The West 7th Business Association was founded in 1966.
Our neighborhood commercial strip is one of the earliest in the State of Minnesota.  American settlement began with the Historic Fort Snelling of the 1820′s at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, and developed along old Fort Road towards downtown Saint Paul when “squatters” of its military reservation were expelled in 1840. Today we strengthen our commercial, professional and marketing interests and opportunities in the West End through representation/advocacy, networking, promotion, and community outreach. We are a prosperous, diverse network of innovative and established businesses working through a series of committees and task forces. “Mouse over” the above image to scroll through features of our commercial strip!

Members and prospecting members are welcome to enjoy West 7th commercial, professional and organizational members at the Burn Unit Coffee Ward this month!  Join us for this month’s networking! Complementary treats and delicious coffee! Date to be announced…

This past year,
thanks to member businesses, we enjoyed hospitality at local W7BA Members Claddagh Coffee, Tavern on the Avenue, Seventh Street Social, Joe and Stan’s Sports Bar and Lounge for our seven networking events. Three membership meetings featured information sessions on healthcare options for small businesses, W7BA business canvassing survey, two sessions on commercial safety and security, and several on transit along West 7th/Mississippi River Corridor. W7BA committees include communications and events, promotion/marketing, West 7th enhancement and clean up, and community outreach.
Join us for this month’s networking meeting!

 This year,

we are redesigning our Website to reflect an innovative and member-centric approach to promote and feature you, our members.  Through geolocation, we will feature each of you with links, texts and images that bring your services or products to an extended audience. Enhanced functionalities will enable you to improve search engine marketing and optimization with some interactive elements that highlight you as members in addition to our organization, the W7BA.
Join us!

These in addition to our regularly scheduled program of networking and information sessions.
Founded in 1966, there has never been a better time for us to come together to build, advocate for, and enhance our business district.
Events of 2013 – 2014

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2014 – 2015 events:

You are welcome to join us for our West 7th Business Association General Membership and Networking Meetings!

Networking meetings:

Many thanks to the staff of Patrick McGovern’s Pub, 225 Seventh Street West for our last networking meeting.


STEP UP: help us, help out:

Nearly 40 new or gently used winter coats hats mittens gloves boots were donated to Joseph’s Coat through our community outreach committee.  Since 1989 the free store provides clothing, household items, personal hygiene products, and children’s items. Our thanks for W7BA members Paula Faughender of NatureWise Chem-dry and Joe McKenzie of Jewish Community Service for their efforts!

Board meetings:

You are welcome to contact the board with issues. Email; 651 297 9000. The board generally meets the third Tuesday of the month, 3 – 4:30 p.m. at the C.S.P.S. Hall, 383 Michigan:
Next meetings to be announced.

Board members:

Joe Landsberger, President representing Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota;
Kent Petterson, Secretary representing Terrace Horticultural Books
Steve Zaccard, Treasurer representing the Saint Paul Fire Department;
Joe McKenzie, Immediate Past President, representing Jewish Family Service;
Jerry Rothstein representing the Community Reporter and Gestalt Work;
Shelly Boone representing deZinnia;
Paula Faughender, representing NatureWise ChemDry;
Ken Rubenzer representing  Kessler & Maguire
Amy Zellmer representing Custom Creations Photography

Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey representing Highland Chateau Healthcare Center
Cindy Silkett representing BC Commercial Properties

Ex-officio: Betty Moran representing the West Seventh/Fort Road Federation
Ex-officio: Kathy Carruth, representing the Highland District Council