“It’s great to be with folks who are facing similar challenges and want to make our community better.”
SCCA Member: Jim Welna, Welna II Hardware

Monthly Archives: December, 2012

The Family Business of Bussing

Seward is often thought of as a place where small business can flourish, and the existence of small, family-owned businesses on Franklin and in the surrounding area is an essential part of our vibrant and active business community. But Seward is also home to another type of family business, one that operates on a much larger scale.

In the offices at 2100 26th St, just east of Hiawatha, Jefferson Lines is exactly that. Founded … More

End-of-the-Year Banquet at An Nuur

At our end-of-the-year SCCA celebration, SCCA businesses will have a great chance to check out a new neighborhood restaurant and sample a variety of flavors from around the world. An Nuur International restaurant, which features a dine-in restaurant and an adjacent banquet room that is used for weddings and other celebrations, was opened by owner Abdulcadir Haji earlier this year. Mr. Haji is a former Army veteran and has been a businessman all his … More

Seward Co-op Publishes 40th Anniversary Book

This month, your local co-op published a book called “Growing with Purpose” to commemorate the organization’s 40th year in existence. The book features interviews with a variety of people who have helped the co-op grow from the ground up, and their stories are featured alongside beautiful photographs from local photographer Chris Bohnhoff.

Available for $23.95 from the co-op, the book features stories from the neighborhood and narratives from the natural and cooperative food movement, … More

At Joint Meeting, Energy Efficiency Options for Businesses Abound

At last month’s joint meeting with the Longfellow Business Association and the West of the Rail Business Association, a panel of experts presented on a variety of new opportunities that could allow your business to save money on energy expenses. The following organizations presented on energy efficiency assessments, upgrades, and financing options for businesses:

Based in the Longfellow neighborhood, Affordable Energy Solutions (AES) provides energy efficiency consulting, utility bill analysis, and diagnostic testing with … More