Urban Forum 2008: Be Inspired and Educated on Neighborhood Commericial Revitalization

Urban Forum 2008: Be Inspired and Educated on Neighborhood Commericial Revitalization

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The Commercial Markets Advisory Services and Indianapolis LISC would like to invite you to attend Urban Forum 2008, taking place April 28th-30th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Gather with well over four hundred decision-makers from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and share your diverse and unique perspectives on neighborhood commercial revitalization. Build a network of peers, experts, retailers, and developers while taking advantage of educational sessions and tours.

• Participate in sessions and facilitated conversations focused on financing and managing commercial revitalization and development

• Interact with urban retail experts-the practitioners, developers, and retailers realizing change in their communities.

• Engage with retail attraction experts who can help you effectively analyze, market, and promote your community.

• Learn ways to capitalize on the history, culture, and architecture of your neighborhood.

This year will be better than ever. We have added more intermediate and advanced level sessions to satisfy the needs of skilled practitioners. There are two new tracks focused on retail attraction and retention, as well as tracks on commercial and mixed-use development.

Be Inspired and Educated to Bring Economic Vitality to Your Community

Opening Plenary-Monday, April 28th 9:00 AM
Colvin W. Grannum, President, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

On Monday morning we welcome you to hear the inspiring story of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. Come and hear the challenges and triumphs of the continuing revitalization efforts of the nation's first community development corporation. Attend this session and learn how you can change the economics of your community.

Lunch at the Forum-Tuesday, April 29th 11:45 AM
Harvey Gutman, President, Brookside Advisors

Are you looking to attract a grocery store to your community? You aren't alone. Many community leaders want to know how and why grocers chose certain locations over others. Find the guidance that you are seeking as Harvey Gutman delivers a keynote on Tuesday, April 29th at Urban Forum 2008. Mr. Gutman is founder of Brookside Advisors which specializes in retail consulting and development. He is the former Senior VP of Retail Development at Pathmark and has over three decades experience in the retail and real estate development industry. Come and listen to the perspective of a former grocer and learn more about why they choose to invest in a neighborhood.

Register before April 19th to receive our great rate of $350 for individuals and $325 for groups of three or more. View our website for detailed session information.

Related Link: Register now for only $350.

For more information contact:

Alnisha Maniaci
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
501 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor
New York
NY 10018

Phone: 2124559811
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.liscurbanforum.org

Posted April 4, 2008

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