The Highland Business Association is seeking an individual with a high level of energy and enthusiasm to serve as its next executive director. For information, see The association is also seeking volunteers to help with weeding the garden beds and tree basins along Ford Parkway and Cleveland Avenue as part of its landscaping, maintenance and beautification strategy for Highland Village. For more information, visit

Jewish Family Service of Saint Paul, 1633 W. Seventh St., is expanding its employment services with the aid of a grant from the Saint Paul Jewish Federation. The services are now supported by a full-time staff person to help people search for jobs, develop a resume, improve interview skills, get additional training and access public transportation. For information, contact Nancy Cohen at 651-329-1092 or

Keg and Case West 7th Market recently announced the addition of two more vendors and the kickoff of its summer outdoor movies in the park. In addition to the previously announced Poppin and Juice Wisely, new vendors R+R Cultivation and Joey Meatballs have joined the vendor lineup at the market. R+R Cultivation owners Nick Robinson and Lance Ramm are now offering a continually changing mix of organic mushrooms. Joey Meatballs was scheduled to open June 30 with chef Josh Hedquist offering build-your-own pasta bowls. The market also is hosting classic movies at dusk on Thursdays, including Jurassic Park on July 8 and The Mighty Ducks on July 15. For the full schedule, see

CynCity is offering 90-minute walking tours of where some of the most infamous criminals of the 1930s used to hang out in downtown Saint Paul. Upcoming tours are being offered on all Saturdays and Sundays in July, beginning from Rice Park. The cost is $20. For reservations, visit

Good Neighbor Barber Shop has opened at 1692 Randolph Ave. next door to Carbones. Owner Nick Hoshor was working at Groveland Barbershop on Saint Clair Avenue for five years and decided to venture off on his own.


The International Institute of Minnesota has broken ground for the expansion of its headquarters at 1694 Como Ave. The $12.5 million project includes a new 16,000-square-foot wing with six classrooms, interactive training labs, and gathering spaces for clients and their families. The institute’s current 18,000-square-foot building also is being renovated. The expansion will allow the organization to increase its workforce training and other programs to serve an additional 500 new Americans annually. The institute, which was founded in 1919, achieved several milestones last year. It surpassed 25,000 refugees resettled since 1974 and assisted in 15,000 citizenship applications being filed since 2001.

Ideal Image has opened in the Victoria Crossing South Mall, 850 Grand Ave. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Ideal Image offers personal health services and aesthetic treatments such as laser hair removal, body sculpting, Botox and anti-aging procedures.


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The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) plans to move its headquarters two blocks to the Great Northern Building, 180 E. Fifth St., in downtown Saint Paul by August 1. DEED’s first relocation in nearly two decades is expected to save taxpayers thousands of dollars every year with a reduced footprint. DEED will occupy the 11th, 12th and 13th floors of the historic building.



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