Goff Public marks 50th anniversary

From our roots as a small advertising firm to our pioneering growth into public relations and government relations, Goff Public is built around our commitment to strong reputations, genuine relationships, and real results for our clients. Watch this video to learn more about Goff Public.

Founder Bob Goff, former Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe, and Mayor Chris Coleman celebrate Goff Public’s 50th anniversary.

Making the most of 140 characters

As photos and videos have become increasingly popular on Twitter, the company announced today that in the coming months @names in replies and media attachments (like photos, GIFs, videos and polls) will no longer count against the 140-character limit on tweets.

According to Twitter, posts with images get 313% more engagement, so this recent change can help you improve user engagement without compromising your message.

Construction to begin on Saint Paul Grand Round Bike Path

With construction of a major new segment of the Saint Paul Grand Round set to begin next week, the City of Saint Paul is moving closer to reality for a 27-mile scenic parkway that will safely connect people to parks, nature, neighborhoods and businesses. The southern portion of the Grand Round along the Mississippi River has already been completed with bike and pedestrian routes. The full route will connect people to Saint Paul’s outdoor landmarks such as the Mississippi River, Lake Phalen, Como Lake, and more than a dozen parks. Construction will be completed in phases, the first beginning this year on Wheelock Parkway between Rice Street and Edgerton Street.

Learn more in this WCCO-TV story.

 

High school junior shadows Goff Public

We recently welcomed Luke Loehr, who is at the top of his junior class at Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan High School, to learn more about the public relations and public affairs industry from the Goff Public team. We are impressed by Luke’s drive to explore PR tools and strategies with us as he prepares to major in a public relations field in college.

 

Catholic Charities celebrates 35 years of community commitment to the Dorothy Day Center

At the Dorothy Day Community Breakfast, Catholic Charities unveiled a plan for a new six-story residence and social services center in downtown Saint Paul. The center is the second phase of the Dorothy Day Campaign, which is designed to prevent and end homelessness through more affordable permanent housing and self-sufficiency services that will create true pathways out of poverty and homelessness.

The first phase – Higher Ground Saint Paul, an emergency shelter and affordable housing center – is expected to open in December 2016.

Learn more in the project in this Minnesota Public Radio article.

 

Fertile Ground II grows dialogue of traditional Native foods to empower Indigenous communities

The American Heart Association and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community convened nearly 200 Native leaders, Native youth advocates, and national philanthropic organizations to advance policy work relating to nutrition, food access, and health outcomes within Native American communities.

Fertile Ground II: Growing the Seeds for Native American Health, which was held May 2-4, 2016, in Minneapolis, focused on determining meaningful steps to increase policy  efforts related to improved nutrition, greater access to healthy foods, enhanced food sovereignty, and better health outcomes in Indian Country.

Learn more in this Native Health News Alliance article.

 

Mystic Lake plans new hotel tower, convention center

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and Mystic Lake Casino Hotel broke ground today on a new hotel tower and state-of-the-art convention center called “Mystic Lake Center.” The new nine-story hotel tower will feature 180 rooms, making Mystic Lake Casino Hotel the second-largest hotel in the metro area. Mystic Lake Center will include a 70,000-square-foot meeting and event center. The new hotel tower and convention center are expected to open in December 2017.

Learn more in this KARE-11 story.

 

Alatus LLC selected as Rice Creek Commons master developer

Ramsey County and Arden Hills selected Alatus LLC as the master developer for Rice Creek Commons, the 427-acre site of the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant. Alatus will help guide the overall residential and commercial development of the Rice Creek Commons site, an area large enough to fit all of downtown Saint Paul with room to spare.

Alatus has participated in the creation of some of the most significant properties in our metropolitan area, including repositioning Mayo Clinic Square as a fully leased, dynamic entertainment, sports and commercial centerpiece. Alatus team members’ portfolio include upscale urban and suburban multi-family housing throughout the Twin Cities metro area, as well as architecturally diverse single-family communities such as Cobblestone Lake in Apple Valley.

Learn more in this Finance & Commerce article.