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Small Business of the Month: Indi Chocolate

The newly-expanded Pike Place MarketFront has a new tenant: indi chocolate, purveyors of everything from chocolate bars to orange-chocolate scented lotion to spice rubs to chocolate liquor infusion kits to chocolate mixology classes, and much more. Indi is a family business: both of founder Erin Andrews’ daughters work at the… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business of the Month: Fitsum-ISM

Fitsum Misgano is described by a client on her website as a “superwoman in disguise,” and it’s easy to see why. In 2016, Misgano started Fitsum-ISM, her own day-of wedding coordination business through which she single-handedly ensures that the most important day of couples’ lives goes off without a hitch…. [ Keep reading ]

Only in Seattle Newsletter – March 2018

The Only in Seattle newsletter is designed to share resources and information with leaders in Seattle’s neighborhood business districts. In this edition: OIS Racial Equity Cohort; Seattle Youth Employment Initiative; Commercial leasing opportunity at Liberty Bank; Go to these women-owned businesses today; Technology and Neighborhood Matching Funding opportunities; Neighborhood Events;… [ Keep reading ]

Youth employer partners: Farestart’s job training program empowers local workforce

At first glance, Farestart is a regular café in the Pacific Tower that serves delicious foods and coffee. However, Farestart’s PacTower Café houses a hands-on job training program that employs youth year-round. The youth job-training program is one of the many programs that Farestart offers. Farestart has a few other… [ Keep reading ]

Media Arts Try-a-Trade event encourages students to pursue their creative passion

About forty students from Franklin and Rainier Beach High Schools had the opportunity to try their hands at different creative trades at the first-of-its-kind Media Arts Try-a-Trade event last week, hosted at Seattle Central College. The Try-a-Trade event was the result of a partnership between Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Colleges,… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business of the Month: Cubes Baking Co.

“If you would’ve told me five years ago that I would have a bakery in the city of Seattle, I would’ve called you crazy,” says Kevin Moulder, founder of Cubes Baking Co. in Wallingford. Cubes is a unique bakery, and the company came about in an unusual way. “The idea… [ Keep reading ]

Youth employer partners: KUOW mentors the next generation of radio journalists

Many students walk into KUOW’s RadioActive Intro to Journalism Workshop without much knowledge of public radio, both as a career path and as a source of news. This was the case for April Reyes, a high school student in the summer 2016 cohort. By the end of the program, Reyes… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $1.2 Million for Neighborhood Business Districts to Help Small Businesses

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today joined neighborhood business district leaders and business owners to announce a $1.2 million investment in all 23 neighborhood business districts as part of the Only in Seattle Initiative, which provides investments and staff support to foster inclusive neighborhood business districts that allow small businesses to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Center increasing equity through internships

The Seattle Center Youth Internship Program is focused on providing meaningful opportunities for youth of color in Seattle, as part of the City of Seattle’s Youth Employment Initiative. The initiative provides exposure and experience in career pathways for youth ages 16-24, and occurs during the summer. Most of the youth… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Maritime Academy connects youth with high-paying careers

Sarah Scherer, Director of the Seattle Maritime Academy, gestured out of the classroom window at the Ballard Bridge over the Lake Washington Ship Canal. “How many people drive across this bridge every single day and don’t know that 80 percent of the Alaska fishing fleet is docked right there at… [ Keep reading ]