Ethnic Cultural Tourism Destinations Conference - Funders & Sponsors

July 13, 2011 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Black Bear Crossings on the Lake, 1360 North Lexington Parkway, Saint Paul, MN 55103

Central Corridor Funders Collaborative

The Central Corridor Funders Collaborative is a group of local and national funders working with others to unlock the transformative potential of the new light rail transit line along the Central Corridor between Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The Funders Collaborative expects to invest $20 million over 10 years. To date, we have raised $5 million to invest in corridor-wide strategies, planning and action that address corridor-wide benefits, and supported the formation of several multi-sector partnerships that are pursuing these benefits. More

University of Minnesota Tourism Center Carlson Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Chair

Carlson Chair projects have made an impact in every Minnesota county and tourism sector. Our dollars have been leveraged to obtain an additional $0.95 for every dollar spent. We have informed decisions, engaged communities, and supported an educated tourism workforce through timely and topical research and research-based training. More

Asian Economic Development Association

Little Mekong is made up of the Asian businesses on University Avenue. It is named after the Mekong River. One of the largest rivers in the world, the Mekong River flows from Tibet in China through Laos, Myamar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Cultures from all these regions along the river and more are represented on University Avenue in Saint Paul.

F/RAN: Frogtown/Rondo Action Network

The World Cultural Heritage District is a commercial area along University Avenue, from the Capitol to Snelling Avenue. It's here that some of the most ethnically diverse enterprises in Minnesota offer visitors the unique opportunity to explore the world in a Saint Paul neighborhood .

Nexus Community Partners

Nexus supports inclusive, place-based community building initiatives that expand community assets, build social and human capital, and result in more engaged and powerful communities. We work at the intersection of community building and community development, engaging communities of color and immigrant communities to achieve equitable, sustainable revitalization. More

CultureBrokers ® Foundation

The African American Heritage Corridor  links downtown Saint Paul attractions physically and conceptually with Selby Avenue to encourage visitors to flow from one part of the city to the other as they learn and experience Black Minnesota culture, build intercultural literacy and strengthen our diverse communities.

Black Bear Crossings on the Lake

Located in the Historic Como Lakeside Pavilion, Black Bear Crossings offers everything from a gourmet café open year round, to free summer concerts and paddle boat rentals on the lake. Our signature community meeting rooms, free of charge, have hosted many groups over the years. We welcome you to explore what Black Bear Crossings has to offer, and allow our professional and courteous staff to exceed your expectations!. More

Crowne Plaza ® St. Paul - Riverfront

Situated atop the bluffs of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul, the Crowne Plaza® Hotel St. Paul - Riverfront is one of the best hotels in St. Paul, MN. Relax in the comfortable accommodations and enjoy unrivaled access to the best of the Twin Cities. More

AV for You

AV for You is a local audio / visual rental company servicing the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area and greater Minnesota. We are your one stop source to rent Audio Visual equipment, including LCD projectors, laptops, theatrical and decor led lighting equipment, screens, microphones, speakers, stage, pipe and drape, podiums and much, much more. More

Visit Saint Paul

Visit Saint Paul is known as a leader in the field of professional destination marketing and is a driving force in the economic development of Saint Paul. The mission of Visit Saint Paul is to market the greater Saint Paul area to out-of-town visitors, advocate for visitor needs and link the community with visitors. Visit Saint Paul functions as a private, non-profit membership organization. More

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