The mission of the LynLake Business Association is to serve as a forum for the businesses and residents of this area and to play an active role in its revitalization.
It’s time for our 2017 annual membership and dues drive. We are currently now completely volunteer driven. Your dues are important for us to maintain and improve our website and our communications with all the businesses within the district.
In 2017 infrastructure improvements in the form of colorful wraps to all the utility boxes in the district, as well as a new design of banners reflecting the bike culture that has strong roots at Lyn Lake were installed, courtesy of the Special Service District. Holiday lighting continues to make Lyn Lake one of the most attractive commercial districts in the city. All the trash receptacles in the district have been replaced with new units and include ash receptacles that take the place of the peeling and dilapidated models that had reached the end of their useful life. And in 2017, re-planting and clean-up will occur in the gardens behind the decorative fences in the district.
Lyndale Open Streets will return on Sunday June 6th . Last year saw record attendance of over 23,000 people. 14 businesses took advantage of the LLBA sponsorship for fees to be on the street. This year the length of Open Streets will expand all the way down to Minnehaha Creek!
This year businesses will be kept busy with Minimum Wage Proposals being promoted by city council, traffic changes with the upcoming long term closures for 35 W and Lake Street Reconstruction from Blaisdell to 5th Ave as a new transit station is built over 35 W.
The immediate goals for the LLBA is to find volunteers willing to work on one of our 3 newly formed committees: Membership and Communications, Marketing and Special Events, Development and Long Range Planning.
The 3 best reasons to join the LLBA are:
1. To expand your network and get to know other businesses, and help shape and develop a vision for improvement.
2. To find ways to increase business by looking for strategic alliances with compatible business.
3. To learn and understand that the contribution of volunteer commitment in looking at area wide strategies ultimately benefits all businesses.