15AM-9:45AM Joaquin Altoro “The Intersection of Housing and Economic Development”
9:45AM-10:30AM “Opportunity Zones”
Danielle Lewis, Peter White, Kate Wolf, and
Ed Bryant (Moderator)
Breakout 1 (Freshwater Plaza – 1320 S 1st St)
Tribeca Cafe
11:00AM-11:30AM Brandon Methu “Working the Crowd: How everyday people can eliminate blight using Crowdfunding”
11:35AM-12:05PM Sue Holdsworth “Winter Placemaking: Don’t Roll Up Your Streets in Winter”
120 E Greenfield
11:00AM-11:30AM Bill Ryan & David Milder “Creative Uses for Downtown Buildings in Small Towns”
11:35AM-12:05PM Amanda P Norris & Willow Goldstein “Culture, Community, and Commodification: How to Leverage DIY without Selling Out”
122 E Greenfield
11:00AM-11:30AM Aaron Greiner “From Vacant to Vibrant: Creating Pop-up Social Infrastructure”
11:35AM-12:05PM Amelia Davis “Co-location Does Not Equal Collaboration”
Lunch 12:10PM-1:15PM
Breakout 2 (Riverworks – 526 E Concordia Ave)
THE VIBE
1:30PM-2:00PM Peter Balistrieri, Elizabeth Adler, Jim Shields & Corey Zetts “Main Street to Main Stream: Redeveloping Urban Waterways”
2:05PM-2:35PM Ashley Colpaart “Shared-Use Commercial Kitchens: Trends and Opportunities”
2:40PM-3:10PM Lilo Allen, Tiffany Miller “Collaboration Works: How to Sustain a Brick & Mortar in the Digital Age”
White Box
1:30PM-2:00PM Ari Takata-Vasquez “Locally-Grown — strategies to encourage entrepreneurship and retail-ready businesses”
2:05PM-2:35PM Jamie Pesch “Muskegon’s Western Market”
2:40PM-3:10PM Ali Carter “Going Legal: Arlington, Massachusetts’ Vacant Storefront Bylaw.”
Closing Panel (The Avenue – 161 W Wisconsin Avenue)
The Avenue MKE
3:30PM-4:15PM “Real Estate Opportunities in the Midst of the Hemp and CBD Craze”
Ann Chandler
Chris Schreiber
Jeff Mark
Stacy Peterson
4:15PM-4:45PM Optional Hard Hat Tour of The Avenue
Happy Hour 4:15PM-6:00PM

Hotel Info

We have discounted attendee blocks at the following hotels, provided by Marcus Hotels & Resorts:

Please visit the links above to arrange and pay for accommodations.

Parking Information

2nd and Michigan Lot – Secure Parking USA
www.secureparkingusa.com

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Use Code: EVENTNKE
Redeem Value: $3.00 OFF
Use Limit: Once per day

Public Transit Information

Don’t want to pay for ridesharing or parking downtown?  Take Milwaukee County Transit System!  They have a number of routes from all over the county that will bring you directly downtown. Check out these routes’ schedules here:  https://www.ridemcts.com/routes-schedules

Rides are just $2 each with an M-Card or the RideMCTS app (includes 90-minutes of free transfers. Cash fare is $2.25 and no free transfer).  Visit https://www.ridemcts.com/fares-passes for info on fares.  Plan your trip, buy a ticket and track your bus in Real-Time using the Ride MCTS app, which is free to download on Apple or Android devices.

Empty Storefronts Conference

08:30AM - 05:00PM

Monday, November 4, 2019

TIX: $99

plus

161 W. Wisconsin Ave

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