Small Business. Big Pride. – My InTENtional List

It's a big day for LGBTQ equality, and I thought it seemed like a good occasion to share my Small Business. Big Pride. InTENtional List, which includes a variety of LGBTQ-owned small businesses that inspire me every day. I hope that you will join me in celebrating and amplifying the LGBTQ-owned...
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Essentially AAPI – A Reflection

Last month was Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We invited the Intentionalist community to celebrate the ways AAPI-owned small businesses are essential to our communities, and you showed up! Throughout May, you demonstrated your support by sharing your favorite AAPI-owned businesses. Collectively, you highlighted 250 different...
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Intentionalist CEO Laura Clise re: Pride Month 2020

Ever since I came out back in the nineties, I have been passionate about celebrating Pride Month. But as I sit here in anticipation of Pride Month 2020, things feel a bit different. The past few months have been a whirlwind as people and businesses have struggled for their very survival and yet...
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Bellden Cafe Serves Up Kindness During Challenging Times

Claire Sumadiwirya grew up in Bellevue, but the plan to open a cafe in her neighborhood was actually born in Shanghai, China.  Six years ago, Sumadiwirya was working in public relations and marketing and traveled to Shanghai for a brief job assignment. Everything was going as planned...
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Pledge 1200

Two weeks ago I received my stimulus check, and in keeping with my Pledge 1200 commitment, I wanted to both share where I #SpendLikeItMatters and solicit your suggestions for additional businesses to support. Disclaimer: Any resemblance of the following to the story about the hungry caterpillar is purely coincidental. Mi La Cay - Chatting with...
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Your Community Coffee Boost Stories of Kindness and Compassion

We are so inspired by the stories you've shared about the people you selected to receive a Community Coffee Boost care package. Read about the incredible members of our community and send a Community Coffee Boost to someone you appreciate. Best Friends and Latte Lovers “Jacs is...
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Essentially AAPI – My InTENtional List

My InTENtional List includes a variety of AAPI-owned small businesses owned by people who brighten my day every time I see them. I hope that you will join me in celebrating and amplifying the AAPI-owned small businesses you love by creating and sharing your InTENtional List. At the end of each week, Intentionalist will publish an Essentially...
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An In-TEN-tionalist Guide to Mother’s Day in Seattle

We believe that moms deserve a little extra something special this Mother’s Day. To help you out, we've put together an InTENtional List so that you can #SpendLikeItMatters and find the perfect gift for the mom or mother figure in your life: Idea #1: Order Takeout! (Or a gift card, for...
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Essentially AAPI

It's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we're excited to celebrate the many ways that AAPI-owned businesses are an essential part of our communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on all small businesses, but weeks before the virus took hold of the American economy, Chinatown communities and...
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