“SCCA is a dynamic organization that is responsive to the business community.”
SCCA Member: Suzanne Weinstein, Coastal Seafoods

Monthly Archives: January, 2013

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

SPOKES and Max Duckler Honored

At December’s end-of-the-year banquet, SCCA honored two businesses who have been an essential part of our business association and community for years.

SPOKES, a neighborhood bike/walk center, was honored for its open-door approach, emphasis on healthy living, and intentional commitment to working with immigrant communities in Seward. These values are at the core of SCCA and the Seward neighborhood, and we are proud to have SPOKES as an active business in our community.

Max … More