Business Spotlight: Pam’s Kitchen

Meet Pam Jacob, the owner of Pam's Kitchen in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Pam moved to Seattle in the mid-1990s and dreamed of opening her own restaurant. She began catering events for her housecleaning clients, and before she knew it she had opened Pam’s Kitchen, where she serves outstanding Trinidadian food.   Get to know...
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Business Spotlight: Wellness Gaines Fitness

Meet Kyra Gaines, the owner of Wellness Gaines Fitness in Renton, Washington. Whether you’re taking the first step to improving your lifestyle or are already well on your way to achieving your fitness goals, Wellness Gaines Fitness will cultivate the supportive environment you need to enhance your mind, body, and soul. The team at Wellness Gaines...
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Business Spotlight: Viking Soul Food

Meet Megan May Walhood and Jeremy Brandon Ikaika Daniels, the owners of Viking Soul Food in Portland, Oregon. Since 2010 the two have been operating out of their trusty airstream and continue to thrive. Get to know more about Megan, Jeremy, and Viking Soul Food in this week’s Business Spotlight Q&A. This interview has been edited for length...
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Business Spotlight: Simply Soulful

Meet Barbara Collins and Lillian Rambus, owners of Simply Soulful in Seattle’s Central District. What began as a small operation selling their famous Sweet Potato Pie quickly transformed into a community hub for delicious food and friendly service. ​​Get to know more about Barbara, Lillian, and Simply Soulful in this Business...
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Business Spotlight: Jackson’s Catfish Corner

Meet Terrell Jackson, the owner of Jackson's Catfish Corner in Seattle’s Central District. Terrell opened Jackson’s Catfish Corner in 2021 to continue the legacy his grandparents started with Catfish Corner. Get to know more about Terrell and Jackson’s Catfish Corner in this...
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Business Spotlight: Swagg-n-Wagon

Meet Monique Gatterson, the co-owner of Swagg-n-Wagon, a food truck based in West Seattle. Monique and her husband Cliff opened Swagg-n-Wagon to build their dream and are now serving up perfectly crispy chicken, waffle fries, buttery cornbread and the specialty Swagg sauce all over the greater Seattle area.  Get to know more about...
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Business Spotlight: Good Sister Shop

Meet Ennjoili Fleck, the owner of Good Sister Shop in West Seattle. At Good Sister Shop you can find a variety of lifestyle goods as well as clean beauty and wellness products. Ennjoili is dedicated to supporting POC-owned brands and stocking products that support sustainability, community, and a love for the planet. Fun-Fact:...
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Business Spotlight: Kaffa Coffee & Wine Bar

Meet Milen Gebreselassie, the owner of Kaffa Coffee & Wine Bar in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood. Milen’s business is named after the Kaffa region in Ethiopia, which is recognized as the birthplace of coffee. In addition to Ethiopian coffee ceremonies, Milen also offers...
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Ten Black-owned Seattle Businesses Recommended by Marcus Green

Photo: Marcusharrisongreen.com We recently caught up with Marcus Green to talk about 10 of his favorite Black-owned small businesses in Seattle and why he loves to support them. Marcus is the founder and publisher of the South Seattle Emerald, columnist with the Seattle Times, and an author....
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