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

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Minneapolis SBA to Offer Free Class for Business Leaders

This spring, the Minneapolis office of the Small Business Association (SBA) will offer a free class for executives looking to grow or improve their business. Developed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the E 200 course offers qualified business owners powerful benefits including innovative strategies to grow, acquire financing, access new markets and leverage networking.

Past year Minneapolis participants include Certus EDM, Christensen Law Office, CorAzon, Flair Fountains, Gandhi Mahal, Guaranty Commercial Title, Harry … More

Executive Director of NAMI MN Sue Abderholden presents at January SCCA Meeting

Mental illness is an issue that is relevant to nearly all of us as business owners, family members, and friends. At SCCA’s January meeting, we were fortunate to have the time to consider the importance of mental illness with a visit from Sue Abderholden of NAMI MN.

In addition to providing information about the definition of mental illness, its prevalence in modern American society, and the ways in which we can fight the stigma … More

Meet our New Board Members!

At our January member meeting, SCCA held board elections, and we now have a 10 member board for 2013! Board members serve three year terms, which means newly-elected (and reelected) members will serve through 2015. Meet the newest members:

Abdulcadir Haji, owner of An Nuur Restaurant – An Nuur Restaurant opened at the beginning of last year in Seward, and Haji is excited about getting involved with the business community.

Jennifer Anderberg, manager at … More

Changes to Articles of Incorporation

At our January meeting, SCCA made some changes to the organization’s articles of incorporation.. Here is a list of the changes:
-Throughout the document, the term “businessmen” was changed to “businesspeople.”
-The address of the organization was updated.
-The clarity of statements that defined Seward’s neighborhood boundaries was improved.
-The number of board members was changed from between 9 and 25 to between 7 and 11.
-Restrictions regarding the timing of the annual meeting … More

Zipp’s Liquors Fundraiser for Seward-Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership

On February 9th, Zipps Liquors is teaming up with the Seward-Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership to present an evening of fun and fundraising at the Minneapolis Eagles Club. The event, which runs from 6:30 – 9:00 pm, offers a chance to sample beer, wines, and liquor, enjoy food and treats from local businesses, and partake in Zipps’ now-famous silent auction. And after the party, it’s the after party, featuring a keg of Sugar Shack Maple … More

Capitol Cafe Grand Opening This Weekend!

This weekend, Capitol Cafe at 2417 E Franklin will host a two day event to celebrate their grand opening! On Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th, the Cafe will be serving a variety of warm beverages and baked goods from 7 am to 8 pm. On Saturday, stop by between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm for a traditional coffee ceremony, or come any other time to check out a new neighborhood business!… More

Solopreneurship Meeting January 23rd

This month’s solopreneurs meeting is coming up next Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 10 am. The meeting will take place at Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave. S.

This meeting won’t have a specific topic or speaker, but will simply provide a chance to network and have a discussion about life as a solopreneur. Bring any questions, struggles, or updates about your business or work. Bagels and coffee provided!

All are invited, whether you are a … More

2013 Board Member Elections

In addition to the presentation on mental health issues in the workplace, January’s membership meeting will provide an opportunity to vote in elections for the SCCA Board of Directors! Here are brief bios for the candidates:

Jenny Larson, owner of Jennifer Larson Communications Design, will be running for reelection after 3 years on the board.

Jim Welna is the owner of Welna II Hardware. He has served on the SCCA Board since 1988, including … More

Twin Cities Maker at the Hack Factory

There is no question that the unique blend of businesses and mission-driven organizations is part of what makes Seward a great place to live and work. The variety of interesting and innovative enterprises is seemingly endless, and we were recently reminded of this fact during a trip to the Hack Factory at 3319 E 26th St.

The Hack Factory, home to the non-profit Twin Cities Maker, is a combination workshop, education center, and collaborative … More

2013 Meeting Topics

In the next three months, SCCA’s monthly member meetings will provide presentations on topics that are relevant to a wide variety of business owners. Here’s what we will be focusing on:

-In January, Executive Director Sue Abderholden of the Minnesota National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will come to speak to business owners about how to identify and prevent mental health issues with employees.

-In February, Andre Xiong of Hennepin County Environmental Services will … More