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Public Hearing Re: Business Licenses

There will be a public hearing on November 27th at 1:30 pm at City Hall to gather public opinion and solicit comments regarding Minneapolis Code of Ordinances amendments to allow the Licensing Official (rather than City Council) to issue both new and renewal general business licenses. These amendments do not include any alcohol licenses...

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Longfellow365 Seeks Photographers

Longfellow365 is accepting applications for new photographers for 2019, both guest assignments and annual weekly assignments. Longfellow365 is a community photography project that started in 2014. Each day a photographer contributes a photo taken in one of the four neighborhoods that make up the Longfellow Community. If you live or...

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LBA Holiday Luncheon - Save the Date

December 13, 2018

The LBA will be hosting our annual Holiday Luncheon this year on Thursday, December 13th from 11:45am – 1:00 pm. The Geek Love Cafe at Moon Palace Books will be hosting and offering an amazing lunch. Stay tuned for more details!

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Ethical Redevelopment

November 27, 2018

As part of the City’s Great Streets Event Series, come for breakfast and learn about neighborhood business development initiatives from your peers. This month, hear Joan Vorderbruggen from the Hennepin Theatre Trust share learnings from her year-long Ethical Redevelopment Salon with Theaster Gates. Join in on...

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Free Business and Lending Consultations

November 14, 2018

Need advice for your business idea or existing small business? Need a small business loan? WomenVenture holds walk-in, one-to-one business and lending consulting hours every month! We'll listen to your business idea, answer questions, and suggest viable next steps. Consultations last 20 minutes. No appointment necessary. Cost: Free!...

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Quiet Hours

November 12, 2018 - December 17, 2018

Need a few minutes to decompress and enjoy some electronic device free time after work and before going home or heading to your next committment? The Community Healing Hub at Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church invites you and your employees to Quiet Hours each Monday from 4 – 6 p.m. Come and go as you like. Stay for 5...

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Keep the Heat On - Heating for those in need

Every fall, Applied Energy Innovations (AEI) will donate a furnace and installation to a neighbor or family in need within the South Minneapolis Community. The selection process is based on family situation, income, medical requirements if any, and overall need. If you know of a neighbor you think might qualify for this program, please send...

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Technical Assistance and Facade Improvement Money Still Available

Seward Redesign still has BTAP and Facade Improvement funds for Longfellow businesses. Now’s the time to upgrade your signage, get general business advice, guidance on payroll withholding, ensuring business licenses are in order and create or improve your marketing strategy. Contact Shaina at Redesign for...

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Seward Longfellow Facebook Business Group

Have you joined the Seward Longfellow Business Facebook Group? It is a closed group for the business community in the Seward and Longfellow neighborhoods of Minneapolis to connect, share ideas, swap job postings and information, and build each other up. Check it out!

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Community Connects Art Show

October 15, 2018 - October 31, 2018

Come check out four public sculptures that show unity within the Longfellow Neighborhood. They will be on display in the Minnehaha Lake Wine and Spirits Storefront from now through October 31. These bronze gems were created by particpants from Metro Works Center Inc. faciliated by Sara Hanson and Jessica...

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Highlight Your Business to the Neighborhood

The Longfellow Community Council is starting an on-going project to help draw focus to local businesses by spotlighting how unique and wonderful they are! Take a moment to fill out short form about your business.

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Facade Improvement Matching Grants

Looking to improve your storefront? Redesign and Lake Street Council administer Façade Improvement Matching Grants funded by the City of Minneapolis’ Great Streets program.

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Start or Convert your Business to a Co-op

The City of Minneapoilis is hosting a Co-op Feasibility class for interested individuals or businesses.  The class will take place over 8 sessions on Thursday evenings from September 27 – November 15.

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Small Business Expo Bi-Annual Trends Report

Every six months we poll entrepreneurs across the United States to address trends and challenges faced by our community of small business owners. The Small Bsuiness Expo report provides a useful analysis of the current state of small business spanning across several industries. View the full report HERE.

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Great Streets Dumpling Video

Great Streets Dumpling VideoSay YES to local eats! Check out this awesome video of Dumpling created by the staff at Redesign using Great Streets Business District grants.

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Business Recycling Assistance

Hennepin County offers grants, signage, technical assistance and case studies to help businesses and organizations start or improve recycling programs, reduce waste and donate usable goods.Sign up for the Recycling at work newsletter

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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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Eden on the Horizon

Eden on the HorizonRuhel Islam, owner of Gandhi Mahal, is set to open a new restaruant at Lake and Hiawatha named Eden – coming in 2019! Read the whole story and view the slidehsow here.

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Hymie's Vintage Records Store For Sale

Longtime LBA members and Hymie’s Vintage Records store owners Laura and Dave Hoenack have put there store on the market! Read about it here.https://blog.thecurrent.org/2018/07/lake-street-vinyl-haven-hymies-vintage-records-is-for-sale/

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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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Doing Business With the City of Minneapolis Thursday, July 26

July 26, 2018 - July 26, 2018

Doing Business With the City of MinneapolisThursday, July 26, 20184-6:30 p.m.Gandhi Mahal 3009 27th Ave. S The City of Minneapolis wants to do business with you! We purchase a wide range of goods and services, including: Food cateringFurniture and fixturesLandscapingAthletic equipmentGraphic...

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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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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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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? Do friends ask you how you got started?LBA can help!LBA is partnering with WomenVenture to offer Entreprenuer Information session Mon, July 23, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDTLongfellow Business Association /Kennedy...

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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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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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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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Free workshops in August will help restaurants plan for minimum wage increases

August 15, 2018 - August 15, 2018

Free workshops in August will help restaurants plan for minimum wage increases The City of Minneapolis is sponsoring a free workshop, for restaurant owners looking for strategies to adjust to the Minneapolis minimum wage ordinance.The workshop, on Aug. 15 at the Minneapolis Central Library, will offer restaurants an...

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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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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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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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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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Open Streets Lake Minnehaha SUNDAY

July 22, 2018 - July 22, 2018

Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha THIS SUNDAY 11 am – 5 pm.Walk, ride, or roll down East Lake and Minnehaha Ave while closed to motorized traffic.Everybody will be there! https://www.openstreetsmpls.org/lake_minnehaha

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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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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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