You can help protect our local lakes and rivers by adopting a local storm drain near your business and pledging to sweep, rake, and pick up the sidewalk and pavement near the drain.
Businesses who sign up for the Adopt-a-Drain program commit to:
Participating businesses will receive a welcome packet with training and safety tips, plus a window cling and/or a stack of postcards to display.
The City of Minneapolis is sponsoring this pilot program to engage businesses in Adopt-a-Drain; participants may be invited to participate in an interview and give feedback about the program, and/or be featured in a short video endorsing the program. For more information, contact Adopt-a-Drain at email@example.com
Attend this Lunch & Learn hosted by Women Venture and learn about how a culture of safety can help improve your bottom line, and how to reduce cost using preventative tactics. Topics will include the basics of risk management, workers compensation insurance, and tips on how to determine the proper insurance coverage needed for your business. Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 12 - 2pm. Learn more and Register.
Are you thinking about solar panels for your home or business? You can get help from the City of Minneapolis Green Cost Share Program and other resources in 2020. Businesses can receive incentives up to $50,000. The incentives are awarded first-come, first-served with an early bird application deadline of Dec. 1, 2019. Learn more and apply.
Mark your calendars for lunch on Wednesday, December 11 at Squirrel Haus Arts. More details coming soon!
Attend this Lunch & Learn hosted by Women Venture and learn the need-to-know basics of accounting, taxes, and payroll for your company. Presented by Amanda Turkey, leading professional in tax law and small business accounting. Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 12 - 1:30pm. Learn more and Register.
Two-thirds of small businesses listed for sale never sell, and only 15% are passed on to family members. Acquisitions by larger firms or out-of-state buyers often lead to layoffs and restructuring.
But a local buyer may be closer than you think! Join Nexus Community Partners and SPACC for our upcoming event and find out why more and more employers are securing a their company legacy by selling to the employees who help operate it! To learn more and register please visit the Chamber’s website here. Scholarships available - just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunrise Banks - The Bridge
2525 Wabash Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Tapestry Folkdance is now hosting a social dance class dedicated to folks 55+. No experience is required, no partner needed and all abilities are warmly invited. Classes are $3 each or Pay What You Can. Drop-ins are welcome and snacks will be provided!
Seniors Joyfully Dancing
Fridays 9:30 - 11:00am
Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Ave
Celebrate Lake Street’s business community with drinks, food, and fun! Join the Lake Street Council on Thursday, November 7th and enjoy a variety of local beer, wine, aguas frescas, a silent auction, games, and good company with other corridor stakeholders. Register and purchase tickets HERE!
The Lake Street Council engages, serves, and advocates for the Lake Street business community in Minneapolis to ensure the vitality and prosperity of the commercial corridor. The funds raised at this event help us continue our work supporting and advocating for Lake Street businesses.
Ticket purchase includes:
The Lake Street Council is hosting workshops this month on how to defend yourself from common attacks on the street using natural reactions. The short workshop (with instruction in English and Spanish) will help you feel safer, stronger, and more empowered. It will combine demonstrations of simple principles with exercises for the most common situations you may encounter. This class is open to all fitness levels. Please come in comfortable clothes that allow you to move.
Workshops will take place on Monday, October 28 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. OR Wednesday, Oct 30 from2 - 3:30 p.m. at Krav Maga Minneapolis LLC.
PLEASE RSVP: https://lakestreet-selfdefense.eventbrite.com
A Conversation with Wellington at The Schooner Tavern
If you’ve driven past Lake and Minnehaha recently, you’ve probably noticed the start of construction in the new Aldi parking lot. The south half of the lot and adjacent drive land is being refreshed with new pavement, sidewalks and stormwater infrastructure. The northern portion of the lot is slated for 189 units of housing called Midtown Corner to be developed by Wellington Management. There is a project website for Midtown Corner where you can view updates and photos during the construction process: www.midtowncorner.com
Come join us for a happy-hour conversation on how the construction and future housing will impact Downtown Longfellow and the wider business community. The Schooner Tavern will be hosting and Project Manager, Casey Dzieweczynski, will be there with diagrams to answer any questions and concerns. Snacks will be provided by the LBA and happy-hour drinks will be available for purchase. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Wednesday, October 23
4:30 - 6:00 pm
The Schooner Tavern
2901 27th Ave S.