Upcoming Events

May
12
Tue
8:00 am ‘City Chatter’ Breakfast Briefing @ The Allister @North Hills
‘City Chatter’ Breakfast Briefing @ The Allister @North Hills
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
'City Chatter' Breakfast Briefing @ The Allister @North Hills | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Finally! Midtown Raleigh Alliance is happy to announce this new quarterly breakfast briefing series for 2015, sponsored by the Triangle Transit Authority and hosted by the Allister at North Hills. City Chatter provides members an opportunity to hear about the latest projects undertaken by the City of Raleigh and how we in Midtown will be affected. This is a great opportunity to learn the latest city news and enjoy a lite bite in a lovely Midtown Community. This event is
May
14
Thu
6:00 pm Member Beach Music Tent Party @ North Hills Commons
Member Beach Music Tent Party @ North Hills Commons
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Member Beach Music Tent Party @ North Hills Commons | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
BEACH MUSIC? Does anything say ‘ Summer ‘ like sitting back and listening to beach music, sipping a cocktail and chatting with friends? This is a special treat for our members and potential members. Each registrant must provide their name and the name of the guest (potential member) that they are bringing. Alliance leadership will be on hand to greet potential members and welcome them to the party. Registration is mandatory – you will not gain access to the tent
May
17
Sun
4:00 pm Midtown Bluegrass Series: Vickie... @ Midtown Park
Midtown Bluegrass Series: Vickie... @ Midtown Park
May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 Midtown Bluegrass Series: Vickie Vaughn Band @ Midtown Park | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Centered on powerful vocals and poignant songwriting, the Vickie Vaughn Band serves a unique brand of bluegrass that blends tradition with youthful funk and energy. Their sets engage a wide variety of audiences by combining the songs of artists such as Bill Monroe, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, and John Prine with originals and classic instrumentals. Southern BBQ and craft beer will round out the event. Lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are welcome at these events!  Please do not bring outside
May
18
Mon
1:00 pm MRA Board of Directors Meeting @... @ K&L Gates LLP
MRA Board of Directors Meeting @... @ K&L Gates LLP
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
MRA Board of Directors Meeting @ K&L Gates Offices @ K&L Gates LLP | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
This is a regularly scheduled Board meeting.  The Board of Directors meetings are open; if any members would like to attend please email us.
Jun
15
Mon
1:00 pm MRA Executive Committee Meeting @ Duke Raleigh Hospital
MRA Executive Committee Meeting @ Duke Raleigh Hospital
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
MRA Executive Committee Meeting @ Duke Raleigh Hospital | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
This is a regularly scheduled Executive Committee meeting.  This is a closed meeting.

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Introducing…

NEW! City Chatter Series

Midtown Raleigh Alliance introduces “City Chatter”, a quarterly breakfast briefing for 2015. City Chatter provides members an opportunity to hear about the latest projects undertaken by the City of Raleigh and how we in Midtown will be affected. This is a great opportunity to learn the latest city news and enjoy a lite bite in a lovely Midtown Community.

Click here for more information!

ADVOCACY

MRA Advocating for Midtown's Needs

The Midtown Raleigh Alliance takes the lead in advocating for our vibrant Midtown home. Issues of transportation, public safety, recreational access and overall quality of life are critical to keeping Midtown successful and appealing. We are committed to monitoring and advocating through the public processes to further Midtown’s success! Click here to view a few of the top issues we are working on.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Raleigh: Thriving, Developing, Prospering

Raleigh ranks No. 1 overall on a list of the top mid-sized “American cities of the future” for 2015-16 published by fDi, a division of Financial Times. In addition to its No. 1 ranking overall, Raleigh is also the No. 1 mid-sized city in the subcategory of economic potential and No. 7 in human capital and lifestyle.

STAYING VIBRANT

The Midtown Brand

The Midtown Raleigh Alliance is exploring a project with the City of Raleigh that would allow for Midtown to create its own unique look and feel, a ‘graphic identity’ if you will. Alliance staff has reached out to the City Planners at the Urban Design Center to look at the Downtown sign program and see if Midtown could create a way-finding sign program that would serve the purposes of both way finding and creating the sense of place that Midtowners feel exists here. Read more..

MEMBER NEWS

  • Transit Groups Hammer Out Options

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    Today (April 8, 2015) the Wake County Transit Advisory Council met with Plan Development consultants to hear more data and make some big decisions. The consultants began the meeting with a review of the group’s previous positions supporting both the importance of ridership and coverage. Transit options were reviewed and data from a public survey shared with the group as well.  The consultants introduced a concept that could utilize existing rail, that was neither commuter rail nor light rail – namely Rail Rapid

  • Beyond the Classroom Summit a success!

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    The Beyond the Classroom Summit was a great collaborative first step in strengthening relations between the business leaders of today and business leaders of tomorrow.  Many area businesses came by to discuss possible partnership opportunities with the participating schools.  The event kicked off with a live audience polling that engaged the attendees as they learned about the Midtown schools’ accomplishments.   Thank you to all of the schools that participated in this event! Carroll Magnet Middle School Brooks Elementary School