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Neighborhood Business Districts Webinar – Street Closure Permits

On Thursday, July 30, the Only in Seattle (OIS) team hosted a webinar with neighborhood business districts and partners to provide relevant and timely information for small businesses. This webinar focused on Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) Street Closure Permits. Street Closure Permits are free and are an expansion of… [ Keep reading ]

Carrying on a Community Legacy at the Barbeque Pit in Seattle’s Central District

Ed “Pookey” Whitfield,” owner of the renowned Barbeque Pit restaurant in Seattle’s Central District (CD), is a contractor by trade who’s also a great cook. Resilient and determined, Pookey has continued to operate a successful business despite two relocations in the last four years. He’s combated the gentrification-related displacement impacting minority-owned businesses and… [ Keep reading ]

Michael Huang Adapts Milli Following COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter Protests

Michael Huang is a Seattle native and founder of Milli—a creative agency that specializes in strategy, social media, and content creation. After the onset of COVID-19 and the economic fallout, recent protests, and growing awareness of racism, this Seattle based creative agency has further expanded its commitment to serving the… [ Keep reading ]

Resources Roundup July 8, 2020

The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is committed to keeping you updated about new developments in these quickly changing and challenging times. In this weekly blog, we’ll provide you with news and information about new policies and resources available from the City of Seattle, King County, the State of Washington, the federal government,… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business COVID-19 Weekly Webinar: July 1, 2020

OED is committed to supporting our small businesses as we work together to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. Our weekly webinars have transitioned to every other week. In these webinars, we will hear about the impacts you are experiencing and answer your questions. Please join us for our next… [ Keep reading ]

Resources Roundup June 29, 2020

The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is committed to keeping you updated about new developments in these quickly changing and challenging times. In this weekly blog, we’ll provide you with news and information about new policies and resources available from the City of Seattle, King County, the State of Washington, the federal government,… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood Business Districts Webinar – King County Phase 2 Reopening

On Thursday, June 18, the Only in Seattle (OIS) team hosted a webinar with neighborhood business districts and partners to provide relevant and timely information for small businesses. The OIS team coordinates with Seattle’s neighborhood business districts to provide resources for community stakeholders, businesses, property owners, and local organizations to… [ Keep reading ]

#SupportSeattleSmallBiz Spotlight: Jackie Christian’s Six17 Salon Serves an Untapped Market in the Seattle Hair Care Industry

This week’s #SupportSeattleSmallBiz blog celebrates a successful Black-owned business in Seattle: Six17 Salon, which is owned by Jackie Christian. With over 20 years of experience in the hair industry, Jackie moved to Seattle less than two years ago and has successfully built a local clientele of “more than 300 women and a few men” all of whom “want natural hair[care].” Jackie has been involved with and committed to the… [ Keep reading ]

#SupportSmallBiz Spotlight: Tony’s Bakery Owner Takes COVID-19 Challenges in Stride

June is Immigrant and Refugee Awareness Month. The Office of Economic Development recognizes and celebrates all the immigrant business owners who make tremendous contributions to our City. Truong Le is the successful owner of Tony’s Bakery in South Seattle. This local community landmark is more than your average bakery…. [ Keep reading ]

Federal Paycheck Protection Program Loan Helps Small Business Momo Transition to Online Retail

Lei Ann Shiramizu and her husband Tom Kleifgen are the owners of Momo , a small business located in the historic Jackson Building on the corner of 6th and Jackson. Momo sells clothing and accessories, home accents, and “omiyage” – a Japanese term meaning “perfectly presented gift.” Lei Ann and Tom often refer to Momo as “Scandinasian,” honoring her culture as a Japanese-American who grew… [ Keep reading ]