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Spring Progress Breakfast

April 1, 2021 - Join Us Virtually!

The Good Morning Downtown Syracuse Progress Breakfast Series is going virtual - The Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc. and Mower invite you to start your morning with us on Thursday, April 1 to (re)connect with Downtown Syracuse colleagues and friends! Help us celebrate the forward-thinking that has fueled momentum throughout our community, even as we were "on pause."


What's changed in Downtown Syracuse since last year at this time? Downtown Committee Executive Director Merike Treier will provide an update on trends in our Downtown Syracuse community, including highlights of the new businesses that have opened as well as the ways that our community has come together - even from a social distance.

One year into the pandemic, attendees will hear three exciting presentations, each shedding light on a different facet of how our community continues to connect and move forward.

  • First, Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon will take attendees behind the scenes beyond his weekly press briefings, sharing his perspective on what's happening on the frontlines and what it's like to lead during a pandemic. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear directly from the man who's leading the charge when it comes to fighting the virus locally.
  • Company culture - It's a popular topic of conversation. What's working, what isn't, and what's getting lost in translation? Whether you're back in the office, working remotely, or navigating through a hybrid of both worlds, attendees will benefit from learning the ways that we're all in this together through the lens of someone who's hearing it all, and providing techniques to manage. Michael Sgro, of Michael Sgro Leadership Coaching, will provide insights on the importance of emotional intelligence and its connection to company culture.
  • Then, attendees will get to sample the flavors of the Salt City Market through a virtual tour and a personal story. Maarten Jacobs, Director of Community Prosperity at the Allyn Family Foundation, will share what's most exciting about the Salt City Market and introduce you to one of the star entrepreneurs, Latoya Ricks owner of Erma's Island. Plus, as a special treat, all attendees will receive $10 in Market Money to be used at the Salt City Market. Market Money will be mailed upon ticket purchase - Please provide your preferred mailing address at registration.

The Progress Breakfast event is known for providing exclusive previews of people, places, projects and overall items of interest that the community is buzzing about.

Unique to this event, presenters look forward to networking with attendees following the event. To maintain that tradition as best as we can, we will hold a panel discussion with our presenters following the meeting. If you'd like to submit a question for consideration, please send a note to with your question for the presenter(s). Please put "Progress Breakfast" in the subject line.

The 2021 Progress Breakfast Series is presented by the Downtown Committee and Mower. It receives corporate support from SWBR and ProArch. The breakfasts are held in the spring and fall each year.

**If you require American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, please let us know by emailing, or let us know in the question prompts as you complete registration.

***Additionally, if you'd prefer to pay by check to attend the event, please call Kristine Sherlock at 315-422-8284.

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