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King County Executive’s Small Business Awards

The King County Executive’s Small Business Awards are dedicated to celebrating the importance and the accomplishments of small businesses throughout King County. On October 15 over 200 smallbusiness owners, entrepreneurs, and supporters of small business from across the County gathered at this year’s awards program. Seattle winners include: Fremont Brewing Company, awarded Small Business of the Year, Fryer-Knowles, Inc., awarded Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year, Cascadia Consulting Group, awarded Green/Sustainable Business of the Year, and Community Attributes, awarded Workforce […]


Only in Seattle Newsletter – October 2014

The Only in Seattle newsletter is designed to share resources and information with leaders in Seattle’s neighborhood business districts. In this edition: Peer Network Gatherings; Only in Seattle Request for Proposals (RFP); Crowdfunding your local, indie businesses with Community Sourced Capital; Shop Small on Small Business Saturday; Fremont Chamber Dashboard Training; Seattle’s Community Toolkit; and more! View […]


Three Public Meetings To Inform The Minimum Wage Ordinance

Seattle’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance will take effect on April 1, 2015. Many employers and employees have many questions about how the Minimum Wage Ordinance will be implemented. The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is hosting three public meetings to gather information for the administrative rulemaking process. The first meeting will be heldMonday, November 3 […]


Finding Good Market Data for Neighborhood Business Districts: Only in Seattle Peer Network Gathering October 9

On October 9, 2014, leaders from nine different neighborhood business districts gathered at the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) headquarters to learn more about data. Over the last few years, the Office of Economic Development (OED) has heard from many people that data training is one of the most useful and important Peer Network Gatherings. This year, […]


Only in Seattle Request For Proposals Available Now

The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is partnering with Seattle Investment Fund, LLC, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON), and the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture (OAC) to make approximately $1,700,000 available for the Only in Seattle Initiative in 2015. The Initiative provides grant funding and staff support […]


Only in Seattle RFP Public Meeting Presentation

Did you miss the Friday, October 3rd Only in Seattle Public Meeting? The PowerPoint presentation below will provide a brief recap on: An overview of the Only in Seattle Initiative What is new in 2015 How to apply using the online web platform We have two upcoming public meetings in October and would love to […]


Neighborhood Businesses Growing from Community Loan Pilot with Community Sourced Capital, OED

  Four local businesses launched loan campaigns aimed to help them grow this week as part of a new partnership between local finance company Community Sourced Capital (CSC) and the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED). The four businesses are B & O Espresso, Jude’s, Plum Bistro, and That Brown Girl Cooks, representing an […]


Phinney Farmers Market Extended through October 10, Get What’s Ripe and Ready Now

The Ripe and Ready Report, The Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance’s (NFMA) weekly newsletter, has more than a few juicy highlights. Fall and cold-loving crops are on their way to Seattle’s farmers markets, but the heat-loving crops are still in. Visit one of the farmers markets below and you will find: Peppers, corn, eggplants tomatoes, stone peaches, […]


WorkSource Business Breakfast: 2014 Employment Law Update

                    WorkSource Seattle-King County, in collaboration with Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, presents a Business Breakfast Meeting for Employers, the 2014 Employment Law Update with Bryan O’Connor Seattle Office Managing Shareholder, Jackson Lewis P.C. The event will have a buffet breakfast, networking, and a review of […]


Only in Seattle Newsletter – September 2014

The Only in Seattle newsletter is designed to share resources and information with leaders in Seattle’s neighborhood business districts. In this newsletter: Peer Network Gatherings; Only in Seattle Request for Proposals (RFP); The Local Scoop; and more! View this newsletter in your browser