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Open Streets Lake Minnehaha Planning Meeting Tuesday, July 3

July 3, 2018 - July 3, 2018

You are invited to join us for the final Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha planning meeting: Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha Planning MeetingTuesday, July 3, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Gandhi MahalCommunity RoomAt this meeting we will discuss event mapping and layout of major programming elements and activities. We will...

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LBA and WomenVenture Entrepreneurship Information Session July 23

July 23, 2018 - July 23, 2018

Do you know people who admire your successful business and have their own idea for a business? LBA is partnering with WomenVenture to offer Entreprenuer Information session Mon, July 23, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDTLongfellow Business Association /Kennedy & Cain PLLC, 3400 E. Lake St. – enter...

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Minimum Wage Increase Tips and Tools for Implementation

June 28, 2018 - June 28, 2018

The 7/1 Minimum Wage Increase: Tips and Tools for Implementation Date: June 28, 2018Time: 2PM CentralClick Here to RegisterThe new Minneapolis minimum wage ordinance goes into effect July 1. Learn how to implement this new...

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Entrepreneurship Information Session Monday, July 23

July 23, 2018 - July 23, 2018

Longfellow Business Assocation hosts WomenVenture Entrepreneurship Information Session on Monday, July 23, 7:00 – 8:00 pm at the Kennedy & Cain offices, 3400 E Lake Street, 2nd Floor. Enter from 34th Avenue. Plenty of free parking on the street and in the front lot.WomenVenture offers a variety of different...

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Façade Improvement Matching Grants

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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Gandhi Mahal 10th Anniversary Celebration and Aquaponics Fundraiser Thursday, June 21

Ruhel joined the Longfellow Business Association about 10 minutes after he signed the lease on the Gandhi Mahal restaurant space. He has been partnering with and supporting Longfellow business owners ever since. Let’s help him Celebrate 10 Years in Longfellow and expand his Aquaponics Program in 2018.Business owners can support Ruhel and...

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Gandhi Mahal Celebrates 10 Years and You're Invited!

June 21, 2018 - June 21, 2018

Ten years ago, Gandhi Mahal began its mission to be the change we want to see in the world by demonstrating sustainability & cultivating a more peaceful community. As a member of our business community, you've been with us the whole way. 2018 marks our 10th anniversary, and we invite you to celebrate with us.To purchase...

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Lake Minnehaha Open Streets Sunday July 22

July 22, 2018 - July 22, 2018

On Sunday, July 22, Lake + Minnehaha Open Streets will head east on Lake Street from Elliot Avenue to Minnehaha Avenue, where it will turn south and continue down Minnehaha. Businesses and organizations can participate in Open Streets by hosting fun, family-friendly activities on the street. From selling food and art to hosting live...

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RSVP Today for the 13th Annual Legislative Update Wednesday, June 6

June 6, 2018 - June 6, 2018

Please join fellow Business Owners and Community Leaders on Wednesday, June 6for our 13th Annual Legislative Update with State and County legislators.Lunch buffet at Gandhi Mahal 12:00 - 1:30 pm. $15 / person. RSVP requested.LONGFELLOW BUSINESS ASSOCIATION in Partnership with SEWARD CIVIC & COMMERCE ASSOCIATION and...

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Round Up for Aquaponics at Gandhi Mahal

Almost four years ago, Gandhi Mahal installed the first basement aquaponics system in a restaurant in Minnesota. At that time, Ruhel Islam said he “hopes the basement aquaponic farm is just the beginning.” He was right. Gandhi Mahal is expanding their aquaponics system in 2018! Dine at Gandhi Mahal over the...

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All Square Wine and Beer License Public Hearing

June 5, 2018 - June 5, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Date: June 5, 2018 Time: 1:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter Place: Minneapolis City Hall 350 South 5th Street, Room 317 Minneapolis, MN 55415 Purpose: To gather public opinion and solicit comments regarding the application from All Square for an On-Sale...

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Moon Palace Books and Geek Love Cafe Liquor License Public Hearing

June 5, 2018 - June 5, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Date: June 5, 2018 Time: 1:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter Place: Minneapolis City Hall 350 South 5th Street, Room 317 Minneapolis, MN 55415 Purpose: To present information and gather public opinion regarding the application from Moon Palace Books to add...

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City Launches New Business Portal

The City of Minneapolis has launched a new online tool to connect entrepreneurs and small business owners to the information and resources needed to plan, launch and grow a business in Minneapolis. The online portal (business.minneapolismn.gov,) has a variety of resources to help both new and existing businesses and was developed in...

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13th Annual Legislative Update Weds June 6

June 6, 2018 - June 6, 2018

Join us for the 13th Annual Legislative Update on Wednesday, June 6, 12 – 1:30 pm buffet lunch at Gandhi Mahal community room. $15 / person. RSVP Ruth 612.258.5028Legislators invited:Houe Rep Jim DavnieState Senator Patricia Torres RayHoue Rep Ilhan OmarState Senator Kari DziedzicHC Commissioner...

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IRS Creates Special Page for Tax Reform

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-reform

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Teddy Roosevelt in Town April 26 at Healthy Seniors

April 26, 2018 - April 26, 2018

Enjoy an hour with President Teddy Roosevelt as he regales us with his favorite stories and insights at Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors 20th Annual Italian Dinner. The dinner and silent auction is Thursday, April 26 at St. Albert the Great Church, which is on the corner of E. 29th Street and 32nd Ave. S. in Minneapolis. A used book sale will...

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Heavy Table East Lake Checklist

Check out Heavy Table’s latest Checklist Urban Forage to Himalayan Restauranthttp://heavytable.com/east-lake-checklist-urban-forage-cidery-himalayan-restaurant/

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Open Streets Planning Meeting Tuesday, April 24

April 24, 2018 - April 24, 2018

Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha Planning MeetingTuesday, April 24th10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Gandhi Mahal Everyone is welcome! At this meeting we will discuss event mapping/layout, business outreach, and any other additional event-wide items the group wishes to discuss. This will also be an opportunity to ask Our Streets staff...

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Restorative Justice Fundraiser Saturday April 21 Wine and Beer

April 21, 2018 - April 21, 2018

Satruday, April 21, 2018 5:00 – 7:30 pmHook & Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Sample beer and wine, enjoy treats from local restaurants, bid on the silent auction, and listen to music. A guaranteed fun time in support of a good cause whether you choose to sample wine and beer or not!Tickets are $25 in advance,...

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Court Rules in Favor of the City in Minimum Wage Lawsuit

Court Rules in Favor of the City in Minimum Wage Lawsuit. The City has prevailed in a legal challenge to our minimum wage ordinance. The decision means the ordinance, which took effect January 1, will stay in place. For this first phase of the ordinance, large businesses with more than 100 employees are required to pay workers a minimum of...

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Meet Minneapolis Community Acupuncture

Acupuncture in a comfortable group setting. $15–$40 sliding scale.Minneapolis Community Acupuncture is an affordable acupuncture clinic offering quality acupuncture by an experienced practitioner. The clinic is located at the corner of E 42nd St and Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis Community Acupuncture is owned and operated by Deborah Owen...

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Scam Alert Food Establishments

Minneapolis food establishments should be aware of a scam perpetrated on food establishments in Hennepin County. Businesses should be on alert. Minneapolis health inspectors will never accept direct payments. All payments to the City of Minneapolis are made to "Minneapolis Finance." If you have...

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Met Council eases SAC burden for businesses

Following recommendations from a task force of city and business representatives, the Council approved simplifications to how the Sewer Availability Charge (SAC) is calculated. The changes make the SAC determination process for new or expanding businesses simpler and faster. The improved system will benefit a wide variety of...

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Minneapolis City Council Study Sessions Schedule Update

The schedule of upcoming Council Study Sessions has been revised. Study sessions are scheduled for the following dates and topics, to be held at City Hall (350 S 5th St), Room 319:Mar. 22, 2018, 10:00 am: Environmental JusticeApr. 26, 2018, 10:00 am: HousingMay 10, 2018, 10:00 am: Economic...

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Ever Wondered About the Inner Workings of the City

Council Study Sessions have been scheduled for the following dates and topics, to be held at 10 am at City Hall (350 S 5th St), Room 319:Mar. 8, 2018: City OperationsMar. 22, 2018: Environmental JusticeApr. 12, 2018: HousingApr. 26, 2018: Economic DevelopmentMay 10, 2018: Land UseMay 24, 2018: Transportation &...

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Save the Date! LBA Annual Meeting April 12

April 12, 2018 - April 12, 2018

Longfellow Business Association Annual Meeting is Thursday, April 12. Lunch at Dumpling, Longfellow’s newest Asian Bistro, 4004 Minnehaha Ave. Some networking, some business, some lunch. Could be Fun! Details to follow.

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Protecting Sensitive Business and Customer Data

Practical Identity Safety Practices

On Thursday, February 1, at 1 p.m. EST, experts from the FTC and IRS will host a free, one-hour webinar, Protecting Sensitive Business & Customer Data: Practical Identity Safety Practices.We’ll discuss imposter scams that target businesses, and data security and data breach response, all with an eye to what you can do to protect your...

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Annual Meeting and Director Elections Thursday, April 12

Please join us at our Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 12, 12 noon – 1:30 pm at Dumpling, Longfellow’s popular Asian Bistro at 4004 Minnehaha Ave. Come for some networking, some lunch, some business, some fun. RSVP @ 612.258.5028 or ruth@longfellowbusinessassociation.org$ 14 / person

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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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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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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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