CEZ to host ‘Make It Here’ networking and social event

If you Make It Here in the Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ), come share, listen, swap stories and meet creative kindred Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5-7 p.m. at the University Enterprise Laboratories, 1000 Westgate Drive, south entrance.

Chris Pennington, creative director of Can Can Wonderland, will emcee a panel of Creative Enterprise Zone “makers” in an exchange around how the CEZ works for, and with, them in fostering dynamic partnerships. Panelists contributing to the discussion will include Martin Ludden and Andrew Williamson of Making Media Making Change, a partnership with the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) and the St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN); Lynn Osterman, University Enterprise Laboratories (UEL); Tory Christensen and Carri Ann Christensen of Landbridge Ecological, a native landscape installation, land management, and ecological design company; Scott Johnson of Black Stack Brewing; and Bruce Olson of True Stone Coffee.

This event is free and open to the public. All those in the CEZ, and those considering a move into or near the CEZ, are encouraged to come and share experiences in a nopressure, fun and casual atmosphere. Complimentary refreshments donated by CEZ businesses, including BlackStack Brewing, will be served.

Interested in donating to events like these or volunteering with the CEZ? Contact the CEZ by email, info@CreativeEnterpriseZone.org. The CEZ is a recognized center of creativity and enterprise in South St. Anthony. Its physical boundaries are I-94 to the south, Prior Avenue to the east, Energy Park Drive on the north and the Minneapolis city line on the west. It is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit supervised by a Board of Directors, the Creative Enterprise Zone Action Committee. Learn more at creativeenterprisezone.org.

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