“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: November, 2013

Small Business Utility Scam Targeting Xcel Customers

This information was forwarded to us from Ruth Romano from the Longfellow Neighborhood Association. It appears that scammers are targetting Minneapolis business owners.

Recently, one of the businesses on E Lake Street received a call from someone representing Xcel Energy telling the business that their check bounced and their power was going to be shut off in 45 minutes unless they obtained a pre-paid credit card with the balance due to give to the … More

MNSure Presentation to Solopreneurs

In October, Solopreneurs invited a speaker to talk about the impact that the Affordable Care Act will have on self-employed people, specifically. Our own Jenny Larson, convener of the Solopreneurs, put together some highlights of the law for us:

•    Coverage starts Jan. 1, 2014
•    If you want coverage by Jan. 1, you need to have chosen and paid for your plan by Dec. 15, 2013.
•    Open enrollment for MnSure lasts until … More

Hennepin County Offers Grants to Businesses to Increase Recycling

Did you know that nearly two-thirds of waste created at businesses is recyclable?  Having a strong recycling program conserves natural resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, can help a business’s bottom line, and demonstrates their commitment to sustainability to their customers.

Is your business recycling? Do you want to start or improve your current recycling program? Now you can!  Hennepin County is currently offerring grants of up to $50,000 for local businesses to start … More

Seward Winter Frolic: Art in the ‘hood coming soon December 7th and 8th

Businesses this is your chance to promote your business to the community!

The map and brochure will go in late November but is going to press at the end of this week.  If you want to promote an activity or special during the Frolic now is the time.  Send an email to Kerry@sng.org.

This winter frolic is going to be bigger than ever, we will have Pedicabs driving down Franklin and around the … More

Lining the Way to Seward

Seward welcomes husband wife team, Lee and Meggin Gregory and their business, Sir Lines-A-Lot to the neighborhood!

Sir Lines-A-Lot, is a full service line striping and pavement marking company that provides high quality highway, roadway and parking lot striping services throughout the Twin Cities, rural Minnesota and western Wisconsin. In business since 2004, the Gregory’s moved the business to Seward Neighborhood this past April.

photo 3

Lee Gregory says the transition from their old location to … More

Go Birchwood, Go!

The Birchwood Cafe, a Seward neighborhood staple and Twin Cities favorite, is expanding!

On Saturday, October 18th, the cafe celebrated their eighteenth year of providing “good real food,” and announced plans to renovate their current location.  Looking to raise funds for this renovation through the Kickstarter Program, the Birchwood Cafe has set a goal of raising $100,000 by November 24th.

The renovation will expand their current location,  creating a new and improved cafe, greater … More