MSA MN Media Advisory: Bold North Must Include Support for Local Businesses

Local business groups create website to promote shopping local at small independent businesses for Super Bowl and call on City to invest resources where small businesses need it most.

For Immediate Release
January 26, 2018
Corinne Horowitz, (612) 232-1655
Jill Peuranen (612) 404-0268


MINNEAPOLIS, MN—    Small businesses with Metro IBA and Main Street Alliance will launch While You’re Here, an online resource providing directories and special offers visitors (and locals) can use to experience the real Twin Cities.

While You’re Here will feature MetroIBA and Main Street Alliance members, and partner with Chinook Book to offer special offers that visitors (and locals) can use to experience the real Twin Cities.

The group will urge City leaders to refocus their energy to support small businesses, rather than focusing on large corporations and developers.  Businesses will call on leaders to implement ideas generated by the city’s Innovation Team that would promote and support minority owned businesses and businesses citywide.

WHEN: Monday, January 29th 2018 at 10:30am

WHERE: City Hall Rotunda

WHO: Speakers include:

  • Molly Glasgow, Point Acupressure

  • KB Brown, Wolfpack Promotionals

  • Danny Schwartzman, Common Roots Cafe,Minneapolis


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