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Pre-Black Business Week events

These are the events happening the week before Black Business Week.

Strive Publishing Bookstore grand opening

Strive Publishing Bookstore grand opening

About this event

Date

Wednesday, July 20th

Time of event

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location 

Attendance type: in person

IDS Center

80 South 8th St., Suite 254

Minneapolis, MN 55404

About this event

You can join us for the grand opening of Strive Publishing Bookstore. This event features Anthony Walsh, author of "Hockey is for Everybody"  

Who can attend

This event is open to the public.

Organizer

Strive Community Publishing

Event contact information

Strive Community Publishing

Summer social networking

African American Leadership Forum, Twin Cities: summer social networking

About this event

Date

Wednesday, July 20th

Time of event

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location 

Attendance type: in person

The Yard at Graze | Provision + Libations

520 North 4th St.

Minneapolis, MN 55401

 

About this event

This is a fun, free and casual summer social. Make new connections and learn more about the African American Leadership Forum (AALF).

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Who can attend

This event is open to the public.

Organizer

African American Leadership Forum

Black Business Week events

These are the events happening during Black Business Week.

Black Business Week Kickoff Summit

Black Business Week Kickoff Summit

About this event

Date

Monday, July 25

Time of event

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location 

Attendance type: in person

Sabathani Community Center

2nd floor gym and banquet center

310 E. 38th St.

Minneapolis, MN 55409 

About this event

Council President Andrea Jenkins will host the kick-off event for Black Business Week. This event is open to all.

Business owners can access resources to help them:

  • Launch, sustain, and grow their local business.
  • Hear from local leaders on a policy roundtable discussion.
    • This discuss will focus on economic recovery and small business support.

Community members will have the opportunity to:

  • Network
  • Support a variety of Black:
    • Organizations
    • Businesses
    • Vendors

You can find more information on the Ward 8 Facebook Page.

More event information

Who can attend

This event is open to the public.

Organizer

Council President Andrea Jenkins

 

Event contact information

Council Member Andrea Jenkins

Ward 8

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Address

City Hall
350 S. Fifth St., Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Business support funding for creatives: grant application clinic

Business Support Funding for Creatives Grant Application Clinic

About this event

Date

Tuesday, July 26

Time of event

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Location 

Attendance type: in person

Rare Productions

3010 E Lake Street

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

 

 

About this event

Two new funding opportunities are available under a Business Support Funds for Creatives.

These grants will support Minneapolis-based:

  • Small creative businesses
  • Arts and cultural nonprofit organizations

We invite these groups to apply. At this event, we'll help anyone who has questions or needs help with their application.

 

 

Who can attend

We encourage the following groups to attend and apply:

  • Creative entrepreneurs
  • Small creative businesses
  • Arts and cultural nonprofit organizations

Organizer

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy

(City of Minneapolis, City Coordinator's Office)

Event contact information

Tor Chavarria

City Coordinator's Office - Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy

Phone

612-749-7496

Black Business Week roundtable discussion

Black Business Week roundtable discussion

About this event

Date

Tuesday, July 26

Time of event

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location 

Attendance type: in person

NEON

1007 West Broadway Ave. N.

Minneapolis, MN 55411

 

About this event

This event connects you to commercial property owners and developers. Get advice from property owners who received the Commercial Property Development Fund (CPDF). You can also get business help and resources from the City. 

We can help you:

  • Start your business
  • Get advice on business
  • Find resources on how the City can help with your business

 

Who can attend

This event welcomes current and prospective:

  • Commercial property owners
  • Developers

Organizer

  • Bethany Turnwall
  • Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) - host location

Event contact information

Bethany Turnwall

City Clerk's Office

Phone

612-673-3198

Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)

Business panel: How to expand beyond East African customers

Business panel: How to expand beyond East African customers

About this event

Date

Wednesday, July 27

Time of event

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location 

Attendance type: in person

Nomadic Oasis

2525 East Franklin Ave.

Minneapolis MN 55406

About this event

This is an event to discuss growing the businesses of immigrants in Minneapolis.

Who can attend

This event is open to the public.

Organizer

Council Member Jamal Osman

Event contact information

Council Member Jamal Osman

Ward 6

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Address

City Hall
350 S. Fifth St., Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Opportunity and access - doing business with the City of Minneapolis

Opportunity and access - doing Business with the City of Minneapolis

About this event

Date

Wednesday, July 27

Time of event

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location 

Attendance type: in person

Minneapolis Urban League

2100 Plymouth Ave. N.

Minneapolis MN, 55411

About this event

This event will explain how to apply for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE).

This program aims to get more women and business owners from marginalized groups to take part in:

  • State and City contracts
  • Procurements
  • Target Market Program

Target Market Program

Black-owned businesses can learn about our Target Market program and the biding process.

 

Who can attend

We invite Minneapolis Black Owned Businesses, in all industries, to attend.

Organizer

Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights

(City of Minneapolis)

Event contact information

Kailleen Perez Garcia

Civil Rights

Black business networking reception

Black business networking reception

About this event

Date

Thursday, July 28

Time of event

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location 

Attendance type: in person

Breakfast Bar

319 1st. Ave N.

Minneapolis, MN 55401

About this event

This event is a chance for Black business owners and entrepreneurs to build business relationships.

Create opportunities in a setting that is:

  • Comfortable
  • Sophisticated
  • Relaxed

 

Who can attend

We invite Black business owners and entrepreneurs to attend.

Organizer

Sumaya Mohamed

Sponsor

Comcast

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The business of sports

The business of sports

About this event

Date

Thursday, July 28

Time of event

6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Location 

Attendance type: virtual event via Zoom

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About this event

This virtual event aims to educate and inspire young, Black athletes who are interested in a career in sports.

We'll educate attendees on:

  • The amazing career opportunities in the sports industry
  • The availability and accessibility of careers in the business of sports
  • The roles sports has played in the civil rights movement

Who can attend

We invite Black youth to attend this virtual event.

Organizer

Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights

(City of Minneapolis)

Event contact information

Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights

Phone

612-673-3012

Address

City Hall
350 S. Fifth St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

East African Community Resource Fair

Let’s get informed: East African Community Resource Fair

About this event

Date

Friday, July 29

Time of event

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location 

Attendance type: in person

Brian Coyle Community Center

420 15th Ave. S.

Minneapolis, MN 55454 

About this event

This event is a space for East African:
  • Community businesses
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Other community members

At this event, we'll explore the resources available to you at a city, county, and state level.

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Watch the East African Community Resource Fair 2022 video

Who can attend

We encourage the following groups to attend this event:

  • East African community businesses
  • East African entrepreneurs
  • Other community members

Organizer

Council Member Jamal Osman

Event contact information

Council Member Jamal Osman

Ward 6

Dream Team Beauty presents: a lesson for Gen Z

Dream Team Beauty presents: a lesson for Gen Z

About this event

Date

Saturday, July 30

Time of event

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location 

Attendance type: in person

2010 Fremont Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(Attached to a church, upstairs)

 

About this event

This is a youth hair training event hosted by Dream Team Beauty.

This event will teach young girls:

  • The technical skills of braiding
  • Proper hair washing techniques

The host will teach 7 - 10 students during this event.

Students will:

  • Have the chance to interview for a job. This gives them practice at an early age
  • Get a video of their lesson to take home and practice
  • Earn certificates at the end of the lesson

Who can attend

We invite youth interested in pursuing hair care as a career to attend.

Organizer

Dream Team

  • Antonisha Woods
  • Enia Kyle
  • Makada Williams
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Event contact information

Antonisha Woods

Dream Team Beauty, Braider

Phone

651-560-0483

 

Fabulously fit for future generations

Fabulously fit for future generations

About this event

Date

Saturday, July 30

Time of event

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location 

Attendance type: in person

1106 West Broadway Ave. N.

Minneapolis, MN 55411

 

About this event

This event aims at creating a space to deal with people's mental health as it relates to Covid-19. It gives an outlet to maintain a healthy mental mindset during and after such a critical time.

 We'll show the following tools:

  • Centering calming and meditation
  • Cardio
  • Demonstrations
  • Anatomy
  • Nutrition
  • Progressions across the floor
  • Proper stretching
  • Pilates

These tools are a way to help keep a good mental state and well being.

Who can attend

This event is open to both youth and adults.

Organizer

  • Dr. Sharon Cook, Les Jolies Petites School of dance 

Event contact information

Dr. Sharon Cook

Les Jolies Petites School of dance 

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Minneapolis 311

Hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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Mayor's Office

Address

City Hall
350 S. Fifth St., Room 331
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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