“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: July, 2014

Zipp’s Finalizes Phase I Remodel

photoZipp’s is getting a long overdue makeover! Over the next few weeks, the entire look of the store will change. We’ve reorganized our wine section, rotating some shelves and opening up floor space. This makes the store feel much more open and spacious. We’ve installed a few new banks of shelves along the walls, and some products have moved around to fill them! We also got rid of the giant blinds that formerly covered More

July Business Buzz

Next Community-Wide Open Streets Planning Meeting: July 9th 

On June 13th, Seward businesses interested in participating in the Open Streets event this August came together for the first (of two) Open Streets planning meeting at Pizza Luce. We had a great turnout with at least 25 businesses represented from along the Franklin commercial corridor. We heard from Colin Harris, Open Streets’ coordinator, about the inspiration and history of Open Streets in Minneapolis. Colin also … More

Northern Clay Presents: Six McKnight Artists

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Six McKnight Artists, is an exhibition featuring the work of 2013 McKnight Fellowship recipients Keisuke Mizuno and Kimberlee Joy Roth, and 2012 McKnight Residency recipients Pattie Chalmers, Haejung Lee, Ann-Charlotte Ohlsson, and Nick Renshaw.  The exhibition is on view July 12 – August 31, 2014.

Celebrate summer and the opening of Six McKnight Artists with an afternoon open house.  See fantastic works of sculpture and pottery created by the Exhibition artists and get … More

Annual Legislative Update Summary


On June 9th, businesses from Seward, Longfellow, and West of the Rail came together for the Annual Legislative Update. A delicious lunch was provided, courtesy of Gandhi Mahal.

State Representative Jim Davnie offered a summary of State legislative accomplishments and policy changes over the past two years. Jim’s talking points included: raising the minimum wage to $9.50 over the next two years; updates on various tax bills, including $167 million in tax cuts for … More

Solcana Crossfit: Enriching Community, Empowering Individuals

Recently, I had a chance to meet with Hannah Wydeven, owner and Head Coach at Solcana Crossfit, to learn about Crossfit training and discuss what her burgeoning business is bringing to the Seward community.


Hannah recommended I show up for the interview meeting with workout clothes, and with a water bottle. Naturally, I was excited to get a taste of the Crossfit experience, firsthand. I anticipated a light workout, and a brief interview; … More

Green Business Grants


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 offering grants of up to $50,000 for local businesses to start … More