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    Spring Progress Breakfast

Spring Progress Breakfast

Postponed; Will Be Rescheduled

In light of preventative measures being taken to support the health of our community, we have postponed the Spring Progress Breakfast event, originally scheduled to take place Thursday, March 26. Due to the fluid nature, we will keep you up-to-date as we determine more details. We're excited to share the program and speaker line-up with you! Please check back for a new date announcement. 

The Spring Progress Breakfast event will shine a spotlight on entrepreneurial iniaitives that are transforming our community's landscape.

PRESENTER LINE-UP: For 15 years, The Tech Garden – an incubator for entrepreneurs - has been a hub for innovation. The Tech Garden has launched the start of many businesses, encouraging entrepreneurs to grow, graduate from the space, and establish permanent presences in our community. Later this year, construction will start on a major expansion to establish The Tech Garden as the gateway to “Innovation Alley” on Warren Street. Rick Clonan, Vice President for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at CenterState CEO, will treat attendees to a virtual tour of the plans, and shed light on The Tech Garden’s many exciting programs and activities for the startup community, including the Genius NY program.

The WISE Women’s Business Center, once located in The Tech Garden, established its headquarters in AXA Towers in 2018. WISE seeks to ignite the spirit of entrepreneurship in women, providing expertise and support to women business owners. Meghan Florkowski, Executive Director of WISE, will speak about the Center’s mission and provide examples about how it helps women entrepreneurs flourish in our community.

Commonspace introduced Downtown Syracuse to co-working and a more connected way of living when it was established at the corner of Warren and Jefferson Streets in 2016. The Commonspace Campus continues to expand with an $11 million investment underway at 349-351 South Warren Street. Through the lens of Troy Evans, Commonspace founder, breakfast attendees will hear how Commonspace transforms urban buildings into neighborhoods through a focus on living, working, thriving and connecting. With added insight from Michael Sgro, a leadership coach who recently established a Coach-In Residence program at Commonspace, attendees will gain additional perspective about the power of connection.

Unique to this event, attendees will be able to mingle and network with presenters in a personal setting following the program, which is expected to last one hour.

The 2020 Progress Breakfast Series is presented by the Downtown Committee and Mower. It receives corporate support from SWBR and iV4. The Central New York Business Journal provides media support. The series was established in 2015  to highlight the vision and collaboration among partners driving Downtown Syracuse’s evolution. The breakfasts are held in the spring and fall each year, and typically draw about 350 guests.

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