“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: April, 2014

About Blogging

*Peter Fleck, of PF Hyper, LLC recently gave a presentation earlier this spring to Soloprenuers. We asked him to write an article and share the information with the rest of the SCCA. Thanks Peter for sharing your wealth of knowledge ‘About Blogging’!


Written by Peter Fleck, PF Hyper LLC

The bedrock of anyone’s online presence should be their own web site (not Facebook). Ideally, the site will have blogging capability to allow easy … More

Welna II Hardware’s Paint Job

Welna Photo

*Thanks to Jim Welna for his contribution and cooperation in this article!

Over this past winter, Jim and Sue Welna have been hard at work remodeling the their store, Welna II Hardware. Their latest addition is a new Paint Studio! The build-out – including custom cabinetry made by our own Siewert Cabinet – expanded from just 4 feet of color chips to 20 feet! They have also added great Valspar paint including two zero … More

May Business Buzz

Crime & Safety Meeting Wrap up

At April’s SCCA Membership Meeting, Crime Prevention Officer Shaun Tillman spoke with Seward business owners about crime and safety in Seward. We compared crime rates from 2013 to 2014 and learned about preventative methods in decreasing crime in our businesses and greater community.

City of Minneapolis crime reports show that burglary of Seward Businesses is up from just three last year, to five so far this year. Since … More

Youth Chess Champs Seeking SCCA Support for Nationals


Students from Seward Montessori recently participated in the 2014 MSCA* State Scholastic Championships on March 29-30, impressively winning 1st place in the K-6 team trophy and 2nd place in the K-3 team trophy.

Long time SCCA member, Peter Munene coaches the Seward Montessori Shark Chess Club, and is planning to take the students to the US K-6 Elementary Chess Championship in Dallas, TX, May 8-12. For more info about the club and how the … More

Scam Artist Posing as Xcel Representative

Business owners beware! Local businesses are being solicited as targets in what’s known as a utility shut-off scam. This past March, local business Jim’s Barber Shop, received a call from an individual with a foreign accent, posing as an Xcel Energy representative. This person stated that Jim’s Barber Shop had to pay nearly $500 to avoid having his power turned off. and instructed the owner to purchase a specific type of untraceable money order, … More