Podcast Episodes

Ep. 040 – Tracy Record, Co-founder of the West Seattle Blog

Ep. 040 – Tracy Record, Co-founder of the West Seattle Blog

This week’s guest is Tracy Record, Co-founder and operator of the West Seattle Blog, West Seattle’s go-to news outlet. With husband, Patrick Sand, together they have run the West Seattle Blog full time for the last 10+ years (since 2006). Highlights From This Episode: The West Seattle Blog was launched in December of 2005 by Tracy Record as a personal project to have a place to write about West Seattle. The turning point was the famous December 2006 windstorm, which knocked out…

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Ep. 039 – Greg Bennick, Public Speaker & Director of One Hundred For Haiti (A Seattle Non-Profit)

Ep. 039 – Greg Bennick, Public Speaker & Director of One Hundred For Haiti (A Seattle Non-Profit)

This week’s guest is Greg Bennick, a public speaker and Executive Director for the Seattle based non-profit, One Hundred for Haiti. Greg got started as an entertainer in his early teens and has been doing public speaking, communicating ideas and engaging with audiences (as a musician in touring bands & as a speaker) ever since. Highlights From This Episode: Greg started performing around 13 years old and quickly discovered that people pay far more attention to ideas when they are entertained….

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Ep. 038 – Amber Campbell, Owner of Do Communications & GoSouthSeattle.com

Ep. 038 – Amber Campbell, Owner of Do Communications & GoSouthSeattle.com

This week’s guest is Amber Campbell, Owner of Do Communications & creator of GoSouthSeattle.com (previously known as the Rainier Valley Post). She is a marketing consultant with 20 years of experience helping small and medium size businesses. Highlights From This Episode: Amber is a marketing consultant with 20 years of experience helping small and medium size businesses and used to run the Rainier Valley Post, working some with West Seattle Blog‘s own Patrick and Tracy. The Rainer Valley Post has now transformed into…

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EP 37 – Melissa Forziat, Owner of Melissa Forziat Events

EP 37 – Melissa Forziat, Owner of Melissa Forziat Events

This week’s guest is Melissa Forziat, Owner of Melissa Forziat Events. She also helps a lot of small businesses with their marketing needs. Everything from free resources like her ebook to help them get started to marketing consulting and coaching. Highlights From This Episode: Melissa didn’t start off planning to create her own small business… She grew up competing in gymnastics but after she was done being able to compete, she wanted to be able to stay connected to the gymnastics…

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Ep. 036 – Mike Albaek, Co-owner of Proletariat Pizza

Ep. 036 – Mike Albaek, Co-owner of Proletariat Pizza

This week’s guest is Mike Albaek, Owner of Proletariat Pizza in White Center, just south of West Seattle. Mike and his wife, Stefanie opened Proletariat Pizza in 2009 and have created a friendly neighborhood pizzeria, using quality ingredients to make great pizzas. Highlights From This Episode: Mike and Stefanie Albaek have lived in West Seattle they bought their house here in 2003. They wanted to start their own business and were looking at all sorts of options. Stefanie’s background is as a…

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Ep 035 – Jacob Wiegner, Owner of Blackboard Bistro

Ep 035 – Jacob Wiegner, Owner of Blackboard Bistro

This week’s guest is Jacob Wiegner, Owner of Blackboard Bistro in West Seattle. They are all about the food… simplicity, technique and flavor. Their menu is ever changing and reflects Chef Jacob’s nomadic life prior this his settling in Seattle with his family. Enjoy delicious food while relaxing in the cozy restaurant atmosphere. Highlights From This Episode: Jacob was born in Iran to parents from Pensilvania just before the revolution and he has lived all over the US since then. When…

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Ep. 034 – Cary Kemp, Owner of Pizzeria 22

Ep. 034 – Cary Kemp, Owner of Pizzeria 22

This week’s guest is Cary Kemp, Owner of Pizzeria 22 in the Admiral District or West Seattle. Pizzeria 22 is West Seattle’s first Neapolitan style, wood-fired, thin crust pizzeria. Cary traveled to and lived in Naples, Italy for sometime, along with his friend and colleague, Mike MCConnell (of Seattle’s Cafe Vita fame) to learn and study how to make amazing Neapolitan pizza and bring it back to Seattle. Highlights From This Episode: Pizzeria 22 opened up in June of 2011 and was the…

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Ep. 033 – Erin Williamson, Owner of Pier Coffee

Ep. 033 – Erin Williamson, Owner of Pier Coffee

This week’s guest is Erin Williamson, the owner of Pier Coffee, a Seattle based cold-brew coffee brewer and distributor. They brew, package and produce their coffee cold and can it for ready to drink applications at grocery stores. The big idea is that when your on the go and grabbing a quick lunch at the grocery store, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice having access to gourmet cold-brew coffee… even if it’s out of a cold-case. Highlights From This Episode: Erin owned…

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Ep. 032 – Christian Castro, Co-Owner of Industry Finishes

Ep. 032 – Christian Castro, Co-Owner of Industry Finishes

This week’s guest is Christian Castro, Co-Owner of Industry Finishes, a new company spinoff to flush out the already great logistical, office furniture & cubical supplies, facility services and IT Services provided by Reliant Group. Highlights From This Episode:  Christian Castro talks about the various businesses he has had and his journey as a serial entrepreneur. He ended up here in Seattle when he agreed to help one of his friends grow his fledgling IT business, which brought him from flipping houses and doing IT in Pheonix, AZ…

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Ep 031 – Chris Smith, Owner of LowerCase Brewing

Ep 031 – Chris Smith, Owner of LowerCase Brewing

This week’s guest is Chris Smith, Owner of LowerCase Brewing. You can get their beer on tap at The Copper Coin & Coastline Burger in West Seattle… or better yet, grab a bear at their new (Nov. 2016) taproom in Georgetown. Highlights From This Episode: LowerCase Brewing opened it’s doors in January of 2014 in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle with a taproom in Georgetown. The only place you can get their beer on tap outside of their tap room is…

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