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Ep. 056 – Lora Swift, ED of West Seattle Junction Association

Ep. 056 – Lora Swift, ED of West Seattle Junction Association

This week’s guest is Lora Swift, executive director of the West Seattle Junction Association. Lora is also the 2018 winner of the Westsider of The Year Award for her outstanding contribution to the West Seattle community. In 2002, Lora started Hotwire Coffee in the West Seattle Junction, firmly establishing herself as a valuable member and collaborator in the community. After running the business for many years, she made the bitter sweet decision to sell Hotwire Coffee and continued to follow…

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Ep. 047 – Shandon Graybeal, Owner of Alair

Ep. 047 – Shandon Graybeal, Owner of Alair

This week’s guest is Shandon Graybeal, owner of Alair in West Seattle. Alair is a boutique gift shop with some unique flair, focusing on products made locally by small businesses and individuals. Episode Links & Resources: Guest’s Website: AlairSeattle.com Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alairseattle Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alairseattle/ Guest’s recommended book: The Great Gatsby & any of the Harry Potter books Guest’s favorite podcast(s): True Crime & Stuff you didn’t learn in history class Guest’s word of wisdom: When you fail or mess something…

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Ep. 024 – Emerald Water Anglers – Dave McCoy

Ep. 024 – Emerald Water Anglers – Dave McCoy

This week’s guest is Dave McCoy, owner of Emerald Water Anglers. Headquartered out of their premier fly-fishing retail shop in West Seattle, Dave and his staff offer high-quality and knowledgable fly-fishing guides, are passionate about fishing, preservation and they really know the water and fishing around the Northwest. Topics & Ideas Discussed in This Episode: Dave is involved in many aspects of the fly-fishing industry – He is a true entrepreneur: with a photography business, writer, traveler, fishing guide, social…

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Ep. 023 – West Side Music Academy – Cami MacDonald

Ep. 023 – West Side Music Academy – Cami MacDonald

This week’s guest is Cami MacDonald, Co-owner of West Side Music Academy along with her husband Chris. This long-time West Seattle small business has been serving West Seattle for 17 years, passionately teaching a wide variety of musical instruments and styles to both kids and adults alike. Topics & Ideas Discussed in This Episode: Started off teaching piano lessons out of her house but eventually grew into teaching all types of instruments in a studio space. Focuses on teaching classical…

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Ep. 022 – Tram’s Salon – Tram Luu

Ep. 022 – Tram’s Salon – Tram Luu

This week’s guest is Tram Luu, owner of Tram’s Salon. Ideally located just North of the Alaska Junction in West Seattle, this friendly community hair salon has great rates, long hours and provides a wide range of hair styling, salon and cosmetology services. They focus on serving all types of cliental and all ages, as well as staying up-to-date with the latest styles, trends and techniques. Tram’s Salon Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Trams-Salon-157420821007649/?fref=ts Trams Salon Yelp page: https://www.yelp.com/biz/trams-salon-seattle

Ep. 012 – Brandon Ogestelli of Coastline Burgers – The Sea-Town Podcast

Ep. 012 – Brandon Ogestelli of Coastline Burgers – The Sea-Town Podcast

This weeks guest is Brandon Ogestelli, the general manager of Coastline Burgers in the Alaska Junction in West Seattle. Brandon talks about how the owner, Aaron Shepherd (also the proprietor of the Copper Coin in the Admiral District) started Coastline with a mission of making gourmet burgers served on housemate buns with fresh, local ingredients for a reasonable price amid a laid-back, beach-inspired space. They also have gluten-free buns and use a separate fryers for their fries and delicious onion rings (so the…

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Ep. 004 – Jon Daniels of Seattle Fish Company – The Sea-Town Podcast

Ep. 004 – Jon Daniels of Seattle Fish Company – The Sea-Town Podcast

This week’s guest is Jon Daniels, owner of Seattle Fish Market, a West Seattle fresh fish and seafood market and restaurant. Jon talks about how he got started in this business fishing in Alaska with his dad during the summers, his 16 years of experience owning and running another successful fish market in Pike Place Market, before buying this business in 2011 from the previous owner and turning it around by adding a restaurant to the already existing fish market. http://www.seattlefishcompany.com Seattle…

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