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Greater Longfellow includes the Longfellow, Cooper, Howe, and Hiawatha neighborhoods. We are home to more than 22,000 residents, over 500 businesses, 4 schools, 22 churches, 4 parks, 2 major business corridors and several nodes, the Hiawatha Light Rail, the Mississippi River Gorge, Midtown Greenway and the Minnehaha Falls Park.


  • ​The LBA exists to insure a vibrant business climate for the area by:
  • Monitoring issues that impact area businesses
  • Facilitating communication between area businesses
  • Providing business development resources
  • Supporting the greater Longfellow Community

Board & Staff

Ken McCraley – President
KMS Construction

Anna Tsantir – Vice President
Two Bettys Green Cleaning Company

Jamie Schwesnedl – Secretary
Moon Palace Books

Lauren Callis
Curiosity Studio

Dan Kennedy
Kennedy & Cain Law Office

Denis Woulfe
TMC Publications Co.

Andrew Kraft
The Bungalow Club

Michael Cain
Kennedy & Cain Law Office

LBA Board (from l to r) back row: Andrew Kraft, Jamie Schwesnedl, michael cain; front row: anna tsantir, ken mccraley, lauren callis, cathy heying, dan kennedy. 

Get Involved with LBA

You don’t have to be a board member to get involved with the Longfellow Business Association!  We’re looking for members with skills in event planning, finance, communications, and relationship building. Interested? Join one of our committees or join our board!

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