Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association Info

Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association

Business Services

Introduction
The Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association (LNBA) takes a holistic approach to helping Lyndale businesses increase their capacity, connect with each other, and build relationships with Lyndale community members.  The following is a brief list of services that LNBA offers to neighborhood businesses. 

Connect
The following are some examples of how LNBA connects Lyndale businesses to each other, to business resources, and to community members.

Monthly Meetings
LNBA’s monthly meetings provide your business with the opportunity to connect with other businesses, learn what’s happening with the City, and get the information you need to help make your business a success.

Lyndale.org
LNBA provides numerous ways to let people know what is happening with your business through www.lyndale.org.  This includes posting monthly business profiles and business notes online, a large collection of information of business resources and programs as well as our new business directory (www.lyndale.org/business/directory). 

We are also working to connect businesses and community members through Lyndale’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lyndale.neighborhood), make sure to like us so we can share what’s happening with your business.

Lyndale Neighborhood News
The Lyndale Neighborhood News is Lyndale’s monthly newspaper that is delivered to over 8,000 residents and every business in the neighborhood.  Each issue includes a special business profile and business notes section.  You can also place a free classified ad in each issue.

Lyndale Business Matters
Lyndale Business Matters is LNBA’s monthly electronic newsletter for neighborhood businesses.  Each issue includes information about what’s happening in the local businesses community and important information for your business.

Business Sponsorships
LNA’s sponsorship program provides neighborhood businesses with the opportunity to be front and center in the neighborhood’s print, online, and electronic newsletters and is a great way to demonstrate your business’ commitment to community.

Advocacy
As your business association LNBA is here to help you navigate the City processes and make sure Lyndale is a safe, vibrant, and sustainable community.  Every day LNBA works with small business owners on public safety, licensing, zoning, and planning issues.  We also represent the neighborhood on larger projects like the reconstruction of Nicollet Avenue and I-35W/Lake Street Interchange.  You can get updates on this year’s Nicollet Construction project at www.lyndale.org/housing/Nicollet

Services
The following is a list of services that LNBA offers to Lyndale neighborhood businesses.

Business Information Sessions
LNBA has put together a resource packet for new and existing businesses in the neighborhood.  Please let us know if you business would like to set up a time to learn about what’s available for your business.

Free Notary Services
Need to get something notarized, just set up a time with Norma to come into the office.

Graffiti Busters
Over the past three years the Lyndale Graffiti Busters have cleaned up over 500 tags in the neighborhood.  This summer they will be back to help rid the neighborhood of graffiti.  If your business is tagged the Graffiti Busters can clean it up at no charge to you.  We also maintain graffiti clean-up kits year round that can be checked out from the Lyndale Community Center (3537 Nicollet Avenue).

Lyndale Bike Patrol
Each year LNA organizes the Lyndale Bike Patrol where the neighborhood raises money to hire off-duty police officers to patrol the neighborhood.  The program helps to build relationships between community members and the Police Department.  Let us know if there is a situation we should have the patrol check-out.

Membership
The Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association (LNBA) is a committee of the Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA).  LNBA was started in 2009 to ensure that LNA could take a holistic approach to improving the neighborhood that valued all community members (e.g. business owners, residents, property owners, etc.) as valuable stakeholders in determining the neighborhood’s future.  LNBA considers all businesses in the neighborhood to be members of the association and to date, we have been able to avoid having to charge membership dues. 

Service Area
The Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association is the officially recognized business association for the Lyndale Neighborhood.  LNBA’s boundaries are Lake Street on the North, Lyndale Avenue on the West, I-35W on the East, and 36th Street on the South.

Get Connected
For more information about LNBA contact Norma Pietz, LNA’s Housing and Economic Development Coordinator at norma@lyndale.org / 612.824.9402 x 15 or Mark Hinds, LNA’s Executive Director at mark@lyndale.org / 612.824.9402 x 16.

Download a copy of LNBA Benefits

About the Lyndale Neighborhood Association

The Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association (LNBA) takes a holistic approach to helping Lyndale businesses increase their capacity, connect with each other, and build relationships with Lyndale community members.  For more information on LNBA contact Norma at 612.824.9402 x 15.  Download a copy of LNBA Benefits for your Business.

Business Facade Program

The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) provides low interest loans for exterior improvements to businesses in the Lyndale neighborhood.  The Lyndale Façade Improvement Loan Program is an easy and cost effective way to attract customers to your business.

Interest rates are five percent fixed when secured with a mortgage or six percent fixed with UCC blanket lien or personal grantor.  There are no income restrictions for borrowers and loans may be taken by property owners or business owners, with property owner approval.  The loans are available for a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $15,000 with a maximum term of five years.  The lease term must meet or exceed the loan term, when loans are taken by business owners who are renting space.

You can read more about the program here or download an information sheet or application.  For more information about the program contact Norma Pietz at 612.824.9402 x 15.

Upcoming Events

Friday, July 25
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

A celebration in honor of community members who have helped to make Lyndale a safe, vibrant, and sustainable community.

Monday, July 28
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us at the July General Membership meeting to have a conversation with newly elected Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene, have a community discussion and vote on LNA's new Block Club Plan, and have a discussion about changing the name of General Membership Meeting.

Volunteer Special

ESL Teaching Assistant:
Lyndale’s ESL program has expanded and we are looking for volunteers to help us with the day time classes.  Daytime classes are every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon.  Teaching Assistants help in the classroom as directed by the teacher and provide one-on-one assistance to students.  Volunteering in the ESL classroom is a great way to learn about the diversity in Lyndale.  Contact Aryca@lyndale.org or 612-824-9402 ext. 26 to start honing your ESL skills!

2014 Lyndale Sponsors
Please take a moment to thank the following neighborhood businesses for sponsoring the Lyndale Neighborhood Association during 2014.


Community Builder
Highland Plaza
3009 Nicollet Avenue
Cooper & Reid, LLC The Low Cost Law Firm
825 Nicollet Ave
36th & Lyndale BP
3551 Lyndale Ave S
Zion Lutheran Church
128 W 33rd St

Neighborhood Partner
Butter Bakery Cafe
3700 Nicollet Ave
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St
Crema Cafe - The Home of Sonny's Ice Cream
3401 Lyndale Ave S
Los Andes
317 W Lake St
Prima Land, Inc.
PO Box 188
Redeemer Health & Rehab
625 W 31st St
The Chair
3255 Lyndale Ave
Valerie's Carniceria
3149 Nicollet Ave

Lake Wine & Spirits
404 W Lake St
MN Teen Challenge
1619 Portland Ave S
Pat's Tap
3510 Nicollet Ave S

Good Neighbor
Nicollet Subway
3043 Nicollet Ave
TruStone Financial Credit Union
2817 Lyndale Ave
Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Nicollet Ace Hardware
3805 Nicollet Ave
Showroom
615 W Lake St
State Farm Insurance
3430 Nicollet Ave
Royal Pet
3019 Lyndale Ave S
InnerCity Tennis

4005 Nicollet Ave
Blaisdell YMCA

3355 Blaisdell Ave S

Become a Sponsor Today!