Business Spotlight: QueenCare

Monika Mathews, owner of QueenCare Monika Mathews is creating her own legacy at QueenCare in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood (and soon to be in the Central District neighborhood at her second location opening this week!). The beauty (pun intended) of this small business doesn't just lie in the natural, handmade beauty products — it lies in...
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Seattle Storm Black History Month InTENtional List

Intentionalist and the Seattle Storm are teaming up to support ten Black woman-owned businesses so that the broader community can get to know the diverse people and stories behind them one cup of coffee, sandwich, dessert, and salad at a time. Seattle Storm is a team that leads on and off...
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Black History Month: History in the Making

Graphic by Enjoli Izidor Black History Month is a time for reflection and celebration. Our theme this year is History in the Making - honoring history and celebrating the people making it.  Whether it’s providing youth employment programs, building community and culture through food, or simply existing, Black-owned businesses do...
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Business Spotlight: The Shoppe Seahurst

Beka Atwood, owner of The Shoppe Seahurst. The Shoppe Seahurst in Burien, WA, is a visual expression of owner Beka Atwood, who opened her shop two and a half years ago. The specialty home goods shop is located in charming Olde Burien where the pace is a bit slower, which Beka says allows her to stay grounded. Before opening The Shoppe Seahurst,...
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Seattle Sounders FC Black History Month InTENtional List

Intentionalist and Seattle Sounders FC are teaming up to support ten Black-owned businesses so that the broader community can get to know the diverse people and stories behind them one donut, pie, smoothie, and sambusa at a time. Seattle Sounders FC is not only a championship winning team...
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An InTENtional List of Bellingham Businesses Giving Back

Dr. Michelle Hsu, Dr. Richard Tran, and Color Chiropractic’s staff at their community clinic raising money for Common Threads. (Photo: Color Chiropractic) Across the United States, small businesses have always been an integral part of their community’s economic and social well...
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Business Spotlight: Arcaro Boxing

Tricia Arcaro Turton, owner of Arcaro Boxing. Tricia Arcaro Turton is a former professional boxer, not-so-secret Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift fan, and owner of Arcaro Boxing in Seattle's Central District neighborhood. Tricia has a community-first attitude and describes Arcaro Boxing as a place where people can work on themselves, face the...
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Business Spotlight: L.E.M.S. Bookstore

Tylicia Messiah, co-founder of the L.E.M.S. Bookstore nonprofit. This is Tylicia Messiah, the driving force working to preserve Washington's only Black-owned bookstore focused on the African diaspora and co-founder of L.E.M.S. Bookstore in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood as it transitions into a nonprofit. Originally owned by Tylicia's...
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