Small Business Saturday, November 25!


Would you like to drive more traffic to your business this holiday season? The W7BA is sponsoring Small Business Saturday® (SBS) for our members on Saturday, November 25. Small Business Saturday is a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses like yours. For members that sign up the W7BA will provide posters, balloons and a limited supply of door mats, pens and buttons (the latter will be on a first come basis) to help welcome shoppers into your store. In addition, the W7BA will sponsor publicity for the event on social media, in print and on electronic media. To get shoppers started, The W7BA Outreach Committee will host a Welcome Station in Artista Bottega’s Mural room. We’ll be open from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm with coffee and hot cider; bakery goods, SBS shopping bags and a guide to participating businesses. We encourage you to offer a discount, special, or coupon to include in the guide.

Call Outreach Committee members Cindy Silkett at 651-343-5916 or Paula Faughender at 651-341-0933, or email Outreach@w7ba.org


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.

W7BA mini-grants announced!

  • $500.00        Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota      –          Fence replacement
  • $500.00        Organic Chiropractic                               –          Stone Planters
  • $500.00        Chris & Robs                                             –          Outdoor Beautification Project
  • $309.99        North Garden Theatre                             –          Poster Frames for outdoor display

It is membership renewal time

All memberships have expired except a few that renewed earlier this year. Please let us know if you are unsure. A number of renewals have been received during July so far – Thank you! Mailings have been sent. If you do not have the info handy, go to w7ba.org for what you need. We appreciate your financial support and your presence occasionally to be effective in our work to represent you in the neighborhood. Please consider marking one of our committees to work on, we need help in several areas.

It’s that time of year!
Membership renewals for 2017 – 2018
2017-2018 Membership Form

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. Please see its events page for agenda!

  • W7BA monthly networking meetings are generally scheduled for the
    third Thursday of the month (but not August and December!)
  •  Board meetings are generally scheduled for the second Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
  • General membership meeting in February!
  • Please see our events page for these and past events!