“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: November, 2014

Coming Soon: SCCA Business Community Forum!


The Seward Civic and Commerce Association is happy to be introducing a new tool to our business community.  The SCCA Forums will provide a place online for businesses get together and have conversations.

In the forum, SCCA members will find a private, safe space for businesses to connect with each other, find mentors and share experience, plan and coordinate shared events or parties and festivals.  Members can use the forum to stay in the … More

November Business Buzz


Seward Winter Frolic: Art in the ‘hood is Coming!

With our first snowfall of the season behind us, excitement is building for the 15th Annual Seward Winter Frolic, held this year on December 5 – 7. Three days of arts, culture, performance, music, food and beverages in a variety of Seward neighborhood locations promises to be a fun way to kick off the winter season.

The festivities begin on Friday evening December 5th … More

Façade Improvement Grants for Businesses

Perhaps you’ve noticed a newly painted storefront or a new sign on a local business as you’ve walked, ridden or driven through the Seward neighborhood over the past few years. There’s a good chance that the business in question was a recipient of a Façade Improvement Matching Grant through the City of Minneapolis ‘Great Streets’ program.

Matching grants of up to $5,000 are available to business owners and owners of commercial properties who make More

Crime Prevention & Restorative Justice Go Hand in Hand


At the October member meeting of the Seward Civic & Commerce Association (SCCA), guest presenters offered insights into how individuals and businesses can both prevent crime and work with offenders in the aftermath of crimes committed. 3rd Precinct Crime Prevention Specialist Shun Tillman updated the group on recent crime statistics in the Seward area, while MPD Officer David Menter offered helpful information on common complaints of panhandling, public drunkenness and thefts.

According to Officer … More