Business

11 ways to spend your stimulus check locally in Seattle

(📷: Michael Righi/Flickr) Stimulus payments are starting to arrive this week, and what Seattleites do with that money really matters. According to economists, every dollar spent locally creates a ripple effect in the economy as it circulates from consumers to businesses to workers and back again, helping bolster employment in the process. So if you’re fortunate enough to […]

/ April 15, 2020


Enter to win a $225 Father’s Day gift basket

Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Our partners with SupportCapitolHill.com have compiled a giveaway with $225 worth of local goodies from Capitol Hill businesses: Coffee Mug Hat from Porchlight Coffee & Records OOLA Bourban Whiskey 750ml Crew Socks from Likelihood Slim Card Wallet from Freeman Gift Card for one session of axe throwing at Blade & Timber Enter to win […]

/ October 5, 2019


Remembering the viaduct’s first hater

Maybe you remember him for his pranks. Or perhaps his generosity. Or maybe you just really like his clam chowder. Whatever the reason, Ivar Haglund has become an almost mythical figure in Emerald City. That’s why we decided to launch our video series about the Seattle Waterfront this week with a look back at the […]

/ August 9, 2019


Why supporting working moms is key to fixing the pay gap

Nancy Jensen on stage at Ignite Seattle on June 6. (📷: Randy Stewart) Nancy Jensen was on track to reach a high-level position at Microsoft when she took time off to care for her two young children. Getting back into the working world wasn’t easy. “When it was time to go back to work, despite […]

/ June 12, 2019


What Seattle can learn from the Eastside’s tech boom

Substitute “Seattle” for “Redmond” and “Amazon” for “Microsoft,” and the story sounds eerily familiar: “The Redmond mother never asked the Microsofts and Nintendos to set up headquarters in her hometown,” reads a Seattle Times story from Dec. 16, 1996. “And from her front window, she sees big business eroding her dream of a safe, quiet […]

/ April 29, 2019


Bothell’s queen and king of fresh produce

Karin Poage humbly submits that a freshly baked russet potato is “sublime.” She would know. Karin — and her husband Stuart — own and operate the Yakima Fruit Market and Nursery, which has stocked fresh produce and grocery items from across the region for over 80 years. In fact, it just might be the oldest continuously operating business […]

/ April 29, 2019


Nuflours bakery shares its gluten-free secrets

We recently connected with Phebe Rossi of Capitol Hill’s Nuflours bakery to learn more about her business and what it took to create a “gluten-free destination” in Seattle.

/ April 26, 2019


One fix to Seattle’s housing crisis: Modular housing

MEET THESE CHANGEMAKERS: Aaron Holm and Nelson Del Rio are co-CEOs of Blokable, Inc. WHAT THEY’RE DOING: It’s no secret that housing in Seattle (and across the U.S.) is becoming increasingly unaffordable for many.  And there have been more than a few possible solutions proposed locally – backyard cottages! Big affordable housing investments! Upzoning! This week’s […]

/ March 21, 2019


Seattle’s newest arena isn’t just for sports fans

MEET THIS CHANGEMAKER: Rico Quirindongo, architect at DLR Group WHAT HE’S DOING: Seattle native Rico Quirindongo believes that good design begins with listening to a community. Architecture, as he sees it, is a way to connect and empower the city he calls home. He likes to say he doesn’t care about buildings, just people. But it’s […]

/ March 13, 2019


Karen Braitmayer is designing a more inclusive  Seattle

MEET THIS CHANGEMAKER: Karen Braitmayer, architect and principal of Studio Pacifica WHAT SHE’S DOING: You may not know it, but Karen Braitmayer’s architectural consulting studio  has left its marks around town. You’ve probably encountered some of her work if you’ve ever been to the Space Needle renovation, the Central Library and the Pike Place MarketFront.  Braitmayer […]

/ March 6, 2019