“I’ve been an active member of the SCCA because I like to be involved and know what’s going on with neighborhood businesses.”
SCCA Member: Rick Siewert, Siewert Cabinets

Monthly Archives: August, 2013

A Push for Solar Energy In Seward: Four Case Studies

Article by Jared Hanks

The SCCA is currently working with the city on an energy project this year. The goal of this project is to help at least three businesses in the Seward Community implement Solar Energy Systems. In an ongoing study, the SCCA is gathering information from its members about their experiences and interests in energy efficiency projects, specifically solar energy.

The following are four case studies from various businesses in the … More

Will your business thrive after you sell?

by Jim Welna

We all want our businesses to be successful when they pass to new ownership.  Selling your business to family members or existing employees can be very successful or a disaster.  Tom Hubler from Hubler for Business Families was the featured speaker at the July SCCA general membership meeting.  SCCA invited him back after his well received presentation to the Solopreneurs group last November.

Tom discussed the importance of planning for … More

August Business Buzz

Beez Kneez moving to Seward

After putting significant effort and time into their original Longfellow Honey House, Beez Kneez has run into an insurmountable obstacle preventing them from completing the renovations to the building where they started their bricks and mortar build out. While this was a disappointing turn of events, we are pleased that Seward had a space to offer – in Redesign’s Seward Commons project, next door to SPOKES, at 2204 Minnehaha. … More

Close Associates Seward Project Wins Star Tribune Home of the Month

Article by Jared Hanks

Photos Courtesy of Close Associates

Close Associates, an architecture firm located on the east border of Seward, has mastered the art of infusing environmental sustainability with architectural technology for generations. They also focus on empowering their community to take an active part in the initiative. Since 1938, Close Associates has striven to produce quality architecture work on projects, large and small, and have been locally and nationally recognized for it.… More

ArtiCulture Kickstarter for Seward Gateway Sculpture

ArtiCulture is looking for the last of their matching funds for their next big community art piece, after being awarded a Community Connections Grant in partnership with SNG and Redesign. The project is a 8′ tall structure shaped like a house, which will be covered with mosaic designed and built through a community process identifying what makes Seward home to those of us who live and work here. The artist that will be … More