Near Southside, Inc. members are invited to attend several regular events:
NSI MEMBER BREAKFASTS
Near Southside, Inc. Member Breakfasts are held at 8 a.m. typically on the first Wednesday of each month at various member-business locations throughout the Near Southside. Hosting is a great way to showcase your business. Attendees are given an exclusive opportunity to network with other Near Southside leaders while becoming familiar with our host business. Each breakfast also includes a community updates from NSI President Paul Paine, Planning Director Mike Brennan and NSI Director of Events and Communications Megan Henderson.
2018 NSI Breakfast Dates
Wednesday, February 7
Wednesday, March 7
Wednesday, April 4
Wednesday, May 9 (to accommodate Southside Shindig)
Wednesday, June 6
Wednesday, July 11 (to accommodate July 4 holiday)
Wednesday, August 1
Wednesday, September 5
Wednesday, October 3
Wednesday, November 7
Wednesday, December 5
NSI MEMBER HAPPY HOURS
Near Southside Tour and Happy Hours offer members a "behind the scenes tour" of businesses and/or development projects that are not typically accessible to the public. Events occur quarterly, usually on a Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with locations rotating throughout the Near Southside. Tour guests will enjoy drinks, light hors d'oeuvres, and a tour experience that keeps them in the know. NSI Member Tours require online registration and space will be limited to members only. Attend to make professional contacts and get the inside scoop on Near Southside progress.
Thursday, March 1
NSI SEMINAR SERIES
NSI brings in an interdisciplinary group of experts presenting case studies and lessons learned from a variety of redevelopment projects and entrepreneurial efforts. The seminars provide Near Southside developers, architects, builders, and business owners with the knowledge and tools that should ultimately facilitate new development projects and businesses that otherwise would not arrive in the Near Southside.
Our most recent seminar focused on missing middle housing in Fort Worth and featured a keynote address by Dan Parolek of Opticos Design. Parolek is a nationally recognized thought leader in architecture, design, and urban planning, specifically in terms of creating livable, sustainable communities and buildings that reinforce them. Since establishing himself early in his career as an expert in these fields, he has won national competitions and awards for his work and is often asked to contribute to publications and resources. Over the years, he has become one of the leading practitioners of Form-Based Coding and regularly teaches workshops on New Urbanism and Smart Growth, Missing Middle Housing, Coding, and Urban Living. The Missing Middle seminar also hosted "Design and Development of Middle Housing" panel discussion with particants Christian Chernock, developer in Dallas' Bishop Arts District and Graham Black, a developer from Seattle, WA.
We look forward to sharing information about 2018 Seminar Series events soon.
ANNUAL SOUTHSIDE SHINDIG
Near Southside, Inc.’s Annual Southside Shindig is the organization’s showcase event and primary fundraiser. The evening showcases the key projects, partners and events that have shaped our district during the previous year. In addition, the event highlights the most anticipated projects for the year ahead and shares exciting information about the landmark developments on the horizon for the Near Southside. Plus, it’s a lively evening that celebrates the partnerships and people that make the Near Southside an incredible neighborhood.
Save the date for Friday, May 4, 2018. Sponsorship information available late January 2018.
For more information regarding membership or member events, please contact Megan Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.