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Seattle themed “Flight of Dreams” pavilion opens in Japan’s Centrair International Airport

The Chubu Centrair International Airport outside Nagoya, Japan opened a new terminal, themed after Seattle and complete with Seattle-owned businesses and products. “The opening of the Seattle ‘Flight of Dreams’ exhibit brings Seattle businesses overseas to millions of travelers, offering them a taste of Seattle’s best,” said Mayor Jenny A…. [ Keep reading ]

Small Business of the Month: Seoul Bowl

There seems to be a Seattle-area food truck for just about every type of food you can think of. We owe our local, delicious, convenient, international variety of street food options to creative and resourceful small business owners like James Chang, owner of Seoul Bowl. Seoul Bowl’s menu takes Korean… [ Keep reading ]

More than 150 businesses recognized in first year of Washington’s green business program

EnviroStars, Washington’s green business program, has helped more than 150 businesses of all sizes and types improve their sustainability during the program’s first year. 57 Seattle-based businesses are participating so far. The program connects businesses with local environmental assistance, resources and utility rebates. Businesses earn EnviroStars recognition by taking steps… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Startup Stories: Armoire

Armoire is a Seattle-based startup that wants to change the way people—for the moment, mostly women—approach their wardrobes. Armoire members complete a style profile including questions about size and style preferences. The app then presents a “closet” of items for the member to choose from based on an algorithm and… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business of the Month: Villa Escondida

Seattleites—especially Seattleites who moved here from Mexico or California—will often tell you how hard it is to find good Mexican food in the city, but you have to know where to look. Villa Escondida in Belltown, called “among city’s best Mexican” by the Seattle Times, is one of the only… [ Keep reading ]

OIS Tai Tung Summertime Social + Survey

The Only in Seattle team would like to thank the business district managers, City colleagues, BIA representatives, business owners, and all attendees that joined the summertime lunch social at Tai Tung on Wednesday, 8/29. Over 45 attendees from all throughout Seattle attended to connect, listen to Special Events Chair Chris… [ Keep reading ]

Only in Seattle Newsletter – August 2018

The Only in Seattle newsletter is designed to share resources and information with leaders in Seattle’s neighborhood business districts. In this edition: Invitation to summertime social – Peer Networking at Tai Tung; SODO’s track mural is the longest in the world; Ballard’s Sidewalk Sale is this weekend; Funding opportunities for… [ Keep reading ]

Collaboration and community: Recent highlights from the Office of Economic Development

With the first half of 2018 in the rear-view mirror, we’d like to look back at some highlights of the last few months as we look forward to supporting you in your business and in your career. Our teams have been hard at work for you in the community; we… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business of the Month: Sphere Solar Energy

Growing up in Kenya, Edwin Ngugi Wanji says he was the kind of kid who was always “trying to figure out how stuff works.” “A solar panel on my mom’s little calculator was always very fascinating to me, and I pulled a lot of those out as a kid,” he… [ Keep reading ]

Startup Seattle Stories: Bellom

If there is a “usual way” people meet their future business partners—maybe in business school, or at a networking event—then Jyde Ojo and Karina Krivenko did not meet that way. They met at a salsa dancing class three years ago. The pair now runs Bellom, an app that allows users… [ Keep reading ]