As a service to the Seattle business community, the Office of Economic Development curates a daily business news blast, Daily Digest. As a new trial feature on Bottom Line, we’ll be posting a handful of stories from the Daily Digest every day. This sampling is demonstrative of the incredible breadth of business activity going on every day in Seattle and in the region.
Senator Patty Murray joins small business owners to launch Main Street Alliance of WA
Main Street Alliance
Washington Senator Patty Murray will join small business owners today in Seattle to announce the formation of the Main Street Alliance of Washington – a coalition of small businesses dedicated to advocating for public policy that supports small businesses and the communities they serve.
Mayor’s Youth Summit reaches out to 18-and-under crowd – tomorrow
Office of the Mayor
On Thursday, April 8th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Mayor Mike McGinn will hold a Youth Summit to discuss and debate issues important to Seattle youth. Online registration is required and restricted to those 18 and younger.
Yelp makes changes in response to small-business owners
New York Times
Small business owners have been loud and vocal in their criticism of Yelp and its reader reviews. On Tuesday, Yelp will make two significant changes to its pages to address those complaints.