Communications and Consulting

Margo Ashmore is available for projects such as:

  • Research and reporting
  • Photo documentary/reporting of community and change
  • Projects involving art and/or environmental conscience in effecting community empowerment

Project Examples:

Lead article in Friends of the Mississippi River Spring 2016 newsletter
Seizing opportunities Above the Falls: Striving for river trails, parks and connections in North Minneapolis

Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour Coordinator since 2005. (Seasonal Jan.-April)
This tour, involving about 50 homes sees thousands of people venture out on the last weekend in April to discuss their home improvement experiences.

Northeast Minneapolis Arts District:
Long history with arts and economic development, from coordinating the Art-A-Whirl® open studio crawl in its 5th through 7th years, to currently writing and producing a sponsored monthly news page, ARTS Insights.

Owner/publisher of the Northeaster newspaper since 1981.
In 2017, MNA gave the paper second place for General Excellence and our photographers swept our category in “photo stories.” The Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce named us a business of the year in 2015, and its business ambassador at the 2018 parade.

With an editor and freelancers responsible for content, I sell and service the advertising, manage news layout, and I’m volunteering in community. In 2018, with partners in Northeast Minneapolis, I accomplished: Banners installed along the Johnson Street corridor, city grant-funded. Grant from MWMO secured for planning water-management solutions to the Johnson Street Merchants Association parking lot. Initiated and fundraised for a parking study for 13th Avenue business district.

Top Photo: Trained in improv, capable of clean stand-up comedy. This bit advocated for business succession planning.