Friday Favorites | Issue No. 6

Alyson VanCleave Aly VanCleave

Adaptability and creativity are taking the form of wildlife caravans and aardvarks slurping termites to Justin Bieber this week as businesses continue to navigate the Covid pandemic. 


Moose and bison and bears — oh my! Take a drive on the wild side and experience the wonder of frolicking bighorn sheep, sparring elk and grazing deer from the safety and comfort of your car with NW Trek’s driving tours.  

We love seeing how organizations are showing off their brands and connecting with customers on social media. The San Diego Zoo’s Tik Tok is one of our favorite accounts this week. Check out this dirt pig’s take on “Yummy” by Justin Bieber or chat with Taylor the Amazon parrot.

Great design + supporting small businesses + a new hoodie? Count us in. Brand Stratos created three original t-shirt designs to “honor our community and represent our collective commitment to keeping local businesses thriving in the South Sound, and here for good.” When you purchase a Here For Good 253 t-shirt or sweatshirt, a portion of your purchase goes to the small business of your choice. 

14-year-old Sophie Sajnani wanted to help local restaurants struggling due to Covid-19, so she built Bellevue Bites — a website of restaurants throughout Seattle and Bellevue offering meal discounts and deals. We love this because we are proud cheerleaders of #GirlsWhoCode and #WomenInTech. 

“Haircuts? It’s all about the hat game at this point.” – Mike Ash, SiteCrafting Vice President. Step up your hat game while repping R favorite teams and supporting frontline workers with these Tacoma Defiance and Rainiers caps. $5 from every purchase supports restaurants and frontline workers in Tacoma.

Take a seat. Or more specifically, buy one — for charity. JayRay is launching a CHAIRity Silent Auction on May 26. Chairs painted by Tacoma artists will be available to the highest bidders and proceeds will benefit the PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED: Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund, which supports organizations that serve Pierce County’s most vulnerable populations.

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