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Business & Arts Luncheon 2024

Featuring Lili Hall, Founder, CEO, and President of KNOCK, inc.

Join featured guest Lili Hall, Founder, CEO, and President of KNOCK, inc., and fellow Twin Cities business leaders for a lunch and conversation surrounding access to the arts and its ability to build community and inspire our future leaders. This event will also feature a special musical performance by CTC actors.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
11:30am-12pm: Registration and Networking
12-1pm: Seated lunch and program

Children’s Theatre Company
Cargill Stage
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Sponsor the Business & Arts Luncheon

To sponsor the Business & Arts Luncheon, or to purchase single tickets at $50 each, please contact

Ranosha Coffelt
Corporate Engagement Manager

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Meet our 2024 Business & Arts Luncheon Featured Guest, Lili Hall, Founder, CEO, and President of KNOCK, inc.

Lili Hall is Founder, CEO and President of KNOCK, inc., a Minneapolis-based independent creative agency leading strategic brand development and design thinking on a national and international scale. She founded KNOCK in 2001 with a commitment to impeccable client service and a nimble response to new entrepreneurial opportunities. Lili’s teams design powerful experiences that matter — connecting customers to brands in all categories and disciplines. Additionally, she owns two sister companies: TREAT AND COMPANY, a strategic design studio; and NEIGHBOR, a video and animation company. 

Born in Chicago to a Brazilian mother and an Irish-American father, Lili lived as a young girl in Recife, Brazil, before moving to Minneapolis to attend high school. Fluent in English and Portuguese, she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, and from McGill University with a Master of Management. Lili worked in sales and marketing on both corporate and agency sides before starting her own venture. Along the way, she married an Italian special education teacher and is a proud mother to two daughters. In her nearly 20 years in business, Lili has always supported Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives, investing heavily in talent, partnerships and sponsorships that support Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). An entrepreneur at heart, she lives passionately for connecting people and opportunities, is mentor to countless young adults, and sits on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Global Thinkers Forum, C200, the Walker Art Center, and Children’s Theatre Company. 

Named one of EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women, and Most Admired CEO by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Lili measures success not only in the culture, growth and profitability of her company, but in the impact it makes on communities — both at home and around the world.