Dec 12, 2017
InterIm Community Development Association received a multiple-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Set for Success, a program in the Chinatown International District and South Seattle. InterIm CDA owns five buildings in Chinatown-International District and Rainier Valley with 305 units and 577 residents. InterIm CDA said the grant will help residents with issues that impact low-income immigrants and refugees.
The city of Bellevue said it is a finalist in an energy competition called the Georgetown University Energy Prize, which focuses on rethinking how small- to medium-sized towns, cities and counties use energy. Bellevue said residents have saved over $2 million in energy costs and 10,800 metric tons of carbon dioxide. In addition, the city said it avoided $58,000 in energy bills, as well as saving 1.3 million kilowatt-hours from streetlight upgrades. A panel of judges pick the winner of the top prize, which includes help in funding an energy dream project, and public education.
Dec 08, 2017
Jay Terry has been named director of litigation at Carney Badley Spellman in Seattle. He works with general contractors, subcontractors, developers and design professionals on construction disputes. Terry has experience with construction claims, defect litigation, contracts, and construction site personal injury cases. He is LEED accredited.
Creative marketing and strategic communication agency JayRay has hired Allison Mattson. Her focus is creating content across social channels for South Sound destinations, and entertainment and recreational groups. She learned social media, writing, research and public relations as JayRay's intern before joining the staff.
Dec 07, 2017
Seattle Repertory Theatre said Associate Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski will leave the organization in June 2018 to become artistic director of Pittsburgh Public Theater. She joined Seattle Rep in 2014, and is a director, writer, and producer. Kaminski co-founded Washington Ensemble Theatre in 2004 and was co-artistic director there for five years.
Dote Coffee Bar has opened on the second floor of Bellevue's Lincoln South Food Hall. The co-owners are Sarah Doud, who worked for Seattle Coffee Co. UK, and Chef Ewald Notter. Doud oversees coffee products and Notter creates chocolates and ice cream.
Dec 06, 2017
Pride Industries of Roseville, California, has been awarded a multi-year janitorial contract at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Pride is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides facilities and manufacturing services to business and government while creating jobs for people with disabilities. Sea-Tac has more than 45 million passengers a year and is the ninth busiest U.S. airport. Pride will partner with Evergreen Building Services to operate in the Central Terminal, Concourse C, Concourse D and North Satellite. Pride employs more than 5,600 people.
Dec 05, 2017
Jim Kelly will retire as 4Culture's executive director in March. 4Culture is King County's cultural funding-arm, an independent public agency supporting arts, heritage, preservation and public art, serving Seattle and 38 municipalities. During Kelly's tenure, over $130 million has been distributed to 2,800 individuals and groups. He was hired in 1993 to King County Arts Commission and became director of the Office of Cultural Resources in 1999. It became an independent public agency in 2001 and later renamed 4Culture. 4Culture's board will conduct a search for Kelly's replacement.
New Century Theatre Company is closing at the end of the year. It was founded in 2007. For the past three seasons, NCTC has been a resident company at 12th Avenue Arts on Capitol Hill. NCTC said the decision follows the departure of several longtime members to pursue other opportunities. Despite the challenge of running on a lean budget and with a tiny staff, NCTC said it is debt free.