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SCCA Member: Jim Welna, Welna II Hardware

Author Archives: Hillary Oppmann

Small Business Saturday – November 26th


Submit your events and promotions to SCCA!
Saturday, November 26, 2016 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our communities. Is your small business planning an event or special promotion? Send details to Hillary at info@sewardbusiness.org and SCCA will send out a special edition of the newsletter and post on our website. Looking for ideas? Click here. Please join the SCCA and
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Franklin Open Streets Returns August 21!

Open Streets returns to Franklin for the third year on Sunday, August 21st from 11 am – 5 pm. The deadline to register is July 22nd so don’t delay. Register here.

This year, thanks to Great Streets funding, SCCA is offering mini grants to help Seward businesses participate in and enhance their presence during Franklin Open Streets. This event attracts 4,00 – 5,000 people to Franklin Avenue, and is a great opportunity … More

Join our new Facebook group!

In partnership with the Longfellow Business Association, we have launched a new Facebook group for local businesses: Seward+Longfellow Business Community. This is a private group for business owners and community leaders to share information and ideas and support each other. We hope you will join the group and use it as a resource. Members can post links to events, sales, job postings, etc. at your business or organization. Have exciting news to … More

Welcome New Board Members

The SCCA 2015 Annual Celebration was a great success as over 30 members gathered at Joan of Art Gallery on East Franklin Avenue to elect Board Members and socialize. Surrounded by the creative works of Kimber Fiebiger, owner of Joan of Art, we were treated to delicious food, including appetizers and desserts from the Seward Co-op, Enchiladas and hot cider from Chef Shack, salmon from Coastal Seafoods, and macaroons and cookies from … More

2015 Business Honor Roll Recipients

Each year the SCCA Board of Directors selects two businesses from the Seward Neighborhood to honor with the SCCA Business Honor Roll Award. The 2015 awards were announced at the Annual Celebration in December and went to Suzanne Weinstein of Coastal Seafoods and Bethany Lutheran Church for the Soup for You program.

Honor Roll Award Suzanne Weinstein Coastal Seafoods

(Photo: SCCA President Joe Buck with Suzanne Weinstein)

Suzanne Weinstein of Coastal Seafood’s accomplishments include:

  • For 30 years your business has
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Soup for You Café Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Soup for You singers 1st Anniversary

Pastor Mike and Judah with 1st Anniversary Cake pic by Jim Welna

2015 Business Honor Roll recipient, Soup for You Café at Bethany Lutheran Church, celebrated its first anniversary on February 2, 2016 with singing, cake, prizes and a community celebration. They set a new record for attendees that day, serving 104 members of the community five different kinds of soup. They also passed a major milestone, serving the 10,000th bowl of soup during the anniversary meal, marked by ringing a bell. There were More

February Business Buzz

Business Advisory Meeting: Plastic Bag Ban and Working Families Agenda

February 19, 2016: 2:00–3:30 P.M. Calhoun Square: Former Republic Space #2200 2nd Floor / NW Corner | 3001 W. Lake Street

Does your business use plastic bags? Join us at this Business Advisory Meeting to learn from Minneapolis City Council Member Cam Gordon on how the proposed ban would affect your businesses. Plus provide feedback about how the proposed ban would affect your businesses.… More

January Meeting Recap: City Council Meet & Greet

SCCA Jan 2016 meeting at Chef Shack

The January SCCA meeting featured Council Member Cam Gordon and Marcela Sotela, aide to CM Abdi Warsame, taking questions from members about a wide range of city issues. CM Warsame was unable to attend due to the birth of his new daughter, but will come of the February meeting instead. Topics of discussion included the Working Families Agenda sick leave policies, the proposed Bring-Your-Own-Bag ordinance, new streamlined licensing for food trucks to attend special More

January Business Buzz

January Business Buzz

Paid Sick Leave Public Meetings

The paid sick leave workgroup has officially set dates for their public meetings to get feedback as they work to develop a policy recommendation. This group is composed of 15 members, just more than half of whom are business owners or representatives of business associations.

Remaining meetings include:

January 17th – for Hospitality and Service Industry
7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Aster Café, River Room, 125 … More

SCCA Board Elections Held on December 17

It’s that time again – yes, the holiday season, but also the annual SCCA board member elections! At our Annual Celebration & Board Elections on Thursday, December 17, Seward businesses and civic members will cast ballots to elect the 2016 SCCA Board of Directors. For more than 50 years, SCCA has represented Seward’s vibrant business and civic community, and helped to make Seward a great place to work and live in.

The board … More