For the past year, Phoenix residents have provided thoughtful feedback on the City of Phoenix’s future investment in transportation (Prop 104) and its General Plan (Prop 100). On June 16, RadiatePHX invites the community to rally in support of these important initiatives and their impact on downtown at the August 25 ballot box.
The networking event is a special edition of the monthly RadiatePHX, where business, community, and city leaders gather on a monthly basis to connect about issues and happenings affecting our city’s core.
Featured Speakers: This month’s program features remarks from Phoenix City Councilwoman Kate Gallego on MovePHX, PlanPHX Committee Chair Mo Stein on the General Plan, plus a welcome message from this month’s host, DeSoto Central Market General Manager Shawn Connelly.
In “Rock the Vote” spirit, an official voter registration ambassador from the Arizona Secretary of State will be on hand to register voters and answer questions.
When: Tuesday, June 16 5-7 p.m. (program begins at 6 p.m.)
Where: DeSoto Central Market, 915 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85004
Cost: FREE, with complimentary bites
Park/Ride: Vehicle parking is limited. Walk, bike, or take light rail!
RSVP: June RadiatePHX
Presented by Downtown Phoenix Inc., Downtown Phoenix Journal, and the Phoenix Community Alliance, RadiatePHX is a free monthly networking event that invites you to “connect to the core” to learn about downtown opportunities, issues, and solutions; receive key updates from guest speakers on what’s happening in downtown; and discover how you can connect and contribute.
Phoenicians gathered last night at monOrchid on Roosevelt Row for RadiatePHX, a monthly networking event for business, community, and city leaders produced by Downtown Phoenix Inc. and Downtown Phoenix Journal. monOrchid owner Wayne Rainey welcomed those gathered speaking directly to the relationship between creative spaces and special places, and what we can do about it.
monOrchid is a place of hope.
It’s a studio complex. It’s two galleries. It’s a venue. It’s home to more than a dozen creative force businesses and is the platform for the symbiotic relationship of those businesses.
By being adaptable and flexible it provides an extraordinary opportunity for growth and advancement by consolidating experience with experiments and thus – often – art.
This building that is monOrchid is much like downtown Phoenix in many ways. Not that many years ago it was a broken and under-utilized place – a warehouse for forgotten things. It was inefficient and expensive to refit but its history and authenticity were still mostly intact, and that authenticity was an absolutely essential component for it – and its neighborhood’s – revival.
The investment was worth it.
Today we gather here and celebrate the many future possibilities that are Phoenix.
But this great view is also the place of a precipice. As we evaluate and decide who we will be as a more mature city we must be cognizant of our path. There is so much potential here – perhaps more here now in Phoenix than in any other major city in the country – and that is because we have been, in the past, so bad at being a city.
We must do better.
We must plan for the long term. And that means we must be willing to be choosey.
We should be careful to not accidentally damage our best assets, like our great arts districts, but we must also find ways to encourage more density.
We should build our great parks but we must also find ways to facilitate those who would come.
There are incredibly difficult problems that we will face and there must be great discourse and conversation. But the conversations must begin in earnest now.
I’m so happy to see you here and engaged, and I hope some of those conversations will take place here tonight. Thank you for coming.
Photos courtesy of Wayne Rainey. Featured image by Douglas Proce.
You’re Invited to Radiate on a SPECIAL DATE
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Phoenicians are invited to join Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and the Downtown Phoenix community on Tuesday, January 13, at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix Hotel for a “Super Pep Rally,” in anticipation of the upcoming NFL Pro Bowl and Super Bowl.
The hosted event will celebrate the contributions made by residents, businesses and organizations that have transformed downtown Phoenix into a vibrant urban core that is ready to welcome the estimated million visitors anticipated for Super Bowl Central.
This “pre-game huddle” will take place as part of the grand opening of downtown’s newest outdoor event space, the “Valley Overlook” at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. The appropriately named venue features a fresh view of Phoenix’s skyline, a live visual of the nation’s sixth largest city’s ongoing development and progress.
The networking event is a special edition of the monthly RadiatePHX, where business, community and city leaders gather on a monthly basis to connect about issues and happenings affecting our city’s core.
This month’s program features remarks from Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel General Manager, Mike Ehmann, and Downtown Phoenix Inc. CEO, David Krietor.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the “Valley Overlook,” plus live entertainment by Urban Electra and hosted food and drinks, will follow Mayor Stanton’s remarks.
When: Tuesday, January 13, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Program begins at 6 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel – Valley Overlook, 340 North 3rd Street, 4th Floor
Cost: FREE, with complimentary bites and bar
Parking: Complimentary valet parking and self parking
RSVP: January RadiatePHX
About RadiatePHX Presented by Downtown Phoenix, Inc., Downtown Phoenix Journal, and the Phoenix Community Alliance, RadiatePHX is a free monthly networking event that invites you to “connect to the core” to learn about downtown opportunities, issues, and solutions; receive key updates from guest speakers on what’s happening in downtown; and discover how you can connect and contribute.
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December RadiatePHX “Holidays Take Center Stage” at Historic Orpheum Theatre Tuesday, Dec. 16, 5-8 p.m.
This month’s RadiatePHX features brief updates on downtown initiatives and some festive performing arts moments to help “city-brate” what makes downtown Phoenix special. Performing arts entertainment includes Dickens Carolers, Arizona School for the Arts Student Jazz Ensemble and The Nash Jazz Ensemble.
When: Tuesday, December 16, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St.
Cost: FREE, with complimentary bites and bar provided by Aventura Catering
Parking/Transportation: City public parking lot on 3rd Ave. and Washington. Or ride light rail to the Central and Washington station and stroll on over
RSVP: December RadiatePHX
Join Downtown Phoenix business, community, and city leaders on October 21 for RadiatePHX, the free downtown networking event that invites you to “connect to the core” on the third Tuesday of each month.
Presented by Downtown Phoenix, Inc., Downtown Phoenix Journal, and Phoenix Community Alliance, RadiatePHX provides a forum to learn about downtown opportunities, issues, and solutions; receive key updates from guest speakers on what’s happening downtown; and discover how individuals and businesses can contribute to building the downtown we want.
This month’s RadiatePHX invites you to “get in the game” by getting involved in downtown. Coinciding with the cooler weather and the launch of the new Phoenix Suns season, brief announcements about new downtown-based health and fitness initiatives, FitPHX and Meet Me Downtown, will be shared.
The event is hosted by the Phoenix Suns and US Airways Center in the Verve Lounge, a spacious, comfortable venue with a bird’s eye view of the arena. Complimentary food and drink is provided by Levy Restaurants. Free parking in the US Airways garage is available.
Guest speakers are Phoenix District 5 City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela; Suns President Jason Rowley; and Ralph Marchetta, Senior Vice President, Ticket Operations & General Manager of Sports & Entertainment Services for US Airways Center.
What: RadiatePHX – a monthly networking event
When: Tuesday, October 21, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Verve Lounge at US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St.
Cost: FREE, with complimentary bites and bar
Parking: Complimentary parking in US Airways Center garage (enter from 1st Street)
RSVP: Click here to RSVP