“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

Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Financing for Renewable Energy

Lynn Hinkle, Director of Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association, attended our August SCCA Meeting to share information about the effectiveness and cost efficiency of solar energy. Many businesses might value the idea of renewable energy but find the hassle or the up front cost of installing solar panels prohibitive.

There are some financing options available to help with the up front cost, and SCCA is starting to look into ways that we might … More

Seward History Book Seeks Business Input

The Seward Neighborhood has a rich and storied history. From 1870 to 1880 the Seward neighborhood was used as the State Fair Grounds. After the fair moved across the river, the residential character of the Seward we know began to emerge. Even in the early 1900s, Seward was a community of immigrants. Many families from this early wave of newcomers remained in the neighborhood, and in some cases passed property down through three or … More

Seward Business Profile: KOKOON


KOKOON: Boutique without Borders

The industrial park between Minnehaha and 26th Street is home to an interesting mix of businesses, including roofing and construction companies, transportation and distribution centers. Among these more typical industrial park occupants is an attractive storefront that houses KOKOON, a design studio and warehouse owned and operated by fashion designer Laine Sou Weinberg. KOKOON is a contemporary women’s clothing line designed right in Seward and sold nationally through private … More

Birchwood Cafe Seeks Support for Expansion


Tracy Singleton, a long time SCCA member and owner of the Birchwood Cafe (3311 East 25th Street), is asking all interested parties to attend next Tuesday’s Seward Neighborhood Group Development Committee Meeting. A vote will be taken at that meeting regarding her expansion plans. Anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Seward is eligible to vote. Tracy has been working on this proposal for several years, and believes she has identified the … More

Tax Reform Town Hall

Minnesota Department of Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans will be in Longfellow on Saturday, September 22nd to hold a town hall meeting on tax reform for businesses. He will be presenting information on Minnesota’s tax structure and Governor Dayton’s plan for reforms. The meeting is structured as a town hall in order to allow business owners an opportunity to give feedback. If you have an opinion on this issue, have questions, or simply want to … More

Urban Sites Stormwater Tour

Longfellow Business Association has invited Seward businesses to join them on this interesting tour of projects in our neighborhood. Check out their description below, and RSVP soon if you’re interested – space is limited.




Thursday, September 13th
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Bus tour departs 9 am from
7-SIGMA, 2843 26th Ave S, Mpls

Are you a business owner, building owner, landscape designer or architect, civil engineer, water resources professional, student … More