Northside Business Luncheons

Stay tuned for 2021 Northside Business Luncheon topics!

Previous Luncheons

Toast to Northside Business Awards

Our final Northside Business Luncheon of the year was our annual Toast to Northside: Business Awards! While we were still unable to meet and celebrate in person, we still celebrated virtually in a format similar to our regular Northside Business Luncheons.

Business Rock of the Northside Winner: K’s Revolutionary Catering

Paper Maker of the Northside Winner: H. White Men’s Room

Scissor Business of the Northside Winner: theNEWmpls

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Special Guests:

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Small Business/Commercial Financing:

Panelists discussed the different financing options, both traditional and non-traditional, available to entrepreneurs.

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Wealth Building and Business Succession Planning:

Panelists discussed the different ways to build generational wealth through small business ownership and the importance of business succession planning to keep this wealth in the community.

Watch the recorded luncheon here.

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September 2020: Metro Blue Line Extension (LRT) and It’s Impacts

Presenters gave updates on the new direction of the project. Northsiders also gave their input on steps needed for a robust community engagement plan.

Watch the recorded luncheon here.

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August 2020: Planning, Zoning and Development

Along with the regular panel discussion, developers will gave updates on the status of some current projects on West Broadway.

Watch the recorded luncheon here.

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July 2020: Creative Entrepreneurs

Our amazing group of panelists discussed how to make a living as an entrepreneur in the creative space, organizations that support artists, and more!

Watch the recorded luncheon here.

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June 2020: Cultural Districts

Rather than a traditional panel, community members and business owners asked questions regarding cultural district funding and support to those involved in creating the policy. Read more about the City of Minneapolis Cultural Districts here.

Watch the recorded luncheon here.

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Wondering how to engage with the local political process? Visit this luncheon’s resource sheet.

Multimedia Production: Bruce Williams- Human Luminous https://humanluminous.com/

May 2020: Social Media Marketing

Panelists covered how to properly set-up your social media to maximize its impact, creating an effective social media campaign, and PR. Special focus was given to the importance of social media marketing to stay connected to customers in light of the pandemic.

Watch the recorded luncheon here.

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Looking for marketing tips & tricks? Visit this luncheon’s resource sheet.

Multimedia Production: Bruce Williams- Human Luminous https://humanluminous.com/