LBA Board elects new members


The Longfellow Business Association (LBA) held its annual meeting at Galapagos Bar and Grill on Lake Street on May 11, 2023 where it held its annual election of board members and officers. Front row, left to right, are newly elected board members: Cathy Heying, The Lift Garage, treasurer; Ken McCraley, KMS Construction, president; Anna Tsantir, Two Bettys Cleaning, vice president. Back row: Dan Kennedy, Kennedy & Cain; Lauren Callis, Curiosity Studio; Denis Woulfe, Longfellow Nokomis Messenger; Michael Cain, Kennedy & Cain; Henry Slocum, The Bicycle Hub Co-op; and Dan Swenson, Alexander’s Auto Repair. Not pictured: James Freid from Minnehaha Scoop and Carley Kammerer from Wildflyer Coffee. The LBA will hold its first board meeting with its new slate of board members and executive officers on June 20.

Like many organizations, the Longfellow Business Association has been in a period of reorganization during the depths of the pandemic. It recently entered into a contract with Redesign for new staffing, went through an extensive strategic planning process, and now with the new board and executive officers, will begin looking at activities for the rest of 2023 and into 2024. One of first projects will be the work on the biennial Longfellow Business Directory, which is a joint project between the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger and the Longfellow Business Association. Longfellow businesses should expect to receive a survey about their business for classification in the Directory within the next month.


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