REACH Twin Cities is part of the Lake Street Leadership Recovery Coalition (LSLRC), a group of community leaders who came together to collaborate on recovery and renewal efforts after the civil uprising following the murder of George Floyd. Work has begun, but it may be years or even decades before we see visible outcomes of new development, rebuilt infrastructure and strengthened social supports. REACH is a collaboration among dozens of community-based groups promoting renewal, recovery, and wellness efforts. Check out their new website here.
Need more funding? Have a COVID-19 EIDL? Did you know it can be modified by increasing the amount up to 24 months of economic injury or a maximum of $500,000, whichever is less?
Check out Page 7, Question #19, on the Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan page for information on how to request more funds.
On-site vaccination clinics are a critical tool to make vaccinations as accessible as possible to your local community. Your small business, bank or agency could support this effort.
The On-Site Vaccination Clinic Toolkit includes a roadmap for working directly with vaccine providers to launch vaccination clinics in places people know and trust, sample roles and responsibilities to guide discussion and planning with your vaccine provider, and points-of-contact for vaccine providers offering on-site vaccination services.
Additionally, if your organization operates across multiple geographies and is interested in launching a national partnership with vaccine providers, please reach out to COVIDPartnerships@who.eop.gov for additional information and assistance.
The Longfellow-Nokomis Messenger is putting together a special section for the July paper to thank our community for supporting local businesses this past year. If you'd like to be included and shout out thanks to your amazing customers and clients, you still have a week to do so. The deadline is Monday, June 21. Contact Denis for details!
Businesses in Hennepin County are eligible to receive free business advising and consulting services through Elevate Business HC, a new initiative offering no-cost business advising and other resources to help businesses recover from the pandemic and build for future growth.
In addition to mentoring and general business advising, professional services and consulting expertise offered at no cost to businesses in Hennepin County include a wide range of practical assistance:
To get started, you can contact any of the organizations listed here and let them know you are interested in participating in Elevate Business HC.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre has been an active member of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Arts community for the past 40 years. With continuous involvement in exemplifying the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the organization, Zorongo supports and stands by the importance of expressing oneself through art. We encourage anyone who wants to try Flamenco to come to attend a class. We have a beginner's course designed to help new attendees get comfortable with the basics of Flamenco.
As we reopen, we are also looking for new board members to join the Zorongo family. Anyone and everyone is welcome. All you need to do is email Michael Bargas at email@example.com and a member of the board will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you know someone who would be a good fit, please let them know Zorongo would be happy to have them!
"Some members have danced Flamenco for years, others had not heard of this art form before joining the board. That diversity is part of what makes being a member of Zorongo's board interesting, engaging, and rewarding." - Board Member Trish
Since 2004, the Longfellow Business Directory has been published in cooperation between the LBA and the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger. We are just getting started on work for the 2022 Directory, which will be printed and distributed to neighborhood households this December. It is totally FREE for your business to be included in the directory. Please take a look at your current listing HERE (there is an alphabetical index of all businesses in the back). If you have any changes or updates, you can click on the fillable pdf survey below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in purchasing ad space in the Directory, you can reach out to Denis Woulfe at 651-917-4183 or email@example.com
Eligible employers, such as businesses and tax-exempt organizations with fewer than 500 employees and certain governmental employers, can receive a tax credit for providing paid time off for each employee receiving the vaccine and for any time needed to recover from the vaccine. For example, if an eligible employer offers employees a paid day off in order to get vaccinated, the employer can receive a tax credit equal to the wages paid to employees for that day (up to certain limits). Learn more
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal has now re-opened. The SBA has also added the following updated resources.
Kennedy & Cain, PLLC is a small law firm located at 3400 E Lake St. Minneapolis, MN that practices primarily in business law (transactional and litigation) and criminal defense. Kennedy & Cain, PLLC seeks to fill the role of FT legal secretary/paralegal. The position will provide support to two attorneys and manage day to day communications with clients. Salary commensurate with experience.
To apply send your resume and two references to Michael Cain at firstname.lastname@example.org