Work is changing. From how we stay connected to where we work, it’s all being redefined thanks to the power of technology and evolving theories about work and productivity. A relatively new trend which has emerged in the last few years is coworking – an office or other working environment shared by people who are self-employed or working for different employers; these spaces allow members to…
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In February I had the opportunity to partner with Taichi Kitamura, owner and chef of Sushi Kappo Tamura. Taichi was recently selected to participate in Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” TV show. To celebrate this honor, Taichi wanted to organize a small event for close friends, staff, and loyal customers to watch the show. Having heard many good stories about the restaurant and lived blocks away…
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As a hardcore Foursquare user, I hate to admit it but the service has lost a bit of its mojo with the recent update which split the service into two components – Foursquare and Swarm.The new Foursquare functions similar to Yelp and expands on the service’s previous efforts to focus on local discovery and recommendations. Foursquare continues to deliver on both aspects but now relies on Swarm,…
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Earlier this month I attended “Evolution of the Gay-borhood” co-hosted by the Greater Seattle Businesses Association (GSBA) and Out for Sustainability. The event focused on defining the notion of a Gayborhood and had voices from around the community to speak about various topics related to retaining the neighborhood’s identity and sense of place. One of the standout presenters was Louise Chernin, CEO of the GSBA. She articulately defined the meaning of a Gayborhood. Her definition is as follows, a Gayborhood is…
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While the Great Recession is quickly becoming a distant memory, a number of people are still caught up in its wake. Many still struggle to find balance and get back on their feet. Optimism is on the rebound however with new opportunities beginning to sprout up daily. To help improve my own job hunting skills and get a better understanding of the market’s conditions, I recently attended “What Are…
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Content originally published in the spring addition of PRSA Puget Sound Newsflash Jumpstart returned to Seattle this spring with a new location and fresh set of speakers. The event was held at the Saint Joseph School on Capitol Hill. It attracted over 50 aspiring and working professionals from around Washington. This year’s event was keynoted by Whitney Keyes – author of Propel: Five Ways to Amp-Up Your Marketing…
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It seems like only yesterday but this month marks a year since I moved to West Seattle. While it’s not long enough to claim full-fledged West Seattleite status, it has afforded me an in-depth look at why so many Seattleites choose to call this portion of the city home. Below is a list of a few of my favorite spots in West Seattle. C&P Coffee C&P…
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