Author Archive | Elizabeth Paulsen

Upcoming Events in Seattle and Beyond: May 2018

All throughout May – Toytopia, Washington State Historical Society Website: April 21-May 5, 2018 – Family Treasure Cruise, South Lake Union Website: May 1-3, 2018 – Kid Jump at Flying Circus, Andover Park East, Tukwila Website: May 1, 2018 – May Day Celebration and Potluck, Freemont Arts Council Website: May 3, […]

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Grandma Seatac

I’ve been called many things in my life, but “Grandma SeaTac” is the newest moniker.  Bestowed upon me by my grandsons, ages 5 and 3, there is a clear logic.  They have one set of grandparents who now live in Arizona.  These have been dubbed “Grandma and Grandpa Arizona” and so since my grandsons, like […]

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Tips for Preparing to Sell Your Business

Preparing to sell your business can be both exciting and scary. Considering that many business owners have worked hard to build, grow and maintain their businesses, it can feel very uncertain handing off years of hard work. For others, it can be freeing. But, I think we can all agree that if you try to […]

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Seasons of Motherhood

Seasons of Motherhood Over the years several mothers I respect have shared with me that it is reasonable for a woman to expect that her life will have many seasons. When I have been impatient to “have it all right now”, these wise counselors have encouraged me by saying take each season as it comes, […]

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Szechuan First Restaurant

Szechuan First Restaurant When craving Chinese cuisine my family and I head for Szechuan First Restaurant located at 18124 E Valley Highway in Kent (in the same parking lot as Harbor Freight).  We like sitting at one of the round tables near the back of the restaurant and prefer ordering family style so that each […]

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Tukwila’s Indian Curry Palace

When craving authentic Indian cuisine, my family heads for Southcenter Parkway in Tukwila, Washington where the Indian Curry Palace is nicely situated in a recently updated strip mall. Access in and out is easy and parking is free. Once you get past the front door you are gently transported into contemporary Indian culture. Light rock […]

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A Personal Back to the Future

The past several years have included some wonderful celebrations for me and my family.  Two daughters completed college and subsequently got married to wonderful sons-in-laws, two grandsons were added to the family and our third daughter transitioned from high school to an AA and to four year college. However, they also have been tough years […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: March

Upcoming Events in Seattle-March: March 2: Free Museum Day, Multiple Museums and Cost: Free Time: 8 am Website: March 2-5: Emerald City Comic-Con, WA State Convention Center and Cost/Time: Varies Website: March 3-4: Poverty Bay Wine Festival, DesMoines Beach Park Auditorium and Cost: $15-40 Time: Varies Website: March 4-5: Seattle Bike Show, […]

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One Microbusiness that Supports Other Businesses

Some businesses hold a very specialized niche.  One such business, a microbusiness with just one family involved, is Production Packaging Supply.  Owned and operated by US veteran and cancer survivor, Bob Dewar, Production Packaging custom prints packing tape.  When a business wants packaging tape that has the business’ logo and/or tagline printed on it in […]

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Where Does All the Styrofoam Go?

As Marilyn Lauderdale unpacked boxes of furniture parts and assembled the parts into finished furniture at Renton’s IKEA she watched how the cardboard boxes and Styrofoam pieces were processed.  The cardboard was flattened and baled then picked up by a recycling company. She understood how the cardboard could then be recycled into other paper products […]

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From High Tech to Little Movers

With an MBA in Technology Management Elaina Herber worked in IT as a software engineer for 13 years. She focused on information technology and customer service and helped provide solutions to well-known businesses such as AT&T, Qwest Communications, SAP, and Microsoft. Then as a married mother of two she found that children in the Greater […]

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Thanksgiving 2014 in SeaTac Washington

This November we are thankful for so many things. We are especially thankful for family, friends and staff and clients who have become like family and friends to us. Below are some of the happy events that occurred in the lives of Cascade e-Commerce Solutions, Inc. (CeSI) and Northwest Gold Coast clients, staff and their […]

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From Injury to Invention

From an early age Bruce Johnson has always been concerned about the health and welfare of others. As a veteran truck driver with more than 30 years experience in the transportation industry, it was Bruce Johnson’s concern for the health and welfare of others that soon inspired him to start a business aimed at providing […]

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September Upcoming Events

September 2nd, Monday – Labor Day September 4th, Wednesday – Highline School District First Day of School September 6th-22nd Washington State Fair-Do the Puyallup! September 13th, Friday – Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce August Membership Luncheon at the SeaTac Airport 11:30 am-1:30 pm September 18th, Wednesday – Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce August […]

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No Time for the Business Plan

“It happens to business owners all the time,” says independent consultant Zev Siegl. “The owner of a growing $500,000 business sees an opportunity to quickly become a $1 million company, but doesn’t have the resources to get there.” What usually happens next, according to Siegl, is the owner figures out how much money she’s going […]

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4th of July Fireworks Shows Around the Seattle Area

Seafair Fireworks Show 10:20 pm over Lake Union. Official event 12 pm-11 pm at Gasworks Park Kent’s Fourth of July Splash  12 pm-11 pm at Lake Meridian Park 92nd Annual Burien Independence Day Parade 3 pm The parade begins at Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 149th St. 4th of July Celebration and Carnival […]

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Upcoming Events July 2013

July 9th-15th Kent Cornucopia Days Music in the Park-Wednesday (North SeaTac Community Center) and Thursday (Lake Burien School Park) night concerts July through August starting July 11th. FREE July 11th Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon 11:30-1:30 pm at Glen Acres Golf & Country Club. Contact SeaTac’s Music in […]

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Marketing with Facebook

We support our clients in the use of Facebook as it is a very popular platform that can help build a larger customer base, increase sales and improve customer engagement and service. However, we do not recommend that they use it as their only Internet presence. Some of our clients, such as Treasured Times Rubber […]

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Extravagant Gifts

How do you thank an anonymous donor for giving a part of his/her body to your family member? How do you thank countless medical personnel for seeing your family through two very eventful years? How do you thank friends and family who prayed for, encouraged and supported you through those years? As a logical sequential […]

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Seattle Area May Upcoming Events

May 10th, Friday Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce’s May Membership Luncheon and Business Showcase at Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport May 10th-11th Renton’s Senior Stage Revue at Renton Senior Activity Center $3. May 11th, Saturday 9 am-3 pm Tukwila’s Backyard Wildlife Festival at Tukwila Community Center May 11th-12th Flower Festival at Pike […]

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April 2013 Upcoming Events

April 8th, Monday – Mariner’s Opening Day versus Astros April 12th, Friday at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm –  Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce’s April Membership Luncheon April 12th-21st – Pacific Northwest Ballet Swan Lake April 13th, Saturday at 9 am-3 pm – 2013 Spring Recycle Event at Tyee Educational Complex […]

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March 2013 Seattle Area Events

March 1st-March 3rd Emerald City Comicon 2013 at the Washington State Convention Center March 23rd-24th Taste Washington! Grand Food & Wine Tasting at Century Link Field Thursday, March 28th, 7-8 pm Renton’s Flashlight Egg Hunt at Liberty Park Saturday, March 30th, 10 am-2 pm Angle Lake Neighborhood Church’s Eggstravaganza Inflatables, carnival games, […]

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