“With monthly SCCA meetings we have been able to address many concerns and interests of the local businesses in a timely way.”
SCCA Member: Suzanne Weinstein, Coastal Seafoods

Monthly Archives: November, 2015

City Changes Course in Workplace Regulations Debate

See SCCA’s October Post for background on this issue.

Mayor Delays Scheduling Requirements
After weeks of vocal opposition by the Minneapolis business community to the City proposed Working Families Agenda, Mayor Betsy Hodges announced on October 5th that implementation of the controversial ‘Fair Scheduling’ regulations would be dropped from the current push to implement new workplace regulations. The Mayor stated:

“When it comes to fair, predictable scheduling, I have heard from many


SCCA Member Profile: Encore Upholstery Studio

Flowery chair

Mary Opila and Marge Higgins are professional upholsterers who launched their studio this past summer out of their home in Seward. They haven’t always been upholsterers: Mary practiced architecture for more than 20 years with a large firm, and got her start by designing and building furniture evenings and weekends. This led to her spending a year in Hickory, North Carolina, where she trained with factory upholsterers and apprenticed with a local craftsperson.

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K’ul Chocolate Member Tour

Like kids in a candy store, SCCA members who embarked on a tour of the K’ul Chocolate production facility and retail store on October 21st were all smiles in anticipation. The tour and the chocolate energy bar samples didn’t disappoint. The owner of K’ul Chocolate, Peter Kelsey, conducted the tour with support from his wife, Elena Kelsey, and Sales Manager Jane Mocchia.

The process of creating bean to bar artisan dark chocolate was More

November Business Buzz


Sample 2 Gingers & More at Zipp’s

Zipp’s Liquors, a neighborhood gem since 1961, has a full schedule of wine, beer, and spirits tastings, as well as classes, in November. Stop in the store from 4 – 6 pm on November 14 to sample 2 Gingers Whiskey, a local operation that has “expanded into an international sensation.” For a listing of all the events at Zipp’s, visit their website at http://www.zippsliquors.com/


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