Tangletown participating in area neighborhood priority plan supporting Lyndale Ave. and 54th St.

Tangletown neighborhood is partnering with Lynnhurst, Kenny, and Windom neighborhoods to develop a Neighborhood Priority Plan which suggests an approach to encouraging development specifically of a Special Services District for the area of Lyndale Avenue and 54th Street. Please review the NPP Plan Document to better understand the background and goals of this partnership and initiative. Submit questions about this proposal to info@tangletown.org. The proposal will be set for community approval at the September 16 board meeting.

Requesting proposals for food vendors for Tangletown’s annual 4th of July festival

Tangletown is now accepting proposals from food truck vendors and food concessionaires to serve at the annual 4th of July festival, Thursday 7/4 10am – 2pm at Fuller Park. This is a new approach to food for this year’s event, with the hope of bringing more variety to the concessions; emphasizing diverse food options, value pricing, local sourcing, and low waste.

Please review the Tangletown 4th of July Food Truck RFP document, and submit response and/or questions to info@tangletown.org. Applications are being accepted through Monday 6/17.

Resident Survey Regarding Southwest Area Businesses

Residents of Southwest Minneapolis,

The Nicollet East Harriet Business Association (NEHBA) has been given a grant from the city of Minneapolis. This grant is for the Great Streets Improvement Program that you may be familiar with.

NEHBA has hired Mind*Spark Creative to conduct research in Southwest Minneapolis in order to uncover the “emotional truths” about the area. We have been canvassing the area for the past three to four months engaging with business owners to gain a better perspective on how we (as a marketing firm), NEHBA and the City of Minneapolis can help to make Southwest more of a destination place.

We are looking to define it’s identity in order to help create a “sense of place” for the business owners, residents and consumers who spend time in Southwest Minneapolis. One way we are engaging the community is through a survey, found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nehba.

This survey will help us to identify how the residents of the area identify with Southwest and what it is that defines neighborhood for them. By identifying these elements, we feel it will help us to build on the existing personality of the area and help to bring it outward.

The survey will be open until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 14th. The results will be posted on www.NEHBA.org at the end of September. We appreciate your time. Your input is of great value to our research!

If you have any further questions, please contact info@nicolleteastharriet.org.

2011 Kingfield Area Business Advertising Opportunities

* Please note that this is not part of the Nicollet East Harriet Business Association (NEHBA)

The Kingfield Neighborhood Association has been hearing from many small and home based businesses that they are interested in local advertising opportunities. Thus KFNA is offering the following advertising options designed to support our neighborhood communication mechanisms and provide local businesses with the visibility they want.

You may select one, or all of the following advertising options. Each advertising option can also be added onto the optional $300 2011 KFNA Business Sponsorship which offers year-round promotional benefits including permanent linkage to the home page of our website.

Please contact Sarah Linnes-Robinson, KFNA Executive Director (sarah@kingfield.org or 612-823-5980) to discuss any of these advertising options or KFNA Business Sponsorship. Advertising opportunities are limited will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the year until spaces available are filled. Please mark the options you are interested in and attach an individual check for each option (indicate Option # in the memo line) made out to KFNA, 3754 Pleasant, MPLS, MN 55409.

Option 1 (please also indicate table size)

Kingfield Area Small & Homebased Business Market
–Hosted in partnership with MLK Park
Saturday May 22, 9:30 AM to 1 PM
4055 Nicollet Avenue South, Martin Luther King Park

A 1/2 day market featuring local businesses promoted to the surrounding communities by KFNA. A list all participants will be created and posted on our website for at least 3 months (including hyper-links to your business) after the event to residents can continue to find you easily.

Table Fees* (per 8 foot table)
$30 1/3 table
$40 1/2 table
$75 full table
*Note: $5 per fee is a donation to MLK Park to be used for community programming.

Option 2 (please also indicate the June or September issue)

$125 per issue business card size advertising in the KFNA News
Newsletter ad with website link on Kingfield Page at www.kingfield.org/newsletter. Website link is active for 3 months (or until next newsletter is published). Limited to 8 businesses each issue (first come first served.) Directly mailed to all 3800 homes, rental properties and businesses in Kingfield.
June 2011
September 2011

Option 3 (please indicate preferred month for electronic sponsorship)

$100 per week sponsorship of the KFNA E-Notice
Weekly e-notice delivered electronically, mid-week, to 1200 addresses, primarily to Kingfield residents and nearby neighbors. Website hits more than double on days the e-notice goes out often reaching over 300 hits. Sponsorship will run as part of the header and can hyperlink directly to your business webpage, or to a specially created local “groupon” style coupon—your choice. Limited to one sponsorship per business every six months. Opportunity will begin in June 2011.
Preferred month (June –December 2011)

Tangletown Gardens’ Garden and Art Tour, July 24

Featuring contemporary art by dozens of the regions finest artists installed for the day in private Twin Cities Gardens

Calling all art and garden lovers! Don’t miss Tangletown Gardens’ 2010 Garden and Art Tour, Saturday July 24th, 9:00-4:00, and evening reception. This year’s tour features nature and garden-themed works by dozens of the region’s finest contemporary artists, installed in some of best private gardens in the Twin Cities. Expect the un-expected, enjoy complementary refreshments and wine tasting throughout the day, on this self guided tour of natural and creative beauty. All proceeds support public garden and art projects throughout the Twin Cities.

View the event flyer

For more information, please visit http://www.tangletowngardens.com/