WBBA Is Hiring!

Are you interested in helping local businesses?

Please check out our recent job posting: Business Services, Website and Marketing (pdf)


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Small Businesses and Climate Change Internship

WBBA is excited to announce a new internship: Small Businesses and Climate Change Internship

Do you find yourself straightening crooked picture frames and picking up random trash and bottles until you find a bin for them? Are you the type of person that helps organize your local neighborhood cleanups? Do you love Minneapolis and our small business community, especially the West Bank? Are you passionate about mitigating the effects of climate change? If so, read more here: wbba.thewestbank.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2019_EnvironmentalInternship-1.pdf

Hours and Compensation:

Flexible hours, mixed availability with …

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Invitation and Membership Renewal Reminder

WBBA business friends,

It’s a critical time for the West Bank community and for our organization.

When the city entertained the idea of development in Lot A / the 16th Avenue lot in back in 2012, the West Bank Business Association was there to help lead an inclusive outreach process. Along with our community partners, we created a channel so that the concerns and needs of the West Bank community could be heard. 

In 2019, when a project for Lot A was announced, the West Bank Business …

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2019 West Bank Night Market

Hello West Bank Businesses,

We invite you to join us for this year’s West Bank Night Market!

Last year’s market drew hundreds of people to the neighborhood for art, food, and music.

Held Saturdays July 6 – August 24 from 5pm-10pm, this year’s night market will be a way for the neighborhood to take a dark, empty lot and fill it with fun and light.

An added benefit: during the weekend of the night market last year, crime for the neighborhood was reduced! Let’s bring some more positive and …

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WBBA is hiring a Marketing & Communications Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

Primary Functions:

The marketing and communications manager will work with the Executive Director to execute the West Bank Business Association’s outreach, communications, and program services to benefit area businesses as well as guests to the West Bank.

Principal Duties:


Work with the Executive Director to communicate opportunities to area businessesCreate area newsletters highlighting activity on the West BankTranslate and/or work with translator to make information more accessible

Social Media and Website

Create and schedule social media content Help maintain content on the …

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West Bank Music Festival Updates

Hello friends,

Apologies for the delay in sending out this summary and notification. As you may be aware, the third weekend in August (this approaching weekend) is when the West Bank Music Festival would traditionally be held.

Due several factors such as the upcoming construction along Cedar Ave, the consequences construction would have on the logistics and expense of a festival, the mixed financial success of last year’s event, and the lack of sponsorship/venue interest in a …

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We live here, work here, and learn here – Please help keep our neighborhood clean!

We live here, work here, and learn here – Please help keep our neighborhood clean!

Hello West Bank friends,

As part of our upcoming cleanup, we will also be launching a graffiti prevention and awareness campaign. We worked with local artist Kevin Cannon to design a series of educational flyers, which we then had translated into Oromo, Somali, Korean, Hmong and Spanish. Flyers will be available for pickup from the WBBA – or you can download them here:

You can download print-ready versions of all the fliers here:

We Live Here – English (pdf)
We Live Here – Somali (pdf)
We Live Here – …

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West Bank Light Rail opening celebration!

Greetings West Bank Businesses!


The Light Rail opening event is going to be here before you know it – and we’ve got some great ways for you to get involved. Please read below to see how you can participate in the opening festivities.


The main event will be on June 14, 2014 held in the Lot B (1817 3rd St S) and this will be a “reception style” lot – where we’ll be welcoming folks to the West Bank from the light rail and directing them outwards …

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Small Business Housing and Resources Fair

Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA) with our partner organizations are excited for the upcoming Small Business and Housing Resources Fair being held Saturday, January 18 from 10am-3pm at Hamline University’s Anderson Center (774 Snelling Ave N, St Paul 55104).

The fair is free and open to everyone. Interpreters will be available in Hmong, Lao, Vietnamese and Karen.

Vendors from the following areas will be represented:
– Business Support Services
– First-time Homebuyer Programs
– Affordable Housing Programs
– Business Lenders
– Mortgage Lenders
– Renter advocacy & support
– Legal services
– Social services

Workshops will be held throughout the fair on the following topics:
– Important Issues to Consider Before Opening …

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Reminder – Monthly Member Meeting Thursday Nov 21st

Hello awesome members,

Just a reminder that our Monthly member meeting is next week – Thursday November21st, 4:00pm at Augsburg Oren Gateway Center. The first meeting of the board will be at 3:00pm (immediately prior) and is open to the public.

Moving forward, our member meetings are going to be about special topics / opportunities / information sessions for businesses – and we’ll talk more about that on Thursday!

On the Agenda:
– Introductions (5 minutes)
– Board Update (10 minutes)
– Loyalty Card Opportunities (5 minutes)
– Meeting Topics for 2014 (5 minutes)
– Strategic …

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