The James J. Hill Center Selects O’Neill Board Chair, Welcomes Three New Board Members
St. Paul, MN – May 20, 2016 – The James J. Hill Center in St. Paul is pleased to announce that Patrick H. O’Neill has been elected Board Chair and three new members joined the organization’s board at its May meeting.
O’Neill, a third generation St. Paul attorney, joined the Board in 2013 and is a partner at the law firm of Larson King where he focuses his practice on professional liability and business service litigation. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College and earned his J.D. at the William Mitchell College of Law. O’Neill replaces Daniel Young who completed his term as Chair and remains on the Board of the James J. Hill Center.
James J. Hill Center Board Selects Tamara Prato as New Executive Director
St. Paul, MN – March 8, 2016 – The James J. Hill Center in St. Paul is pleased to announce that Tamara Prato, currently Group Publisher at Tiger Oak Media, will become its Executive Director effective April 4. Read the full press release.
For future reference: Rebranded J.J. Hill Center remains iconic resource for entrepreneurs
Article by Lisa Heinrich, The Villager, March 2016
The James J. Hill Center
Article (p.47) by JoAnne Dyer, PR for People Monthly, August 2015
The logo and name might remind you of the tie-clad, serious-faced Young Republicans from your college days. Whether those future business leaders were your people or the people who scared you, if you’re an entrepreneur, the James J. Hill Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota should become your friend.
St. Paul’s James J. Hill library is hitting the refresh button
Article by James Walsh, Star Tribune January 21, 2016
Incorporated in 1916 by the daughter and granddaughter of Minnesota’s own railroad and lumber tycoon, the nonprofit center focuses on business, leadership and entrepreneurship. Through free services such as 1 Million Cups St. Paul (think “Shark Tank,” but without the teeth), The Hill, as staff call it, now seeks to transcend the mode of how it assists entrepreneurs in the age of smartphones and iPads, said Barry Gisser, board vice president.
Press Release: 1 Million Cups St. Paul hosts Two Saint Paul Art Startups
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – (January 16, 2015) – James J. Hill Center will host Midway Murals and Can Can Wonderland, two Saint Paul art startups at 1 Million Cups St. Paul on January 21 in advance of the Springboard for the Arts Flourish! Resource Fair. A fair that helps artists make a living and a life.
Press Release: Military Legos, Underwear with a Pocket, and Tin Whiskers Beer
Startup Companies Presents at national entrepreneur forum, 1 Million Cups, at James J. Hill Center
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – (August 14, 2014) – The entrepreneurs behind Brickmania, SGDstyle and Tin Whiskers will present at the 1 Million Cups forum on August 20 and August 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 10 a.m. 1 Million Cups is a free program to engage, educate and connect local entrepreneurs with the goal to build a strong startup community over a cup of coffee and a conversation. The program is from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and every Wednesday at the James J. Hill Center (80 4th Street West, St Paul). For more information: stpaul.sites.1millioncups.com
Press Release: James J. Hill Center Hosts 1 Million Cups
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – (June 26, 2014) – James J. Hill Center will host 1 Million Cups, a free program to engage, educate and connect local entrepreneurs with the goal to build a strong startup community over a cup of coffee and a conversation. The program is set to launch on July 16, 2014 and will run from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and continue every Wednesday at the James J. Hill Center (80 4th Street West, St Paul).
Photo of St. Paul’s Hill library is a winner
Article by: Debra O’Connor, Pioneer Press April 15, 2014
A “Libraries Are Beautiful” photo contest seems made for the James J. Hill Center, which shares a building with the St. Paul Central Library on Rice Park in downtown St. Paul.
This likely is why a photo of the center’s two-story reading room by St. Paul photographer Michael Boeckmann was deemed the winner in the category of “greatest historical treasure.”
St. Paul’s Hill library named ‘greatest historical treasure’
Article by: Jim Anderson, Star Tribune Updated April 14, 2014
As gorgeous a setting as the James J. Hill Center is, it’s a wonder any work gets done.
Since opening in 1921, the center has awed and inspired visitors with its historical intrigue and stunning architecture. On Monday, it received national recognition, being named the “greatest historical treasure” among the nation’s libraries in a nationwide photo contest that coincides with National Library Week (which started on Sunday — you can look it up).