2019 Progress Breakfast Series

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Downtown Syracuse is the center of our city, and is recognized as a place where communities converge and new connections are established.

On Thursday morning, March 28, the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc. and Mower invite you to SKY Armory to enjoy breakfast and learn about the forward-thinking activity that continues to recharge Downtown Syracuse.

Tickets to the first Progress Breakfast of 2019 – themed around Downtown’s resurgence – are on sale now.  

One year ago, Hon. Ben WalshMayor of the City of Syracuse, just three months into his role as mayor, spoke to the ways that compassion, innovation and collaboration shaped his career in public service, and influenced him as he took the reins to lead the city. We are pleased to welcome Mayor Ben Walsh back to the Progress Breakfast Series to discuss the Syracuse Surge. The Syracuse Surge, which aims to connect areas of productivity throughout the city - including a "Center City Innovation Hub" located in Downtown Syracuse - prioritizes development along a corridor at the southern end of Downtown Syracuse. The plan, which the mayor will outline further on March 28, will help modernize the economy, positioning Downtown - and the city - for big economic growth. Mayor Walsh will also discuss an exciting new bike share program, which will launch this spring in Downtown Syracuse.

Meanwhile, on the 300 block of South Salina Street, 16 new luxury apartments are about to make their Downtown debut. Whitney Lofts will also be home to a new restaurant, "Oh My Darling," and a speakeasy, "The Fitz." Steve Case and Ryan Benz are leading the charge, which has been the focus of many headlines in the last couple of years. The dynamic partnership will speak to the Progress Breakfast crowd on March 28, previewing the plans for the space, as "Oh My Darling" opens to the Downtown community.

Finally, Elizabeth Dunbar, Director and CEO of the Everson Museum of Art, will shed light on exciting new programming the museum is planning for this summer. In the midst of its 50th Anniversary Celebration, the Everson is a "museum of firsts," and continues to employ creative techniques to highlight its 11,000 works of art. 

Keeping with Progress Breakfast tradition, presenters will make themselves available for networking following the event. 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about Downtown's most exciting new projects!

Tickets are $35 for an individual seat, and $280 for a table of eight.

If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Kristine Sherlock at ksherlock@downtownsyracuse.com or (315) 422-8284.




Event Time

Mar 28th 2019
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM


SKY Armory


351 S. Clinton Street
Syracuse, NY 13202



Event Type

Annual Event - CEO

Presenting Sponsor

Corporate Sponsor