Business

“If you’re here, you’re here with intention”: Why this Seattleite opened a social justice library

Founder Edwin Lindo hopes Estelita’s Library will serve as a refuge and resource for locals wanting to talk about challenging topics.

/ May 18, 2018


Seattle, we have a new head tax. Here’s what that means

We asked for your questions about Seattle’s controversial head tax. Now that it’s passed, here are new answers to the thoughtful questions you’ve been asking about it.

/ May 9, 2018


Tell us what questions you have about Seattle’s proposed head tax

This idea for a new tax that’d apply to companies earning at least $20 million annually is creating a perfect storm of the four things Seattleites get most tense about: Amazon, housing, taxes and city growth.

/ May 7, 2018


Seattle is anything but stable. And maybe that’s not so bad

A wild wild week in Seattle has left us with a ton of uncertainty. Here are four ways we’re the opposite of “stable” these days, and why it could be a good thing.

/ September 15, 2017


Submit fun stuff for a giveaway at The Evergrey

We’re big fans of free stuff — especially when we get to give it away to our community as a way of helping them enjoy their city. Got something you’d like to invite Seattleites to try? Share it here.

/ August 18, 2017


Is Seattle too expensive for its cooks? A quick look at a restaurant crisis

V. H. Hammer | Flickr You don’t have to go far around here to find good restaurants. But Seattle area restaurants are having a heck of a time finding good cooks. There’s a shortage, it turns out, of cooks, dishwashers, and other “back of house” restaurant staff in cities all over the country. And Seattle […]

/ August 3, 2017


Seattle really can work better for everybody. Here’s how.

Seattle is growing and changing fast. So how can we locals make sure it’s headed in a good direction? Paul Gambill, a project manager and member of The Evergrey Writing Group, has a proposal.

/ May 8, 2017


Awesome Seattle businesses: 23 love letters in 140 characters

If you run a small business people love, you probably care about more than just the products you sell. One way or another, you’ve made your business a part of people’s lives. That’s what we took away from many of the nominations you sent in about the Seattle small businesses you love best. For National […]

/ May 5, 2017


How to win at Seattle: 5 strategies from Glowforge CEO Dan Shapiro

Glowforge CEO Dan Shapiro got real about what it takes to make powerful connections in Seattle at Part I of Evergrey’s Sparked Series presented by Wealthsimple. (Photo by Alex Garland) Twenty years ago, Dan Shapiro graduated from college and moved to Redmond to start a job at Microsoft. His goal? To work there for a […]

/ May 4, 2017


Your favorite Seattle businesses: Treats and hugs at Wally Pets

We visited Seattle small businesses with the people — and animals? — who love them. Katie Lynd nominated Wally Pets because its owner, Paul, “makes pet ownership so much easier.”

/ May 4, 2017