Our neighborhood commercial strip is one of the earliest in the State of Minnesota.  Your West 7th Business Association presents a wide variety of services that strengthens our commercial and community interests and opportunities through representation, advocacy, networking, promotion, and outreach. Our Website will focus on you, our member businesses and organizations. Your services highlight an important aspect of us communicating with your customers and clients, and we are consistently looking for ways to improve this service, and welcome your input.

  • listing-iconThe icon at left brings up an alphabetized list of all our members.
  • category-iconCategories of members are both accessed with the icon at left and in the horizontal menu above
  • map-iconOur business district’s map with W7BA member locations is provided for your, and your customers’, convenience.

Our organization’s structure is also detailed in the menu above these categories. You are welcome to suggest changes and edits!
Please email our President Kent Petterson. Thank you for visiting.

The Annual W&BA Membership Meeting: February 16, 2017!


Over 60 of West 7th’s finest met at Bad Weather Brewery for the annual membership meeting, catered by Pajarito’s appetizers/aperitivos/tacos. After preliminary socializing the agenda included:

  • Bylaws revision of our mission statement:
    The Association is a combination of business and professional individuals dedicated to the development and welfare of its membership. The organization is further committed to support and cultivate local interests and maintain a communication network.
  • Election of the 2017 W7BA Board of Directors:

    Amy Buchanan: Center For Lost Objects
    Kathy Coolidge: RS Eden
    Paula Faughender: Naturewise Chem Dry
    Louis Garcia: Media Garcia
    Jerry Rothstein: Community Reporter

Landen Hedrick: Bank Cherokee
Kent Petterson: Terrace Horticultural Books
Ann Sechter: Stuart Company
Cindy Silkett: REI Properties
Michelle Veverka Smith: Rudy’s Event Rentals