Back in-person for 2021, this annual event brings together local businesses, community and business leaders, policymakers, and you - all to support our Lake Street community.
Funds raised at this event support the Lake Street Council’s work to rebuild, strengthen, and advocate for the Lake Street business community and the Twin Cities at large!
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Granada Theater
Date: November 9, 2021
Time: 1:30 p.m
The Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee (BIHZ) of the Minneapolis City Council will consider an ordinance amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, adding a new Chapter 353 entitled Third-Party Delivery Services, adding regulations related to fees charged to affiliated businesses.A copy of the proposed third-party delivery services ordinance is available on our website.
You are invited to express your opinions and/or submit such in writing by contacting Amy Lingo at 612-673-2565 or email@example.com. If you would like to participate in the public hearing by telephone, instructions are on the City Clerk’s website.
All public hearings shall be conducted by telephonic or other electronic means to limit the potential spread of COVID-19, pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13D.021. The public may watch the live broadcast on Comcast (Channels 14 or 799) or CenturyLink (Channels 8001 or 8501) or live stream on City Council TV.
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Hennepin County has a grant program to fund projects that prevent waste in the business sector. Areas of focus include replacing disposables with reusables, food waste prevention and innovative projects around research and development (to prevent waste).
Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until Friday, November 12, 2021, or until the annual program budget is exhausted, whichever occurs first.
Learn more and apply.
Waste prevention project examples
Review these project examples to see how waste prevention grant funding could be used at your business.
Reducing food waste and food waste tracking software
Taher Inc. in Plymouth tested food waste tracking software and were able to identify patterns of when and why food was being wasted and implement strategies to nearly eliminate the waste. Learn more about this project (PDF).
Reducing shipping waste
Retina Center of Minnesota conducted a pilot project to reuse shipping containers. Foam coolers easily lasted 10 cross-country road trips before becoming too worn to be replaced. Learn more about this project (PDF).
Reusable beer bottle system at breweries
Bayern Brewing in Missoula, Montana has found a way to resurrect a pre-1930’s reusable bottle filling system to keep glass bottles out of the waste stream. Bayern purchased a German industrial bottle-washing machine and launched their bottle reuse program “Eco League”. As a part of this program, they formed a cooperative with six of the state’s largest brewers who use glass bottles compatible with the washing system to collect bottles for washing. Learn more about this project (PDF).
Reusable containers in healthcare
Reusable containers and bags can replace disposable options to reduce waste and save energy and resources over their
lifetimes. Fairview Health Services used a grant from Hennepin County to buy reusable containers to replace single-use plastic bags to hold outpatient’s belongings. Learn more about this project (PDF).
The Northwest SBDC has launched a website with videos promoting wellness and self-care for small business owners throughout the Northwest Minnesota region. There are currently six short videos from local experts speaking to a variety of wellness topics. View the Videos. Current videos cover the following topics:
Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors is looking for interested individuals to serve on its board of directors. Healthy Seniors’ mission is to enable community seniors to live healthy, independent and socially connected lives. We’re a local nonprofit that follows the Living at Home/Block Nurse Program model. We provide services to older adults and caregivers in the greater Longfellow and Seward community. If you’re interested in serving on the board or would like more information, please contact Mary Albrecht, Executive Director, at 612-729-5799 or maryalbrecht@LShealthyseniors.org.
Shared Planet Home Organizing is one of our many home-based businesses in Longfellow. They provide practical organizing solutions for your home or business. Your “stuff” is viewed as part of our larger world and every decision, from where donations go, to what stuff you keep is made with sustainability in mind. A non-judgmental approach and eye for organizing can help you regain peace and order whether you are rightsizing, moving, or just looking to improve the flow of your day to day life. For more information visit sharedplanethome.com or find them on Instagram @sharedplanethome.
Arbeiter Brewing is hosting their first annual Oktoberfest Party October 9-10 with a FREE fun-filled, family-friendly weekend of activities! We have 2 days of activities including your favorite Oktoberfest games but also a bouncy castle for the kids, great music, and our collaboration Oktoberfest Bier, Gayderhosen. Gayderhosen is a collaboration with Deviant Minds who are a collaborative network of queer-identifying individuals and creatives across the hospitality industries. Part of our mission at Arbeiter is to help elevate and give a voice to people and organizations of the marginalized or voiceless and to have fun while doing such! A portion of proceeds will be donated to Deviant Minds.
TMC Publications has open positions for Editor, Sales Rep and Circulation Manager. TMC is the parent company of the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger, a 38-year-old monthly newspaper with a circulation of 21,000 in the Longfellow and Nokomis areas of Minneapolis, and the Midway Como Frogtown Monitor, a 45-year-old monthly newspaper with a circulation of 25,000 in St. Paul’s Midway, Como, Merriam Park, and Frogtown neighborhoods. View job postings here.
Come to the Mayoral Candidate Forum being held under the tent at Plymouth Church, hosted by Steven Square Community Organization! Get to know your candidates for Mayor of Minneapolis before the November 2nd election. We're also welcoming Fair Vote and Charter 4 Change to provide insight on ranked-choice voting and charter amendments!
October 4th, 2021
Plymouth Church Parking Lot (1900 Nicollet Ave)
Rain Date: October 11th, 2021 6pm-7:30pm
Brought to you in partnership with Elliot Park, LHENA, Phillips West, and Whittier Alliance
The Coliseum, a community commercial center since 1917, was almost destroyed following the civil unrest after the murder of George Floyd. In order to restore this historic 80,000 square-foot building, Redesign, a non-profit community development corporation, has closed on the acquisition of the space. This completed acquisition will allow Redesign to restore the building, which would have otherwise been demolished by its previous owners. Redesign has partnered with a number of Black-owned businesses to own and operate the building once restored. Read more via news from our partners at REACH.