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Interested in joining the Lincoln Park Business Group?


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Pictured in the Pocket Park:  LPBG President Charlie Deville, LPBG Board Member David Hoole, City of Duluth’s Jason Hale

Lincoln Park’s New ‘Pocket Park’

The small corner park on the corner of 19th Avenue West and Superior Street, often called the “Pocket Park”, was dedicated on June 22 during the Lincoln Park Solstice Street Party.

“This new park is a culmination of a lot of hard work and groups working together to make a positive change in Lincoln Park”, says Charlie Deville, President of the Lincoln Park Business Group.  “When groups and organizations work together and maintain a working relationship with their City, projects like this are possible. We hope everyone in Lincoln Park and the Duluth/Superior community have a chance to enjoy this park and to use it as a good example of how dedication and community involvement can produce positive outcomes for neighborhoods.”

Executive Director Announced for the Lincoln Park Business Group

“We are excited to announce the promotion of Julia Mattson to Executive Director of the Lincoln Park Business Group”, says Charlie Deville, LPBG’s President.  “Julia’s new role with our organization will ensure its longevity and continuity. Her new responsibilities will include building and strengthening relationships within the business community and growing the committees that are the backbone of the Lincoln Park Business Group”, Charlie adds.  “Please join me in thanking Julia for her eight years of service, and welcome her in this new role as she reaches out to Lincoln Park Business Group members”.

Member Profile

Bryan French, Director of the Duluth Folk School

Duluth Folk School

Some people have walked by the Duluth Folk School at 1917 West Superior Street, and wondered “what is this place?”  Well, this is the Duluth Folk School, and their mission is to teach people how to work with their hands, to learn skills, arts, and crafts, and have fun while doing it.

Bryan French and Tim Bates are the co-founders of this organization that focuses on hand crafting.  They were inspired by the Grand Marais Folk School, and are very excited about having a folk school in Duluth.  It’s important to them that the Duluth Folk School helps students learn for personal fulfillment and enjoyment, as well as contributing to the community.  Local instructors teach classes such as nature journaling, making rhubarb wine, rag rug making, making your own cocktail bitters, grafting hardy apple trees, crafting your own Greenland kayak paddle, introduction to kayaking, making your own felt hat, adult and youth basic woodworking, and circular saw skills.  Bryan says “watch the website for classes coming up”.

Currently, the Duluth Folk School is creating a traditional coffee shop and café, which will open the end of August.  They will have coffee, tea, beer, wine, soup, sandwiches, and pastries.  They even have a pastry chef creating recipes.  The “Dovetail Café & Marketplace” will be a wonderful addition to the Duluth Folk School and to the Lincoln Park neighborhood.  Check out their web site at, and on Facebook.

Help Sponsor the UMD Internship In Lincoln Park

Destination Duluth has seven interns from UMD working with them this semester. Sponsors of this program are able to have interns promote their business by writing about it, taking photos, promoting your business on Facebook, and even possibly having a drone shoot video of your location.

This is a great intern program that Destination Duluth is managing, and they are looking for additional sponsors to help cover their costs. It can be a tremendous benefit for your business–these interns are creative, smart and enthusiastic, and have experience in marketing and writing. By being a sponsor you will be supporting a very worthwhile program in Lincoln Park.

Please check out Destination Duluth’s website at for all the great things they do to promote Duluth. Contact Jerry Thoreson of Destination Duluth to find out more about their intern program. He can be reached at

Benefits of the Membership

  • Listing with your website link and logo on our website.
  • Ability to add your events to our website’s calendar.
  • A quarterly newsletter.
  • Advertising and promotional opportunities.
  • Event sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.
  • Current business group news via direct mailings and email news blasts.
  • Access to purchase printed membership list and labels.
  • Discounts on copying and faxing services.
  • Reduced vendor rates for festivals and events.
  • Assistance with special occasions or grand openings.
  • Primary consideration for business group contracts, purchases, and services.
  • Opportunities to network at business group events like after-hours socials, luncheon seminars, and membership dinners.
  • Advocacy for all of your local business concerns.

Thanks to all our friends of Lincoln Park Business Group!

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