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Macalester-Groveland & Highland Area

Home Improvement Workshop Day

Sat., March 11, 2023 | 9Am-1PM
Cretin Derham Hall

The Macalester-Groveland Community Council and Highland District Council are bringing back the Home Improvement Fair, newly titled Home Improvement Workshop Day! For 20 years, the Home Improvement Fair has been one of our neighborhood’s most popular events, bringing hundreds of area homeowners to attend and learn about local businesses and vendor’s products, services, and/or educational efforts.

Local Business Owners

For guidelines, applications, or other Home Improvement Workshop questions, please contact alyssa@macgrove.org
Presenting a workshop

As a presenter, you will have the opportunity to present a workshop to communicate the importance of services or products your company provides. Workshop space is limited and workshops will be chosen by the event organizers. Our objective is to provide a wide array of workshop topics that pertain to community interests, which we have gathered from community members through a recent poll.

Workshop Presentation Application

Home Improvement Workshop Day will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 9am-1pm at Cretin Derham Hall. If you are interested in participating as a workshop presenter, please fill out an application and return it to alyssa@macgrove.org. We will review applications and inform all applicants on an ongoing basis up until the application deadline: Saturday, February 11, 2023. The priority application deadline is Saturday, December 31, 2022.

In addition to presenting a workshop presenters will also receive:
  • Listing of your company/organization in the HIW program that will be distributed to all attendees
  • Promotional announcement in the following publications:
  • Facebook: updates on a Home Improvement Workshop page and posts on the Macalester-Groveland Community Council and Highland District Council pages
  • Macalester-Groveland Community Council print newsletter, distribution 8,500
  • Highland District Council print newsletter, distribution 12,500
  • Macalester-Groveland Community Council & Highland District Council electronic newsletter, distribution 5000+
  • Instagram: updates on a Home Improvement Workshop page and posts on the Macalester-Groveland Community Council and Highland District Council pages
  • Posters displayed at local banks and businesses
  • Macalester-Groveland Community Council website (www.macgrove.org) will feature a list of workshop presenters for community members to consider for their home renovation needs
  • Highland District Council website (www.highlanddistrictcouncil.org) will feature a list of workshop presenters for community members to consider for their home renovation needs.

Payment

Please submit payment with your application – you can pay via check written out to MGCC and mailed to 320 Griggs St S, St. Paul, MN 55105 or pay via paypal below . If your application is not approved, your payment will be reimbursed by check within 30 days of the application deadline.

Community Members

FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ALYSSA@MACGROVE.ORG
What is Home Improvement Workshop Day?

Home Improvement Workshop Day (HIWD) is the revitalized Home Improvement Fair. Attend one of 4-6 workshops every hour between the hours of 9am and 1pm. Each workshop will pertain to various topics deemed relevant to the community members of Mac-Grove and Highland. The list of workshops offered at HIWD will be available beginning in January.

Will there be a list of resources I can reference after the HIWD?

Yes, we will update this webpage as we get closer to the date of the event with a list of resources you can reference after the event. This webpage will be accessible year round.

When will more information be available?

Stay tuned for more information regarding the Home Improvement Workshop Day in the coming months!