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The Opus Cup returns on Wednesday, May 2, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Braemar Ice Arena in Edina. Bring your friends and family for a free afternoon of fun and entertainment! Enjoy free refreshments while cheering on local industry brokers as Team Lau tries to take the title from Team Jet. Enter the Chuck-a-Puck during both intermissions for a chance to win a $200 gas card, courtesy of bdh + young, or a $200 Visa gift card. Attendees can also purchase $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win four Champion’s Club Twins tickets.
All brokers with less than five years of industry experience will be entered in a drawing to win lunch-with-an-industry-veteran – Tim Murnane or Tom Shaver. Two lucky brokers will win this prize!
All proceeds will be donated to Catalyst Community Partners, a local non-profit organization working to revitalize key commercial corridors in distressed urban neighborhoods, and NAIOP Minnesota’s current charitable partner. For more information, please contact Kristin Weise at 952.656.4781 or email@example.com.
Thanks to the Community Enhancement Committee for hosting a successful second annual Tilt the Kilt!
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An update from NAIOP Minnesota’s charitable partner, Catalyst Community Partners
Catalyst’s recovery work
Catalyst is leading the commercial property recovery efforts and is hosting 2 emergency one-stop shop assistance sessions for all commercial property owners and businesses impacted by Sunday’s tornado with 8 other collaborating agencies and the City of Minneapolis. Up to 50 businesses may have been impacted. Catalyst will organize donations of services, volunteers, building materials, etc. needed to get the commercial properties and their small business tenants operational again. If your organization can assist in these recovery projects in the coming months, please contact Catalyst President Sue Wollan Fan at (612) 877-4004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you can do
Send a check of any amount to Catalyst Tornado Recovery Fund, 3033 Excelsior Boulevard, Minneapolis MN 55416 or donate online (designate “Tornado Recovery Fund” in the comments area). Catalyst will use these funds to assist commercial property owners and small businesses in their recovery. You can also give online to the general Tornado Recovery fund administered by the Minneapolis Foundation – click here.
All Catalyst properties withstood the storm with minimal damage. Catalyst’s newly renovated 5 Points building located at the “ground zero” intersection of Penn & West Broadway had only a few tears in the roof membrane from flying debris. Surrounding buildings did not fare as well. Many had their facades and roofs ripped off; some were flattened.
Since Monday, Catalyst and KMOJ-FM radio have been operating an emergency resources center at 5 Points where hundreds of residents have given and received food, water, blankets and immediate family needs. The 5 Points outdoor plaza has become a central gathering spot for volunteers, organizers and residents needing assistance. From its 2nd level offices, KMOJ-FM broadcasted for 53 hours straight without electrical power, providing public announcements and updates via a small generator. Full story
Nate Dogs, a Kindred Kitchen member-business, served 500 free hot dogs at an impromptu community BBQ on Monday night in the Cub Store parking lot for 400 tornado victims. Food trucks throughout the metro area joined in the event. Full story
As you are all aware, a major tornado touched down in the North Minneapolis area yesterday afternoon. This particular area is served by Catalyst Community Partners, NAIOP Minnesota’s community enhancement partner.
Many of our NAIOP members have helped Catalyst and this neighborhood and they need our help more than ever this week! The devastation that occurred is much worse than it appears on the TV stations. Many families are displaced, homes are in shambles and debris is everywhere.
If you can help, please consider donating any of the items listed below. You can either bring them to the May 24 NAIOP Minnesota program (8:00 am at the Sheraton Bloomington hotel), or contact Julie Yeazle of RJM Construction at 952-893-8266 or Sonja Dusil of NorthMarq at 612-305-2144.
Members of our Community Enhancement Committee will be collecting items and delivering them to Catalyst this week. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!
-First aid items, bug spray
-Rubbermaid containers (all sizes)
-Ziploc storage bags (all sizes)
-Cleaning supplies (i.e. Lysol, sponges, shop towels, etc)
-Personal care products (soap, toothpaste/brushes, deodorant, feminine care, etc)
-Tarps of all sizes
-Bottled water and gallon drinking water
-Packing tape and duct tape
-New unopened medicines (i.e. Children’s Tylenol, Advil for adults, etc)
-Diapers (all sizes)
-Chain saws & replacement chains
Join us for the 12th Annual Opus Cup on Wednesday, May 11th, from 3:30-5:30 pm at Braemar Ice Arena in Edina. Admission is free! Bring your friends, family and co-workers and cheer on your local industry brokers as Team Lau tries to defend the title against Team Jet. Test your skills at “Chuck-a-Puck”, sponsored by BDH & Young Space Design, or try your luck for a chance to play “Skill Shot.” You can also enter to win the Grand Prize drawing, a pair of Champion’s Club Twins tickets. Enjoy free refreshments and snacks during the game. Don’t miss out! All proceeds will be donated to Catalyst Community Partners. For more information, please contact Kristin Weise at 952-656-4781 or email@example.com.
Due to the opening of Kindred Kitchen and planning for the Minneapolis School District Service Center, Catalyst Community Partners is in dire need of acquiring donated or very low priced restaurant equipment.
There is an immediate need for tables and chairs (4 tops and deuces, and chairs of both sizes), and a display case. They are also seeking reach-in coolers, a sandwich board, more chairs and tables, etc.
If you have equipment to donate or know someone who may, please contact:
Catalyst Community Partners
1200 West Broadway Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55411
On Friday, September 17th, NAIOP members are asked to help Catalyst Community Partners and their northside partners in beautifying a neighborhood in North Minneapolis. Glen Gale Park, located at 2448 Ilion Avenue North, Minneapolis, and 45 of its surrounding homes, are in dire need of beautification. What is so great about this project, is that each of the homeowners will be working along side of the volunteers! What a great way to meet the people in North Minneapolis!
The day will begin bright and early at 7:00 am and we will be working until 6:00 pm. You may come for a portion of the day if that suits your schedule.
We will be putting in gardens, pulling weeds, picking up garbage, mowing, painting houses, doing trim work, etc. Dress for weather but you are encouraged to bring your own work gloves, wear appropriate footwear (no sandals) and anything else that makes it comfortable to do outside work. We work rain or shine. Last year, our best day of work was in soaking rain and everyone loved it.
Food, beverages, materials and supplies will be furnished with the help of RJM Construction.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 763-656-8810.
The Community Enhancement Committee held their first ever “Tilt the Kilt,” a lawn bowling event at Brit’s Pub in Downtown Minneapolis, on August 16. The proceeds from the event went to NAIOP’s current charity partner, Catalyst Community Partners. The work Catalyst does in fixing up buildings along West Broadway resonates with the members of NAIOP. Community Enhancement Co-Chair Sonja Breyfogle explains, “I’m really happy that NAIOP chose a charitable partner with similar goals, there’s a commonality with real estate that we both have. We haven’t had that before.”
Twenty-four teams of four showed up with clever names and even more clever costumes for the lawn bowling event, which was held on a beautiful summer day in the middle of a very hot and humid August. Raffles were held for prizes, with all proceeds going to Catalyst Community Partners. Prizes were also given for most creative team name and most creative costumes.
Thank you to Sonja, her Co-Chair Julie Yeazle, and the rest of the committee for making this inaugural event such a success!
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Have some fun!
Join NAIOP Minnesota’s Community Enhancement Committee to benefit Catalyst Community Partners
West Broadway Spring Kick-Off
Saturday, May 15
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
NAIOP will join together for a couple of hours on a spring Saturday morning to reinvigorate an area along West Broadway in Minneapolis. Opportunities to get involved include clean-up, gardening, painting and more. Groups welcome–bring colleagues, friends or family and help NAIOP rejuvenate a neighborhood. NAIOP participants will work together. Children may participate but must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian and everyone needs to be at least 15 years of age. Music, fun and food for everyone.
Download event flyer
Download list of project needs
Watch the video below to learn more about the great work of Catalyst Community Partners.