Signature Event: Community Conversations Series (Neel Kashkari and Keith Ellison)



Listen in on a series of Community Conversations with a small group of business executives and community leaders with NEON President, Warren McLean, who is leading these candid discussions around the impacts of COVID-19, the economic downturn, and recent civil unrest all fueled by longstanding racial inequity and injustice. All have had a disproportionate impact


on small businesses in North Minneapolis. Join us for these virtual conversations sparking strategic discussion, initiating collaboration, and sharing NEON’s economic recovery efforts with the community.


Conversation 3 Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7:30 a.m.

Grab a fresh cup of coffee and join us for NEON’s 3rd Community Conversation, an in-depth dialogue on the economic forecast, trends, and election impact on 2021 with guest speakers, Neel Kashkari, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Honorable Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General. We will also introduce our Grow & Thrive Campaign to support growth on the Northside as part of the discussion.


Guest speakers:


Neel Kashkari

Neel Kashkari has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis since Jan. 1, 2016. He serves as a voting member on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Ninth Federal Reserve District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington, D.C.


Keith Ellison

Keith Ellison was sworn in as Minnesota’s 30th attorney general on January 7, 2019. He is the first African American and the first Muslim American to be elected to statewide office in Minnesota. As the People’s Lawyer, Attorney General Ellison’s job is to help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect. His guiding values are generosity and inclusion.