Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to get to know these 25 small businesses

Business Impact NW and Intentionalist are kicking off their partnership on Small Business Saturday with a special Ready. Set. Spend Like It Matters. promotion! Participants who “Check-in” at two or more businesses on the Intentionalist site will receive an Intentionalist Gift Card to continue the cycle of small business support.

During the Small Business Saturday launch, Business Impact NW CEO, Joe Sky-Tucker and Intentionalist founder and CEO, Laura Clise, will be visiting five businesses and documenting their journey via Instagram @busienssimpactnw and @intentionalist_.

Small businesses strengthen communities, and Business Impact NW and Intentionalist share a mission to support the local businesses that contribute to the identity and vibrancy of our communities. Please join them on Small Business Saturday in supporting small businesses and get to know these 25 businesses that are already supported by both Business Impact NW and Intentionalist.

Eat

Hood Famous – Hood Famous Bakeshop is a small Seattle bakery with a big heart and a big appetite! They specialize in desserts featuring Filipino and Asian-Pacific flavors. They’re best known for their cheesecakes, specifically their flagship ube cheesecake. They also offer unique, handcrafted takes on traditional and modern sweets and baked goods.

Intrigue Chocolate – From farmer to botanist to brewer to baker to chocolate maker, Chef Aaron Barthel’s life has been an exploration of fine and simple things. He handcrafts small batches of craft chocolate with care to coax the chocolate into telling its own story.

Joyce’s Market & Café – At Joyce’s Market & Cafe, enjoy sandwiches, soups, salads, and more, and then shop for a variety of cuts of meat, along with house-made sausage and bacon. The catering menu emphasizes custom cheese, meat, and fruit platters, with a variety of delicious additional options.

Madres Kitchen – Madres Kitchen is a woman owned and operated full service catering and events company that curates its seasonal menus with local, organic ingredients. Prioritizing sustainability, Madres Kitchen is a certified City of Seattle Green Business. Owners Heather Chitty and Kristen Cole give back to the community by donating to non-profits, sponsoring community events, and raising money through pop-up dinners.

Nuflours – Nuflours was founded with the simple philosophy that everyone deserves delicious, satisfying gluten free pastries, breads, and cakes. They bake classic treats alongside some creative twists that will surprise gluten-free eaters and gluten eaters alike.

SÜSU Rolled Ice Cream – Combining traditional French custard ice cream recipes with the heritage of Thai-style street ice cream, the chefs at SÜSU Rolled Ice Cream bring you a made-to-order cup brimming with creamy deliciousness and elegant flavor combinations.

Willapa Hills Cattle Company (Willapa Hills Farm, Inc.) (Chehalis) – Willapa Hills Cattle Company is located in the Willapa Hills of southwest Washington and produces high quality grass-fed beef sold directly to their customers. It is home to a select herd of American Aberdeen cattle raised on pasture year-round, fed only natural grass hay primarily grown on the farm.

Drink

Connect Lounge – Iulia Bejan opened this Seattle bar and lounge in the heart of Belltown with a focus on real social connection and positive energy. Put down your phones for an evening while you enjoy some of Seattle’s best Romanian dishes, some great cocktails, beer, or wine, and connect with others, both friends and strangers alike.

Flatstick Pub – This family-owned pub in Pioneer Square offers beer from local, independent breweries and a night of guaranteed fun with a variety of pub games to choose from.

Squirrel Chops – This queer women-owned coffee house and hair salon located in Seattle’s Central District offers coffee and cuts to the local community. Check out this café whether you are looking for a great cup of coffee, a rad haircut, or just want a good place to hang out.

Resistencia Coffee – This neighborhood coffee shop is all about resisting gentrification and creating community, especially for the Latinx community in South Park. Resistencia Coffee pours delicious espresso drinks, hosts local events, supports local artists, and serves up local eats.

Shop

Aide-mémoire Jewelry – Aide-mémoire Jewelry is an all-inclusive, queer woman-owned small business in Seattle, founded by designer Aran Galligan. They focus on handmade, eco-friendly, and conflict-free everyday fine jewelry, wedding bands, and engagement rings. Their mission is to create future heirlooms in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

MarninSaylor – MarninSaylor’s mission is to create uncommon objects to inspire joy and wonder, while emphasizing craftsmanship, ethical practices, and memorable experiences. Known for their Donut Cat, they sell handmade goods such as a variety of plush toys and whimsical apparel. Small Business Saturday is an exciting day to visit this handmade-toy haven, as November 30th is the grand opening of their flagship store in Pike Place Market.

Peloton – Peloton is a different approach to the traditional bike shop. In addition to being a full service repair shop, they have a café offering meals made from ingredients sourced from local farms, coffee made from locally roasted beans, and beer brewed in Washington. Peloton provides delicious healthy food, professional bicycle service, and a variety of beverages for any time of the day.

Repair Revolution – Repair Revolution is a feminist, LGBTQ owned and operated, community driven auto repair shop with a social justice heart. They are dedicated to empowering customers and revolutionizing the automotive industry through radical transparency, with a mission to build strong, long-lasting relationships with their customers.

Experience

Central Purpose Therapy, PLLC – Central Purpose Therapy, PLLC is a private practice located in Seattle, offering psychotherapy to both adolescents and adults ages twelve and up for individual, group, and couples therapy rooted in existential-phenomenological, relational, humanistic foundations.

Fuerte Fitness – Owner and founder Adriana Medina inspires individuals to prioritize health in their lives, which she believes will spread beyond the individual to their communities. At Fuerte Fitness she offers personal and small group training, as well as fun programs like Bridal Bootcamp.

HIIT Lab – This West Seattle studio offers high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and yoga flow classes suitable for all skill levels in a group training experience that is inspiring and has cultivated a fun and supportive community.

MEND Seattle – MEND Seattle is a feminist mental health organization that provides low cost, weekly counseling to cis-women, trans women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming clients. Located in Lower Queen Anne, they are open Monday through Saturday and have daytime, evening, and weekend appointment times.

Positive Spin Pole Dance Fitness – Positive Spin is expanding the demographics of pole fitness by creating a socially conscious pole space that is for queer, non-monogamous, and plus size individuals, and their allies. Positive Spin provides a space where those who are traditionally underrepresented in the dance industry can experience the benefits of pole.

Rat City Studios – Rat City Studios is a communal clay establishment. It is home to founder Deb Schwartzkopf’s production pottery studio, communal pottery education classroom, several semiprivate artist assistant studios, and a kiln yard. The mission of Rat City Studios is to engage and build community through clay — one person, one neighborhood, and one experience at a time.

Salt and Cedar Midwifery – Salt and Cedar Midwifery provides compassionate, comprehensive, holistic midwifery care, home birth, and water birth options on the Kitsap peninsula. They offer no-cost preconception visits and consultations in pregnancy. They build trusting, respectful relationships and tailor care to support clients’ unique needs and transition during pregnancy.

The Boxing Gym Westside – The Boxing Gym Westside is designed for people of all body sizes, POC and LGBTQIA+ folks to find community and self-actualization through boxing. Dedicated to fostering a safe, welcoming space, lessons are rooted in teaching fundamental technical skills for boxing.

Weddings at Willapa Hills Farm (Chehalis) – Willapa Hills Farm is a historic wedding venue located in Chehalis, Washington. They offer multiple indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception on their 150-acre working farm. Situated on the banks of the Chehalis River in Southwest Washington, this stunning venue provides a picturesque backdrop for your big day. Willapa Hills Farm is home to the Willapa Hills Creamery and the Willapa Hills Cattle Company. In addition to hosting weddings and concerts, they’re also happy to host your bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, elopements, family gatherings, and corporate events.

Yoga Wild (Tacoma) – Yoga Wild is a Tacoma-based studio that’s all about making yoga accessible and building community. They seek to reconnect students with the environment, whether it’s taking a class on a city rooftop or getting into downward dog in the park a couple times a week. To make their yoga accessible to folks from all backgrounds, they offer a sliding pay scale to let students pay what they can and get moving.

Visit intentionalist.com/small-business-saturday-2019, to see how you can participate in the Ready. Set. Spend Like it Matters campaign!

About the author

Katrina Herzog

Katrina Herzog has spent the majority of her professional life working in childcare, youth education, and social services. She is a documentary photographer currently completing her Master of Social Work at University of Washington.

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