Thought Leaders Circle

Block by Block is a one-stop solution for safety, cleaning, hospitality, landscaping and social service outreach programs for improvement districts. Through our passion for downtowns and urban areas we harness our creativity and draw upon best practices to create highly effective programs. We’ve built a mindset and a culture designed to continually enhance our customers’ programs.

Contact: Jeff Heinrich, Vice President of Business Development
(612) 998-0575

IKE Smart City is a leader in the development and operation of Smart City interactive digital kiosks. IKE, a proven proprietary system that connects BIDs with citizens, provides multimodal wayfinding, local business and event listings, free Wi-Fi, increased cellular connectivity and valuable data and analytics. Through sponsorships managed by the IKE team, BIDs receive a recurring revenue stream with no capital or operational investment. Give residents and visitors the dynamic new tools they need to discover your City.

Contact: Liz Arthofer, VP, Marketing
(614) 294-4898


Stantec’s Urban Places is an interdisciplinary hub bringing together leaders in planning and urban design, transportation including smart and urban mobility, resilience, development, mixed-use architecture, smart cities, and brownfield redevelopment. We work in downtowns across North America—in cities and suburbs alike—to unlock the extraordinary urban promise of enhanced livability, equity, and resilience.

Contact: David Dixon, FAIA, Vice President, Stantec’s Urban Places Fellow
(617) 654-6069

Presenting Awards Sponsor



City Builders


Contact: Dave Taylor, Director of BannerSaver
(231) 995-8544



Contact: Kathryn McKissick, Customer Success Manager
(510) 690-7372


Contact: Shannon Carson,  Division Director
(800) 665-7487 (CAN) (800) 563-3352 (USA)


Contact: Robert Buckley, Director of Sales & Marketing
(877) 815-9276


Contact: Ben Israel Thompson, Contract Sales
(678) 267-2028


Contact: Chris Beynon, Principal
(510) 845-5168



Contact: Steven Hillard, President & Principal
(610) 466-9770


Place Enhancers

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