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Seattle Made Week 2016

The second-annual Seattle Made Week is in the books, and we had a blast! We hosted our inaugural Seattle Made Market Day at KEXP, pop-ups and meet-the-maker events around town, contests, another epic Taste of Seattle Made sampling party, and a panel discussion about revitalizing Seattle’s sewn goods industry!

Seattle Made Market Day presented by BECU

Over 1000 Seattleites attended an afternoon of shopping from 32 Seattle Made manufacturers in the newly opened KEXP community gathering space. Members loved connecting with attendees and showcasing the products they proudly make right here in Seattle!

picmonkey-collage-8Thanks to BECU, KEXP and Theo for support of this event!



Made in Seattle: The Future of Urban Manufacturing

Over 120 guests attended an evening presentation and panel discussion about how to revitalize Seattle’s sewn-goods industry based on the principles of sustainability and equity.

The evening’s speakers included: Gray Madden – President of Filson, Erin Nelson – Co-Director of SGBN, Jennifer Porter – Owner of Satsuma Designs, Karim Lessard – Chief of Staff at Evrnu, Joe Wadden – Director of Operations of Outdoor Research and Sandrine Espie – Executive Director of Muses.

picmonkey-collage-8Thanks to Outdoor Research and the Port of Seattle for support of this event!



Taste of Seattle Made Party

Over 400 Seattle Made supporters came out to sample delicious treats and drinks from 35 Seattle Made food and beverage producers. Samples included everything from beer to kimchi, and popsicles to sausage. The room was packed and the energy was great! We can’t wait for next year!

picmonkey-collage-9Thanks to Central Co-op for support of this event!


Seattle Made Brewer’s Night, Youth Tours, Pop-Up Shops, Sampling, and our #seattlemadeweek Contest

Seattle Made Brewer’s night featured brewers and beer from 15 Seattle Made breweries at Flatstick Pub. Brewers vied for the Seattle Made Duffle-Board championship, with Peddler Brewing coming out on top! We also featured a small pop-up shop showcasing beer related products!

Seattle Made Week held additional events throughout the week including factory tours for Seattle youth on National Manufacturing Day, a pop-up shop at West Elm, and daily food and beverage sampling at both Central Co-op and Cone & Steiner.

Finally, our #seattlemadeweek social media contest was a success with an amazing array of photos highlighting the week. Check out a few of the winners!

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Thanks again for joining us in celebrating the amazing products, people, and places of Seattle Made! 


Many thanks to our sponsors!

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Seattle Made Market Day 2017

Thank you for joining us for this event!

There is a $60 participation fee.
Please pay via credit card by clicking on the link below.

If you are not able to pay via credit card online please send a check payable to:
Seattle Good Business Network, 
220 2nd Ave S #202, Seattle, WA, 98104

Deadline for Registration Payment: September 15, 2017

Seattle Made Week 2017

October 6th – 14th, 2017

Join us in celebrating the amazing products, people, and places of Seattle Made. We will host the Seattle Made Market Day at Pike Place Market, youth tours of Seattle manufacturing facilities, pop – up shops, meet-the-maker events, contests, a panel discussion about Seattle’s food and beverage manufacturing industry and finally another epic Taste of Seattle Made sampling party


 

Seattle Made Market Day presented by Umpqua Bank
Pike Place Marketfront – Saturday, October 14th – 11 – 4 pm
Free
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Seattle Made in partnership with Pike Place Market will host 35 Seattle Made members for an afternoon of shopping in the newly opened Pike Place Marketfront. Members love connecting with attendees and showcasing the products they proudly make right here in Seattle! Thanks to Umpqua Bank for support of this event!

 

 


 

Samplings Events
Stop by these amazing local stores to taste yummy samples from Seattle Made members!

Central Co-op
Daily – Friday, Oct 6 – Saturday, Oct 14
Free
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Cone & Steiner
Daily – Friday, Oct 6 – Friday, Oct 13 
Free
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#seattlemadeweek contest

Our #seattlemadeweek social media contest will highlight events of week! Be sure to take a picture of you participating in a Seattle Made Week event or with a Seattle Made product and enter to win a collection of Seattle Made goodies!


WE HAD A BLAST AT….

Taste of Seattle Made Party presented by Central Co-op
Fisher Pavillion –
Friday, October 6th 6 – 9:30 pm
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Join us to sample delicious treats and drinks from 50 + Seattle Made food and beverage producers! Samples include everything from beer to kimchi, and popsicles to sausage.Thanks to Central Co-op for support of this event!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The Future of Urban Manufacturing: Seattle’s Vibrant Food and Beverage Producers
MOHAI –
Tuesday, October 10th, 6:30 – 8:30
TICKETS – $35 General Public/$25 MOHAI and Seattle Made Members 

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Where does the food we eat come from? Providing accessible delicious food is a cornerstone of a thriving urban landscape. Hear from local food manufacturers about their process of finding raw materials, manufacturing and marketing food locally. Enjoy dessert from members of Seattle Made. This program is presented in partnership with MOHAI.

 


 

THANK YOU TO OUR SEATTLE MADE WEEK SPONSORS & PARTNERS!


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Support

It takes a village to build a vibrant community-based economy! As a non-profit, we rely on support from individuals, businesses, foundations, and other institutions to do this work. If you believe what we’re doing is important, please join us at one of our upcoming fundraising events or consider donating today!


UPCOMING FUNDRAISING EVENT

Game of Chefs
Wednesday, July 26th 6 – 9:30 pm

Seattle Good Business Network’s first annual “Game of Chefs,” a fundraiser and party starring Dine Around Seattle chefs facing off in a healthy competition to create the tastiest and most creative dishes from a pantry of Seattle Made products, plus locally sourced produce and staples from Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market.

The evening will feature heavy apps, a signature cocktail, and Seattle Made beer and wine. Local celebrity judges and audience favorites will choose Seattle’s ‘top chef.’

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the makers and chefs, and pick up some Seattle Made treats – all to benefit the programs of Seattle Good Business Network.

When: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 from 6-9:30 pm
Where: The Atrium Kitchen Pike Place Market
Cost: $100
Purchase Tickets: HERE
More Information on our Game of Chefs Event Page

 



DONATE

Support Seattle Made through a donation today.
Seattle Good Business Network is a 501(c)3 organization.

Donate by credit card: To make a tax-deductible donation with a credit card, use the secure online form on our about page.

Donate by check: Make a check payable to “Seattle Good Business Network” with “Seattle Made” in the memo line, and mail to:
Seattle Good Business Network
220 2nd Ave S, Ste 202
Seattle, WA 98104

Please contact Andrea Porter at (206) 629-2346 x2 or andrea @ seattlenetwork.org to discuss ways you might support our work – she’d love to hear from you!

 

Thanks again for celebrating the amazing products, people, and places of Seattle!

About

In the summer of 2014, over 100 Seattle-based producers and manufacturers—makers of everything from chocolate to propellers—gathered alongside city, state, and allied non-profit orgs, to see how we could work together to grow our businesses, and help make Seattle a fantastic place to work and live.

Seattle Makers Speed Coaching Series

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Mercy Corps NW and Seattle Made are partnering up to bring you Seattle Makers Speed Coaching event. If you are looking for expert advice about your business challenges these events offers you the opportunity to sit down for one on one coaching sessions with business owners and experts.

Date: September TBA
Ticket price includes light fare and beverages.
Must be 21 and over to attend.

 

 

 

 




Hosted By:

MC WhiteMercy Corps Northwest is a community development financial institution providing access to capital and education to entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to improve their life regardless of their background. By investing in those without ready access to resouces, existing economic disparities will become more equitable and motivated hard working individuals and families will have opportunities to break inter-generational cycles of poverty for good.  www.mercycorpsnw.org

SeattleMade-logo-blackonwhite-300The mission of Seattle Made is to grow and support a diverse ecosystem of urban manufacturers and producers that expand opportunities for local ownership and meaningful employment, build our region’s long-term resiliency, and celebrate Seattle’s unique cultural identity. www.seattlemade.org

 

The Seattle Makers Speed Coaching events are generously sponsored by:

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Member Happy Hours

Enjoy a brew with your Seattle Made colleagues and let’s celebrate all things Seattle Made!

Free drink ticket for the first 25- 30 attendees, so get there early!

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SEPTEMBER HAPPY HOUR 

Wednesday, September 14th
4:30 –  7:30pm
The Woods
Free – registration required
Event Details and Registration

 Must be 21 and over to attend.

 

 

 

Member Orientation + Happy Hours

If you’re wondering how to make the most out of Seattle Made, join us for an upcoming member orientation and happy hour! We’ll cover what you can do with your Seattle Made promotional materials, how to connect with other members, upcoming events, marketing opportunities, and support services. After the orientation, stick around to get to know your Seattle Made colleagues and enjoy a brew! Come to the orientation, or the happy hour, or both. Free drink ticket for the first 25 attendees, so get there early!

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July Member Orientation + Happy Hour
Tuesday, July 26th
Member Orientation: 4:30 – 5:30pm
Seattle Made Member Happy Hour: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Stoup Brewing – Ballard, Seattle
More event details
Free – please sign up to reserve a spot
Must be 21 and over to attend.


Wondering what happens at our happy hours? 

Take a peek at our photos from the May Happy Hour at Schooner Exact Brewing 

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Instructions for Participating Businesses

Make the Most of Seattle Made Week 9/19-9/26!

Whether you’re a retailer, manufacturer (or both!), restaurant, pub, or grocery store, there are lots of ways to plug into Seattle Made Week. Use this guide to make the most of it!


Promotional Materials

Who: Any business that interacts directly with the public.
What: Posters, info-cards, stickers, contest table tents.
How: You’ll get packet of materials the week of 9/1, either in the mail or in person (on 9/1). Post the poster in your window or other visible location; put the info-cards out for customers to take; give the large stickers to customers; use the small stickers to label Seattle Made products, or add to shelf tags; and put the table tents on your retail counter, bar, or other tables.
Primary Contact: Andrea Porter (andrea@seattlenetwork.org , 206-629-2346 x4)

 

Seattle Made Tower @ Mini Maker Faire 9/19-20

Who: Any Seattle Made member business (producers / manufacturers of physical products)
What: We’re assembling and exhibiting a tower of Seattle Made products at Mini Maker Faire at EMP Museum / Seattle Center on 9/19-20 (makerfaireseattle.com). Estimated attendance of 10,000. We want to include as many products as possible with a representative sample of all products made in Seattle, from food and beverage to consumer products to business and industrial products. The tower is being designed and fabricated by SML Designs, SoDo Makerspace, and ReWork Nation, and is sponsored by Umpqua Bank.
How: We need all products that are to be included in the Tower by Thursday 9/10. You can drop your product off at any of these locations:

  • Capitol Hill: Office of Northwest Polite Society, 1100 E Pike 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98122 (Hours: 9am to 6pm)
  • Pioneer Square: Impact Hub, 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104 (Hours: 8am – 5:30pm; drop product at reception desk)
  • Ballard: Christine’s front porch, 6727 16th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117 (Hours: anytime; drop product in box on porch, products will be brought inside each evening)

After the exhibit, you can either donate your product to us for use as contest prizes and thank you gifts for volunteers, or you can arrange to pick it up at Impact Hub the following week.
Primary Contact: Seth McKinney (seth@seattlenetwork.org , 614-827-5968)


 

Brewer’s Night @ The Beveridge Place: 9/23

Who: Any brewer that is a Seattle Made Member.
What: The Beveridge Place in West Seattle will be pouring all Seattle Made beer on 9/23 (5-7pm), doing giveaways with the brewers, etc.
How: If you want to participate, Contact Zan of Pike Brewing by 9/18 and plan on delivering a 1/6 keg to The Beveridge Place.
Primary Contact: Zan McColloch-Lussier (zan@pikebrewing.com , 206.812.6604)

 

Sample at Taste of Seattle Made Party: 9/25

Who: Open to all food and beverage producers that are members of Seattle Made.
What: We’re throwing a big party at the new, beautiful Metropolist venue in SoDo on 9/25. The event will feature 40 local food and beverage producers sampling their products for guests—from chocolate to hot sauce to beer and spirits. Expected attendance is 400-500.
How: Confirm your participation with Sarah Studer by Thursday 9/10.
Primary Contact: Sarah Studer (sarahstuder@gmail.com 765-247-2724)

 

Host a Local Producer at Your Location

Who: Retailers, restaurants, groceries (any local business with a physical location that receives walk-in traffic).
What: Co-host an event with a local producer/manufacturer—a demo, sampling, pop-up shop, trunkshow, etc—any day during Seattle Made Week. We will promote the event through our website and social media channels.
How: Sign up for a Roadshows profile so manufactures can contact you to cohost an event. Or if you’d like to reach out to and schedule an event directly with Seattle Made manufacturers, let us know when you have booked an event!
Primary Contact: Andrea Porter (andrea@seattlenetwork.org, 206-629-2346 x4)

 

Showcase Your Product with a Local Retailer

Who: Any Seattle Made member that makes products for consumers.
What: Co-host an event with a local retailer or restaurant—a demo, sampling, pop-up shop, trunkshow, etc—any day during Seattle Made Week. We will promote the event through our website and social media channels.
How: Sign up for a Roadshows account so you can reach out to local retailers that want to co-host an event.
Primary Contact: Andrea Porter (andrea@seattlenetwork.org, 206-629-2346 x4)

 

Sell Your Products with Antsquare

Who: Open to all Seattle Made members that make and sell consumer products, and participating retail venues.
What: Antsquare is the official app of Seattle Made Week. Antsquare is a community marketplace that connects buyers and sellers through their mobile devices.  Antsquare and Seattle Made will be extensively promoting your mobile store all week long to Seattle Made Week and Antsquare followers.
How: Antsquare will build and customize your shop for free! Just get in touch with Jacob Whitish at He will get you set up with a shop before Seattle Made Week launches!
Primary Contact: Jacob Whitish (jacob.whitish@antsquare.com, (360) 789-3075)

 

Social Media Contests: Ours & Yours!

Who: All participating businesses—retailers, producers/manufacturers, restaurants, etc.
What: We’re running a massive social media contest with dozens of winners across a number of fun categories (see seattlemade.org/contest for details). Entries by residents must include a photo of participating products, places, or businesses and be tagged with #SeattleMadeContest. We’re offering bonus entries to contestants who tag participating businesses, so you may find yourself tagged! Help promote the contest by displaying your table tents and info-cards, and sharing posts. You can also create and run your own parallel contest, with you as the jury!
How:
  1. Let your social media followers know you’re running a Seattle Made Week contest.
  2. Choose a prize—a product, gift card, special event, etc.—to award to one or more winners. Award winners randomly, or use fun prize categories (use ours or create your own!)
  3. Make sure all entries tag your business and use #SeattleMadeWeek, plus any other hashtag you’d like to use for tracking.

Primary Contact: Erin Nelson (erin@seattlenetwork.org, 206-629-2346 x1)


 

Drink Menus, Food Menus, Tap-Takeovers

Who: Any local restaurant, pub, taproom, etc.
What: Create a special menu item, special drink or wine or beer menu that feature Seattle Made food or beverage products, and we’ll include you in our event promotion.
How: Contact Andrea Porter for a list of our food and beverage producers. Let us know the details of your event promotion and we will feature it on our website and social media outlets.
Primary Contact: Andrea Porter (andrea@seattlenetwork.org, 206-629-2346 x4)

 

Factory/Studio Open-Houses

Who: Any Seattle Made producer or manufacturer.
What: Open your factory, production space or studio to the public for one day during Seattle Made Week. Open houses are organized roughly by neighborhood. We’ll promote them online and through social media, and you promote them through your outreach/social channels.
How: Confirm your participation with Andrea for the date associated with your location:

  • Tuesday 9/22, 10am-4pm: Members located north of the ship canal (e.g. Ballard, Fremont, Greenwood, Wallingford, University, etc.)
  • Wednesday 9/23, 10am-4pm: Members between the canal and Pioneer Sq. (e.g. Interbay/Magnolia, Capitol Hill/Central, Belltown/Pike Market/Downtown, Pioneer Sq].
  • Thursday 9/24, 10am-4pm: Members located south of Pioneer Square (e.g. International District, SoDo, Georgetown, Columbia City/Hillman, Beacon Hill, South Park, West Seattle)

Primary Contact: Andrea Porter (andrea@seattlenetwork.org, 206-629-2346 x4)

 

Volunteers

Who: Anyone who wants to support Seattle Made Week
What: Volunteer at one of the events during Seattle Made Week! A great way to attend events for free and support Seattle Made.
How:

Confirm your participation with Andrea for any of the events below. Happy to have you volunteer at more than one event!

  • Neighborhood Ambassador: Est 8-10 hrs between 9/5 and 9/13; on phone, email, in-person. This is probably the most critical support we need! We have over 150 businesses participating in Seattle Made Week, and we want to make sure that they each have what they need to be successful and have fun. We’ll train you up on the various ways that businesses are participating, and you’ll check in with a group of 10-15 businesses (roughly within a neighborhood or two), to give them individual support. Some will be totally on top of things, others may need a little hand-holding. (NEED 8 volunteers).
  • Tower of Power: @Mini Maker Faire at EMP, 9/19 and 9/20, Est. 6 hours
    We’re building a fabulous tower of your products at Mini Maker Faire. Volunteers will add products to the tower, interface with the public, and shuttle products from our staging van to the exhibit location. (Need 4 volunteers)
  • Taste of Seattle Made Party: 9/25, Metropolist in SoDo, 4pm-11pm.
    Our big end-of-the-week party featuring 40 food and beverage producers, entertainment, and awards. We need help with set up and decorations, check-in, door sales, t-shirt sales, vendor set-up/support, etc. (NEED 7  volunteers, partial shifts are fine)
  • Mystery Maker Tours: 9/26, Evergreen Escapes, SoDo, 12pm-7:30pm
    We’ll have buses of tour groups visiting 4 local manufacturers, then returning to Elsom Cellars for a wine reception. We need a volunteer on each bus, and support at the reception. (4-6 volunteers)

Primary Contact: Andrea Porter (andrea@seattlenetwork.org, 206-629-2346 x4)

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