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

Your favorite Seattle businesses: Fighting for equity at The Station

In honor of National Small Business Week, we visited local businesses with people who told us they love them. Priya Frank picked The Station on Beacon Hill because ‘they’re not afraid to challenge inequity.’

/ May 3, 2017

Your favorite Seattle businesses: Finding friendships at Fleet Feet Sports

We asked you to tell us about your favorite Seattle businesses. Here’s why Seattle’s Meg Gayman loves Fleet Feet Sports on Capitol Hill.

/ May 2, 2017

How do you make the most of Seattle tech? Build relationships

People in tech like to compare Seattle to Silicon Valley, the nation’s bustling, hustling tech capital. To Dan Shapiro, CEO of Glowforge, Seattle has one big advantage over the Valley that entrepreneurs should make the most of: Relationships.

/ April 25, 2017

Happy 420! We asked Seattle pot shop budtenders what it takes to get their job

Evergrey Writing Group member Don Goldberg went around the city’s pot shops to ask the people behind the counter something he’d been wondering: What does it take to be a Seattle budtender?

/ April 20, 2017

Should Seattle’s new sports arena go in SoDo or Seattle Center? Here’s how to decide, and how to speak out

There are a few ways Seattle could build a sports arena to draw a pro basketball and hockey team to the city, and city officials will be deciding which to go with pretty soon. Care about Seattle traffic or housing prices? UW prof Jeff Shulman tells you why you should be paying attention.

/ April 14, 2017