“We joined SCCA to learn from and work with other successful businesses in the Seward neighborhood.”
SCCA Member: Jim Welna, Welna II Hardware

Monthly Archives: June, 2013

Welcome to Verdant Tea!

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David Duckler, owner of Verdant Tea, hosting the first tea tasting for their staff in the new tea house at 2111 East Franklin

Family legacies can come in many forms. For longtime Seward business owner Max Duckler and his son David, that legacy includes a solid head for business, a strongly held set of values, and a love for the community found in Seward. The similarities don’t stop there. Both Max’s business (CaptionMaxMore

Make A Splash Extension

You didn’t miss your chance to take advantage of our bulk buy for pre-rinse sprayers and hand sink aerators. Get the details here. We’ve heard great reviews on the quality of the sprayers from some restaurants on Lake Street. You can save $400 in utility bills with a single sprayer each year, and $100 per year with each aerator. New deadline to order is 6/30. Email info@sewardbusiness.org for an order form!

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June Business Buzz

Another Independent Video Rental Store Goes Dark

It’s not been long since most of us could easily walk to a store that offered movies for rent, but the large chains fell hard and fast, with most closing their doors by 2010. That was actually a boon for Filmzilla, which took over the former Crown Video and Tanning location at 2701 East Franklin that same year, and quickly benefited from an interesting kind of … More

Wood from the Hood: A Case Study in Online Marketing

Our May Member meeting, besides delicious catering by Himalayan, included an interactive presentation on social media and online marketing, driven by the questions of members who attended. We had a great turnout, and it was a treat to meet in the inspiring environment of ArtiCulture for the first time. Many businesses had more specific questions about their own outreach following the meeting, and Redesign provided $100 scholarships to meet one-on-one with Jennifer Larson More