Graphic Design: Jessie Chandler: www.SeattleBookDesign.com
There are many book designers who are well trained, few who really get it, but only one I know of who has both. After paying the big boys thousands of dollars for book covers that just weren’t quite perfect, Jessie fixed them in a day. What else can I say?
Website Design: Christine Ely: www.getmeseennow.com
There are web designers, good web designers, and then there is Christine. Amazing, patient, and ultimately talented. She’s also the author of WordPress in a Day, the clearest guide to navigating the sometimes-overwhelming WordPress world. We’re fortunate to have her in the Seattle area. If you want to know what is really going on in cyber-land, attend one of her many seminars or read her books. I wish I had done so at the beginning of this journey.
The Conway Muse: Elfa Gisla: www.theconwaymuse.com
If you want a great evening at an amazing venue that will inspire something deep inside you, this is the place to go! Lots of music, dancing, theater, yoga, tango, drumming, dinning, open mic, touring shows, and laughter. Come dance, enjoy a show, or stop in for dinner or a cup of coffee. You’ll be sure you’re in another city, another country, or maybe another world? Check out The Muse, and if you wonder what kind of a person can create such a wonder, you’ll definitely want to meet Elfa!
Charlotte Winterman: Social Media Consultant: www.isnazz.com
Tweet, post, blog, ping, update, link, hoot, poke and scream! If you are as confused as I am, who ya gonna call? You’ve got it! Charlotte will fix it, link it, write it, simplify it, and explain it all to you before you can even find your list of passwords.
Klay Radio Tacoma: www.klay1180.com
Bruce, Al, Clay and the rest of the 1180 crew must like what they’re doing to do it so well. For news, talk, weather, traffic, sports, and fascinating commentary, your going to have a hard time finding a station that keep you tuned in, up-to-date, and interested like Klay 1180. Be sure to tune in each week as Retired Colonel Al Knight’s special guests discuss inside perspectives about the military world on The Military Report. Serving Western Washington from Seattle to Tacoma for almost 50 years.
Borders Books: www.borders.com
If it is the people who make up a company, then Borders is one delightful company. Book signings are always, fun, organized, and well promoted, and their people are great! What else could we ask for? Thanks Stuart and Gina and the rest of the team!
Crown Bees: crownbees.com
What are we going to do when the honey bee is gone? I believe Dave Hunter has the answer. This planet-saving enterprise is developing a fascinating honey bee replacement, the mason bee. Whether you’re a home gardener, a commercial grower, or just someone who likes to eat, Dave can help you pollinate your plants and the planet. Check out his website, it’s a fascinating read, and one day your grand-children may thank you.
Futura Health Screening: futurahealthscreening.com
Regulators never cease to amaze me! Did you know that stroke is one of the leading causes of death in America. Did you know that health insurance won’t pay for a vascular screening unless you have symptoms, yet the first symptom is usually a stroke? Hmmmm, that’s good healthcare? Welcome Futura Health Screening. They have developed an simple ultra-sound stroke screening process that will let you know exactly how at-risk you are so you can correct the problem now. No, it’s not covered by insurance, but it will only cost about as much as you spent on lattes last month. Imagine that!
META Performing Arts: metaperformingarts.org
If you would like to see some amazing theater performances by some of the best actors you will ever see, check out META. Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, Oliver and many, many more. All performed by the most talented young people you will ever find. And, if you or your child would like to participate in these most-extraordinary production please contact us right away. It will be an experience you cherish for the rest of your life.
Cambodian Hope Organization: www.cambodianhopeorganization.org
The Cambodian Hope Organisation (CHO) is a Christian NGO based in Poipet, Cambodia. Our vision is to see a network of strong, hope-filled communities, where adequate mental, physical, and spiritual needs are met. We believe this to be in keeping with Matthew 22:v39, where Jesus commands us to “love our neighbors as ourselves”. CHO believes children to be at the heart of this vision for Cambodia and strives to educate, empower and equip children as leaders of the future. In fitting with this, the pinnacle of CHO’s ever-expanding network of projects is currently a ten year vision for the creation of a safe haven site close to Poipet: set to house educational, pastoral and administrative facilities.
Daria DiGiovanni: www.dariadigiovanni.com
All I’ve hear is that Daria is delightful and that her Writestream interviews are fun for the authors and fascinating for her listeners. Now I know first hand. I’m sure it’s her calm perspective and inquisitive demeanor made that the interview so delightful. Check her out at: http://dariadigiovanni.com, or join Daria every Thursday on her Twitter Chat #writestream. Her new book Water Signs is now available too.
Hot 100 Business: Corey Hansen: www.hot100business.com
If you’ve got an established business that you would like to grow, grow, grow, then this is the place to be. Corey Hansen and the other authors of “The Best Practices of High Performance Entrepreneurs” have put together a set of concise principles, sound training modules, and a business support structure that really get things going! Enough from me, look at the numbers and you’ll click the link.