Friday Favorites | Issue No. 4

Alyson VanCleave Aly VanCleave

Stay-at-home orders are extended and our favorite race, brewery and conservatory are on our list of businesses re-imagining the way they serve their customers.

Favorite: Community News

We’re going the (social) distance and lacing up our favorite pair of running shoes to “Come Together and Run Apart” for the Virtual Sound to Narrows this year. We love that we get to participate in our favorite race while adhering to social distancing guidelines and raising money to support MultiCare’s Covid-19 response fund.  

7 Seas launched their new website alongside a brand refresh this week. The new e-commerce feature makes ordering our favorite brews for pickup or delivery a breeze. The only hard part is trying to decide which IPA to choose for our growler to-go…

Metro Parks wants to bring the beauty of their greenhouse flowers to your garden. They’re selling plants grown in their conservatory just in time for Mother’s Day. Surprise your mom with Sunpatien’s or brighten up your backyard with a summer flower basket. 

Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesday and BCRA’s monthly (virtual) staff meeting all happened to fall on the same day. They celebrated by sending out fiesta-inspired care packages complete with Jose Cuervo and chips and salsa for their employees to enjoy during the call. We love the way they’re finding ways to delight their team from a distance. 

Favorite: Small Business Support 

Have a favorite small business in Tacoma? Show your support and buy a branded t-shirt from T-Town Apparel. One hundred percent of proceeds go directly toward supporting small businesses in and around Tacoma. 

The City of Seattle launched the Support Puget Sound Small Businesses map to connect customers with local restaurants open for takeout and delivery. We love the way this map makes it easy to order from our favorite taco spot or check to see whether the Thai food place downtown is offering panang curry to-go.

Favorite: Star Wars Day Celebrations

Our conference rooms are named after Star Wars planets (Tatooine, Scarif, Jakku, Hoth and Endor) and our desks are hosts to collections of action figures. We thought we’d share some of our favorite Star Wars Day celebratory posts. 

We might be a little biased, but this recreation of a Star Wars scene using vintage action figures by SiteCrafting Founder, Brian Forth and his kids is pretty fantastic. And have you seen this impressive array of artwork, costumes and collections from our team?

The resemblance between NW Trek’s baby bison and porg is uncanny, don’t you think?

And finally, it looks like Darth Vader made a pit stop at Cheney Stadium on his way to try to convince Luke to join the Dark Side. 

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