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Intentionalist makes it easy to find and support local businesses and the diverse people behind them through everyday decisions about where we eat, drink, and shop.

AAPI Heritage Month
Celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander-owned small businesses and #SpendLikeItMatters
Recommend your favorite AAPI-owned businesses
Every published recommendation is an entry to win prizes from Seattle Sounders FC & Intentionalist.
Mother's Day Gift Guide
This Mother’s Day show thanks and let your mom or mother figure know you care. Give a thoughtful and unique gift from a small business and #SpendLikeIt Matters!

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From Our Blog

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In-TEN-tionalist: How Sweet It Is to Support AAPI Businesses

Oh, how sweet it is to support AAPI-owned businesses!  Call us “pie in the sky,” but we think it’s a “piece of cake” to support your favorite businesses  and we “donut” know how to live any other way!  This AAPI Heritage month, we wanted to offer a #SpendLikeItMatters resource that fuses two of our favorite […] read more

Om Mama Co. X Intentionalist: The Magic Behind Mom-Owned Businesses

Being a parent, and a mother in particular, dramatically transforms how we walk through life. Once you have a little one to care for, it’s no wonder that your priorities shift. This transition can be hard to navigate, especially in a world that often values the grind over relationships and profit over passion.  However, we […] read more

Business Spotlight: Ba Bar

Meet Teresa Nguyen, co-owner of Ba Bar in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood and University Village.⁠ Teresa and her husband, Eric Banh, opened Bar Bar in 2011 to offer their creative take on Vietnamese street food as well as incredible cocktails.⁠ Some of Teresa’s favorite items on the Ba Bar menu are the Phở Tái Oxtail and […] read more
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