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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.

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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.

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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

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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).

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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).

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

We are in the process of renovating the James J. Hill Center to make the space more accessible to individuals with wheelchairs or limited mobility. This construction includes major renovation of our interior elevator. Due to this renovation, elevator access to the building and second floor for persons with accessibility constraints will be limited. A manual mobility Liftkar operated by a trained JJ Hill staff person will be available so that individuals in wheelchairs have access to our space. To schedule assistance before your visit, or if you have questions, please contact 651.265.5500. Unfortunately we are unable to transport electric scooters. Elevator construction will begin October 31, 2016 until completion in April, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience during this construction. Thank you for your understanding.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society and the F. R. Bigelow Foundation.

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