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Scotch and Chocolate - What Could be Better

Scotch and Chocolate Tasting, Thursday, February 8 at Merlins Rest$59.75 + tax per person. Reservations Required.A $25 deposit per person will be acquired at the time of booking. Call (612)216-2419 to make your reservation.

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Does your Logo or Website need a Refresh

Longfellow Community Council has released their funding guidelines for their Business Support Network (BSN) grants. BSN grants are intended to help Longfellow businesses connect with and build community. Eligible projects include logo and branding, promotional campaigns, website development, social media campaigns, and bike...

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LBA Member Megan Moore Fox Factory Can Help with your BSN Project

Megan Moore Smith (Fox Factory Design) is a freelance designer, LBA member, and Longfellow resident available to work with you on your project for the Longfellow Community Council Business Support Network grant application. Megan has 15 years of experience with logo design and branding, marketing and advertising, website set up, and finding cost...

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Getting Around Town during Super Bowl week

The City of Minneapolis is in the midst of extensive planning to ensure public safety and provide residents and visitors with a world-class event experience around Super Bowl LII. There will be a range of events in the city to enjoy during the 10-day festival Jan. 26-Feb. 4 including Super Bowl LIVE on Nicollet Mall, a free 10-day...

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Habitat for Humanity ReStore 50 Percent Off Everything Sale January 27

January 27, 2018 - January 27, 2018

Each year, over 4000 volunteers help run the two metro area Habitat for Humanity ReStores. Profits from resale of new and used building materials help support construction of additional Habitat homes in the Twin Cities. This often overlooked thrift store is having their big 50 Percent Off Everything Sale on January 27th. Support...

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Castle Building Remodeling Educational Remodeling Classes

Castle Building & Remodeling is excited to announce the 2018 winter educational schedule. New offerings this year include “Prioritizing Home Improvements” by designer Ashley Hansen, and “Effectively Financing Your Remodeling Project” led by Renovation Loan Specialist, Dave Sawicki. All attendees will receive a...

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City's Minimum Wage Ordinance takes effect Jan 1

The City’s new municipal minimum wage ordinance takes effect Jan. 1, 2018. For this first phase of the ordinance, large businesses with more than 100 employees will be required to pay employees at least $10 an hour.A Hennepin County District Court judge has denied a request for a temporary injunction, which would...

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Sick Safe Time FAQ

The Sick and Safe Time Ordinance Frequently Asked Questions document is intended to provide the public with information about how the Department of Civil Rights may guide its personnel in processing and investigating reported violations and interpreting the Sick and Safe Time Ordinance.In response to public comments and...

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MWMO Mini Grants Info Session January 11

Have an idea for promoting clean water and habitat in your community? Learn how to apply for a Mini Grant from the MWMO’s Stewardship Fund. Find out more about the grant program, network with others and ask questions!Thursday, January 11, 2018, Noon–1 p.m.MWMO Stormwater Park and Learning...

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Join our Facebook group

In partnership with the Seward Civic & Commerce Association we have launched a new Facebook group for local businesses: Seward+Longfellow Business Community.This is a private group for business owners and community leaders to share information and ideas and support each other. We hope you will join the group and use it as a...

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Jawaahir's 25th Annual Henna Party

Jawaahir Dance Company 25th Annual Henna Party & Open Stage Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2:30–5:00 p.m.Jawaahir Dance Company 3010 Minnehaha Avenue Join us as we bring the Middle East to the Midwest with a traditional Middle Eastern women’s party, Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2:30–5:00 p.m., at the Jawaahir...

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Castle Builders Home Tour

Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1; 12 pm - 5 pm daily.The Castle Educational Home Tour is designed to help people understand what a realistic remodel involves as well as, but not limited to, what is achievable within their budget to create a project that provides both an ROI (return on investment) and ROE (return on...

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Improve your Storefront

Façade Improvement Matching GrantsLooking to improve your storefront? Redesign and Lake Street Council administer Façade Improvement Matching Grants funded by the City of Minneapolis’ Great Streets program. Grants are available for up to $5,000 for improvements such as exterior painting, murals, awnings, new windows,...

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Have you Joined Us as an LBA Member

The Longfellow Business Association … at the intersection of community & businessThe Longfellow Community is home to more than 22,000 residents, over 450 businesses and 30+ schools and churches. Join over 120 neighborhood business owners with a membership in the Longfellow Business Association to network with your neighbors,...

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City Safe and Sick Time Ordinance took effect July 1

he City’s Safe and Sick Time Ordinance took effect July 1. Employers with six or more workers will be required to provide time off at a minimum threshold of at least one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. Employers with five or fewer workers must also provide sick time, but it may be unpaid.In a lawsuit brought against the...

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City Minimum Wage Ordinance Passes

On June 30, on an 11 to 1 vote, the City Council approved a new minimum wage ordinance for Minneapolis. It lays out a timeline to get almost all Minneapolis wage earners to $15/hour indexed to inflation by July 2024 - within 5 years for businesses with over 100 employees and 7 years for smaller businesses. It offers no tip credit but allows...

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ADA Regulations Compliance at your business

June 27, 2017 - June 27, 2017

Recently Lake Street business owners have been cited and fined for not being in compliance with ADA regulations.Lake Street Council hosts.Does your business or property comply with the federal American with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Attend this presentation to gain the tools and knowledge you need to make sure your business or...

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IRS holds 3 web conferences for small business owners

The 45 minute web-conferences are live and speakers will take questions from the attendees. Time: 10 am Central, 9 am Mountain.June 14Employee vs. Independent Contractor. This presentation will focus on determining who is an employee and who is an independent contractor.Register here:...

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Open Streets Lake Minnehaha

How is your business participating?

Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha is Sunday, July 23.Lyndale Open Streets had 45,000 participants last weekend? That’s a lot of potential exposure for youir business.Check out Open Streets website to get your business on the map.http://www.openstreetsmpls.org/lake_minnehaha

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Facade Improvement funds available

Façade Improvement Matching GrantsLooking to improve your storefront? Redesign and Lake Street Council administer Façade Improvement Matching Grants funded by the City of Minneapolis’ Great Streets program. Grants are available for up to $5,000 for improvements such as exterior painting, murals, awnings, new windows,...

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Facade Improvement Matching Grants

Looking to improve your storefront? Redesign and Lake Street Council administer Facade Improvement Matching Grants, funded by the City of Minneapolis’ Great Streets program.Grants are available for up to $5,000 for improvements such as exterior painting, murals, awnings, new windows, signage and more.See if you are eligible and...

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Riverstone Salon Med Spa Wellness Center offers Free interactive Posture Screen 

Free interactive Posture Screen Why correct poor posture? It’s simple: correcting poor posture can alleviate, relieve, or prevent a number of health disorders. Among them: sore and strained muscles, disk injury, scoliosis, lifting injuries, aches and pains from driving and sitting, sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, headaches,...

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City funding for energy efficiency investments

The Green Business Energy Efficiency Cost Share Program helps businesses pay for natural gas and electric energy efficiency investments in their properties. There is a clear connection between pollution from energy used, environmental impacts and health in communities. The funds for the program come from pollution control fees that businesses pay...

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Sunday Sales for Off Sale Liquor May 2

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGThe Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee of the Minneapolis City Council will consider amending Chapter 364 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances. If approved, Off Sale liquor stores may sell beer, wine and liquor to consumers between the hours of 11:00 am and 6:00 pm on...

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Seward Redesign offers facade improvement grants and more

Since the City of Minneapolis launched the Great Streets Façade Improvement Program in 2008, Redesign has overseen more than 75 projects. Using their expertise in design and development, Redesign works with business and property owners to implement improvements that increase business visibility, attract customers and contribute to...

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Former Harriet Brewing space for rent in Downtown Longfellow -

Deets herehttps://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/off/6033946257.html

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Join us on Facebook!

Longfellow Business Association and Seward Civic & Commerce Association have a joint facebook page for business owners.Check us out and ask to be added to the closed group. Exclusive! Wow!https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewardLongfellowBusinesses/

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City of Minneapolis - Target Market Program

The City of Minneapolis has an exciting new opportunity for entrepreneurs like you.The Target Market Program is a new contracting process where eligible small businesses will get priority for City contracts up to $100,000 instead of competing against larger, more established businesses. Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, City contract managers...

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City of Minneapolis Target Market Program

September 2, 2016

Via City of Minneapolis: The City of Minneapolis has an exciting new opportunity for small businesses.The Target Market Program is a new contracting process where eligible small businesses will get priority for City contracts up to $100,000 instead of competing against larger, more established businesses. Beginning Jan. 1, City contract...

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New SAC task force to reexamine outdoor seating, ways to simplify SAC application process

The Metropolitan Council has appointed a new 17-member task force to discuss and make recommendations on several issues related to the sewer availability charge, or SAC.Council Member Wendy Wulff will chair the task force. The group includes 13 city representatives and 3 business representatives. See a list of task force members.The...

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Free Class for New Students at Zorongo

FREE CLASSES FOR ALL NEW STUDENTS FROM JANUARY 2 - JANUARY 8!(limit one class per person during the duration of the week)Class descriptions and registration at www.zorongo.org

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Holiday deals at Forage Modern Workshop

Via Forage Modern Workshop:FREE SHIPPING through December 19Enter SHIPITTOME during checkout. Orders must be placed by noon 12/19 for guaranteed 12/24 delivery. Excludes furniture.GIFT CARD BONUSNow through December 24th, purchase $100 in gift cards and get an extra $20 gift card. There's nothing else you have to do. We will send...

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Minneapolis Small Business Owners Celebrate New Investments in 2017 City Budget

City Moves to Create a Better Environment for Small Businesses

CONTACT:Corinne Horowitz, (612) 232-1655, corinne@mainstreetalliance.orgMary Hamel, (651)387-0738, mary@metroiba.orgMinneapolis, MN - Small business and community members with Jewish Community Action, Main Street Alliance MN, and MetroIBA celebrated two amendment proposals in the 2017 City of Minneapolis Budget that would significantly...

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Grand Opening and Customer Appreciation at the Howe

December 14, 2016 - December 15, 2016

Via The Howe:We want to THANK YOU for being such great customers and to show our appreciation we will be throwing a Grand opening & customer appreciation event at the Howe!Stop in Dec. 14th for:$2 Off Specialty Cocktails1/2 Price Bottles Of Wine$3 Finnegans PintsSample PlatesIn addition to drink specials we will be having...

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Hard Candy Christmas

December 15, 2016

Hook & Ladder TheaterThursday, December 15Doors at 7:30pm | Music at 8:30pm$10 Advance / $15 Day of Show BUY TICKETS Sunny Sweeney, Brennen Leigh, Courtney Patton, and Jamie Lin Wilson have come together to present their Holiday Show called Hard Candy Christmas. The show brings together four incredible singer/songwriters who...

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Longfellow Business Association Holiday Lunch

December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 811:30 – 1:00 pmHimalayan Restaurant2910 East Lake Street$12 / personLunch BuffetRSVP to Ruth by end of work day Monday, December 5 by voicemail or text (612.361.2690) or by replying to this email.

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Thinking about solar for your site in 2017?

Via Applied Energy Innovations: Ask Applied Energy Innovations to guide you through the 2017 Made in Minnesota (MiM) Solar Incentive Program in 3 easy steps.1. MN Department of Commerce solar application.2. Solar design and finalize construction agreement.3. Implementation.Contact us now to start the process.What...

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2017 calendar by Ricardo Levins Morales

A 12-month social justice wall calendar featuring both old and new images and movement history dates. Great as a personal gift, organizational appreciation gifts, fundraising item or premium. Twelve gifts in one! Union printed with soy-based inks.

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Volunteers of America RRC Holiday Party

Via Volunteers of America: Continuing the tradition of supporting families affected by incarceration, the Residential Reentry Center will once again be holding a Children of Incarcerated Parents Christmas Gift Drive and Family Holiday Party. This tradition allows for fathers with limited resources to provide children with...

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Sale and Studio Open House at Laughing Waters

Come for the art, stay for the pie!

November 25, 2016 - November 27, 2016

Friday-Sunday, November 25-2710am-5pm

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Small Business Saturday in Longfellow

November 26, 2016

This Saturday, November 26, spend your day shopping vintage, eating global and experiencing local art in Downtown Longfellow and the Minnehaha Mile. See all special events and participating businesses here. Plus, don't miss Urban Forage's pop-up shop from noon to 4pm.

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Public Hearing: Simplifying Requirements for Food Applications

November 29, 2016

Time: 1:30 pm or shortly afterPlace: Minneapolis City Hall, Room 317 350 South 5th Street Minneapolis, MN 55415Subject: Food ApplicationsThe Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee of the Minneapolis City Council will consider amending Chapters 188 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances. If approved, application requirements...

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Trending in our Backyards: A Community-Based Path to Business Sustainability

December 1, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.$75 for Environmental Initiative members; $125 for non-members Carlson School of Management321 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455Via Environmental Initiative: Only a few days remain to register for our latest Business and Environment Series! Increasingly, businesses...

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How to Attract, Hire, and Retain Great Employees

LBA and Seward Civic and Commerce Association Meeting

November 16, 2016

How to Attract, Hire, and Retain Great EmployeesDate: Wednesday, November 16Time: 1:00 - 2:15 pmLocation: Touchstone Mental Health Cedar Room, 2312 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404The November Meeting features a 3-person local panel to discuss best practices of attracting, hiring and retaining great employees. The all local panel will include:Jim Welna, Co-owner of Welna II...

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Presentation on 38th Street Resurfacing and Bike Lane Project

November 14, 2016

Presentation on 38th Street Resurfacing and Bike Lane ProjectPlease join us for a meeting to hear plans from City Public Works staff to resurface and add bike lanes to 38th Street east of Minnehaha Avenue in 2017. Businesses along 38th Street and at the 42nd Avenue node are encouraged to attend.Monday, November 14 1:00 - 2:00 pmRiverview Cafe42nd Ave at 38th Street

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Experience Minnehaha Avenue's Reopening

November 12, 2016

Join Hennepin County, local businesses, and community and agency partners to celebrate the completion of Minnehaha Avenue. The November 12th event will start with a community open house at Adams Triangle (41st and Minnehaha Avenue) at 11 am. Refreshments, games, bike-safety checks, and more until 12:30. At 12:30 there will be a group bike ride and...

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Speed Coaching for Entrepreneurs

November 16, 2016

November 16, 6–8pm Concordia University, Buenger Education Center 200 Syndicate Street N, St. Paul Receive free one-on-one business coaching on topics that create a successful small business. Each meeting is just 12 minutes, allowing you to meet with multiple experts. Prepare questions in advance and take...

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Hip hop returns to Ballare Teatro

Ballare Teatro is now offering Adult and Youth Hip Hop! Check out the schedule and show up to dance with J-Sun.Adult Hip HopMondays 7:45-8:45$15 drop in or $110 for 10 classes This class incorporates old school moves with the music it was done to. Running man and Roger Rabbit are here, as well as some newer steps from house dance and...

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Art Attack!

Shows featuring artist and LBA member Megan Moore

November 4, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Via Megan Moore: ART ATTACK!Northrup King Building Open Studios this weekendFriday, November 4th – 5:00-10:00 pmSaturday, November 5th – Noon – 8:00 pmSunday, November 6th – Noon – 5:00 pm1500 Jackson St NE #423 Minneapolis, MN 55417Megan Moore — studio #423Come see my newest work...

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Los Caprichos

November 5, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Via Zorongo Flamenco:Originally booked for the intimate Bedlam Lowertown, "Los Caprichos" was sent adrift upon announcement that Bedlam would have to vacate and close its doors just days before Zorongo's opening night."Ironically, it's at times like these I feel the most supported by my fellow artists," Susana...

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