Tuesday, September 10, 2019 / Published in Blog
We are honored to have such an accomplished group of business leaders judge the live IMPACT Pitch competition this year, including the 2017 Best Established Business Winner and Founder of Repair Revolution Eli Alilson, the Founder and CEO of Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream, Molly Moon Neitzel, and Michael Powell, returning judge and Senior Vice President at Harborstone Credit Union! From a 40 year legacy of helping local entrepreneurs turn their dreams into realities, to founding Seattle's iconic ice cream establishment, to revolutionizing the auto repair industry, our panelists have an immense range of expertise and a serious dedication to making their communities better through business.
Friday, August 30, 2019 / Published in Blog
On September 19th our eight IMPACT Pitch finalists will stand before a live audience to pitch how their inspiring business ideas will positively impact the community in attempts to win the $10,000 award for Best Established Business or the $10,000 award for Best Startup/ Early-Stage  Business. Surrounded by family and friends while facing a panel
Monday, August 19, 2019 / Published in Blog
Mark Minickiello, the VP of Community Development at Harborstone Credit Union, has a long history of advocating for small businesses. Through his role at Harborstone, the presenting partner of our upcoming IMPACT Pitch competition, he leads financial empowerment efforts and is dedicated to community development and small business education. Because of Harborstone's support of the competition, we are able to award $30,000 in cash prizes to small businesses each year. Business Impact NW sat down with Mark to discover why Harborstone loves small businesses and what the IMPACT Pitch competition means to the credit union.
Friday, April 19, 2019 / Published in Blog, Client Stories
Effie Garcia, the founding owner of the Student Success Center of Orting has a long history of helping children learn and grow. She is guided by her belief that all children, no matter their socio-economic status or geographic location, deserve access to places that provide an enriching educational environment. “I started teaching preschool 20 years
Monday, March 18, 2019 / Published in Blog
Business Impact NW last spoke to Sean Kelly in October 2017 a few months after he opened Sean’s Clay Corner. In one year’s time, his business grew so quickly that he had to relocate to a larger space in order to serve his growing membership base. “I was full and couldn’t take any more people,”
The Impact of Policy on Small Business
Thursday, January 03, 2019 / Published in Blog
In the day to day, it’s easy to lose track of how policy shapes our lives, from the streets we drive on, to the homes we live in, to the stores we shop in. Did you take transit to work today? Policies decided the price of your bus ride. Going on a hike this weekend?
Monday, November 26, 2018 / Published in Blog
Cathy Kerns always enjoyed fitness, but was tired of having to drive so far for classes. She saw a real need in the West Seattle area for a fitness studio and started thinking about being the one to make it happen. “I knew I wanted to have HIIT in the name, because that interval training
SÜSU Rolled Ice Cream
Monday, October 29, 2018 / Published in Blog
Seattle is a food city, which means it can be an intimidating place to jumpstart your first food business. With an increasingly competitive market amidst the Amazon-age of endless options, food businesses in particular must be innovative, embrace risk and exhibit a solid background in their craft. SÜSU Rolled Ice Cream, the artisanal ice cream
Introducing our IMPACT Pitch Judges and MC!
Thursday, September 27, 2018 / Published in Blog
Matt Oppenheimer
We are honored to have such an accomplished group of business leaders judge the IMPACT Pitch Live Competition this year, including winner of last year’s Best Startup Business, Coté Soerens, the Founder and CEO of Remitly, Matt Oppenheimer, and Michael Powell, returning judge and Senior Vice President at Harborstone Credit Union! From a 39 year
Meet Our 8 IMPACT Pitch Finalists!
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 / Published in Blog
In eight short days, our eight IMPACT Pitch finalists will stand before a live audience to pitch how their inspiring business ideas will positively impact the community in attempts to win the $10,000 award for Best Established Businesses or the $10,000 award for Best Startup/ Early-Stage  Business. Surrounded by family and friends while facing a