On Friday, September 20, The Seattle City Council will be hosting the first ever Seattle Business Organizations Symposium. This event will provide businesses with a variety of resources and advice on how to help your business grow and be more successful. Council President Sally J. Clark invites all Seattle businesses to a [More]
Posted: September 6th, 2013 under Bottom Line.
Tags: business, grow seattle, Neighborhood Business District, Seattle City Council, Seattle City Hall, symposium
Has your business been impacted by the recent Skagit Bridge on May 23rd? The Governor, recognizing that the economic effects may be felt well beyond Skagit County, has announced that the State will be collecting business impact information in the hopes of qualifying for Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans [More]
Posted: May 31st, 2013 under Bottom Line.
Tags: aid, business, economic, Jay Inslee, Skagit Bridge, small business administration
The City of Seattle is providing the public a closer look at the energy use of City-owned buildings in a new report, “Seattle Municipal Buildings 2011 - 2012 Energy Use Performance Report.” The report describes City efforts to evaluate the energy efficiency of 6.2 million square feet of City-owned and operated building [More]
Posted: May 22nd, 2013 under Bottom Line.
Tags: buildings, business, City Departments, City of Seattle, community, economic development, energy efficiency, Energy Performance, Office of Sustainability & Environment
On May 20, Small Business Administration offers two free 'Launch Your Business' workshops. The early morning seminar covers planning and preparation steps to starting a business, followed by a more in-depth look at the funds needed to open a business, contingency and reserves, working capital, major start-up expenses, expense estimates, and break-even [More]
Posted: May 14th, 2013 under Bottom Line.
Tags: business, economic development, small business, small business administration
The Mayor has joined with the Seattle-King County Workforce Development Council (WDC) to increase the percentage of private sector involvement in hiring youth interns over the summer through the Youth @ Work campaign. Both the City and the WDC have agreed to help employers facilitate the process of increasing the number of [More]
Posted: April 12th, 2013 under Bottom Line.
Tags: business, City of Seattle, economic development, event, job growth, Mayor Mike McGinn, President Obama, Summer Jobs, training, Youth @ Work
The Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth (Partnership) officially launched its year-long initiative last week at the Ballard Library with a "Joint Kickoff" meeting that packed the meeting room with Ballard community and business leaders. "As I look around this room, I can't recall a time in recent memory when such a broad [More]
Posted: March 29th, 2013 under Bottom Line, Only in Seattle, Uncategorized.
Tags: Ballard, business, chamber of commerce, City of Seattle, local, Only in Seattle, partnership, Scott Ingham, Steve Johnson
Registration is now open for the second annual National Urban League Western Region Conference, hosted by the Seattle Urban League Young Professionals (SULYP). The conference will take place from Friday, February 22 through Sunday, February 24, 2013. Young professionals will have the opportunity to connect with peers through games, music, and food. [More]
Posted: February 5th, 2013 under Uncategorized.
Tags: business, conference, events, league, professionals, register, Seattle, SULYP, urban, young
F5 Networks, a global leader in application delivery networking based in Seattle, has been recognized by Mayor Mike McGinn today in a ceremony at F5 headquarters in which he proclaimed February 5 to be "F5 Day." The proclamation is part of the In Good Company recognition from the City commending F5 for its [More]
Posted: February 5th, 2013 under Bottom Line, In Good Company.
Tags: business, F5 Day, f5 networks, In Good Company, mayor, mcginn, proclamation, tech
The Seattle-King County Asset-Building Collaborative will host a free "Financial Fitness Day" on March 9 at the Rainier Community Center. Seattle-area business owners and individuals can receive one-on-one help with: credit, debt, and budgeting; financial planning and investments; homeownership and foreclosure; bankruptcy and consumer rights; starting a business; Social Security/Medicare/Medicaid; student loans and [More]
Posted: January 29th, 2013 under Uncategorized.
Tags: asset, benefits, building, business, community, day, finance, financial, financial fitness day, fitness, free, King County, rainier, tax, training, workshop
The Job Sector Survey (JSS) was established to provide elected public officials and policymakers with an on-the-ground assessment of the challenges and aspirations of all types of local employers. JSS is in its third year and received nearly 1,700 responses from 15 industry sectors in 2012. The JSS is a cooperative project [More]
Posted: January 11th, 2013 under Uncategorized.
Tags: business, commerce, economy, employers, entrepeneur, growth, Job Sector Survey, Seattle, small business, survey