Business Spotlight: booSH Nursery

Meet Shawn, co-owner of booSH Nurseryin Seattle’s Central District. Shawn and booSH co-owner Julissa believe in the power of enriching lives through plant gifting and ownership. Shawn is passionate for plants and he wanted to share this love with the Central District, where there is less and less of the Black community every year, so he...
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Business Spotlight: Sassafras

Meet Amy Tipton, owner of Sassafras in Belltown in Seattle. When Sassafras first opened its doors in December 2012, Amy had set up her own dining table as a display table and buckled in for holiday sales. Today, Sassafras continues to provide hyper-local, small batch clothing options for customers looking for handmade, timeless, and...
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Business Spotlight: Doner Box

Meet Vaness Vu, co-owner of Doner Box in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Vaness started her business with her sister-in-law, Mai Dzip, in 2019 to bring authentic German-style kebabs to Seattle. When Vaness moved to the U.S. from the Czech Republic, she couldn't find doner kebabs anywhere. So, she decided to bring them over herself.  Learn...
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Celebrate and “Ellevate” LGBTQ-Owned Small Businesses

As part of our Pride Month celebration, we heard the first-hand stories behind beloved Seattle LGBTQ-owned businesses, learned about everything they bring to their communities, and explored the many ways we can be supporting them this month and beyond.  On June 15, Intentionalist...
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Business Spotlight: Creamy Cone Cafe

Meet Ashanti Mayfield, the owner of Creamy Cone Cafe in Rainier Beach in Seattle. When Creamy Cone Cafe opened its doors in June 2021, it brought family fun and locally-made ice cream to the heart of Ashanti's neighborhood. She was inspired to open an ice cream shop because she saw her community’s need for more fun local spots that anybody...
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Welcome Back Seattle – Let’s Spend Like It Matters

Welcome back Seattle - let's spend like it matters! As part of the City of Seattle's Downtown Seattle recovery efforts, Intentionalist is proud to support Welcome Back Weeks, which includes a variety of events and promotions across Downtown Seattle neighborhoods. Bookmark our...
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Intentionalist x Apple Maps: Find LGBTQ-Owned Businesses Near You

Searching for LGBTQ-owned businesses near you? Look no further than the debut collaboration between Intentionalist and Apple Maps.  #SpendWithPride all year long, and support the LGBTQ-owned businesses at the heart of our communities! We’ve created LGBTQ-owned Apple Maps guides for...
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Business Spotlight: The Barber Collective

Meet Georgette Watje, the owner of The Barber Collective in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood and a firm believer that hair is genderless and a form of self expression.⁠ Georgette started The Barber Collective in 2020 after being a social worker for 12 years. She's always loved the experience of going to the barbershop, but as a more...
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Business Spotlight: Aluel Cellars

Meet Samuel Hilbert, co-owner of Aluel Cellars in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Samuel and his partner, Alex Oh, started their winery and tasting room in 2016 out of their love and passion for wine. Alex and Samuel live by the standard that they only make wines they love to drink and are inspired by traditional, French-style...
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