“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, 2012


What do you think when you drive up to the stoplight at the entrance ramp to I-94 at Riverside and see someone with a cardboard sign asking for help? Often we look down to adjust the radio to avoid making eye contact. We might roll down the window and hand over a dollar bill or a few coins. Monica Nilsson, director of community engagement at St. Stephens Human Services, came to our July SCCA … More


SPOKES is a neighborhood program sponsored by Seward Neighborhood Group. This program is a community bicycle and walking resource, located near the LRT Bike Trial on East 22nd Street. It’s later than hoped for, but Spokes-Bike Walk Connect should be up and running this month with a grand opening party scheduled for Wednesday, August 22 from 5 PM to 8 PM. To get ready for the grand opening, there are volunteer nights from … More

Legislative Update – Joint Meeting Recap

At our June membership meeting, SCCA collaborated with Longfellow Business Association (LBA) and West of the Rail Business Association (WRBA) to invite  State Senator Patricia Torres Ray, State Representative Jim Davnie and Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin to talk to us about activity at the state and county level that affects small businesses.

Both Torres Ray and Davnie reflected on a difficult legislative session. Senator Torres Ray joined the Jobs and Economic Growth … More