Business at The Hill Speaker Series – Tuesdays 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

The Hill’s free Speaker Series covers a variety of topics to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and businesses no matter where they are in the life cycle of their venture. Topics will include business finance, public relations, social media strategy, employee retention, process management and much more.

Speakers & Tickets

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Speakers are entrepreneurs and business owners from your community who are passionate and expertly equipped to present on their topic. Each speaker goes through a rigorous application process as well as an evaluation after each presentation. This ensures you are receiving the best possible material from top tier presenters.

1 Million Cups St. Paul – Wednesdays 9 AM – 10 AM

1 MC Saint Paul

A program to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs is set to launch on July 16th. The Hill is part of 45 other cities who host a weekly gathering that is building startup communities over cups of coffee and conversation across the country.

Each Wednesday morning, two early-stage startups present their companies to an audience of mentors, advisers and other entrepreneurs. Each founder presents for 6 minutes and fields audience questions for another 20 minutes. And of course plenty of free coffee.


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Work Here

Come in and work for the day. If you are a member you can even get 2 hours of parking for free. When there is not an event on the Reading Room floor you are welcome to work on your own or have quiet meetings at any of the tables. Our second and third floors are also available to you to work on your own or with others. Each area has a distinct feel and may be the perfect place for you to have a breakthrough with your business plan, marketing strategy or research.

Read Best Space to Work in Saint Paul for more information on how people use the space at the James J. Hill Center or visit the Meet Here – Work Here page.

Research Here

The Hill is best known for its Reference Library. Our Business Information Specialists curate a unique set of online databases that help  business owners and entrepreneurs with market research, access to one-of-a-kind industry overviews, consumer online spending patterns, demographic data around a potential retail location and much more.

If you don’t have the time to come in and do the research yourself, use our Business Research Services and one of our Business Information Specialists will do it for you.


Our space. Your success.

Research. Meet. Grow.

Join the legacy.

By becoming a member you will join this legacy of connecting business, entrepreneurs and community. Our members are individuals who have used the business resources through the Reference Library, enjoyed one of the many Real-Phonic Radio Hour shows or other events we have hosted and have just enjoyed walking through our historic and beautiful space.