By Neal St. Anthony | Star Tribune
The new headquarters in North Minneapolis that will house minority-owned Thor Companies and Meda, the nonprofit counselor and financier of minority business, will be called the “Regional Acceleration Center,” Thor Chairman Richard Copeland told associates this week.
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Houston White is a veteran entrepreneur, who after the economic recession, shifted from building custom homes to creating a destination space for cultural connections in North Minneapolis through HWMR – an upscale barbershop turned lifestyle brand in the heart of the Northside. Watch the latest video in the documentary series, Northside Storyville, capturing the creative, innovative and visionary people who live, work and play in North Minneapolis.
For more episodes visit: https://www.northsidestoryville.com
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2018 Contact: Tammy Nolen Communications Coordinator Northside Funders Group 612-351-8214 firstname.lastname@example.org Northside Storyville releases featured story: HWMR Barbershop turned lifestyle brand and clothier promotes black excellence MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Northside Funders Group ...Continue Reading
Last year, the Northside Funders Group (NFG) began a video documentary project that positively profiles Northside leaders and organizations doing game-changing work in the North Minneapolis community. In doing so, NFG hopes to spark a narrative shift that “permeates the minds of our peer grant makers, policy makers, educators, developers, and Twin Cities residents alike, to think deeper about their own perceptions, and get to know the Northside for themselves,” said Tammy Nolen, the organizations communicators coordinator.
When NFG members Nexus Community Partners and The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota heard that there was a light rail extension planned to connect Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park, they knew there was an opportunity to leverage their resources to support community power in the process.