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Northside Business Luncheons

Every 3rd Thursday, current and prospective business owners gather at our Northside Business Luncheon to connect and learn business best practices through a different topic each month. These luncheons are a collaboration between NEON and the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition (WBC). Follow NEON on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for information on upcoming luncheons, or visit our luncheon page for recorded sessions! 2020 topics will be published after the new year.

Last year was the 3rd annual Toast to Northside: Business Awards. These awards recognize business leaders on the Northside. Awards are community nominated and given in the following categories; Business Rock of the Northside, Paper Maker of the Northside, and Scissor Business of the Northside. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!


The awards ceremony will be published by the end of the month on the "Northside Business Luncheons" YouTube channel.

What's the latest news on NEON? Check out our "NEON in the News" page for local media coverage of the work we are doing in the Northside Community! 

What we do

We expand economic development opportunities

and build wealth for entrepreneurs in north Minneapolis and surrounding communities.

We work with

Entrepreneurs who are thinking about starting a business and those who are already existing businesses owners. 

We offer

Spaces to work, expert guidance from NEON Business

Advisors, mentorship, business incubation and development, training, workshops and more!

Get started

Register for NEON's Thinking About Business Workshop

as our team guides you through the process of turning your idea into a viable business model.