Bethany Wood of HealthSource Chiropractic of St. Paul, 1053 Grand Ave., was chosen as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year as part of Minnesota’s celebration of National Small Business Week on May 3-9. The state’s winners were chosen for their success in starting or helping small business and their efforts to give back to the community. Each business also received assistance from the U.S. Small Business Association in the form of guaranteed loans, business training, consultation and more. The SBA Minnesota District Office will join partners across the state to celebrate the winners at events to be announced soon. To learn more, visit sba.gov.

The Grand Avenue Business Association is partnering with Lunds & Byerlys to sponsor a blood drive for Memorial Blood Center that has been reschedule from noon-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 9-10, at 799 Grand Ave. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused a flurry of cancellations of blood drives and placed enormous pressure on much-needed blood supplies. To register to donate, visit tinyurl.com/yallfekz and enter code 4860. For more, contact Brian Wagner at 651-497-4387 or info@grandave.com.

Suntide Commercial Realty has purchased Johnny Baby’s on the northwest corner of University Avenue and Chatsworth St. and plans to renovate the longtime bar as a retail establishment. Suntide closed on the sale in March and immediately began work to improve the 5,376-square-foot property, including new windows and landscaping. “We think this is a great opportunity for Suntide to improve the neighborhood and add retail,” said Barb Schuba, CEO of Suntide, a commercial real estate company headquartered at 2550 University Ave. W. in St. Paul.

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