Business Spotlights

  • Business Spotlight: Strategic Living

    Business Spotlight: Strategic Living

    Joanne Factor teaches Self-Defense 101 for Women, a 6-week progressive skill-building class that helps students learn how to set boundaries, identify red flags in others’ behavior, and defend themselves physically if needed. Joanne has 25 years of Karate training with Feminist Karate Union, where she began to learn not only physical fighting skills but also […]...

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  • Business Spotlight: Signal Services

    Business Spotlight: Signal Services

    Signal Services installs and monitors a wide range of life safety and security systems, including fire alarms, panic alarms, commercial video, residential burglar alarms, and access control systems. They work with a wide spectrum of clients from homeowners to businesses to large institutions. The company was founded by Ben’s dad, David Yawitz, nearly 30 years […]...

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  • Business Spotlight: The Bear Services LLC

    Business Spotlight: The Bear Services LLC

    by Alex Gramps Barry Kenney started The Bear Services, which is named for his college nickname, when he noticed how many seniors in the area were needing help preserving their assets. Barry had become the de facto eulogizer, slide show maker and preserver of memories for his own family, and he realized he could do […]...

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  • Business Spotlight: LEADprep

    Business Spotlight: LEADprep

    Leadership Preparatory Academy is a private school now in its fifth year at its Kirkland campus. Its newest location opened this fall inside the Pocket Theater; during the daytime, while the theater sleeps, students and teachers take over the brightly painted theater lobby. Founder and Executive Director Maureen O’Shaughnessy spent the first part of her […]...

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  • Business Spotlight: Green Bean Coffee House and Sanctuary Church

    Business Spotlight: Green Bean Coffee House and Sanctuary Church

    What do a church and a coffee shop have in common? In the case of the Green Bean and Sanctuary Church, two separate-but-symbiotic entities in the heart of Greenwood, the answer is both history and philosophy. Sanctuary Church was founded in 2004 by pastor Randy Rowland (who, by the way, is also the PA announcer […]...

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  • Business Spotlight: First Light Farm

    Business Spotlight: First Light Farm

    Jane and Don Reis have lived in the Greenwood neighborhood for nearly 40 years, and started dreaming of farming when they first got married. One day, on a drive in Carnation in 2011, Jane and Don saw a “Farm Land for Lease” sign and decided to make a phone call just to see what would […]...

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  • Business Spotlight: KBFG 107.3 FM

    Business Spotlight: KBFG 107.3 FM

    KBFG-LP 107.3 fm is a nonprofit low-powered (LPFM) radio station, with an antenna the size of a large beach umbrella on the roof of the Norse Home paid for with grant funding from 4Culture. KBFG is volunteer run, and since early November has been testing their signal with daily broadcasts. Pamela Burton, a Phinney Ridge […]...

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  • Business Spotlight: Decadent Dog Care

    Business Spotlight: Decadent Dog Care

    Sara Shiflet has lived in the Phinney area for eight years and has been running Decadent Dog Care for five years. She raised two dogs of her own, and when they passed on she decided that instead of getting new dogs she would start channeling that love into taking care of other people’s dogs when […]...

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  • Business Spotlight: Cat Ladies Cat Sitting

    Business Spotlight: Cat Ladies Cat Sitting

    Heidi and Coco Herman started Cat Ladies Cat Sitting together about three and a half years ago, and now have hundreds of cat sitting clients all over Seattle. Heidi has lived in the Phinney area for about 12 years, and Coco moved here in 2014. Their favorite things about being in this area are all […]...

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