“SCCA is my way to give back and help grow our local business community, which is key to keeping Seward as a sustainable neighborhood.”
SCCA Member: Tracy Singleton, Birchwood Café

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2015 Business Honor Roll Recipients

Each year the SCCA Board of Directors selects two businesses from the Seward Neighborhood to honor with the SCCA Business Honor Roll Award. The 2015 awards were announced at the Annual Celebration in December and went to Suzanne Weinstein of Coastal Seafoods and Bethany Lutheran Church for the Soup for You program.

Honor Roll Award Suzanne Weinstein Coastal Seafoods

(Photo: SCCA President Joe Buck with Suzanne Weinstein)

Suzanne Weinstein of Coastal Seafood’s accomplishments include:

  • For 30 years your business has
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Soup for You Café Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Soup for You singers 1st Anniversary

Pastor Mike and Judah with 1st Anniversary Cake pic by Jim Welna

2015 Business Honor Roll recipient, Soup for You Café at Bethany Lutheran Church, celebrated its first anniversary on February 2, 2016 with singing, cake, prizes and a community celebration. They set a new record for attendees that day, serving 104 members of the community five different kinds of soup. They also passed a major milestone, serving the 10,000th bowl of soup during the anniversary meal, marked by ringing a bell. There were More

February Business Buzz

Business Advisory Meeting: Plastic Bag Ban and Working Families Agenda

February 19, 2016: 2:00–3:30 P.M. Calhoun Square: Former Republic Space #2200 2nd Floor / NW Corner | 3001 W. Lake Street

Does your business use plastic bags? Join us at this Business Advisory Meeting to learn from Minneapolis City Council Member Cam Gordon on how the proposed ban would affect your businesses. Plus provide feedback about how the proposed ban would affect your businesses.… More

January Meeting Recap: City Council Meet & Greet

SCCA Jan 2016 meeting at Chef Shack

The January SCCA meeting featured Council Member Cam Gordon and Marcela Sotela, aide to CM Abdi Warsame, taking questions from members about a wide range of city issues. CM Warsame was unable to attend due to the birth of his new daughter, but will come of the February meeting instead. Topics of discussion included the Working Families Agenda sick leave policies, the proposed Bring-Your-Own-Bag ordinance, new streamlined licensing for food trucks to attend special More

January Business Buzz

January Business Buzz

Paid Sick Leave Public Meetings

The paid sick leave workgroup has officially set dates for their public meetings to get feedback as they work to develop a policy recommendation. This group is composed of 15 members, just more than half of whom are business owners or representatives of business associations.

Remaining meetings include:

January 17th – for Hospitality and Service Industry
7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Aster Café, River Room, 125 … More

SCCA Board Elections Held on December 17

It’s that time again – yes, the holiday season, but also the annual SCCA board member elections! At our Annual Celebration & Board Elections on Thursday, December 17, Seward businesses and civic members will cast ballots to elect the 2016 SCCA Board of Directors. For more than 50 years, SCCA has represented Seward’s vibrant business and civic community, and helped to make Seward a great place to work and live in.

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December Business Buzz

Better Futures Minnesota Warehouse Liquidation Sale

MOVING LIQUIDATION SALE THIS WEEKEND!! Better Futures Minnesota is in its final weeks at the 6100 Olson Memorial Highway Warehouse. We will be open this weekend: Friday, December 11th, 12 pm to 7 pm and Saturday, December 12th, 9 am to 2 pm. ALL PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS MUST GO!!!!

Better Futures Minnesota recently relocated to Seward at 2620 Minnehaha Ave. www.betterfuturesminnesota.com

Seward Co-op Opens New Friendship Store

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SCCA Member Profile: Ivy Arts Copy & Print

Vicki Joan Keck, the owner of Ivy Arts Copy & Print, greets everyone with a big smile and warm hello. Her motto and goal is to be “Your Neighborhood Print Shop” and she loves helping customers make their dreams come true. Ivy Arts Copy & Print is an independently owned shop run by theater artists with a focus on printing for the arts and the neighborhood community. As Vicki describes it, “No bells, whistles More

Welcome Hillary Oppmann, new SCCA Staff!

This month Hillary Oppmann started as the new staff person for SCCA. Current staff person Erin Thomasson won’t be going far; she will be returning to work full time for Redesign. Over the next month Erin will be working with Hillary to hand off the reins, but will still be available to assist when questions arise. Redesign has generously made space available in their office for Hillary to work, so the connection between SCCA … More

City Changes Course in Workplace Regulations Debate

See SCCA’s October Post for background on this issue.

Mayor Delays Scheduling Requirements
After weeks of vocal opposition by the Minneapolis business community to the City proposed Working Families Agenda, Mayor Betsy Hodges announced on October 5th that implementation of the controversial ‘Fair Scheduling’ regulations would be dropped from the current push to implement new workplace regulations. The Mayor stated:

“When it comes to fair, predictable scheduling, I have heard from many

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