Upcoming Events

11:30 am MRA Annual Member Celebration & ... @ Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
MRA Annual Member Celebration & ... @ Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Carla Parker-Holis Chairperson of the MRA along with all the MRA Officers, invite you to join us for our 2014 Annual Member Celebration and Midtown Hero Awards. This is the largest and most inclusive of our MRA events, so please plan to join us. Members and their guests will be treated to comments from NC Secretary of Transportation Tony Tata, as well as Loren Gold, Executive Vice President of the Greater Raleigh Covnention & Visitors Bureau. Additionally we’ll be recapping a
5:30 pm This Vote Counts – Beer Pairing ... @ Midtown Grille
This Vote Counts – Beer Pairing ... @ Midtown Grille
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This Vote Counts - Beer Pairing Social @ Midtown Grille | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Elections will be over – but you have one more importation vote to cast! MRA members will be treated to several local raleigh beer samples and then help the Midtown Grille decide which beer should be on their next tap handle. Sommelier Max Trujillo will pair the different beer styles with delicious appetizers to enhance the experience. Then we need your vote!  

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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! Here are a few of the top issues we are working on.


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.


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  • Health Selections Abound in Summer


    By Lorin Laxton, Catering Works Co-Owner Summer is perhaps the best time of year to plan healthy menus and easily create delicious recipes that will be applauded by all.  The State Farmers’ market in Raleigh is a great place to start, you are certain to find great values, variety and fresh product, as well as support local farms.   Keeping recipes simple, with few ingredients and opting for fresh rather than pre-packaged will go a long way in maintaining a healthy