Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Calling all boutique employees, local shoppers and anyone with a passion for fashion. We want to see your ideas on Patch!
Patch is seeking fashion experts to contribute to our Local Voices platform and help educate the masses on the right shoes to wear with that pencil skirt, next seasons top color trends and more. We would love for owners or employees of local boutiques to post an "Outfit of the Week" or for a savvy consumer to keep us up-to-date on the latest trends with regular posts on what's happening in the fashion world. If you love to photograph fashion, you can showcase that passion as well in Local Voices post. Part of the Patch mission is to strengthen communities and improve the lives of their residents, but we can't do it without you. Our Local Voices section allows members of the community—from cooking enthusiasts to local politicians and …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development shares some advice.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Still need something for Mom? Check out some local suggestions here.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Wood, who is an avid runner, will go the extra mile to serve your business with great advertising deals.
One of Patch's goals is to make life ridiculously easy for our communities, and that includes businesses. To that end, we introduce Eric Wood, Patch's new Local Ad Manager for Patch's sites in Apple-Valley/Rosemount, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Northfield, Richfield, and Southwest Minneapolis. Eric comes armed with ridiculously cost-effective advertising deals that should fit most any budget. To introduce you to Eric, we asked him to share some interesting facts about himself: Home: Long time resident of Southwest Minneapolis. Home state: Iowa. He "still bleeds Black and Gold). Career: Close to 10 years in local media and advertising sales. Previously worked the south metro for the Star Tribune and sold advertising for Minnesota …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
April's business news includes a continuing foreclosure fight, new bars and restaurants, flat home sales, a new HCMC clinic, business awards and a new bakery.
Editor’s Note: The following is a collection of business related articles that appeared on the following Patch sites in April 2013: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Edina Municipal Liquor Stores Among Most Profitable in Minnesota The City of Edina's three municipal liquor stores brought in $1.445 million in net income during fiscal year 2011. How About a Brewpub in Hopkins? They currently aren’t allowed in the community, but inquiries have prompted the City Council to discuss whether to change that. Sammy's, Version 2.0, Ready for Dog Days of Summer Sammy's Speed Dog—a gourmet hot dog diner—…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Owners are encouraged to claim their business listings in Southwest Minneapolis Patch's Directory to better promote their business and inform readers and consumers.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Fill out our form and we will run a profile on Patch so residents can learn more about you and the business where you work.
If you are an employee of a local small business, Patch wants to learn more about you. We want to know more about the people who work in our town. What's the best advice you've ever received? What are your Pet Peeves? What's your dream vacation? Fill out this "Employee Spotlight" form, upload a photo and we will post a profile about you on Patch. Have fun with it. Use the right scroll bar to see all the questions. Please fill out the form and click the "Submit" button before you upload a photo. Click on the white and green "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the right. You should see a thumbnail of your photo after you upload it. Include your name in the photo caption. If you have any questions about the form, email Kevira.Voegele@patch…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Don't wait for us to come to you. We'll give a shout out to local small businesses who fill out the form below and upload a picture.
If you own or manage a local small business, Patch wants to hear from you. Fill out this "Business Spotlight" form and we will feature your company on Patch. Use the right scroll bar to see all the questions. Please fill out the form and click the "Submit" button before you upload a photo. Click on the white and green "Upload Photos and Videos" button above. You should see a thumbnail of your photo after you upload it. Include the business name in the photo caption. If you have any questions about the form, email Kevira.Voegele@patch.com.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Two identical meetings are being held next week, after needing to be rescheduled from earlier in the month.
The road to a small area plan for a handful of Linden Hills business nodes is nearing the end of Phase II. The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC) and the City of Minneapolis' Community Development and Economic Development Department is hosting its third public engagment opportunity next week. Two identical community workshops will be held from 6-9 p.m. on April 24 and April 25 in Southwest High School's Media Center, 3414 W. 47th St. LHiNC began its quest for a small area plan in March 2012 after the controversial Linden Corner development was shot down by the city council. Small area plans are fairly common throughout Minneapolis, and allow neighborhood preferences to be embedded in the city’s zoning code. What do you want Linden …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The sweet-treat shop will open next to Prima.
The newest addition to the 5300 block of Lyndale Avenue, FreeStyle Yogurt, is set to open its doors Tuesday, April 16. Owner Dave Brandner confirmed the opening with Patch Tuesday afternoon. With other locations in St. Paul, Roseville and Hudson, WI, FreeStyle boasts that it can offer a healthier alternative for locals with a sweet tooth. "Our product has around one-third the calories of ice cream, half the sugar, and 95 percent of our flavors have no cholesterol," Brandner told Patch in a previous interview. "Plus, every yogurt flavor is full of live and active cultures." Those bacteria, yogurt boosters say, promote gastrointestinal health and help the body's immune system. Are you excited for this new shop to come to town? Tell us in the…