The In-TEN-tionalist guide to Latinx Heritage Month

  Ever wonder why Latinx (Hispanic) Heritage Month starts in the middle of the month? Turns out September 15th is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Plus, the Mexican Independence Day is September...
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Small Business. Big Impact.

On Saturday, September 14th our friend Sage Ke'alohilani Quiamno is hosting a fundraiser at The Collective in Seattle to support indigenous rights and #ProtectMaunaKea. We want to thank Terra Plata, Sweet Alchemy, Stoup Brewing, Molly Moon's, Hood Famous Bakeshop, and Gelatiamo for generously contributing to the the raffle that will be a part of the...
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Making communities better one small business at a time

I attended my first IMPACT Pitch event in 2017. It was my first exposure to Business Impact NW, and I was excited to hear from local business owners with a deep commitment to the communities they serve. At the time, Intentionalist had not yet launched – I was at the beginning of a series of...
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Hanging Out with Intentionalist Interns

Intentionalist is fortunate to be a member of the Paladin community, and we’re excited to host two Epicodus coding program graduates for an internship that connects their mobile and web development skills to our social impact mission. Our founder, Laura Clise recently sat down to chat with Sarah Angel and Maya Frame, and we’re excited to...
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Laura’s In-TEN-tionalist guide to small businesses in Seattle

From left to right: Colleen O'Brien, Laura Clise, Sonia Dara I recently had the opportunity to contribute to the Microsoft Women in Business & Technology Podcast series, and during my conversation with co-host Sonia Dara, shared a list of ten small businesses in Seattle that exemplify the...
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Reign FC vs. Chicago Red Stars ⚽️ #SpendLikeItMatters

Sunday, July 28th is the Reign FC Women's World Cup Homecoming Match, and for the thousands headed to Cheney Stadium, we've got some suggestions to help you explore PoC-owned eateries and #SpendLikeItMatters! Southern Kitchen Gloria Martin has been serving up delicious soul food at her...
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An Intentionalist guide to Ballard SeafoodFest

A Ballard tradition that began in 1974, Ballard SeafoodFest is an eclectic, iconic festival, celebrating the neighborhood's fishing and maritime community. For those looking for a tasty experience that extends beyond the Trident Crab Shack and Alder-Smoked Salmon Dinner, we've put together...
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BAHTOH – Small Business. Big Pride.

It's hard to believe that Pride Month is nearly over, and we hope that you have enjoyed learning about the diverse people behind some of the small LGBTQ-owned businesses in Seattle. The final video of our Small Business. Big Pride series features BAHTOH co-owners Bobbie Yanoupeth and Michael Sing. We love and appreciate the fierce fabulousness their...
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