“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


The Seward Civic and Commerce Association was founded in 1964 by seven local business owners. SCCA is a nonprofit association with membership made up of businesses located in Seward, and has grown to over 90 members. The organization has a Board of Directors consisting of business representatives from the neighborhood. SCCA hosts monthly meetings of interest to its members and strives to be responsive to member needs. For more information about joining SCCA, please visit our Membership page.

Mission Statement

The mission of the SCCA is to provide a forum for Seward businesses to plan, discuss, advocate, and network for mutual benefit.

Values and Beliefs

  • We believe that members must be active in providing resources to the community at large.
  • We value a safe, clean community.
  • We value a respectful environment in which to work and live.
  • We believe in profitable, long term growth of the community.
  • We believe in providing our members with services which meet their needs and expectations
  • We value our residential neighbors
  • We value honesty and respect in all activities.

Board of Directors

President: Allyson Tarnowski, Fortune Fish & Coastal Seafoods

Vice President: Joe Buck, Buck Brothers Construction

Treasurer: RyAnne Quirk, Fun City Dogs

Secretary: Open Position


Kat Shepherd Jack’s Hardware & Farm Supply

Hibo Abdi – Redesign, Inc.

Carla Steffen – Zipps Liquors

Suzanne Weinstein – Beyond Tilefish, Inc.