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Don’t miss out on the 2018 Longfellow Business Directory! We are fast approaching the September 29 deadline for the print edition and it’s one you don’t want to miss as it is only published every two years. The Longfellow Business Directory is a great resource for residents and businesses in Longfellow, and is...

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Meda Mini MBA Program Info Sessions

Meda is recruiting established business owners for our new Meda Mini MBA program in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Please see attached, information regarding the program and the ideal participant that we are seeking. Eligible business owners are ethnic minority business owner with 51% or greater ownership of the business who have been in...

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MWMO Info Session for Planning and Action Grants

Wednesday, October 18, from Noon to 1 p.m.Learn how to apply for a Planning Grant or Action Grant from the MWMO’s Stewardship Fund! Learn about the application process and eligibility requirements, network with others, and ask questions.Find Out More

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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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LoLa Art Crawl this weekend

Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17.https://www.facebook.com/LoLaArtistsMN/The League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) Art Crawl showcases the diverse work of artists/crafters/makers living and working in the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis. The ninth annual LoLa Art Crawl will once again aim to connect the public with...

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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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Submit a route idea for 2018 Open Streets season

Submit a route idea for 2018 Open Streets seasonThe City of Minneapolis and the City’s Open Streets event organizer, Our Streets Minneapolis, are seeking route ideas for the 2018 Open Streets season. Anybody can submit an idea.Organizations can also share their interest in being a local route host. Applications are due Sept. 21,...

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Meet the Small Business Relations Team Tuesday, September 12

September 12, 2017 - September 12, 2017

Meet the City’s Small Business Relations Team at the Longfellow Business Association meeting Tuesday, September 12, 9:00 am in the Gandhi Mahal community room. City Council Member Andrew Johnson will join us. Coffee and chai available.The City’s Small Business Team headed by Erick Garcia Luna has the objective of...

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Rainbow Site Update

From Councilmember Cam Gordon’s Ward 2 newsletter:On August 28, Wellington presented the status of their redevelopment plans for project, called the “Minnehaha Crossing,” at the old Rainbow grocery store site at 27th Ave and 29th Street. Currently a portion of the building has been renovated and is housing Universal Academy...

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MWMO Mini Grants Info Session Sept 7

September 7, 2017 - September 7, 2017

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Mini Grant info sessionThursday, September 7 — Noon to 1 p.m.Have an idea for promoting clean water and habitat in your community? Learn how to apply for a Mini Grant from the...

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Advertising Opportunites 2018 Longfellow Business Directory

Don’t miss out on the 2018 Longfellow Business Directory. We are just in the process of booking orders for ads in the Directory, which only comes out every two years. As you know, the Directory is a joint project of the Longfellow Business Association and the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger. The Directory is a great resource for residents...

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2018 Longfellow Business Directory Content Collection

2018 Longfellow Business Directory work is going full speed ahead!Thanks to those of you who sent your surveys in. This year’s directory cover will again contain pics of several member businesses. Please send a photo of your building/interior/staff if you’d like to be considered. The Community Pages will feature the diversity of...

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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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Redesign hiring Office Manager

Office Manager at Redesign, a neighborhood-based real estate development nonprofit in south Minneapolis, supporting the Executive Director in managing administrative tasks and systems. Principal duties include coordination of office operations, board of director and committee meetings, event planning, website maintenance and accounts payable....

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Get Your Word Out at the Longfellow Corn Feed

August 10, 2017 - August 10, 2017

Get Your Word Out! At the Longfellow Corn FeedLongfellow Business Association will have a table at the Longfellow Corn Feed on Thursday, August 10. We are looking for your promotional materials, event notices, flyers, giveaways for the table.This is a great opportunity for you to market your business at this popular annual...

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Public Hearing Temporary Alcohol Licenses for Events Ordinance Amendment

July 25, 2017 - July 25, 2017

The Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee of the Minneapolis City Council will consider amending various provisions of Title 14 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to temporary licenses for events. If approved, temporary alcohol license opportunities will be expanded and streamlined. Liquor caterers may...

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MWMO grant application deadlines announced

The MWMO has updated its grant application deadlines for the next round of Stewardship Fund and Capital Project grant cycles:Mini Grants — October 13, 2017Planning Grants — TBDAction Grants — November 10, 2017Capital Project Grants — October 6, 2017

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200 volunteers needed for Open Streets Lake Minnehaha

July 23, 2017 - July 23, 2017

Sunday, July 23rd Open Streets is rolling out on Lake St + Minnehaha Ave. Open Streets Minneapolis gives residents an opportunity to explore their neighborhood and local businesses in a safe, fun, and family-friendly way. It encourages the use of active transportation and healthy living, and has a goal of giving...

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Two Longfellow Businesses receive Green Business Awards

Two Longfellow businesses received 2017 Minneapolis Green Business Awards for Clean Air Projects in Pollution Reduction and Energy Efficiency. Elite Cleaners, located at 3101 Minnehaha Ave, was awarded for switching away from using perc in their dry cleaning operation after learning about the potentially harmful effects of the...

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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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LBA Members invited to tour Better Futures Minnesota ReUse Warehouse

Seward Civic & Commerce Association hosts a tour of Better Futures MinnesotaWednesday, July 26, 20179:00 AM - 10:00 AMBetter Futures Minnesota 2620 Minnehaha Ave SJoin SCCA for a tour of the Better Futures Minnesota ReUse Warehouse. We'll learn about the amazing work this nonprofit is...

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Safe and Sick Time Info Sessions

Safe and Sick Time Info Sessions Tuesday June 20th 5:30-7pm @ Butter Bakery Cafe Wednesday June 21st 8:30- 10am @ Gandhi Mahal Restaurant On July 1st, 2017 earned sick and safe time will go into effect in Minneapolis and St Paul. Davis Law Office and Main Street Alliance MN are hosting two info sessions...

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Public Hearing MInimum Wage Thursday June 22

June 22, 2017 - June 22, 2017

Thiursday, June 22, 3:30 PM City Hall Council Chamber Room 317Special meeting of the Minneapolis City Council for hearing for municipal minimum wage ordinance.Read staff report here

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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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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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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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12th Annual Legislative Update on Thursday, June 8

June 8, 2017 - June 8, 2017

You’re invited to attend 12th Annual Legislative Update on Thursday, June 8, noon - 1:30 pm in Gandhi Mahal Restaurant Community Room, 3009 27th Ave. S.The legislative update gives business owners the opportunity to get up close and personal with their elected officials on the State and County levels. Invited...

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Free Trees from City

From the city: We have about 40 trees (most are larger shade trees intended for full sun) left over from the City Trees plant that we need to get to loving homes by this weekend or early next week. If you know of Minneapolis residents, schools or businesses that would be interested in have a tree or two, we would be willing to drop them off --...

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Dumpling applies for Sidewalk Cafe

June 6, 2017 - June 6, 2017

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGJune 6, 2017 1:30 p.m. or shortly thereafterMinneapolis City Hall,350 South 5th Street, Room 317Purpose: To present information and gather public opinion regarding Dumpling’s application to add a Sidewalk Café to their On-Sale Wine with Strong Beer Class(E) license. If...

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38th Street resurfacing to begin in July

The City of Minneapolis is moving ahead with a resurfacing project along 38th Street between Minnehaha Avenue and West River Road beginning in July 2017. Business owners along the corridor were notified by letter dated May 17.For more information: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/bicycles/projects/WCMSP-187984

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Hiawatha Lumber Grand Reopening June 10

Hiawatha Lumber Company, 3233 E. 40th St., will be holding their Grand Reopening on Sat., June 10, 10am-2pm. There will be information on how to build your own raised garden bed, a chicken coop, a planter box, and more. There will also be a free raffle for all of these items. There will also be local contractors available to discuss your...

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Open Streets Lake Minnehaha Sunday, July 23, 2017

Estimated attendance at Open Streets East Lake 2016 was 18,000. That’s a lot of potential eyes on your business. Businesses not directly on the route are invited to participate. There are lots of ways to coordinate, participate and enjoy the Open Street event. Find out about it here: http://www.openstreetsmpls.org/

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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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City asks for input on sick leave plan

Details about how Minneapolis will enforce its new citywide sick leave ordinance are available for public comment until May 1.The ordinance, approved last year, guarantees time off for full-time, part-time and temporary employees, including paid interns. The law is scheduled to go into effect July 1.The sick leave ordinance applies to most...

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Good day for Scotch Lovers at Merlins Rest

Good Day, Scotch Enthusiasts! For our upcoming May scotch tasting - held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:30pm - we welcome four expressions brand new to Merlins Rest! Quite a unique tasting with various cask finishes, this is a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Here is our line-up: Glenfiddich IPA...

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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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Trees for Minneapolis businesses

To maintain Minneapolis’ wonderful urban forest, we need the help of private property owners and local businesses to plant more trees. The City of Minneapolis offers a program to plant trees for qualifying businesses and nonprofits through the Health Department's Urban Forestry Project. A landscape professional will work...

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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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Sick and safe time listening session Thurs March 30 at Gandhi Mahal

Starting this month, the City of Minneapolis will hold four listening and information sessions – two for employees and two for employers – on sick and safe time. In addition to specific presentations for neighborhood and business associations across the city, Department of Civil Rights enforcement staff will hold these sessions to...

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Longfellow Community Council Resource Fair April

Sign Up for LCC’s Resource Fair!LCC’s Annual Membership Meeting No Pie Charts! Only Pies! will be held on Tuesday, April 25th at Minnehaha Academy North, 3100 West River Parkway, from 6:30-8:30pm. Once again, we will host a Resource Fair from 5:30-6:30pm. This year, we ask participating organizations to give a suggested donation...

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Preparing for Sick and Safe Time Implementation

In case you missed the Longfellow Business Association and Lake Street Council meeting this week on Implementing the new Sick and Safe Time ordinance, we want to assure you that more information meetings will be scheduled. While the city acknowledges that the State legislature is trying to pre-empt all city moves to implement...

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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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