Signarama Offers Holiday Promotion To NEHBA Members Only
Attention NEHBA Members!
Signarama has a holiday gift for NEHBA members only! They are offering you 50% off all banner orders between now through January 2nd.
Stop in, place your banner order and check out all the services they offer businesses.

Increase Your Business Visibility “Like” NEHBA Business’ Facebook Pages!

Be sure to “Like”  NEHBA area business’ Facebook pages to increase the visibility of all Southwest Minneapolis businesses including YOUR OWN! Just think of how many people could be viewing your Facebook posts if every business would “Like” each other’s pages!

What is an easy way to get this done?
All NEHBA member businesses listed in the left column are linked to their page which includes their facebook link (when a facebook exists). Click on the link to their facebook page and then click on “Like” located in the business banner at the top of the page. Make sure you are signed into your facebook account as your business.

If you have a business facebook page and it is not listed on your page, send the link to right away and it will be updated.

First Annual Holiday Mexican Jewelry Trunk Show at Zinnia Folk Arts Dec. 11

Zinnia Folk Arts, 826 W 50th St,  the only store in the Upper Midwest selling high quality Mexican folk art, will celebrate the holidays with a Mexican jewelry trunk show on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 4-8 pm. Join us at the corner of 50th & Bryant  to purchase or add to your wish list! New and vintage Mexican jewelry will be available for you to purchase or add to your wish list. Refreshments and more!

Zinnia Folk Arts offers a range of folk art, from the simple to the sophisticated. Our folk art includes, decorative and useable ceramics, nativities, Christmas decorations, textiles, wood carvings, jewelry, paper mache and many other delightful pieces from all over the great country of Mexico. Every piece we offer is hand-made and hand selected from the work of emerging and contemporary Mexican masters.

Photos available. Contact Anne at

Diamond Lake Rd & Nicollet Ave Holiday Shopping Events Dec 11
The businesses at Diamond Lake Rd and Nicollet Ave will be hosting open houses and happy hour events Thursday, December 11.
Participating Businesses:
5456 Nicollet Ave S
4-8 pm
20% off all merchandise
Check out our new community Theater, Matchbox Theater, located in the basement of Robin’s nest!
We will be showing classic films during the event!
Lolamax Salon Mingle and Jingle
5452 Nicollet Ave S
3-8 pm
20-50% off retail including gift sets. Check out the entire list of gift items on sale here.
5460 Nicollet Ave S
4-8 pm
Stop by and say hello to the owners of this new business at DLR & Nicollet Ave S. Free doggie treats for your furry friends!
Simply Jane Holiday Happy Hour Salon and Sale
5411 Nicollet Ave S
Thursday, Dec. 11 – 4-9 pm
Friday, Dec. 12 – 4-9 pm
Paintings, prints, wrought iron work, cards, animal rocks, holiday gifts and more! The Elias sisters and other Fabulous local artists work will be featured for sale. Drinks and snacks provided. Shop local!

Unwind Within Annual Open House

Saturday, December 13, 11-4
Come by for treats, chair massage and discounted gift certificates!


Signarama After Hours December 4
You are invited to join Signarama, 5451 Nicollet Ave S, for an after-hours open house on
Thursday,December 4th 4:30pm ’til 7:30pm.
Enjoy drinks and appetizers, special giveaways,as well as a tour of our facilities and a Q&A session.
Please RSVP to 612-315-3406 or All are welcome!Signarama’s owner, Alexander Lund opened the doors to his new full-service sign center, Signarama at the end of September.  His aim is to help other businesses in Twin Cities grow by offering creative signage solutions to fit any business at any budget.

Signarama is located at 5451 Nicollet Avenue and is open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and by appointment. Visit their website for a list of products and services.  Follow them on Facebook and on Twitter@signaramampls for design and marketing ideas and tips including photos of recent projects.

CenterPoint Energy Work on Bryant Ave. So. between 43rd & 46th Streets

We have just been made aware of an upcoming traffic disruption that we wanted to let you know about right away. Centerpoint will be doing some natural gas main work beginning October 16 and going through the end of November on Bryant Ave. So. between 43rd & 46th street.

We have requested that blue “businesses open during construction” signs be placed in the area and will be in close communication with both CenterPoint and the council member’s office on this issue as it moves forward.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Jen (Borger) Schmid at or 612-860-2444.

More information and updates can be found on the construction project website.

From CenterPoint Energy:

“I wanted to inform you of high profile construction project CenterPoint Energy will be starting later this month in Minneapolis. We will be replacing roughly 1/3 of a mile of natural gas distribution pipe along Bryant Avenue S., from 43rd Street W. to 46th Street W.Construction is expected to begin the week ofOctober 16th  and  be completed by late November to early December. Please anticipate traffic delays and potential lane closures in the areas of construction.

Last month, we mailed out customer letters to homeowners and businesses in the affected areas. Prior to construction, CenterPoint Energy will have signs directing the public to our construction zone website in the areas of construction.

I have attached the CenterPoint Energy Letter and Map to Residents and Businesses of the construction zone area. It would be great if you could spread this information to whom you see fit. If you are interested in receiving periodic updates regarding our progress, you can click here.

Please feel free to contact me with any further questions.

Best regards,

Ashley Osteraas | Communications Specialist


Opening Doors for Art Accessibility Fundraiser

Join Simply Jane/Simply ArtAble for a night filled with stories, music, and laughter. Special guests include renowned author, storyteller and NPR commentator Kevin Kling, Live Jazz featuring Gondwana and vocals by Barbara Meyer.

Saturday, November 15th, 7:30-9pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)

Beverages and hor d’oeuvres provided. There will also be a raffle and a book signing.


Simply Jane/Simply ArtAble Studio

5411 Nicollet Ave., Mpls, MN

 Admission: $40/person

If you can’t attend, please consider going to our website ( and making a charitable donation. Every dollar helps our mission.


PARK(ing) Day Saturday, September 20 From 10 am – 2 pm

Join us for the largest Park(ing) Day celebration in the Twin Cities! This second annual local event is part of an international celebration that transforms parking spots into temporary public parks across Southwest Minneapolis (and the world). Businesses in these intersections will be joining us on the streets and have sidewalk sales, crafts, games and more.

The parklets will be located in 9 business nodes from 10 am to 2 pm and each one will highlight the unique businesses at that intersection:

* 38th St. and Grand Ave.
* 42nd St. and Grand Ave.
* 46th St. and Grand Ave.
* 48th St. and Grand Ave.
* 36th St. and Bryant Ave. (new node this year)
* 38th St. and Nicollet Ave. (new node this year)
* 50th St. and Penn Ave. (new node this year)
* 50th St. and Xerxes Ave. (new node this year)
* 54th St. and Lyndale Ave. (new node this year)

Sponsored by Experience Southwest and  City of Minneapolis Government’s Great Streets program

Produced by The Musicant Group

For more information on the international festivities, visit:

Next NEHBA Business Meeting September 17

Join us for the next business meeting:

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Time: 4 – 5:30 pm

Location: Grand Cafe, 3804 Grand Ave 

Businesses will have time to socialize and connect with each other. Drinks and food will be available to purchase.  

Featured Speaker – Erik Brown, Erik Brown Homes/Remax Results

Topic –  Erik will be speaking on “Business 2 Business: Southwest Minneapolis Hidden Treasure of New Clientele. 

Featured Business – Samantha Smart Merritt from InnerCity Tennis

NEHBA welcomes both members and nonmembers of storefront and home based businesses to it’s monthly meetings. 

NEHBA Business Meeting and Networking Event

NEHBA is pleased to announce the monthly business meeting is back! Join us this Wednesday July 16, 2014 for a new meeting time and format with a focus on business-to-business relationships and networking. 

Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Time: 4 – 5:30 pm

Location: Grand Cafe, 3804 Grand Ave

Changing and extending the meeting time will allow more time for businesses to socialize and connect with each other. Drinks and food will be available to purchase.

Featured Speaker – Molly McCartney

As a NEHBA volunteer, Molly has managed the Experience Southwest Twitter account since it’s beginning. ExperienceSW has over 1,730 followers with 11,600 tweets.

 Topic – Twitter Tips

Molly will provide instructions and tips on how to use Twitter to increase your business presence on social media. Bring your mobile device – phone, ipad or laptop for a hands-on twitter exercise.

Featured Business – Joessa Austin of Jai Healing Studio

NEHBA welcomes both members and nonmembers of storefront and home based businesses to it’s monthly meetings.