Grand Rapids Downtown Market is a mixed-use facility that brings together production, distribution, marketing and education about local produce. Their indoor facility features a 24-vendor market hall, incubator kitchens, rooftop greenhouses, and the nation’s first demonstration kitchen for kids – all while dozens of farmers and artisans use the outdoor market space to sell their products. Its story is one of environmentally sustainable economic renewal of a formerly depressed area (the Downtown Market is set to become the first LEED-certified such space in the US). One year in, the Downtown Market has firmly established itself as a popular destination for West Michigan's burgeoning epicurean community. Join us to find out how PR helped drive their successful launch as we hear from President/CEO Mimi Fritz and Spokesperson Brian Burch of Burch Partners.
When: Thursday, September 18 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Please plan to arrive at 11:30 to check in and receive a $10 gift card that you can use to purchase your lunch in the Downtown Market to bring back to the banquet space to eat with other attendees. Mimi and Brian will begin the presentation at noon.
Where: Grand Rapids Downtown Market 435 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids 49503 Follow signage to the Banquet Space
Fees: Members $25 Nonmembers $35 Students $20