LBA Membership

From industry to retail and restaurants to the river, we are so proud to call this neighborhood home. Invest in the future of your business and support your community

Donate to Longfellow Business Association

Annual Membership Levels



Business district support

E-newsletter spotlights

Networking & marketing through monthly meetings

Small business advocacy at city, state, & county levels

Participate on annual booklet deals for free!

Social media mentions & promotional marketing

Business concerns respresented at regulatroy services meetings




Coupon insert in the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger as part of a 11″x17″ flyer that gets distributed to 8,000+ households 

+ what’s included in Bronze




1/3 page advertisement in the Messenger

No cost events – get 2 tickets to LBA luncheons.

Your logo included on the LBA website homepage.

+ what’s included in Bronze




1/2 page ad in the Messenger highlighting platinum members.

No cost events – get 2 tickets to LBA luncheons.

Your logo and live link to your business on LBA’s website

Recognition for your business at LBA events

+ what’s included in Bronze


Our goal is to make LBA membership as inclusive as possible, and we don’t want membership fees to be a barrier to participation. Please contact us at about how we can work with you if there are financial concerns about the membership fees. We want our local businesses to partake in our association and feel supported by the Greater Longfellow business community! 

Longfellow Business Directory

The Business Directory lists all businesses in Greater Longfellow according to category and is released every two years. View an online version of the current directory or request a physical copy.

About the Directory

The Longfellow Business Directory has been an important part of the Longfellow community going back to the 1990s. It was started to help foster better communication within the business community and as an important way for businesses to connect with customers and a way for residents to identify the myriad of businesses within walking distance. It’s something residents can hold in their hands, flip through, and keep in a drawer for easy reference.

Since 2004, the Directory has been published in cooperation between the Longfellow Business Association and the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger.  It is published every two years, and is released with the December issue of the Messenger, delivered to over 8,000 households in Greater Longfellow. The 2024 Directory is the 11th book the LBA and Messenger have partnered on.

Be sure to tell us how you’re using this book – and how it’s helping you shop local and support the businesses right down the street!